Having earned their first district championship since 1991, the Brownwood Lions also dominated the 7-4A all-district honors with nine selections — including four superlative award winners.
Brownwood junior Zach Strong was tabbed the district’s MVP, fellow junior John Wilhelm was named Newcomer of the Year, senior George Nicholas was chosen as Sixth Man of the Year and third-year head coach Nadir Dalleh was selected Coach of the Year.
Landing on the first team for the Lions were juniors A.J. McCarty and Isyah Campos, while juniors Cooper Swanzy and Theo Bryant were second-team choices. Senior Ryan Riker received honorable mention.
Strong averaged a double-double of 14.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game, along with 1.6 steals, 1.3 assists and 1.1 blocks per outing. Wilhelm was the second-highest scorer on the team at 14.0 points per game with 3.4 rebounds, and shot 39 percent from three-point land, averaging three treys per game. Nicholas chipped in 2.5 points per outing and averaged 12 minutes of action per game.
McCarty produced 9.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per outing, while Campos contributed 8.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and a team-high 4.0 assists. Swanzy averaged 1.3 points, Bryant chipped in 2.1 points, and Riker generated 2.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
The rest of the superlative award winners included Stephenville’s Skylar Stillwell as Offensive MVP and Godley’s Brennen Hawkins as Defensive MVP.
Rounding out the first team were Glen Rose’s Kanyon Keese and Jett Gould, Stephenville’s Grayson Traweek, Godley’s Dylan Doyal, and Ross Bullock from Mineral Wells.
Completing the second team were Glen Rose’s Kolton Mooney, Collin Dunson, Austin Worthen and Walker Freeman, along with Stephenville’s Cody Storrs and Trace Morrison.
The Lions finished with a 22-11 overall record, 7-1 against league foes, their second straight 20-win campaign, and their first postseason victory since 2012. Brownwood also reeled off a 14-game win streak during the regular season.