High School Player of the Week: DeMathas Kevin Winston Jr.

DeMatha senior Kevin Winston Jr. excelled in all three phases of the game in a 30-6 victory over rival Gonzaga, earning him the honors at the Military Bowl DC Touchdown Club High School Football Player of the Week.

That Military Bowl Foundation and DC Touchdown Club is collaborating with the WTOP during the 2020-2021 high school season to honor a one-week player. Read about the player of the week player of the week below.

DeMatha Catholic football teams have a deep and talented list that gives coach Bill McGregor the luxury of using only players on one side of the ball. Senior Kevin Winston Jr. however, is just too talented to only play in attack or defense.

So Winston, who has accepted a scholarship offer to play football at Penn State, starts at wide receiver and in safety for DeMatha. He also plays on special teams. And in last weekend’s 30-6 win over Gonzaga, Winston showed once again that he excels in all three phases of the game.

Winston caught four passes for 101 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown, and he made 11 tackles in defense.

DeMatha senior Kevin Winston Jr. excelled in all three phases of the game in a 30-6 victory over rival Gonzaga, earning him the honors at the Military Bowl DC Touchdown Club High School Football Player of the Week. (Jim Geiser)

He also delivered the biggest games in the game’s key sequence after Gonzaga blocked a stroke for a touchdown, reducing DeMatha’s lead to 10-6 in the third quarter. Winston came off the edge to block the point-after-kick. He then returned the ensuing kickoff 78 yards, created a touchdown and steadily swung momentum back to the Stags as they improved to 5-1 and stayed on track for a showdown against St. Louis. John’s on October 22nd.

For his efforts, Winston was named the Military Bowl DC Touchdown Club High School Football Player of the Week. The player of the week is honored during the season every Wednesday at the WTOP.



“He’s so valuable to us and has done so much for us that we can not take him off the field,” McGregor said. “He literally took over the game and changed the whole outcome of the ball game.”

This week’s DC Touchdown Club Player of the Week High School Football Player of the Week Honor Roll:

Anne Arundel

Broadneck QB Josh Ehrlich completed 14 of 19 passes on 218 yards and threw touchdown passes to three different receivers as the Bruins beat Annapolis 42-0. He also rushed seven times in 43 yards.

DC

Richard Wright QB Stephon Fuller completed 18 of 22 passes for 360 yards and four touchdowns and rushed to 25 yards and another score as the Spartans beat Cesar Chavez, 38-0.

Frederick

Frederick RB Taejon Anderson rushed 24 times for 204 yards and tied the school’s single-game record with five touchdowns as the Cadets beat Walkersville, 49-28.

Howard

Oakland Mills QB-DB Kanye Holland threw two touchdown passes and intercepted a pass in defense as the Scorpions beat Mount Hebron 20-6.

Loudoun

Wide race QB Brett Griffis, a Wake Forest recruiter, completed 15 of 23 passes to 256 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 12 times for 80 yards as the Spartans beat previously undefeated Heritage, 28-0.

Montgomery

Northwest WR-LB Devon Anderson caught three touchdown passes as the Jaguars beat Sherwood, 37-14, in a meeting between previously undefeated teams.

Northern Region

Fairfax RB-LB Tony Rojas rushed 27 times for 227 yards and three touchdowns, caught two passes for 50 yards and a touchdown and made three tackles in defense as the Lions beat West Potomac, 34-14.

Prince Georges

Laurel RB Amary Ary rushed nine times for 133 yards and three touchdowns, caught a 45-yard touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 65 yards for another score as the Spartans beat Parkdale, 42-12.

Prince William

Freedom-Woodbridge QB Davis Bryson completed 9 of 14 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns and rushed eight times in 208 yards and five touchdowns as the Eagles beat Colgan, 84-20.

Private

Spalding RB Jordan Harris rushed 27 times in 195 yards and three touchdowns as the Cavaliers beat Malvern Prep, 31-17.

Southern Maryland

McDonough TE-MLB Makai Young made 16 tackles, had 1½ sacks, forced a fumble and recovered two fumbles — returning a 35-yard touchdown pass — when the Rams beat Thomas Stone, 19-13, for their first win of the season.

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