The district champion Zephyr Bulldogs garnered 18 all-district selections, while the Brookesmith Mustangs received six nods as Brown County was well represented on the Six-Man Division II, District 13 all-district football roster.
Zephyr picked up three of the district’s four superlative awards as senior Jason Hughes was named the offensive player of the year, senior Cord Biddy was tabbed defensive player of the year and Landon Buffe was chosen coach of the year.
Brookesmith also had a superlative award winner as junior Cameron Hughes shared the district’s newcomer of the year honor along with Cherokee sophomore Tucker Corsi.
During the regular season, Zephyr’s Hughes — one of the district’s two Texas Six-Man Coaches Association All-Star selections — completed 108-of-196 passes for 1,975 yards with 30 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,751 yards and 28 touchdowns on 111 carries. Biddy overcame an injury-riddled final season to tally 59 tackles — most of which occurred in district play.
Brookesmith’s Hughes emerged as the primary offensive threat for the Mustangs in district action as he finished with 1,074 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns on just 63 attempts — an average of 17 yards per carry.
Buffe led the Bulldogs to their second straight district championship during his tenure and third consecutive title overall. In two seasons under Buffe, Zephyr has posted a 16-7 record.
First-team offensive selections for the Bulldogs included Hughes at spread back and junior Cody Wallin at receiver. Wallin was among the state leaders in receptions with 45 for 874 yards and 16 touchdowns during the regular season.
On the first-team defense, Biddy was selected at linebacker, Hughes in the secondary, senior Taylor Hart on the line and sophomore Lacy Culpepper as the utility player. Hughes finished with a team-high 102 tackles and Hart tallied 81. Culpepper blocked several extra point attempts, including the one that decided Zephyr’s 55-54 win over Panther Creek, which gave the Bulldogs the district title.
Making the second-team offense from Zephyr were senior receiver Ethan Fisher, junior tight end Tanner Brown, freshman receiver Greg Faubion, sophomore spread back Haustin Simmons, junior kicker Kutter Eoff and Culpepper as the special teams player.
Landing on the second-team offense from Brookesmith — which had no first-team picks —were Cameron Hughes at running back, senior Derek Ferguson at receiver and junior Jacob King at kicker.
Second-team defensive choices for the Mustangs featured Ferguson at linebacker and junior Ethan Gonzalez at safety.
Making the second-team defense for the Bulldogs were sophomore Jake Stanley at nose guard, Fisher on the defensive line, Wallin at cornerback and Simmons at safety.
Six-Man Division II, District 13
All-District Football Roster
Coach of the Year: Landon Buffe, Zephyr
Offensive MVP: Jason Hughes, Sr., Zephyr
Defensive MVP: Cord Biddy, Sr., Zephyr
Newcomers of the Year: Cameron Hughes, Jr., Brookesmith; Tucker Corsi, So., Cherokee
Tight Ends: Jake Stewart, Sr., Panther Creek; Josh Perry, Jr., Cherokee
Wide Receivers: Cody Wallin, Jr., Zephyr; Matt Allan, Sr., Panther Creek
Center: Mason Collins, Sr., Paint Rock
Quarterback: Dillon Epperson, Sr., Cherokee
Running Backs: Stephen Hoelscher, Jr., Panther Creek; Hector Jimenez, Jr., Cherokee
Fullback: Ethan Griffin, Jr., Panther Creek
Spread Back: Jason Hughes, Sr., Zephyr
Utility Back: Jomikeal Leal, Sr., Paint Rock
Kicker: Griffin Otts, Sr., Panther Creek
Special Teams: Nieves Solis, So., Cherokee
Nose Guard: Jomikeal Leal, Sr., Paint Rock
Linemen: Taylor Hart, Sr., Zephyr; Dillon Epperson, Sr., Cherokee; Matt Allan, Sr., Panther Creek; Mason Collins, Sr., Paint Rock
Linebackers: Cord Biddy, Sr., Zephyr; Ethan Griffin, Jr., Panther Creek
Cornerbacks: Jason Hughes, Sr., Zephyr; Jake Stewart, Sr., Panther Creek
Safeties: Stephen Hoelscher, Jr., Panther Creek; Hector Jimenez, Jr., Cherokee
Utility Player: Lacy Culpepper, So., Zephyr
Punter: Caleb Couvillion, Sr., Lohn
Tight Ends: Tanner Brown, Jr., Zephyr; Matt Turney, Jr., Panther Creek; Travis Elliott, Sr., Lohn
Wide Receivers: Ethan Fisher, Sr., Zephyr; Greg Faubion, Fr., Zephyr; Sullivan Jost, Sr., Panther Creek
Centers: Sheldon Lowe, Sr., Panther Creek; Duncan Roberts, Jr., Cherokee
Quarterback: Trevor Smith, So., Panther Creek
Running Backs: Cameron Hughes, Jr., Brookesmith; Tucker Corsi, So., Cherokee; Joe David Ruiz, Sr., Panther Creek
Fullbacks: Jesse Perez, Jr., Cherokee; Caleb Couvillion, Sr., Lohn
Spread Back: Haustin Simmons, So., Zephyr
Utility Backs: Derek Ferguson, Sr., Brookesmith; Jarrod Russell, Lohn
Kickers: Jacob King, Jr., Brookesmith; Kutter Eoff, Jr., Zephyr
Special Teams: Lacy Culpepper, So., Zephyr; Cory Silva, Fr., Lohn
Nose Guard: Jake Stanley, So., Zephyr
Linemen: Ethan Fisher, Sr., Zephyr; Joe David Ruiz, Jr., Paint Rock; Jake Stewart, Jr., Panther Creek
Linebackers: Derek Ferguson, Sr., Brookesmith; Travis Elliott, Sr., Lohn
Cornerbacks: Cody Wallin, Jr., Zephyr; Trevor Smith, So., Panther Creek
Safeties: Ethan Gonzalez, Jr., Brookesmith; Haustin Simmons, So., Zephyr
Utility Player: Tucker Corsi, So., Cherokee