by Fanstand Staff/J. Daniel,posted Dec 24 2012 12:27AM
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)
Mason Ramirez roundrock had over 100 he's a sophmore DB started
No Offensive Linemen?
Ramirez note, added
RR, thanks for the Ramirez note! Could never track down defensive stats for Dragons. Makes he and Del Valle's Khalid Taylor as the only sophomores to rack up triple digit tackles from the Austin-area.
Oline, area note
Oline, this year was a different season. While 17-4A's all district list won't be voted on until January 10th...on record, only one OL was named 1st or 2nd team all-district by the coaches. Del Valle's Anthony Herrera.
Will Noble, sophomore Center, from Rouse (#72 pictured above with teammates Alger & McCrary). Played every down of offense in regular season and most of five playoff games.
WILL NOBLES- ROUSE?!
thank you center
2 highlights of special team tackles in post season by Nobles caused a little confusion. updated! :)
Little De La Cruz
Linebacker Nikko De La Cruz from Hendrickson. Dude stepped on the scene after injuries, then never stepped back off. He'll be the only returning starter in the linebacking core, and after his huge impact this season he will only get better.
Nikko deserves the add!
Above, you are absolutely right. He has a couple of picks, too. Great v. pass and run. Added.
Gabriel Hernandez started every game this season over seniors and all and while watching film coaches never had much to complain about his performances and will be a power house next year can't wait for the green bowl
love the comment on Gabriel. its tough when o-linemen are putting up stats to garner recognition - but talking with Coach Mac, he was very complimentary. He's very happy to have him back next year. added.
Tawanda malunga didnt even play that much ,good though, DeAndre Conner played more