Bulletin Staff Report
Two Brownwood Lions were selected to the Associated Press Class 3A all-state football team, which was released on Tuesday.
Junior Derek Longoria was voted the first-team punter after averaging 41.8 yards per punt with a long of 55 yards and 11 kicks coming to rest inside the opponents 20 yard line.
Senior defensive end Joseph Henry received honorable mention after tallying 91 tackles, four sacks and three fumble recoveries during the first 10 games of the season.
The Associated Press all-state team is based on regular season performances only.
Sixteen players from District 2-3A were recognized, though the all-district roster has not been revealed. All-district lists cannot be released until all teams have concluded their seasons, and Graham is playing Carthage for the Division II state title at 6 p.m. Saturday at SMU.
Graham led 2-3A with a district best seven all-state honors, while Abilene Wylie and Snyder each had three players voted to the roster. Brownwood followed with two selections and Breckenridge with one. Sweetwater did not have a player make the team.
The Lions posted a 10-3 record, earned their first district championship since 2003 and made their deepest postseason run since 2006 during the 2009 campaign.
Associated Press Class 3A
All-State Football Selections
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Darian Godfrey, QB, Gilmer
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jacoby Alexander, DL, Van
BEAU BLAIR, Gilmer, Sr. Graded 94 percent, 88 pancakes
SAM FORRER, Argyle, Sr. Graded 95 percent, 20 big hits, 1 sack allowed; team averaged 5.4 rushing yards per carry
JACOB JENKINS, Gilmer, Sr. Graded 92 percent, 55 pancakes
MATT KIRKLAND, Pittsburg, Sr. Graded 96 percent, 37 pancakes, no sacks allowed; had 2,000-yard rusher, 1,700-yard passer
HARRY WHITE, Pittsburg, Sr. Graded 94 percent, 32 pancakes, no sacks allowed; had 2,000-yard rusher, 1,700-yard passer
TRISTAN HOLT, Gilmer, Sr. 672 receiving yards, 11 TDs; 3 rushing TDs; 5 return TDs (3 punt, 2 kickoff)
BRANDON WILKERSON, La Grange, Jr. 70-1,166 receiving, 19 TDs
DARIAN GODFREY, Gilmer, Sr. 187-of-256 passing, 2,772 yards, 35 TDs, 5 INT; 382 rushing yards, 13 TDs
TED BURNS, Pittsburg, Sr. 2,005 yards, 31 TDs; 22-234 receiving, 1 TD
BROAM HART, Alvarado, Sr. 1,768 yards, 15 TDs; 12-3A MVP
JOEL ROCKMORE, Lake Worth, Sr. 2,074 yards, 35 TDs; 11-3A MVP
CHAD HEDLUND, Argyle, Jr. 10-of-16 FGs (long of 50, 4 over 40), 39-of-42 PATs
JACOBY ALEXANDER, Van, Sr. 85 tackles, 32 TFL, 20 sacks, 29 QB pressures, 2 fumbles caused
DAVID JOHNSON, Argyle, Sr. 77 tackles, 24 TFL, 4 fumbles caused, 5 sacks; 9-3A MVP
TREVOR OWENS, Monahans, Sr. 109 tackles, 6 sacks, 12 TFL, 3 fumbles caused, 4 pass breakups, 25 QB pressures
HARPER SCOFIELD, Dalhart, Jr. 92 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 fumbles caused, 3 fumbled recovered, 1 blocked punt returned for TD
GREG ATTAWAY, Pittsburg, Sr. 147 tackles, 2 fumbles caused, 3 fumbles recovered, 3 sacks, 3 pass breakups
CARLTON BRYANT, Kennedale, Sr. 138 tackles, 6 fumbled recovered, 3 fumbles caused, 3 pass breakups, 1 INT
KESNICK JONES, Navasota, Jr. 138 tackles (59 solo), 21 TFL, 2 fumbles caused, 4 pass breakups
DARREN BEAVERS, Jasper, Sr. 106 tackles, 4 TFL, 6 INTs, 9 pass breakups, 3 fumbles caused, 4 fumbles recovered
CEDRIC MCGILL, Jasper, Sr. 81 tackles, 7 TFL, 8 INTs, 12 pass breakups, 2 TD returns
ERIC NELSON, Fischer Canyon Lake, Sr. 9 INTs, 73 tackles, 2 fumbles caused, 2 fumbles recovered
KYLE PARKER, Bridgeport, Sr. 8 INTs, 72 tackles, 5 sacks
DEREK LONGORIA, Brownwood, Jr. 41.8 average on 32 punts, long of 55, 11 inside 20
Robert Blackmon, Burkburnett, Sr.; Cutter Clinton, Carthage, Sr.; Kendrick Henderson, Carthage, Sr.; Bryndyn Hinnrichs, Argyle, Sr.; Javius Townsend, Dallas Madison, Sr.
Bradley Miller, Sealy, Sr.; Joel Witwer, Huffman-Hargrave, Jr.
Case McCoy, Graham, Sr.
Doug Gentry, Mexia, Jr.; Trent Jackson, Cuero, Soph.; Kysan Woolverton, Caldwell, Sr.
Austin Gray, Abilene Wylie, Sr.
Dimitric Brown, Jasper, Sr.; Logan David, Rockdale, Sr.; Jesus Bubba Lopez, FW Carter-Riverside, Sr.; Alex Wallace, Burnet, Sr.
Caleb Lavey, Celina, Sr.; Landon Lock, Gainesville, Soph.; Shane Savant, Jasper, Sr.
Hubbell Allen, Graham, Sr.; Lamarcus Banks, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, Sr.; Quade Stubblefield, Burnet, Sr.; Joel Witwer, Huffman-Hargrave, Jr.
Kye Hildreth, Navasota, Sr.
HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
Anthony Booher, Kennedale; Aaron Boucher, West Columbia; Le Raven Clark, Rockdale; Bradley Crenshaw, Mexia; Scott Dobbins, Burkburnett; Caleb England, Iowa Park; Anthony Gomez, Canton; Jacob Hardin, Yoakum; Jacob Hunter, Gatesville; Cody Kenny, Graham; Rance Layton, Seminole; Dai Le, Iowa Park; Mac Long, Edna; Richard Onzures, Midland Greenwood; Mark Vickers, Argyle.
Solomon Biscarro, Van Alstyne; Jacob Carranco, Lyford; Jalen Claiborne, Carthage; Roy Denbow, Canton; Dale Fabacher, Ingleside; Dylan Fulford, Graham; Daleon Robinson, Mexia; Anthony Taylor, Snyder; Ty Taylor, Glen Rose; Domanick Turner, Palestine Westwood.
Tyler Arndt, Cuero; Brian Bell, China Spring; Dillon Chafin, Burnet; Trae Davis, Mexia; Johnny Esparza, Lyford; Matt Preston, Abilene Wylie.
Cameron Bailey, Graham; Trey Hights, Yoakum; Shane Hodge, Perryton; Reggie Pegram, Dallas Madison; Jose Romero, Celina; Matt Santos, Poteet; Brock Taylor, Madisonville; Juan Williams, Prosper; Jamell Woodard, Sweeny.
Mark Burfeind, Midland Greenwood; Adon Oliveras, Gilmer; Brian Vasquez, La Feria.
HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
Lorrenzo Barnes, Burkburnett; Kentrevious Brantley, Carthage; Luis Castro, Gilmer; Beau Culver, Sinton; Mario Edwards, Prosper; Joseph Henry, Brownwood; Eduardo Hernandez, Ingleside; TreKevian McKee, Carthage; Zach Neely, Prosper; Robert Miller, Abilene Wylie; Jesse Quiroga, Lyford; Daniel Scott, Bridgeport; DeShun Williams, Carthage.
John Brown, Midland Greenwood; Trevor David, Rio Hondo; Kobi Dawn, Texarkana Liberty-Eylau; Marcus Ferree, Palacios; Trevor Gardner, Lake Worth; Jacob Hardin, Yoakum; Tanner Hoffman, Cuero; Ethan Hiser, Graham; Maverick Hunter, Rio Hondo; Taylor Letterman, Burnet; Cass Mitchell, Sealy; Malachi Naef, Burkburnett; Ricky Robledo, Monahans; Ethan Shadden, Whitesboro; Tony Silva, Snyder; Jake Sizelove, Argyle; Kendall Thompson, Carthage; Deremy Tijerina, Raymondville; Mikey Wilson, Gilmer.
Demarcus Armstrong, Pittsburg; Jurase Brown, Commerce; Storm Griffin, Argyle; Howard Harris, Madisonville; Jake Holguin, Perryton; Keithen Hughes, Seminole; Seth Jamison, Sealy; Jake Meeks, Argyle; Jeffrey Proctor, Mexia; Shade Roemisch, Snyder; Brian Sides, Graham; Jose Sierra, Lyford; Braylon Webb, Gilmer.
Mark Burfeind, Midland Greenwood; David Howard, Breckenridge; Wade Roark, Monahans.