* HOUSTON*– This week's Houston Texans 5A Coach of the Week Award goes to Head Coach Gene Johnson of Hightower High School. Coach Johnson's Hurricanes came from behind in the fourth quarter for a 22-21 victory over Memorial. Hightower's running back Blake Dubose ran 27 yards for the winning score and finished the game with 143 yards on 26 carries.
This week's Houston Texans 4A-under Coach of the Week Award goes to Head Coach David Smith of Klein Oak High School. Down 10 at the half, Coach Smith's Panthers rallied for 21 unanswered points and a 28-17 victory. Klein Oak took the lead when Matt Nolan intercepted a pass and took it 15 yards for a score and sealed the victory on Seth Petross' 85-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Hightower High School and Klein Oak High School will each receive a $500 grant in their coach's name for winning the Texans Coach of the Week Award. Also, each coach will be recognized by Texans Head Coach Dom Capers on his radio show, on HoustonTexans.com and NFLHS.com, on the video board at Reliant Stadium. Coach Johnson and Coach Smith will also be invited to a Texans game and the Texans High School Coach of the Week Banquet in January. Fox Sports Net Houston is an associate sponsor of the Texans Coach of the Week Program.