Locals dominate area All-District teams

From wire reports

The District 3-5A champion Bowie Volunteers won the lion’s share of the awards in the All-District team, which was recently released.

The Volunteers placed 14 players on the team, plus coach Kenny Perry was tabbed as Coach of the Year. Perry’s sophomore quarterback, Tony James, was named as the district’s Most Valuable Player, and sophomore safety Nico Small was selected as Defensive Newcomer of the Year.

Other Bowie players picked for first team honors included receivers Eric Rivers and Brican Crossley (pictured above), running back Don Jerry, offensive linemen Kris Thigpen and Stephen Young, safeties Rod Winters and Edwin Freeman, cornerback Steven Wesley, and defensive linemen Bradley Stody and Angel Tovar.

District runner-up Martin was also well-represented, placing senior tailback Kyle Hicks as Offensive Player of the Year, senior kicker Ben Grogan as Special Teams player of the Year, and senior Matt Waller as Utility Player of the Year. Grogan was also honored by being selected first team All-State and Hicks was Honorable Mention All-State.

Also honored on the first team for Martin were fullback Eric Hughes, tight end Skylar Tardy, defensive end Myles Garrett, safety Jordan Avery and cornerback Jared Phipps.

Tabbed from Arlington High were senior linebacker Sammy Douglas as Defensive Player of the Year, sophomore tailback Raymond Sheard as Offensive Newcomer of the Year, running back Brandon Washington, receiver Dontha Robinson, quarterback Connor Huffman, offensive linemen Daireck Hicks, Joseph Medina and Dylan Atkisson, defensive tackle Ke’andre Love, defensive end Darion Anderson, cornerback Cory Bernard and safety Jason Davis.

Selected from Lamar were safety Marquise McClinton, offensive tackle Erich Sullins, receiver Kavonta Mayweather, kicker Ryan Jacobs and punter Reggie Pearson. Honored from Sam Houston were tailback Andrew Alvarado, offensive tackle Myron Hicks, guard Pete Gomez, defensive tackle Byron Pruitt and cornerback Dawaune Sykes. Pruitt was also an honorable mention All-State selection.

Representing Juan Seguin on the 15-4A All-District team was wide receiver Jordan Hicks, while Summit placed receiver Patrick Tshituka and defensive end Ben Ashon.

Honoring Timberview on the 7-5A team were receiver DeAndre Fuller, running back Josh Smith, offensive tackle Armani Smith, linebackers Damian Walker and Brandon Garner, safeties Brandon Simmons and Trevor Walker, defensive tackle Alejandro Anzeldua and cornerback Edward Paris, who was also a first-team All-State selection.

(Photo courtesy: DallasNews.com)