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Farrar to Receive Honors for His Play in Week 6 at Tonight's Game

Oct 23, 2015 11:03AM ● By Kevin
Senior wide receiver Zach Farrar, a Dragon veteran, was recently named the 6A Built Ford Tough Player of the Week for his efforts in week 6 against Coppell. Carroll went on to win that game, 38-37. He will be honored on the field tonight when they take on Colleyville in hopes of rebounding a tough loss against Trinity last week.

A nice blurb was written on his performance on the website:

It was one of those typical competitive Friday nights in the Metroplex.   No one was leaving Coppell’s Buddy Echols Stadium early, thanks in large measure to the exploits of Southlake Carroll’s senior wide receiver Zach Farrar. The 6-4, 210-pound sticky-fingered Farrar bought enough time for the Dragons to stage a late rally en route to a thrilling 38-37 double-overtime District 7-6A victory over the home-standing Cowboys.  Zach hit his stride with eight receptions for 222 yards and three touchdowns (57, 75 and 38 yards)—averaging nearly 27 yards per catch! “Zach is such a fun player to watch; he really picked us up this week,” says Coach Hal Wasson. Each time Coppell threatened to pull away, Farrar brought the Dragons back.  His third score of the game, a 37-yarder in the fourth quarter made it 24-21 before Carroll forced the extra sessions. That’s good news for the Dragons (4-1), ranked No. 14 in the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Class 6A poll heading into Friday’s homecoming game with Richland. 

Zach’s exploits on the field—24 receptions for 508 yards and nine TDs— have recruiters from NTSU, SMU, Tech, UTSA, Fresno State, Iowa, Air Force, Boston College and Illinois hot on his trail.  He sports a nifty high-B scholastic average and stays active in school.

“The biggest thing about Zach this season is his confidence,” says Coach Wasson. “Though he’s a big, athletic and fast [4.5 40 speed] wide receiver, he pays close attention to his route running and has all the qualities of a selfless team player. It’s been fun to watch him grow and mature into a great young man.”

The Texas High School Football Player of the Week website was created to acknowledge exceptional High School Football players in the state of Texas. The ultimate goal is to recognize High School Football players and their outstanding achievements on and off the field. Each week, six players – one from each division – will be named Player of the Week for their division for 10 weeks. The Players of the Week will then be reviewed and six will be acknowledged as, Player of the Year.

The winners are selected by the The Built Ford Tough Media Advisory Board.  This advisory board, comprised of top prep sports writers across the state of Texas, will nominate student-athletes each week for this award. Weekly winners of the Player of the Week award will be selected from the nomination pool which includes:
•          The Built Ford Tough Media Advisory Board nominations.
•          Nominations from coaches, athletic directors and fans.

The 2015 Advisory Board consists of:
Richard Tijerina – Austin Statesman 
Burt Henry 
Oscar Leroy – Midland Reporter (Odessa-Midland) 
Phil Terrigno – Lubbock Avalanche Journal 
Evan Ren – Abilene Reporter 
Jack Stallard – Longview News Journal 
David Favila – Harlingen Valley Morning Star 
David Barron – Houston Chronicle 
Mike Forman – Victoria Advocate 
Bill Jones – CBS Sports, Dallas

The Dragons face off against Colleyville, at 7:30 p.m., at home tonight. Stick with for the full results on Monday!