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Matt Steigerwald Wins Texas Ford Player of the Week

Wichita Christian senior receiver Matt Steigerwald is the Week Two winner of the Texas Ford Player of the Week award!

Steigerwald caught twelve passes for 182 yards and seven touchdowns in the Stars' 65-44 Homecoming win Friday night over Killeen Memorial Christian.

For the season he now has 22 catches for 452 yards in three games, with at least nine touchdowns. Individual scoring from the Gold-Burg game was unavailable.

Steigerwald edged out three 11-man quarterbacks for the award: Seymour's Zach Barton, Jacksboro's Kirk Weldon and Munday's Dee Paul.

Next up for the Stars (2-1) is a tough home game Friday night against TAPPS Division I opponent Dallas Tyler Street (1-1), who beat Brownwood Victory Life 58-6 to start the season.

Dee Paul Takes Statewide Honors

Despite being nominated each week this season, Munday's Dee Paul has come up just short in the online voting for the Texas Ford Player of the Week.

But that didn't stop him from being named the Built Ford Tough Texas Player of the Week for Class A.

This is what the Ford Motor Company said about Paul:

You get the feeling that good things happen at Munday when Dee Paul is leading the way.  A state quarterfinalist in 2010 and a participant in the finals last year, the 2012 goal is a championship, something the Moguls haven't won since 2007.  But with Paul in charge, a 3-0 start, and a No.1 ranking, it's well within dreaming distance. Dee was brilliant in last week's 55-28 demolition of Albany, rushing only four times for 153 yards (that's 38.3 yards per carry!) and scoring on runs of 76 and 68 yards.  The 5-11, 165-pounder also hit on 6 of 9 passes for 208 yards and three TDs.  For good measure, he made seven tackles and broke up a pass on defense.

Dee's athletic prowess is hardly confined to the gridiron.  He has struck gold in several events at the state 1-A track meet, most notably three straight championships in the 300-meter hurdles.  He's also an all-state guard in basketball.  Dee owns a solid 3.32 GPA and is involved with several community projects.  Expect to see him as a slotback or defensive back when he arrives at SMU next fall.

"Dee's a playmaker who combines athletic ability with intelligence and field awareness in sufficient quantities to make his teammates better," says Coach Patrick Corcoran.  "He's athletic and fast but also deceptively strong for his size.  Dee's a great leader who always wears a smile and is one of the most-approachable people in our community."

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