– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
Beggs running back TJ Austin is this week’s Fan’s Favorite award for the Bravado Wireless Player Of The Week. Austin ran away with the victory this week, winning with 60% of the vote after just over 38,000 total votes came in on the poll. He beat out Tuttle quarterback Carson Berryhill, who finished with 34% of the vote. Earlier this week, Christian Heritage standout Zach Hale was tabbed as the staff pick for Bravado Wireless Player Of The Week.
Beggs advanced to their second straight state championship with a 33-28 win over Metro Christian. Last year, they were playing for 3A gold. This year, they’ll face off with district foe Sperry in a rematch of their district title game in week ten. This time, it’s the state title that’s on the line. In their win over Metro, running back TJ Austin was outstanding. He ran for 262 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries. His third touchdown was the game-winner.