The Division I-2A state semifinalist Early Longhorns received 16 selections on the 6-2A all-district football team, while the Bangs Dragons earned 13 roster spots.

Third-place Coleman finished with a league-high 18 nods and district runner-up Ballinger occupied 17 spots on roster, released Tuesday.

Early junior Collin Rome was chosen as the district’s most valuable player. Rome rushed for 1,554 yards and 15 touchdowns on 222 carries and was among the leading tacklers on the Longhorn defense from his linebacker position.

Ballinger had a pair of players earn superlative awards as junior Matthew Rodriguez was selected newcomer of the year, while senior Michael Pena shared the offensive MVP honor with Coleman junior quarterback Colton Buzzard. Jim Ned senior Bryan Schulle was tabbed as the defensive MVP.

Earning first-team offensive honors for the Longhorns were senior linemen Karlton Keesee, Kaleb Hopson and Cody Thompson, senior running back Bo Ross, senior kicker Mitchell Bailey and junior receiver Cody Bullard.

Bangs’ first-team offensive selections were senior lineman Theron Parson and senior receiver Adrian Brown.

Landing on the first-team defense from Early were senior defensive back John Moore, Bailey at outside linebacker, Ross at inside linebacker and Thompson and Keesee at defensive tackle.

For Bangs, senior Justin Greenhaw was selected at punter, junior Caleb Stone got the nod at defensive tackle, senior Joey Lewis was picked at end, senior Bo Torres earned a spot at inside linebacker and Brown was chosen at outside linebacker on the first-team defense.

Second-team offensive selections included senior Nic Carruth at tackle, junior Cody Cross at tight end and Lewis at running back for Bangs.

Junior receiver Seth Coolbaugh was Early’s only second-team offensive choice.

The second-team defense included three players each from Early and Bangs.

Longhorns making the list were senior defensive back Jordan Pfenenger, junior outside linebacker Ben Hager and junior punter Nick Lyle.

Earning spots from Bangs were senior inside linebacker Jeremiah Johnson, senior defensive tackle Adam Keller and Cross at defensive end.

6-2A All-District Team


Collin Rome, Jr., Early


Matthew Rodriguez, Jr., Ballinger


Michael Pena, Sr., Ballinger

Colton Buzzard, Jr., Coleman


Bryan Schulle, Sr., Jim Ned


Quarterback: Jordan Coffman, Sr., Jim Ned

Centers: Paul Galvan, Sr., Ballinger; Karlton Keesee, Sr., Early

Linemen: Chance Lawson, Sr., Wall; Kaleb Hopson, Sr., Early; Alex Michalewicz, Sr., Ballinger; Cody Thompson, Sr., Early; Bryan Schulle, Sr., Jim Ned; Theron Parson, Sr., Bangs

Tight End: Jamal Agbor, Jr., Coleman

Running Backs: Bronson Buzzard, Sr., Coleman; Bo Ross, Sr., Early; Colton Chandler, Sr., Wall

Wide Receivers: Derek Sears, Sr., San Saba; Adrian Brown, Sr., Bangs; Dalton Deleon, Sr., Coleman; Cody Bullard, Jr., Early

Kicker: Mitchell Bailey, Sr., Early


Secondary: Bronson Buzzard, Sr., Coleman; John Moore, Sr., Early; Jordan Coffman, Sr., Jim Ned; Michael Pena, Sr., Ballinger

Outside Linebacker: Justin Barker, Sr., San Saba; Alex Michalewicz, Sr., Ballinger; Adrian Brown, Sr., Bangs; Casey Lofton, Sr., Coleman; Mitchell Bailey, Sr., Early

Inside Linebacker: Payton Spreen, Sr., Ballinger; Bo Torres, Sr., Bangs; J.D. Crowder, Sr., Coleman; Bo Ross, Sr., Early

Ends: Joey Lewis, Sr., Bangs; N’Difon Agbor, Sr., Coleman; Colton Chandler, Sr., Wall

Tackles: Cody Thompson, Sr., Early; Karlton Keesee, Sr., Early; Chance Lawson, Sr., Wall; Aaron Quiroga, Jr., Ballinger; Caleb Stone, Jr., Bangs; Jamal Agbor, Jr., Coleman

Punter: Justin Greenhaw, Sr., Bangs


Quarterback: John Henry, Sr., San Saba

Center: Jack Reynolds, Sr., Coleman

Linemen: Trenton Adkins, Sr., Wall; Bobby Pairett, Jr., San Saba; Casey Lofton, Sr., Coleman; Nic Carruth, Sr., Bangs; Slade Egan, Jr., Ballinger

Tight Ends: Pedro Valdez, Sr., Coleman; Cody Cross, Jr., Bangs

Running Backs: Jaison Strambler, Jr., Ballinger; Glen Edington, Jr., Coleman; Joey Lewis, Sr., Bangs

Wide Receivers: Anthony Carson, Sr., Ballinger; Seth Coolbaugh, Jr., Early; Taylor Cain, Sr., Jim Ned

Kickers: Frankie Rohr, Jr., Jim Ned; Aaron Quiroga, Jr., Ballinger


Secondary: Jordan Pfenenger, Sr., Early; Ryan Plumley, Jr., San Saba; Chris Fuchs, Sr., Wall; Nathan Kalina, Jr., Ballinger

Outside Linebackers: Glen Edington, Jr., Coleman; Hayden Holson, Jr., Jim Ned; Ben Hager, Jr., Early; Matt Gonzalez, So., Grape Creek; Anthony Carson, Sr., Ballinger

Inside Linebackers: Jeremiah Johnson, Sr., Bangs; Stanley Cole, Jr., Coleman; Bobby Pairett, Jr. San Saba

Ends: Dallas Patton, Jr., Coleman; Trenton Adkins, Sr., Wall; Cody Cross, Jr., Bangs; Matt Strickland, Sr. Coleman

Tackles: Corey Dyer, Jr., Grape Creek; Py Brown, Sr., Jim Ned; Will Higgins, Sr., Wall; Garrett Chapman, Jr., Ballinger; Paul Galvan, Sr., Ballinger; Adam Keller, Sr., Bangs; Carlos Barrios, Jr., Coleman

Punters: Jaison Strambler, Jr., Ballinger; Devin Moreno, Sr., San Saba; Jordan Robinson, Sr., Coleman; Nick Lyle, Jr., Early