Crosby’s Simon earns 5A player of the week recognition
Crosby senior Zack Simon’s 165 rushing yard and three rushing touchdowns, in addition to a 25-yard touchdown reception in the Cougars’ 42-36 triple overtime win over the Vidor Pirates on Sept. 28 earned him the selection of 5A Built Ford Tough Player of the Week.
One football player each from 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, and private school from across the state of Texas is selected each week as the Built Ford Tough Player of the Week.
“I am very blessed to be recognized as the Built Ford Tough Player of the week. It’s been something I’ve always dreamed of accomplishing.” Simon said.
Two of Simon’s touchdowns came in the fourth quarter, erasing the 14-point fourth quarter deficit that Crosby faced. His other two touchdowns came in overtime.
“I attribute my performance to my offensive line and coaches,” he said. “My O-line does the heavy lifting and makes my job easy, and my coaches continued to have faith in me throughout the game.”
Simon has rushed for over 100 yards in each of the Cougars’ first four games, through which they are 4-0, and has rushed for a total of over 500 yards.
He received a trophy in recognition of his player of the week accomplishment.
“I’m not quite sure what I will do with the trophy,” he said. “But hopefully I can get a state championship ring to complement it.”
Crosby athlete honored through merit scholarship
Crosby ISD superintendent Scott Davis announced that Crosby High School senior Sydney Larson has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
There are about 34,000 Commended Students country-wide who were recognized for their academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 of the more than 1.6 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“Sydney has demonstrated tremendous academic potential,” said Davis. “To have a Crosby ISD student recognized in this capacity is a testament of Sydney’s work ethic and the dedication of her parents and teachers to invest in the lives of kids. We hope that this is an honor that will inspire other Crosby ISD students to continue working towards success.”