Players/fans will have to wait until January 10th of 2013 before finding out the coach's picks for 17-4A's all-district team. We have composed this list of Cen-Tex East stars, and fashioned the awards similar to 25-4A's list (superlatives, 1st team, 2nd team, no honorable mentions). Did we mention this is NOT an official list? OK, take it for what its worth. Coaches, feel free to consider! We watched these players pretty close this year.
OVERALL MVP: QB Jake Hubenak ('13), Georgetown
OFFENSIVE MVP: Tyrone Owens ('13), Manor
DEFENSIVE MVP: LB Quinton Grant ('13), Manor
O-LINEMAN MVP: Jacob Hildebrand ('13), Georgetown
D-LINEMAN MVP: Clement Oyewale ('13), Manor
SOPHOMORE OF THE YEAR: WR/LB Colin Snell ('15), Elgin
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: WR Kelton Evans ('13), Manor
SPECIAL TEAMS MVP: Ed'drick McDonald ('13), Connally
1ST TEAM OFFENSE
QB - Te'Rel Simmons ('14), Elgin
RB - Dae Payton ('13), Connally
RB - Austin Weston ('13), Georgetown
RB - Tyler Moody ('14), Georgetown
WR - Randy Knightner ('13), Georgetown
WR - AJ Lopez ('13), Hutto
WR - Detrean Simmons ('14), Elgin
WR - Ryan Bedford ('13), Georgetown
WR - Leo Dawson ('13), Connally
TE - Devin Tuggle ('14), Cedar Creek
OL - David Moss ('14), East View
OL - Tyler Preston ('13), Gerogetown
OL - Bryan Boatright ('13), Georgetown
OL - David Vicars ('14), Georgetown
OL - Jacob Shanks ('13), Elgin
OL - Isaiah Robinson ('13), Connally
OL - Brandon Donnemeyer ('13), Manor
TIE-K - Austin Stevens ('13), Georgetown, Daniel Portillo ('13), Connally
Our most socially prestigious post season list. We must S/O the folks that read and RT us at 3 in the morning on game nights. There is so much info to disperse, and so little time. The following gentlemen (and a handful of ladies) played a key role in spreading Fanstand influence throughout their programs. These individuals were as entertaining on the field as they were with their tweets/instagram pics. We proudly present our Social Media MVPs for each school we covered in 2012.
The following honorees had much more planned for 2012. If these gentlemen were able to contribute for a full slate of games, it may have changed the outcome of this season. Their absence from the playing field was certainly evident at times - as we think back at what could have been. Feel free to nominate an injured player you feel deserves recognition, below!
Michael McCann ('14), Cedar Ridge (named 16-5A 1st team QB)
Dajon Williams ('13), Connally (missed only playoff game vs. Nederland)
Matthew Zebrowski ('14), McNeil (rumored move to LB in 2013)
Elliott Condos ('13), Westlake
Zach Austin ('13), Lake Travis (netted 7 TDs, 430 yards in 3 games)
Wesley Lewis ('13), Rouse - missed 7 regular season games, but played entire postseason
Aidan Kahn ('13), LBJ
Hunter Siddons ('13), Lake Travis
Edward Armstrong ('13), McCallum - preseason D-MVP pick, no district games in '12
The future is now. Instead of earning their stripes and honing their craft on JV - the following gentlemen learned on the job, and excelled on Varsity. In our humble opinion, these are the best Class of '15 players our Austin-area has to offer.
1st Team - John Albert Mansour, Austin High (only full season starter, over 1k Passing)
T-2nd Team - Jamie Hudson, Vandegrift
T-2nd Team - Brandon Hopp, Leander
3rd Team - Sean Rollings, Westlake
Honorable Mention - Travis Malesky, Cedar Ridge
1st Team - Billy Ray McCrary, Rouse (led all sophomores in total yards)
2nd Taam - Justin Miller, Crockett (over 1K yards in 10 regular season games)
3rd Team - Darian McClatcher, Leander
Honorable Mention - Christian Lee Reyes, Vandegrift
1st Team - Grant Foster, Lake Travis
2nd Team - Justin Gamble, Stony Point
3rd Team - Andre Alger, Rouse
Honorable Mention - Sabian Cannon, McCallum
1st Team - Anthony Herrera, Del Valle (the only '15 OL to earn all-district coach honors)
2nd Team - Blake Browning, Hendrickson
3rd Team - Gabriel Hernandez, Connally
CPL Statesman Honorable Mention - Will Noble, Rouse
1st Team - Chris Hutchings, Cedar Park
2nd Team - Mason Homesley, Bastrop
3rd Team - Denzel Feaster, Del Valle
Honorable Mention - Damian Lindley, Stony Point
1st Team - Breylin Mitchell, Round Rock
2nd Team - Breckyn Hager, Westlake
3rd Team - Feno Pearson, Lake Travis
1st Team - Khalid Taylor, Del Valle (led all sophomores with over 100 tackles)
If none of our articles have ever inspired you before, this is the one to read. The following gentlemen were below our radar at this point last year. This could be you in Winter of 2013. None of the following players garnered any Varsity awards during 2011 season. Sophomores are excluded from this list. One player chosen per position (leaving healthy room for discussion on others that should have made the list). Individuals chosen from area UIL pool (15-5A, 16-5A, 25-4A, 17-4A and 26-4A)
1st Team - Mike Richardson ('13), Marble Falls
2nd Team - Chris Johnson ('13), Manor
3rd Team - Xavier Conely ('14), Hendrickson
Honorable Mention - Chase Adams ('14), Hutto
1st Team - Austin Weston ('13), Georgetown
2nd Team - AJ Herrera ('13), McCallum
3rd Team - Tyler Moody ('14), Georgetown
Honorable Mention - Breylin Davis ('13), Hendrickson
1st Team - Samuel Brock ('14), Cedar Park
2nd Team - Johnnie Williams ('14), Travis
3rd Team - Caleb Horton ('14), Pflugerville
Honorable Mention - Latrell Martin ('14), Hendrickson
In a district as talented as 25-4A is, there will be controversy on who is the best. Some could easily argue that some of these featured 2nd team all-district selections could be first team stars. But after much discussion amongst the 25-4A head coaches, these are your next-to-elite level performers in Cen-Tex West.
District 25-4A reprented two of the Final Four teams left standing in the Texas high school football playoffs. With fewer 'DI' prospects than Dallas/Houston - it leaves no doubt that the Austin-area has the best collective effort/coaching in the State. The following gentlemen were chosen by the head coaches of 'Cen-Tex West' as the best in the district. View the second team selections, here.
O-MVP: Nate Grimm (’14), Cedar Park
D-MVP: Hayden Newsom (’13), Leander
COACH OF THE YEAR: Joe Willis, Cedar Park
O-Newcomer: Billy Ray McCrary (’15), Rouse
D-Newcomer: Thomas Hutchings (’15), Cedar Park
O-lineman MVP: Austin Hisler (’13), Cedar Park
D-lineman MVP: Kyle Gruber (’13), Vandegrift
25-4A FIRST TEAM OFFENSE:
Justin Pelt (’13), Rouse
Darion McClather (’15) Leander
Keith Jerome (’14) Marble Falls
Logan Kinder (’13) Rouse
Stedman Mayberry (’14) Vista Ridge
Chad Whitehead (’14) Cedar Park
Eli Shelton (’14) Dripping Springs
Hunter Orona (’13) Leander
Adrian Duncan (’13) Vista Ridge
Samuel Brock (’14) Cedar Park
Cole Rogers (’13) Dripping Springs
Tevin Smith (’13) Leander
Garrett Gray (’14) Marble Falls – also 2nd team all-state
Riley Mayfield (’13) Cedar Park
Jackson Hoskins (’13) Dripping Springs
Michael Beckwith (’13) Leander
James Torres ('15) Leander
Tyler Hawkins (’13) Rouse
Rolando Huerta (’13) Vista Ridge
Davis Geerts (’14) Cedar Park
Matthew Wiley (’14) Dripping Springs
Ethan Fry (’13) Cedar Park
Lucas Quintero (’13) Vista Ridge
Ben Harral (’14) Cedar Park
Drew Peterson (’13) Dripping Springs
Michael Epley (’14) Leander
Micah Thomas (’14) Vista Ridge
Wadih Eljuri (’13) Cedar Park
Mason Hargreaves (’13) Vandegrift
Jackson Paine (’13) Cedar Park
Tim Lapaglia (’13) Rouse - season leader in tackles with over 140
As reporterted this morning by KRGV-TV (ABC), the 4A coaches of Texas have released their All-State selections. Representing Austin, is Georgetown QB Jake Hubenak ('13). His 45 total TDs and chance for a State title deem Jake the top spot. Eagle lineman Jacob Hildebrand ('13) was also honored - along with Cedar Park OL Austin Hisler ('13). A bevy of Cedar Park/Georgetown honorees, but not much else from our area (Vista Ridge LB Micah Thomas). We've bolded our Austin-area heroes below.
ANDREW BILLINGS, Waco, Sr. -- 132 pancakes
REED DARRAGH, Buda Hays, Sr. -- 102 pancake blocks, team avg. 38 points & 437 total ypg; allowed no sacks
JOSH STEVENS, EP Irvin, Jr. -- 29 punts, 46.9 average, long of 87, 9 punts inside the 20
Defensive Player of the Year: Daeshon Hall, Lancaster.
Terrance Franklin, Sherman, Jr.; Cody Hayes, FW Eastern Hills, Sr.; Jacob Hildebrand, Georgetown, Sr.; Austin Hisler, Cedar Park, Sr.; Patrick Morris, Denton Guyer, Sr.; Daniel McCarty, SA Alamo Heights, Sr.; Cory Stitle, Aledo, Jr.
Garrett Gray, Marble Falls, Jr.; Torii Hunter Jr., Prosper, Sr.
Montravious James, Mount Pleasant, Sr.
Larry Cheeks, Crowley, Sr.; Orly Solis, Roma; Aaron Stevenson, FW Western Hills, Sr.
Austin Shoemake, Frisco Centennial, Sr.
Coby Bradford, Hallsville, Sr.; Spencer Cook, Houston Sharpstown, Sr.; Koby Couron, Nederland, Sr.; Deon Hollins, Fort Bend Marshall, Sr.
LINEMEN: Jacob Aguilar, Waxahachie; William Barns, Dallas Highland Park; Dalyn Bearden, Wolfforth Frenship; Josh Blackburn, Crosby; Jesse Brubaker, Wylie East; Rawlstan Decoteau, Angleton; Davis Geerts, Cedar Park; Jenner Jackson, Sulphur Springs; Chris Jones, Corsicana; Jeff Jordan, Corsicana; Trevor Lee, Lubbock Monterey; Mason McGinty, WF Rider; Kyle McKinney, Boerne Champion; Garrett Neuman, Castroville Medina Valley; JR Perez, Port Lavaca Calhoun; Maurice Porter, Fort Bend Marshall; Tyler Preston, Georgetown; Harrison Sorge, WF Rider; Draven Taylor, Dallas Adamson; Rylan Veigel, Canyon.
RECEIVERS/ENDS: Tyler Ahrens, Kerrville Tivy; Marcell Ateman, Wylie East; Dylan Cantrell, Whitehouse; Gregory Hogan, Humble Summer Creek; Randy Knightner, Georgetown; Deondric Lofton, Victoria East; J.T. Luper, Sherman; Matthew Merino, CC Ray; Fred Ross, Tyler.
QUARTERBACKS: Jacob Bartholomae, Lubbock Monterey; Collin Bowen, Canyon Randall; Quade Coward, Cleburne; Michael Guerrero, Amarillo Caprock; Jerrod Heard, Denton Guyer; Patrick Mahomes, Whitehouse; Parks McNeil, Kerrville Tivy; Kyle Poeske, Boerne Champion; Montana Quirante, Vidor; Mike Richardson, Marble Falls; Dru Smith, Sherman; Greg Ward, Tyler; Davis Webb, Prosper.
RUNNING BACKS: Jabari Anderson, Wylie East; Cameron Bausley, Red Oak; Travon Benton, Lubbock Monterey; Tyrone Owens, Manor; Teriyon Gipson, Dallas Kimball; Tre Guyton, Bryan Rudder; Matthew Guzman, Mercedes; Kendrick Hopkins, Nederland; Aaron Jones, EP Burges; Ben Mata, Castroville Medina Valley; Stedman Mayberry, Cedar Park Vista Ridge; Alex Sezer, Little Cypress-Mauriceville; Keon Taylor, Houston Wheatley; Austin Walter, Crosby; Joshawa West, Angleton; Josh Woods, Amarillo.
KICKERS: Juan Carranco, Dayton; Noe Diaz, Tyler; Mick Ellis, Lucas Lovejoy; Jose Flores, Red Oak; Destin Wilkins, Whitehouse; Davis Williamson, Lubbock Monterey.
HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
LINEMEN: Junel Barnes, Georgetown; Grant Blankenship, The Colony; Andrew Billings, Waco; Jesse Brubaker, Wylie East; Brock Drummond, Georgetown; Carson Dunn, Wolfforth Frenship; Wadih Eljuri, Cedar Park; Jesus Esparza, Pharr Valley View; Thomas Ferguson, Denton Guyer; Cantrell Gaines, Austin Travis; Jarrett Hall, Corsicana; Silvester Hayes, Dallas South Oak Cliff; Justin Manning, Dallas Kimball; McKendric McKenzie, Dallas South Oak Cliff; P.J. Murphy, Prosper; Brock Pryor, Nederland; Cody Ribble, WF Rider; Derick Roberson, SA Brennan; Kyle Rutherford, Wolfforth Frenship; Graysen Schantz, Lake Dallas; Slayton Shiels, Lucas Lovejoy; K.J. Smith, Frisco Centennial; Micah Thomas, Cedar Park Vista Ridge; De Shawn Washington, Nederland.
LINEBACKERS: Darryl Battles, West Mesquite; Terence Belton, Denton Guyer; Reggie Chevis, Houston Sharpstown; Ian Compton, Dallas Adams; Gumaro Cuellar, Mercedes; Garrett Dolan, Barbers Hill; Cayden Ferrill, Hallsville; Richard Franklin, Dallas South Oak Cliff; Richard Gipson, Tyler; Bradley Goldstein, WF Rider; Josh Harris, Frisco Wakeland; Thomas Kotecki, Lucas Lovejoy; Jace Lacaille, Georgetown; Jordan Mittie, Aledo; Jackson Paine, Cedar Park; Geraldo Perez, Mercedes; Anthony Rhone, Texarkana Texas; Alberto Roque, Mission; Terrell Singleton, Denton Guyer; Stephen Smith, Wolfforth Frenship; Korbin Stampley, Nederland; Brandon Villa, Edcouch-Elsa; Grant Watanabe, SA Brennan; Kahlee Woods, Sherman.
DEFENSIVE BACKS: Mason Alexander, Georgetown; D.J. Arnold, WF Rider; Michael Blanco, Dallas South Oak Cliff; Tony Brown, Beaumont Ozen; Victor Davis, Rosenberg Terry; Justin Dunning, Whitehouse; Peyton Elliott, Wolfforth Frenship; Eric Estrada, CC Ray; David Fernandez, Pharr Valley View; Raffaele Gaines, Mesquite Poteet; Diego Garcia, Edcouch-Elsa; Sergio Guerrero, Mission; Jordan Hume, Sherman; Colton Kimler, Nederland; Jake Margezowitz, Boerne Champion; Hunter Peterson, Castroville Medina Valley; Jaylen Price, Little Elm; Larry Pryor, Sulphur Springs; Charles Smith III, Crowley; Garret Turnbull, Frisco Liberty.
PUNTERS: Dylan Cook, Wylie East; Caleb Lewallen, Humble Kingwood Park
A host of all district 2nd team talent returns in 2013, raising optimism for next season's success. As voted on by the head coaches of Cen-Tex South, here are your 2nd team all-dsitrict selections for 2012.
It was a year of progress for Cen-Tex South in 2012. The re-emergence of Westlake as a state powerhouse, and the addition of Lake Travis makes 15-5A one of the best. As voted on by the head coaches, here are your all-district first team selections for 2012!
With Westlake bowing out this past weekend, thus wraps 2012 for Cen-Tex South (15-5A). Who do we feel will take the starting reins on August 30, 2013?
WESTLAKE - Jordan Severt ('14)
LAKE TRAVIS - Dominic DeLira ('15)
BOWIE - Austin Eschenberg ('14)
DEL VALLE - Denzel Feaster ('15)
ANDERSON - Kirby Hill ('15)
AUSTIN HIGH - John Albert Mansour ('15)
AKINS - Ryan Medrano ('15)
As always, offseaon developments could change the landscape. This means only two programs (Westlake, Austin High) will begin '13 with the same starter as they had in '12. We'll be attending Spring camps in April/May, so stay tuned for details.
The future of 16-5A is bright with the amount of all-district second teamers returning in 2013. 17 of this year's honorees will be back next Fall, as we present the coaches selections for the best in 'Cen-Tex North'. View the First team selections, here.
While this year's 16-5A MVP is a junior, we have a senior dominated all-district first team for 2012. With just nine total first teamers returning in 2013, we will have 'changing of the guard' next season. As voted on by the district's head coaches, we present this year's top honorees in 'Cen-Tex North'. Find the 'Second Team Seletions', here.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Chip Killian, Hendrickson
DISTRICT MVP: Samaje Perine ('14) Hendrickson
OFFENSIVE MVP: Adrian Dilworth ('13) Pflugerville
DEFENSIVE MVP: Parker Hanusa ('13) Westwood
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Breylin Mitchell ('15) Round Rock
Our Westlake Chaps make the Austin-area more and more proud with each weekend. They now have a State Semi Finals date with the Cedar Hill Longhorns. What can our Chaparrals expect this Saturday at Waco ISD Stadium? We'll break down their opponent, here:
The Longhorns have scored at least 48 points in their past three games. The opponents have not been slouches. From State-favorite Denton Ryan 3 weeks ago, to Hewitt Midway last week, this Longhorn team is battle tested.
The Horns biggest loss was a 35-48 game vs. DeSoto during 7-5A play. Cedar Hill also fell to Mansfield in the regular season finale, totaling four losses in 2012.
Luckily, the Chaps are the State's hottest team. Here is what Damion Hobbs and his teammates have to deal with.
And then there were five. In what has been a marquee year for Austin-area high school football talent, we have several remaining local programs left alive in the playoff hunt. Here is where Fanstand will be this upcoming weekend (edited following Cedar Park's 32-7 win over SA Brennan)!