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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 is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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