Longhorn QB Trompler named Offensive Newcomer of the Year
EARLY — Fourteen members of the Early Longhorns football team received all-district recognition from the coaches of District 3-3A, led by quarterback Ryan Trompler — the league’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year.
First-team selections include Rowdy Elkins at wide receiver, Miguel Elizondo at inside linebacker and Chase Keilers at outside linebacker.
Landing on the second-team were receivers Ty Schafer and Jim Fowler, offensive lineman Chase Cochran and safety Brandon Lombrano.
Honorable mention recipients from Early include Devyn Burns, who played receiver and in the secondary; John Griffin, an offensive and defensive lineman; running back/linebacker Hayden Barker; offensive and defensive lineman Connor King; running back/defensive back Jesson Tarrant; and linebacker Jadyn Lehde.
The rest of the superlative awards included MVP Colton Roberts of Comanche; Newcomer of the Year Tyler Vaughn of Brady; Defensive Newcomer of the Year Ty Doty of Jim Ned; Offensive Player of the Year Payton Burton of Clyde; Co-Defensive Players of the Year Kade Mercer and Moses Garcia of Comanche; Co-Offensive Linemen of the year Nacho Rios of Comanche and Payton Weatherly of Jim Ned; Defensive Lineman of the Year Preston Freeman of Jim Ned; and Comanche at Coaching Staff of the Year.
The rest of the first-team offensive selections included linemen Miguel Valdez of Clyde, Javier Jiimenez and Kendel Beck of Comanche, Riley McCulloch of Jim Ned, and Caden Carmack and C.J. Ugalde of Merkel; tight end, Gavin Farrar of Comanche; receivers Jonah White and Zach Owens of Merkel, Payton Laughlin of Clyde, Trevor Higginbotham of Comanche, and Jordan Torrez and Casey Hall of Jim Ned; utility back Joe Gilligan of Comanche; fullback Brady Bilbrey of Merkel; running backs Balus Holden of Merkel, Donovan Gomez of Clyde, Jeremy Bostick of Comanche and Cooper Castro of Jim Ned; and quarterback Bronte Hermesmeyer of Comanche.
Rounding out the first-team defense were linemen Jacob Turner and Ty Landeros of Jim Ned, Trey Thompson of Merkel, Miguel Valdez and Austin Schoonmaker of Clyde and Matthew Hamilton of Comanche; inside linebackers Brady Bilbrey of Merkel, Bo Baker of Clyde, Gavin Farrar of Comanche and Josh Richey of Jim Ned; outside linebackers Joe Gilligan of Comanche, Rhett Payne of Jim Ned, Rylan Holloway of Merkel and Mason Allsup of Brady; cornerbacks Brandon Amidon of Jim Ned, Jonah White of Merkel, Cayman Freiman of Clyde and Price Odom of Comanche; and safeties Zach Owens of Merkel, Cole Wilkerson of Merkel, Cole Bryant of Brady, Zach Wyatt of Clyde and Coalby Rives of Jim Ned.
The remainder of the second-team offensive consisted of linemen Matthew Garcia of Comanche, Jacob Turner of Jim Ned, Alex Humecki of Jim Ned, Johnathan Maples of Merkel, Austin Schoonmaker of Clyde and Chandler Rutherford of Clyde; tight end, Tyrell White-O’Neal of Merkel; receivers Cole Bryant of Brady, Isaiah Cortez of Clyde, Jayton McGinnis of Comanche, Brady Montgomery of Jim Ned and Cade Ford of Jim Ned; utility backs Ty Landeros of Jim Ned and Jacob Dearing of Merkel; fullback Josh Richey of Jim Ned; running backs Audrey Bucholz of Brady, Zach Wyatt of Clyde and Riley Perry; and quarterbacks Coalby Rives of Jim Ned and Cole Wilkerson of Merkel.
Comprising the rest of the second-team defense were linemen Tyrell White-O’Neal of Merkel, Triston Patterson of Jim Ned, Ryder Ross of Brady, Caleb Cates of Clyde and Dakoda Moreno of Comanche; inside linebackers Walker Bauer of Brady, Donovan Gomez of Clyde, Chris Thormeyer of Jim Ned and Braiden Sigler of Merkel; outside linebackers Garin Walters of Merkel, David Hadley of Merkel, Ross Jacoby of Brady, Zach Cook of Brady, Ramon Ortiz of Clyde, Britten Brashear of Clyde; cornerbacks, Hunter Seaton of Merkel, Benjamin Gallindo of Brady, Brady Montgomery of Jim Ned, Hunter Lopez of Clyde and Jameson Allen of Comanche; and safeties Ethan Hawk of Clyde, Trendon Morin of Comanche, Zach Foster of Comanche and Casey Hall of Jim Ned.