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SirMichael Veasley rushes for Life Waxahachie against Midlothian Heritage on Friday. He was named the KBEC Sports week 9 Player of the Week after over 500,000 votes were cast. (Kirk Holt/KBEC Sports)

Veasley named week 9 KBEC Sports Player of Week after over 500K votes cast

By KBEC Sports

Over half-a-million votes were cast in the week 9 KBEC Sports Player of the Week poll. One familiar name rose above the field of four student-athletes, too. 

Life Waxahachie senior running back SirMichael Veasley captured a record-setting 231,115 of the 550,028 votes cast (42.02%) to win his second KBEC Sports PoW award this season. 

Veasley previously received the recognition following his 194-yard, four-touchdown performance against Farmersville in week five. 

He bested even that rushing total four weeks later. 

Veasley rushed 23 times for 309 yards and a school-record six touchdowns in the Life Waxahachie Mustangs 37-28 district victory Friday, Sept. 1 at home against Mabank. 

At the time of his nomination, Veasley had 1,072 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on 90 carries (11.9YPC, 134.0YPG) through eight games. 

Veasley will be presented with a commemorative KBEC Sports Player of the Week certificate at a date to be announced. He was also a special guest on the first episode of The Locker Room, a weekly sports talk radio show that airs live from 6-7 p.m. on Monday nights on KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM

Midlothian junior fullback Ethan Hill received 171,086 votes (31.10%) after he led the Panthers to a 32-30 District 5-5A win against Burleson. He rushed 28 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns during the victory. 

Ferris tight end Matthew Nunez (143,950 votes, 26.17%) and the Red Oak defense (3,877 votes, 0.70%) also received votes during the week 9 KBEC Sports Player of the Week poll.   

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith serves as the digital sports director for KBEC Sports. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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