Whitehouse's Parker named All-Star game Offensive MVP

Whitehouse's Jake Parker was named Offensive MVP of Tuesday's Texas High School Coaches All-Star Football Game. Parker caught a TD pass in the North's 13-7 win at the Alamodome in San Antonio. (Phil Hicks | Tyler Morning Telegraph)

SAN ANTONIO — For the second straight year a Whitehouse High School wide receiver put on a show in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star football game.

And this time a Wildcat was the top performer as Jake Parker was named Offensive MVP of the 80th Annual game on Tuesday at the Alamodome.

"It is just an honor to play in this game and then to win this award is unbelievable," said Parker who helped the North to a 13-7 win. "I have to give credit to our coaches and our team here. My quarterbacks got me the ball, it was a great night."

Parker, who will continue his career under Danny Palmer at Tyler Junior College, grabbed three catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.

Last year, Wildcat Dylan Cantrell was in the running for MVP until Lufkin's Jabryce Taylor grabbed a late pass to garner the honor.

Cantrell, now at Texas Tech, was the first Whitehouse player to take part in the all-star game with Parker the second.

Parker thanked his WHS coaches, teammates and the Whitehouse fans for helping him during his four years at the Smith County school.

Judson Northwest linebacker Duke Kicinski, who has signed with West Texas A&M, was voted Defensive MVP. He had four tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Elkhart's Jeffrey Wilson had a good offensive game for the South.

Wilson, who will next play at the University of North Texas, had six catches for 86 yards (including a long of 40 yards) and four rushes for 11 yards.

"It was an honor to play in this game," Wilson said. "I lined up out wide some and I got some touches in the backfield. It was special to play in this game."

After a scoreless first quarter, Parker leaped high to bring in a 19-yard TD reception from Wellington QB Klark Ashmore, a UT San Antonio signee. The extra point by River Road's Matt Marrs gave the North a 7-0 lead with 1:49 on the clock.

The South tied the game up at 7-7 when Jakorious Williams gathered in a 2-yard pass from QB Darrell Cobert Jr. Aaron Kennedy's PAT tied the game with 26 seconds left in the third quarter.

The North took the lead for good when Mason Reed rushed for a 3-yard TD. Marrs' PAT was blocked and the score remained 13-7 with 11:08 to go.

For the South, Carthage QB Blake Bogenschultz, a UT San Antonio signee, was 3 of 10 for 61 yards.

Cameron Yoe linebacker Somari Wright, a TJC signee, led the South with 7 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss.

Malakoff running back Damontes Dowell, who has signed with Trinity Valley, had four rushes for minus 1 for the North. He had one catch for 6 yards. Malik Brown, of Dallas South Oak Cliff who has signed with Texas College, had two rushes for 33 yards for the North.

Tevin Muse, a TJC QB signee from Mansfield Timberview, was 3 of 6 for 64 yards.

NOTES: The 2015 and 2017 Coaching School is scheduled for Houston, while 2016 and 2018 are slated for San Antonio. … In Houston, the basketball game is likely to be played at Houston Baptist or Rice, while the football game will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium, home of the MLS' Houston Dynamo. … Through Tuesday, 12,517 coaches have registered for the convention.





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