By Nic Ciccone 

Ford Motor Company is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week trophy for week 3. These six Built Ford Tough gridiron heroes are honored for their performance on the field and  their leadership off the field- and among these six standouts, for the second year in a row, is Hempstead High School’s Will
Smith. Each week of the regular high school football season will see a new winner in the sport’s six classifications, all with hopes of ultimately  becoming the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Year.

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By Laurie Bettis 

The Hempstead Bobcats got the edge on an undefeated team from Concordia Lutheran Friday night taking a 42-41 win over the Crusaders in a game that found the team tied three times during the night and kept fans on the edge of their seats to the last minute.

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Will Smith, Hempstead Bobcat Senior was named as a Gridiron Hero by the 2014 Built Ford Tough Player of the Week program. This is Will Smith’s second year in a row to be recognized by Ford Motor Company. Photo used in the graphic was provided by HISD.

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