John Tyler's Bryson Smith named District 11-6A MVP

John Tyler's Bryson Smith takes the snap deep in the Rangers end of the field during the Area Round of the playoffs against Dallas Jesuit, at Mesquite's Memorial Stadium, Saturday afternoon. (Lang White / Correspondent)

John Tyler senior quarterback Bryson Smith threw for 3,277 yards and ran for 1,653 yards totaling 55 touchdowns to be named the District 11-6A Most Valuable Player.

Smith made it two MVP awards in a row after earning the honor last year in District 16-5A. He guided the Lions (11-2) to a share of the 11-6A title with Longview.

Senior linebacker Shaundrick Williams, Smith's fellow captain for John Tyler, was named Defensive Player of the Year after racking up 110 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Robert E. Lee running back Ladarius Wickware was named Offensive Newcomer of the Year. The sophomore amassed 1,404 yards and 14 touchdowns rushing, averaging 8.0 yards per carry.

John Tyler's Ricklan Holmes was named Coach of the Year.

Rockwall senior receiver Sam Crawford earned Offensive Player of the Year honors, Rockwall sophomore safety Anfernee Orji was named Defensive Newcomer of the Year and senior kick returners Reggie Roberson of Mesquite Horn and Chance Fisher of Mesquite shared Special Teams Player of the Year honors.

John Tyler had 18 players named either a superlative or to the first or second team, with eight more named honorable mention. Robert E. Lee had 12 players named first or second team, with 10 more named honorable mention.

First-team selections for the Lions were: running back Cameron Grant, receiver Damion Miller, receiver Michael Givens-Washington, center Dau'Quawn Montgomery, defensive end Dekalen Goodson, inside linebacker Martrevious Allison and corner Javontavius Mosley.

First-team selections for the Red Raiders were: quarterback Chance Amie, offensive lineman Davone Morgan, offensive lineman Jordan Jones, defensive lineman Campbell Miller, defensive lineman Nathan Niedrauer, outside linebacker Rhett Parker and safety Makyle Sanders.

Second-team selections for John Tyler were: receiver Devlen Woods, offensive lineman Samuel Meneses, offensive lineman Ja'Braylen Yarber, kicker Devan Salazar, defensive lineman Howard Hawkins, defensive lineman Gregorio Guerrero, outside linebacker Kiante Stoker, outside linebacker Dewayne Jones and corner Kieran Freeman.

Second-team selections for Lee were: receiver Isaiah Davison, offensive lineman Marcus Shirley, offensive lineman Santos Perez, defensive lineman Parker Musselwhite and safety Triston Wesley.

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2016 All-District 11-6A Football Team

Most Valuable Player - Bryson Smith, Sr. QB, John Tyler

Offensive Player of the Year - Sam Crawford, Sr. WR, Rockwall

Defensive Player of the Year - Shaundrick Williams, Sr. LB, John Tyler

Offensive Newcomer of the Year - Ladarius Wickware, Soph. RB, Robert E. Lee

Defensive Newcomer of the Year - Anfernee Orji, Soph. S, Rockwall

Special Teams Players of the Year - Reggie Roberson, Sr. KR, Mesquite Horn; Chance Fisher, Sr. KR, Mesquite

Coach of the Year - Ricklan Holmes, John Tyler

 

First Team

Offense

Quarterback - Jaquez Gooch, Sr., North Mesquite; Chance Amie, Jr., Lee; Chris Robison, Sr., Horn

Running Back - A.J. Blacknall, Sr., Rockwall; Cameron Grant, Soph., John Tyler; Kendrevian White, Sr., Longview; Dreshawn Minnie, Sr., North Mesquite; Chance Fisher, Sr. Horn

Fullback - Reid Rakow, Sr., Rockwall; Grant Buckholt, Sr., Rockwall-Heath

Tight End - Cooper Luff, Jr., Heath; Jaylin Brown, Jr., Longview

WideReceiver - Reggie Roberson, Sr., Horn; Ja'Marzeyea Arvie, Jr., North Mesquite; Zavyar Swain, Sr., North Mesquite; Cameron Crayton, Jr., Rockwall; Damion Miller, Sr., John Tyler; Michael Givens-Washington, Jr., John Tyler

Offensive Line - Donik Smajli, Sr., Rockwall; Kevin Smith, Jr., Rockwall; Michael Denson, Jr., Heath; Hayden Fichtel, Jr. Heath; Dau'Quawn Montgomery, Sr., John Tyler; Kendall Starling, Sr., Longview; Cameron Quinney, Sr., Longview; Davone Morgan, Sr., Lee; Jordan Jones, Sr., Lee; Ryan Miller, Sr. Horn; Errin Davis, Jr., North Mesquite

Kicker - Chris Kessler, Jr., Longview; Cole Talley, Jr., Rockwall

 

Defense

Defensive Lineman - Campbell Miller, Sr., Lee; Nathan Niedrauer, Jr., Lee; Davione White, Sr., Horn; Kenneth Whitfield, Sr., North Mesquite; Korrey Barron, Jr., Rockwall; Josh Jackson, Jr., Heath; Dekalen Goodson, Jr., John Tyler

Inside Linebacker - Ronald Reffell, Sr., Horn; Dillon Owens, Sr., North Mesquite; Desmon Williams, Jr., Heath; Martrevious Allison, Jr., John Tyler

Outside Linebacker - Blake Garrett, Sr., Rockwall; Mojo Ntchobo, Sr., Heath; Rhett Parker, Jr., Lee; Roman Pargas, Sr., Horn

Cornerback - Tanner McCalister, Jr., Heath; Javontavius Mosley, Sr., John Tyler; Oric Walker, Jr., Horn; Davion Thompson, Sr., North Mesquite; Triston Anderson, Jr., Rockwall

Safety - Travion Webster, Sr., Longview; Makyle Sanders, Sr., Lee; Bee Jay Williamson, Jr., Horn; Trevon Crockett, Sr., North Mesquite; Tyrus Fort, Jr., Heath

Punter - Eddie Sanchez, Sr., Mesquite; Matt Jones, Sr., Rockwall

 

Second Team

Offense

Quarterback - Matt Jones, Sr., Rockwall

Running Back - J'Corian Jimmerson, Sr., Heath; D'Crayvan Polk, Sr., Longview; Cornell Caldwell, Jr., Horn; Jawaun Clark, Soph., North Mesquite

Fullback - Trajan Bush, Sr., Longview

Wide Receiver - Carlos Aguilar, Jr., Horn; Devlen Woods, Soph., John Tyler; Isaiah Davison, Sr., Lee; Breon Emerson, Sr., Horn

Offensive Line - Hunter Jistel, Sr., Rockwall; Luke Cannon, Sr., Heath; Samuel Meneses, Jr., John Tyler; Ja'Braylen Yarber, Soph., John Tyler; Levondrick George, Sr., Longview; Billy Taylor, Sr., Longview; Marcus Shirley, Sr., Lee; Santos Perez, Sr., Lee; Natanal Medina, Sr., Horn; Paul Flores, Sr., North Mesquite; Marqious Doolittle, Sr., Mesquite

Kicker - Devan Salazar, Sr., John Tyler; Eddie Sanchez, Sr., Mesquite

 

Defense

Defensive Line - Parker Musselwhite, Sr., Lee; Kenton Dace, Sr., Horn; Byron Turner, Jr., North Mesquite; Alston Orji, Jr., Rockwall; David Roland, Sr., Rockwall; Parker Phillips, Sr., Heath; Gregorio Guerrero, Jr., John Tyler; Howard Hawkins, Sr., John Tyler; Ke'Andre Mauldin, Jr., Longview

Inside Linebacker - Robert Presley, Sr., Mesquite; Blake Barron, Jr., Rockwall; Kobe Davis, Sr., Longview; Chika Nwabuko, Sr., Horn

Outside Linebacker - Jackson Salley, Jr., Heath; Kiate Stoker, Jr., John Tyler; Dewayne Jones, Jr., John Tyler; Anthony Bolton, Jr., North Mesquite; Michael Richmond, Jr., Horn

Cornerback - Kieran Freeman, Sr., John Tyler; Roshodrick Harmon, Jr., Longview; Ke'undre Wilson, Sr., Longview; Brodrick Calhoun, Jr., Horn; Keyvien Johnson, Jr., North Mesquite; Kendell Jimerson, Jr., Heath

Safety - Jephaniah Lister, Soph., Longview; Triston Wesley, Sr., Lee; Kadarryus Hartfield, Jr., Mesquite; Abbas Bell, Jr., Rockwall

Punter - Chris Robison, Sr., Horn; Grant Buckholt, Sr., Heath

 

Honorable Mention

North Mesquite - Donte Howell, Sr. WR; Azaveshe Daniyan, Jr. WR. Mesquite - Brendan Cherry, Jr. OL; De'veyon Smith, Jr. DL. Rockwall-Heath - Jordan Kempt, Jr. WR; Payton Diffee, Sr. OL; Christian Elbert, Sr. LB; Robert Durvnam, Jr. DL; Reeves Salley, Sr. S; Deandrea Walker, Jr. S. Rockwall - Allison Strenge, Sr. RB; Cole Talley, Jr. WR; Justin Childers, Jr. OL; Tyler Saathoff, Sr. OL; Jacob Rather, Jr. LB; Devin Flournoy, Sr. CB. Longview - Gaylon Wiley, Sr. QB; Jessie Anderson, Soph. FB; Eric Timberlake, Jr. WR; Jadarrion Blakemore, Jr. DL; D'Marjai Dearion, Jr. DL. Mesquite Horn - Katrell Blakely, WR; Junius King, DL; Placido Issac, WR; Cameron Schmitz, LB; Terance Miller, DB. Robert E. Lee - Lanthony Simmons, Jr. LB; Matt Taylor, Jr. DB; Noewl Gayle, Sr. OL; Jordan Printers, Soph. RB; David Antunez, Jr. LB; Royland Black, Sr. LB; Javier Orellona, Sr. P; Leonel Coreas, Jr. K; Davion Thompson, Jr. DB; Beau Limmer, Soph. TE. John Tyler - Da'Qualyon Kennedy, Sr. DB; Kelton McGee, Sr. LB; Tabias Marshall, Jr. DE; Tyus Grayson, Jr. DB; Kaylon Douglas, Jr. DL; Trejon Blake, Jr. OL; Chance Billingtoin, Soph. OL; Ke'Andre Street, Soph. WR.

 

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