Goliad offensive coordinator Kyle Taylor, left, confers with quarterback Dalton Sturm during an after-school practice session.
As of Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Goliad senior Dalton Sturm spent Wednesday night at a banquet to induct new members into the National Honor Society.
Sturm received an honor of his own in the afternoon.
Sturm became the first Goliad player to be selected as the 2013 Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week for Class 2A.
"It's a huge honor," Sturm said. "I've seen it around, but I knew it was a state-wide honor and I didn't really expect to get it. I was pretty excited."
Sturm rushed for 239 yards and four touchdowns, passed for 224 yards, returned a punt 23 yards, kicked a field goal and three extra points to help the Tigers rally from a 12-0 deficit and capture a 38-20 win over George West in the District 15-2A, Division I opener last Friday.
"That was probably one of my best games," Sturm said. "But it wasn't all me. I had the line and receivers blocking well for me. I threw the ball well, and I made plays when I ran. I'd have to say it was definitely among my top five games."
Goliad coach John Mares wasn't surprised to see Sturm share the credit for winning the award with his teammates.
"It couldn't happen to a nicer kid," Mares said. "He's a team player who has the respect of his teammates and coaches. The respect he's earned, his leadership, and his charisma simply make the whole team better."
Sturm leads the area in scoring and is also among the leaders in rushing and passing.
"The thing about Friday night is it showed he is only getting better," Mares said. "His skills are getting better with each game, and there's only one way for him to go and that's up."