Jakory Standley Awarded BUILT FORD TOUGH Texas High School Football Player of the Week
Jakory Standley, a junior at Shelbyville ISD and Quarterback/ Defensive back for the Shelbyville Dragons, was awarded this morning in this Shelbyville ISD Board Room as the 2020 Week 4 BUILT FORD TOUGH High School Football Player of the Week.
PLANO – THE TOP TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STARS HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED IN THE 4TH WEEK OF THE 2020 BUILT FORD TOUGH TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK PROGRAM — INCLUDING SHELBYVILLE DRAGONS' JAKORY STANDLEY.
DESPITE THE UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES, WITH A DELAYED START FOR 5A AND 6A SCHOOLS, THE BUILT FORD TOUGH TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK PROGRAM IS BACK. HE JOINS FELLOW SHELBY COUNTY ATHLETE KEAMODRE HORACE, WITH THE CENTER ROUGHRIDERS, WHO WON THE HONOR FOR CLASS 4-A ATHLETES DURING WEEK III.
SINCE 2006, THE PROGRAM HAS RECOGNIZED THESE OUTSTANDING ATHLETES. NOW IN ITS FIFTEENTH YEAR, THE PROGRAM HAS CELEBRATED MANY FUTURE COLLEGE AND PROFESSIONAL STANDOUTS DURING THEIR TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL CAREERS.
THIS WEEK’S WINNING ATHLETES JOIN A LONG LIST OF REMARKABLE PLAYERS RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR EXCEPTIONAL EFFORTS.
WEEK 4 WINNERS
Class 4-A: Elijah “EJ” Lopez, Sophomore, Quarterback, Andrews
Class 3-A: Brett Hoffman, Senior, Quarterback, Buffalo
Class 2-A: Jakory Standley, Junior, Quarterback/Defensive Back, Shelbyville
Class 2A: Jakory Standley, Junior, QB/DB, Shelbyville High School
Opponent: Groveton High School
Shelbyville junior quarterback Jakory Standley missed football practice on Thursday to visit his father who was dying of Cancer. Dragons head coach David Benbow told Standley he didn’t have to play in the game on Friday against Groveton. But, Standley responded, “I’m playing, that’s the last thing my father told me to do, go play in that game.”
There is no way anyone knew what was next, both on and off the field as Standley played the game of his life completing 15-19 passes for 388-yards and 4-TD’s, rushing for 109-yards and two touchdowns. And, if that wasn’t enough, he also finished with four tackles and one pass broken up on defense during Shelbyville’s 54-27 victory against Groveton. But, when Standley and his teammates walked to the fieldhouse, his mother was waiting for him with the news, Jakory’s father, who was alive when the game started had passed-away before it ended.
Benbow said, “As you can imagine, Jakory was an emotional wreck and that was such a difficult moment.” Benbow added, “Jakory makes the school, community and team better, he’s a leader and a quality individual and we’re incredibly proud of how he handled such a difficult situation."
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