4A AP all-state team
The AP 4A all-state teams have just been announced, and this year's Offensive Player of the Year is Kerrville Tivy QB and Texas A&M pledge Johnny Manziel, who put together one of the best statistical seasons in recent memory in guiding his team to the second round of the postseason. Manziel never really had a bad — or even average — game this season, and week in and week out he put up some incredible performances — most notably in a non-district win against Cibolo Steele, which is playing for the 5A DII title this weekend. Mario Edwards, Denton Ryan's stellar junior defensive end, was awarded defensive POY honors, and deservedly so — Edwards is a huge reason why Ryan is pin position to win a 4A DI championship.
Offensive Player of the Year: Johnny Manziel, Kerrville Tivy
Defensive Player of the Year: Mario Edwards, Denton Ryan
JOSH COCHRAN, Hallsville, Sr. -- Graded 93 percent, 71 pancakes, 64 knockdowns, no sacks allowed
BEN COMPTON, Friendswood, Sr. -- Graded 97 percent, 23 pancakes, 1 sack allowed in 293 pass attempts
CARLOS CUELLAR, Weslaco East, Jr. -- Graded 96 percent, 58 pancakes, no sacks allowed
TAYLOR DOYLE, Lake Travis, Sr. - Graded 82 percent, 85 knockdowns
MICHAEL WILSON, Aledo, Jr. -- Best lineman for team that averaged 496 ypg
JOHNNY MANZIEL, Kerrville Tivy, Sr. -- 2,958 passing yards, 38 TDs; 1,414 rushing yards, 24 TDs
BOBBY GONZALEZ, Weslaco East, Sr. -- 2,023 rushing yards, 22 TDs
JOHNATHAN GRAY, Aledo, Jr. -- 2,199 yards, 38 TDs
TIM WRIGHT, La Marque, Jr. - 1,810 rushing yards, 18 TDs
MARQUIS JACKSON, FW Arlington Heights, Sr. -- 43 catches, 1,181 yards, 14 TDs; 401 rushing, 8 TDs
TREY METOYER, Whitehouse, Sr. -- 87 catches, 1,304 yards, 21 TDs
STEPHEN PYLE, Lake Travis, Sr. -- 10 of 12 FGs, long of 42; 65 for 66 PATs
MARIO EDWARDS, Denton Ryan, Jr. -- 79 tackles, 32 TFL, 12 QB sacks, 2 fumbles recovered (both returned for TDs)
LUIS HERNANDEZ, Edcouch-Elsa, Jr. -- 105 tackles, 17 TFL, 15 sacks
ANTONIO WRIGHT, La Marque, Sr. - 93 tackles, 24 TFL, 7 sacks, 3 fumbles recovered, 4 fumbles caused
DARRIAN WRIGHT, Dayton Sr. -- 123 tackles, 15 TFL, 7 sacks, 4 fumbles caused, 21 QB pressures
KEN BUTLER, La Marque, Jr. - 132 tackles, 11 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 fumbles recovered, 3 fumbles caused, 1 INT for TD
RANDY LEE FLORES, Mission Veterans, Sr. -- 155 tackles, 22 TFL, 8 sacks, 13 pressures, 4 fumbles caused
AUSTIN WILLIAMS, Lake Travis, Sr. -- 130 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT
CHRIS HACKETT, John Tyler, Sr. -- 47 tackles, 6 INTs, 16 pass breakups, 2 TFL, 3 fumbles caused, 15-yard punt return average
BLAKE POSTON, Dallas Highland Park, Sr. - 7 INTs (3 TD returns), 46 tackles, 11 pass breakups, 3 blocked FGs
DEVANTE POTIER, Houston Wheatley, Sr. -- 8 INTs, 57 tackles, 15 deflections, 25 breakups, 1 return for TD
JABARI PREWITT, Hutto, Sr. -- 103 tackles, 8 INTs, 3 pass breakups, 3 fumbles recovered, 1 fumble caused, 1 TFL
ETHAN PERRY, Smithson Valley, Jr. -- 42.8-yard average on 26 punts; 9 inside 10
Linemen: Hunter Clark, Frisco Liberty, Sr.; Spencer Drango, Cedar Park, Sr.; Greg Lunceford, Port Neches-Groves, Sr.; Taylor Romero, Manvel, Jr.; Matt Wofford, Cedar Park, Sr.
Quarterback: Hunter Taylor, Whitehouse, Jr.
Running backs: Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty, Sr.; Carl Harris, Dallas Wilson, Sr.; Michael Sorrells, Austin McCallum, Sr.
Receivers/ends: David Morgan, Marble Falls, Sr.; Nolberto Solis, Clint Horizon, Sr.
Kicker: Kyle Bullard, Boerne Champion, Sr.
Linemen: Avery Alegeh, Carrollton Turner, Sr.; Ty Hook, Denton Ryan, Sr.; Jesse Hopper, Montgomery, Jr.; Collin Middleton, Cedar Park, Sr.
Linebackers: Brian Dubose, Manvel, Sr.; Dionte Johnson, North Dallas, Sr.; Sal Martinez, Edcouch-Elsa, Sr.
Defensive backs: Quandre Diggs, Angleton, Sr.; Ervin Polasek, Gregory-Portland, Sr.; Sharard Timmons, Sulphur Springs, Sr.; Triston Wade, Tyler, Sr.
Punter: Collin Bradley, Hallsville, Sr.
HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
LINEMEN: Trey Cassidy, Angleton; Colton Chapman, Boerne Champion; Pat Colbert, Kilgore; Chad Evans, Sulphur Springs; Tyler Halerumal, Sulphur Springs; Andy Ochoa, Edcouch-Elsa; Nic Pere, Stephenville; Carlos Pineda, Red Oak; Payton Rion, Smithson Valley; Juan Rodriguez, Edcouch-Elsa; Tyler Seale, WF Rider; Johnny Shepard, Granbury; Clayton Smith, Montgomery; Kyle Stouffer, Dallas Highland Park; DJ Vandenberge, Stephenville; Justin Walker, Crosby.
QUARTERBACKS: Michael Brewer, Lake Travis; Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite; Brennan Doty, Port Neches-Groves; Nash Knight, Denton Ryan; Peter Maetzold, Friendswood; Josiah Monroe, Bastrop; Mac Morse, Richardson Pearce; Rey Rodriguez, CC Ray; Jacob Stone, FW Boswell.
RUNNING BACKS: Chase Bertrand, Port Neches-Groves; Cameron Dauenhauer, Springtown; Leroy Dobbins, Montgomery; Aiavion Edwards, Stephenville; Jaquail Haskins, Killeen; Devin Parks, El Campo; Desmond Richards, Magnolia West; David Rogers, Boerne Champion; Deron Royster, WF Rider; Kody Sutton, Texas High; Cameron Washington, Corsicana.
RECEIVERS/ENDS: Jonathan Aldridge, Whitehouse; Blake Allemand, Boerne Champion; David Black, CC Ray; LaDarius Brown, Waxahachie; Michael Cudd, Denton Ryan; Blake Durant, Richardson Pearce; Griffin Gilbert, Lake Travis; Arsenio Hall, Nacogdoches; Christian Hines, Corsicana; Amir Jalali, Port Neches-Groves; Caden Macneill, FW Boswell; Robert "Buddy" Nunn, Bastrop; Diondre Singleton, Wichita Falls; Zack Sonnier, Little Cypress-Mauriceville.
KICKERS: Richie Barrientos, Red Oak; Granger McCollough, Cedar Park; Austin Lightle, Hallsville.
HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
LINEMEN: Andrew Allen, Frisco Liberty; Adam Borne, Frisco Liberty; Malcom Brown, Brenham; Malique Cage, Hutto; Joe Chadic, Calallen; Russell Cole, Stephenville; Sergio Diaz, EP Bowie; Patrick Frost, Gregory-Portland; Mauricio Garza, Dallas Highland Park; Joey Hunt, El Campo; Isiah Norton, Dallas Kimball; Adam Ontiveros, EP Chapin; Jeff Peden, Cedar Park; Drew Percle, Frisco Liberty; Jonathan Roberts, Lake Travis; Jacolby Scott, Jacksonville; Michael Wiser, Calallen; Zach Wood, Rowlett.
LINEBACKERS: Justin Chacon, EP Chapin; A.J. Davis, Kilgore; Martin Davis, Corsicana; Alex De La Torre, Denton Ryan; Tanner Gilbreath, Sulphur Springs; Adam Hill, Cedar Park; Davontaye Kennedy, Tyler; Antjuan Lee, Tyler; Milekee Miller, Bastrop; Chet Moss, Cedar Park; Chad Polk, Dallas Wilson; Jordan Richmond, Denton Ryan; DJ Schexnaider, Port Neches-Groves; Jared Slemmons, Stephenville; Jaqueal Walker, Carrollton Smith; Nic Wallace, Victoria East.
DEFENSIVE BACKS: Mustafa Akbar, Bastrop; Blake Allemand, Boerne Champion; Brison Burris, Humble; Paul Castillo, CC Calallen; Jacob Garza, Mission Veterans; Aaron Gomez, EP Del Valle; Collin Lagasse, Lake Travis; Steven Martinez, Victoria East; Glen Miller, Bastrop; Jonny Paramore, Denton Ryan; Shaquille Powell, FW Western Hills; Rylan Riney, Aledo; Alondre Thorn, Hutto; Keaton Trinkle, Stephenville; Desmon Usher, Manvel.
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