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Regional Players of the Week

Updated: October 8, 2009, 10:23 AM ET
By Mark Tennis and Doug Huff | ESPNRISE.com

An emotional record-tying performance in Pennsylvania and a record-breaking night by a nephew of a certain he's retired/he's unretired NFL QB highlight the ESPN RISE Regional Players of the Week.

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Steven JohnsonDeMarco Cobbs accounted for six touchdowns in Tulsa Central's win over Tahlequah.

East Region Player of the Week
Josh Seidel (Bishop McCort, Johnstown, Pa.)
Seidel tied a school record held by his late father, scoring six touchdowns in a 69-35 victory over Richland (Johnstown, Pa.). The senior running back's 327 yards (on 29 carries) were a school record. Dave Seidel, Josh's father and a former Bishop McCort assistant, lost a long battle with brain cancer during the summer. He was 45. He scored six touchdowns in a game in 1981. "I'm honored," an emotional Seidel told the Tribune-Democrat. "It makes me think I got some help up there."

Southeast Region Player of the Week
Dylan Favre (St. Stanislaus, Bay St. Louis, Miss.)

A nephew of Brett Favre, Dylan piled up stats as a sophomore and junior and is doing better as a senior. Favre, who is 5-11 and 195 pounds and uncommitted as a college prospect, set Mississippi career records for touchdown passes and yards during a 42-21 victory over Greene County (Leakesville, Miss.). According to the Biloxi Sun-Herald, Favre was 40-of-48 for 506 yards and six touchdowns, raising his career totals to 9,419 yards and 108 TDs. Dylan's uncle sent a text to the Sun-Herald once the records fell. "Awesome achievement," Brett said. "I'm proud of him."

Midwest Region Player of the Week
Kyle Cook (Little Miami, Morrow, Ohio)

The 6-2, 180-pound senior was 19-of-31 for 437 yards and four touchdowns in a 51-48 loss to Wilmington (Wilmington, Ohio). He also rushed for 105 yards and two scores. As a junior, Cook passed for 2,303 yards and 21 touchdowns and ran for 238 and five scores. He also is a high academic achiever and might target an Ivy League college.

Southwest Region Player of the Week
DeMarco Cobbs (Central, Tulsa, Okla.)

The No. 2 athlete prospect in the ESPNU 150 (No. 17 overall) rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns, also threw for a score and returned a 95 yards for yet another TD in a 48-31 victory over Tahlequah (Okla.). Cobbs, a 6-1, 200-pounder who has committed to Tennessee, has more than 1,000 yards in rushing, passing and return yards and has led Central to a 4-1 start.

West Region Player of the Week
Ka'Deem Carey (Canyon del Oro, Oro Valley, Ariz.)

The 5-9, 185-pound junior continued his hot start by bolting for 299 yards on 19 carries, scoring on runs of 85, 45 and 57 yards, in a 44-7 win over Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.). Saguaro came in 4-0 and had a 37-game winning streak. Canyon del Oro improved to 5-0, and Carey pushed his season totals to 1,284 yards on 99 carries. He has rushed for 16 TDs and has an 80-yard kickoff return for a score.

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