Four players who helped Caddo Mills go 8-3 and reach the Class 4A state football playoffs have earned recognition on the Associated Press Sports Editors All-State Football Team.
Senior defensive back Rian Sandoval made the first-team defense. Sandoval was in on 50 tackles, broke up 10 passes and intercepted seven passes for the Foxes, who finished second in District 5-4A-II to Sunnyvale.
Caddo Mills junior quarterback Tyler Townley made the honorable mention list on offense. Townley passed for 2,448 yards and 24 touchdowns during the regular season, completing 148 of 220 attempts. He also ran for 733 yards and 14 TDs on 94 carries.
Junior wide receiver Gavyn Beane made the honorable mention list on offense. Beane caught 45 passes for 722 yards and nine TDs.
Senior linebacker Reese Payne made the honorable mention list on defense. Payne rang up 111 tackles, with eight tackles for losses. He forced three fumbles and recovered one fumble. Payne also earned all-state honors in 2018.
The 2019 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 4A all-state high school football team, released Tuesday. Voting based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.
— COLE BOOKER, Geronimo Navarro, Jr. — 121 pancake/knockdown blocks, 96% grade for offense that averaged 392.5 rushing ypg
— GARRETT HAYES, Athens, Sr. — 97 pancakes, 14 cut blocks, no sacks allowed, 93% grade
— JAYDEN KITCHENS, Midland Greenwood, Sr. — 55 pancakes, 75 knockdowns
— JOHN LONG, Lampasas, Jr. — 131 knockdowns, no penalties
— CAMERON SOTO, Sr., Pampa — 96% grade, 48 pancakes, 2 sacks allowed
— LAYTON HARRIS, Decatur, Sr. — 70-1,411 yards, 17 TDs
— COLE KIRKPATRICK, Argyle, Jr. — 41-1,061, 18 TDs
— ACE WHITEHEAD, Lampasas, Jr. — 165-235-2,625, 35 TDs, 3 INTs; 442 yards rushing, 13 TDs
— TREY CROSS, Midland Greenwood, Jr. — 156-1,975, 23 TDs
— JERMIAH DOBBINS, Lubbock Estacado, Sr. — 2,071 rushing yds, 18 TDs
— COLBY SAMPSON, Alvarado, Sr. — 2,120 rushing yards, 23 TDs
— JAKE PECINA, Sunnyvale, So. — 54-57 PATs, 4-5 FGs, long of 50
Offensive Player of the Year: Ace Whitehead, Lampasas
— PAPA BLUITT, Lubbock Estacado, Sr. — 58 tackles, 9 sacks
— LANDON JACKSON, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, Jr. — 78 tackles, 24 TFL, 14 sacks, 7 FF, 3 FR, 5 PBUs
— BRAIDEN REXROAT, Argyle, Sr. — 73 tackles, 16 TFLs, 3 FF, 2 FR, 5 sacks, INT return for TD
— GUILLERMO VARGAS, La Feria, Sr. — 102 tackles, 41 TFL, 13 sacks, 2 FR
— SEDERICK COLBERT, Lubbock Estacado, Sr. — 106 tackles, 32 TFL, 5 sacks
— CADEN HAYES, Melissa, Sr. — 180 tackles, 39 TFLs. 5 FR, 12 sacks
— DEVIN STERLING, Sunnyvale, Sr. — 113 tackles, 18 TFLs, 4 sacks, 1 INT
— JD COFFEY, Kennedale, Jr. — 82 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 INTs, 6 PBUs, 4 TD returns, 2 sacks
— JACKSON JENNINGS, Aubrey, Jr. — 141 tackles, 6 TFLs, 3 INTs, 3 FF, 3 FR, 5 PBUs
— RIAN SANDOVAL, Caddo Mills, Sr. — 50 tackles, 7 INTs, 10 PBUs, 1 TFL
— CEDRIC WEBB, Dallas Roosevelt, Sr. — 20 tackles, 10 PBUs, 7 INTs, INT return for TD
— TRACE MORRISON, Stephenville, Jr. — 41.2 avg, long of 60; 8 inside 20
Defensive Player of the Year: Caden Hayes, Melissa.
— Sam Bartis, Sunnyvale, Sr.; Cruz Estrada, Rockport-Fulton, Sr.; Tee Kellum, Carthage, Jr.; Jesus Lopez, Andrews, Sr.; Tyson Thompson, Midland Greenwood, Sr.
— Dalton Hobbs, Pleasanton, Sr.; Jack McKay, Canyon, Jr.
— Bo Hogeboom, Argyle, Sr.
— Zachary Carrera, Hidalgo, Jr.; Ashton Stredick, Needville, Sr.; Jay’Veon Sunday, Waco Connally, Sr.
— Victor Pablo, Ferris, Soph.
— Chris Murray, WF Hirschi, Jr.; Austin Stidham, Stephenville, Sr.; DeTraveon Thompson, Waco La Vega, Sr.; Coltin Whitaker, La Grange, Sr.
— Lorenz Handy, Wilmer-Hutchins, Sr.; Rayvon Ingram, Carthage, Sr.; Antonio Phifer, Dallas Roosevelt, Sr.
— Joerell Davis, Wharton, Sr.; Christopher Feagins, Gainesville, Jr.; Draike Sparks, Gainesville, Sr.; Dorian Windley, Carrollton Ranchview, Sr.
Punter: Dago Esquivel, Seminole, Sr.
HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
LINEMEN: Devon Earls, El Campo; Gavien Gabehart, Dumas; Seth Hakanson, Decatur; Davion Haynes, Lake Worth; Saul Hernandez, Hidalgo; Micah Hiter, Argyle; Hayden Hopkins, Pecos; Blake Olivares, Gilmer; Kyle Perales, Hidalgo; Cole Riha, El Campo; Ryder Roberts, Iowa Park; Johnny Taylor, WF Hirschi; Kendale Thomas, Tyler Chapel Hill; Jaxon Washington, Seminole; Bryson Zufelt, Melissa.
RECEIVERS/ENDS: Gavyn Beane, Caddo Mills; Kelvontay Dixon, Carthage; Brenen Hawkins, Godley; Joey Hill, Pampa; James Jones, Wharton; Markeese Lawrence, Andrews; Ty Moore, Lorena; Billy Myers, Crandall; Brody Ray, Midland Greenwood; Jay Rockwell, Longview Spring Hill.
QUARTERBACKS: Tucker Bridwell, Pampa; Roman Fuller, Decatur; Trent Green, Iowa Park; Ben Harmon, Texarkana Pleasant Grove; Kai Horton, Carthage; Landry Kinne, Waco La Vega; Brett Leach, Andrews; Ethan McBrayer, Godley; Tyler Townley, Caddo Mills.
RUNNING BACKS: Johntre Davis, El Campo; Euler DeLeon, Geronimo Navarro; Bruce Garrett, Texarkana Pleasant Grove; Armando Granado, Pecos; Keomodre Horace, Center; Tyson Neighbors, Nevada Community; Logan Point, Celina; Gunner Ragsdale, Decatur; AJ San Miguel, Huffman Hargrave; Nathan Sims, Athens.
KICKERS: Aiden Birr, Kennedale; Erick Hernandez, Pampa; Anthony Mejia, Texarkana Pleasant Grove.
HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
LINEMEN: Christian Avilez, Fredericksburg; Jantzen Baker, Midland Greenwood; Dalton Bills, Bellville; Deundre Blanton, Kilgore; Dontavian Bluntson, El Campo; Marcus Burris, Texarkana Pleasant Grove; Brett Butler, Geronimo Navarro; Kaden Collins, Andrews; Calob Davis, Crandall; Chris Delatorre, Dumas; Kobe Giles, Cuero; Casey Irons, Gilmer; Martin Klassen, Seminole; Jesus Lopez, Andrews; Connor McDonald, Midland Greenwood; Garrett Mroz, Boerne; Quinton Owens, Carthage; Torii Pullen, Waco Connally; Vencent Rockwell, Longview Spring Hill; Andrew Rodriguez, La Feria; T.J. Shackelford, Alvarado; Landon Stevenson, Godley.
LINEBACKERS: Jackson Allen, Sinton; Bo Christie, Canyon; Kyle Cook, Pampa; Chris Darnold, Rockport-Fulton; Dallan Dill, Dumas; Bryce Ford, Snyder; Rowdee Gregory, Brownwood; Michael Gutierrez, Midland Greenwood; Seth Hakanson, Decatur; DeMarrquese Hayes, Waco La Vega; LaTravius Johnson, Waco La Vega; Adrian Lacy, Tyler Chapel Hill; Joey Ortega, Rio Hondo; Reese Payne, Caddo Mills; Alex Rodriguez, Alvarado; Dylan Stokes, Seminole; Braden Waters, Kennedale; Lion Williamson, Gonzales.
DEFENSIVE BACKS: Elzie Barnett Jr., Wilmer-Hutchins; Korie Black, Waco Connally; Gabriel Carranco, Beeville; Marcus Edwards, Bay City; Melvin Howard, Sinton; Xsavior Martinez, Devine; KeKe Murray, Lubbock Estacado; Rogelio Rivas, Sinton; Charles Shorter, El Campo; Zach Strong, Brownwood; Caleb Suggs, Dumas; Cole Whitlock, Carthage; Mark Wozniak, Geronimo Navarro.