Football: Heard named player of year in Class 4A

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BRYAN — Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard and San Antonio Brennan linebacker Grant Watanabe are the players of the year on the 63rd annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state team.

Heard was the offensive player of the year, leading Guyer to the Division I championship by passing for 2,136 yards with 22 touchdowns and rushing for another 2,161 yards with 27 TDs. The three-year starter signed with Texas this month after leading Guyer to its second straight state title.

Watanabe was the defensive player of the year. The Colorado signee had 129 tackles.

Guyer senior guard Hunter Krastin and Guyer senior defensive lineman Thomas Ferguson were first-team selections, while junior defensive lineman Derek Watson landed on the third team.

Krastin was a three-year starter who allowed only one sack in his time at Guyer. Ferguson tallied 100 tackles, 45 tackles for loss and nine sacks.

Guyer’s honorable mention recipients were junior defensive lineman Carl Thompson, sophomore linebacker Michael Carrillo and senior linebacker Demontrie Taylor, who signed with Colorado State.

TSWA 4A All-State Team

FIRST TEAM

Offense

Tackles - Austin Schlottmann, Brenham, 6-5, 285, Sr. and Connor Lanfear, Hays, 6-5, 267, Jr.

Center - Jacob Bragg, Nacogdoches, 6-4, 314, Sr.

Guards - Neal Bess, Richmond George Ranch, 6-3, 290, Sr. and Hunter Krastin, Guyer, 6-0, 245, Sr.

Tight end - Courtland Sutton, Brenham, 6-3, 200, Sr.

Receivers - Fonzale Davis, Dallas South Oak Cliff, 5-10, 180, Sr. and K.D. Cannon, Mount Pleasant, Sr.

Quarterback - Jerrod Heard, Guyer, Sr.

Running backs - Xavier Turner, Birdville, 5-10, 206, Sr.; Earnest Patterson, Brenham, 5-6, 150, Jr.; and (tie) Ronald Jones, McKinney North, 6-1, 180, Jr. and Austin Walter, Crosby,5-8, 180, Sr.

Fullback - Cory Williams, Port Lavaca Calhoun, 5-11, 220, Sr.

All-purpose back - Ryan Newsome, Aledo, 5-9, 170, Jr.

Place-kicker - Clayton Hatfield, Boerne Champion, 5-10, 160, Sr.

Defense

Linemen - Derick Roberson, San Antonio Brennan, 6-4, 230, Sr.; Thomas Ferguson, Guyer, 6-2, 230, Sr.; James Lockhart, Ennis, 6-3, 245, Jr.; Marvin Terry, Dallas South Oak Cliff, 6-2, 205, Soph.

Linebackers - Grant Watanabe, San Antonio Brennan, 5-11, 230, Sr.; Dylan Douglass, Canyon, 6-3, 235, Sr.; Jonathan Beck, Wolfforth Frenship, 5-11, 195, Sr.; and (tie) D'Vonta Hinton, Texas City, 5-11, 200, Jr.; Tyson Mauser, Aledo, 5-8, 170, Sr.

Secondary - Armani Watts, North Forney, 6-0, 190, Sr.; Jahshawn Johnson, Ennis, 5-10, 170, Sr.; Armanti Foreman, Texas City, 6-0, 180, Sr.; Desmond Lockett, Brenham, 5-9, 170, Sr.

Punter - Jorge Cavazos, Mission Veterans Memorial, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Kick returner - Ryan Newsome, Aledo, 5-9, 170, Jr.

Offensive player of the year – Heard, Guyer

Defensive player of the year – Watanabe, San Antonio Brennan

Coach of the Year - Tim Buchanan, Aledo

 

SECOND TEAM

Offense

Tackles - Will Windham, Schertz Clemens, 6-4, 310, Sr. and Ernie McQuade, Aledo, 6-2, 265, Sr.

Center – (tie) Caleb Buchanan, Aledo, 5-10, 210, Sr. and Landon Watkins, Sulphur Springs, 6-2, 250, Jr.

Guards - Austin Bryant, Cedar Park, 6-3, 280, Sr. and Devyn Jensen, Port Lavaca Calhoun, 6-4, 295, Sr.

Tight end - Jordan Feuerbacher, Humble Kingwood Park, 6-5, 240, Sr.

Receivers - Jake Parker, Whitehouse, 6-1, 165, Sr. and Garrett Gray, Marble Falls, 6-4, 205, Sr.

Quarterback - Patrick Mahomes, Whitehouse, 6-3, 210, Sr.

Running backs - D'Onta Foreman, Texas City, 6-2, 215, Sr.; Eli Peterson, San Angelo Lake View, 5-7, 165, Sr.; Willy Ivery, Sulphur Springs, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Fullback - Jarvis Harris, Houston North Forest, 6-1, 190, Sr.

All-purpose back - Kameron Kelly, Wylie, 6-2, 180, Sr.

Place-kicker - Will Sanders, Highland Park, 5-8, 160, Sr.

Defense

Linemen - Sheldon Bammert, CC Calallen, 6-2, 205, Sr.; Robert Trevino, Edcouch-Elsa, Sr.; Jacorey Whitaker, Nacogdoches, 5-10, 170. Sr.; and (tie) Kolin Hill, Schertz Clemens, 6-2, 220, Sr.; and Jalen Goss, Dallas South Oak Cliff, 6-0, 280, Jr.

Linebackers - Everett Williams, Mansfield Legacy, 6-2, 200, Sr.; D.J. Allen, San Antonio Brennan, 5-10, 210, Soph. ; Dakota Allen, Humble Summer Creek, 6-2, 227, Sr.; Merrick Martius, El Paso Chapin, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Secondary - Stepfawn Hughes, FW Dunbar, Sr.; Dylan Sumner-Gardner, West Mesquite, 6-1, 190, Sr.; Mitch Abramson, SA Alamo Heights, 5-9, 175, Jr.; Everick Austin, Houston Milby, 6-2, 185, Sr.

Punter - Zach Sinor, Medina Valley, 6-0, 195, Sr.

Kick returner - Tyler Taylor, Waco, 5-10, 170, Sr.

THIRD TEAM

Offense

Tackles - Chad Pursely, Mansfield Legacy, 6-4, 260, Sr. and Tony Richards, Highland Park, 6-6, 260, Sr.

Center – (tie) Matt Viera, CC Calallen, 5-10, 224, Sr.; Will Noble, Leander, Rouse, 6-4, 280, Jr.; and Cory Klingler, New Caney, 6-3, 290, Sr.

Guards - Bobby Limon, Port Lavaca Calhoun, 6-4, 308, Sr. and Tyler Preston, Georgetown, 6-2, 270, Sr.

Tight end - Chad Whitehead, Cedar Park, 6-3, 210, Sr.

Receivers – (tie) Jeremiah Rose, Port Neches-Groves, 6-1, 175, Sr.; Alex Wesley, Wylie, 5-10, 170, Sr.; and Kody Edwards, Mesquite Poteet, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Quarterback - Aston Walter, Crosby, 5-8, 185, Sr.

Running backs - Da’Trean Simmons, Elgin, 5-9, 175, Sr.; Orly Solis, Roma, Sr.; and Jordan Stevenson, Dallas South Oak Cliff, 5-10, 190, Jr.

Fullback - (tie) Kijana Amous, Mansfield Legacy, 5-11, 208, Sr. and Terence Williams, Ennis, 6-2, 225, Sr.

All-purpose back - Bill Estevenott, Cedar Park, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Place-kicker – (tie) Tre Honshtein, Georgetown East View, 6-1, 163, Jr. and Parker Shaunfield, Aledo, 5-10, 165, Sr.

Defense

Linemen - Mike Epley, Leander, 6-4, 240, Sr.; Zach Hyles, Aledo, 5-11,210, Sr.; Andrew Clyde, Highland Park, 6-3 ,240, Sr.; and (tie) Tanner Truitt, Wolfforth Frenship, 6-2, 235, Sr.; Derek Watson, Guyer, Jr.; Xavier Jones, Magnolia West, 6-3, 220, Sr.

Linebackers - Ke'ldre Flowers, Ennis, 5-10, 180, Jr.; Thomas Hutchings, Cedar Park, Jr.; Jace Lacaille, Georgetown, 5-10, 230, Sr.; and (tie) Kade Young, CC Calallen, 6-0, 225, Sr.; Erik Yeager, Brenham, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Secondary - Peyton Elliott, Wolfforth Frenship, 5-10, 170, Jr.; Will Wyatt, Wolfforth Frenship, 5-11, 175, Sr.; Zachary Miller, Houston Stratford, 6-1, 170, Sr.; O.J. Clark, Wichita Falls, 5-7, 145, Jr.

Punter - Derek Scheible, CC Calallen, 6-2, 178, Sr.

Kick returner - Connor Lowrance, Calallen, 5-10, 155, Sr.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

 

Carl Thompson, Guyer, DL, Jr.; Michael Carrillo, Guyer, LB, Soph.; Demontrie Taylor, Guyer, LB, Sr.;


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