2017 All-Central Texas football: second-team honorees


2017 ALL-CENTRAL TEXAS FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB: Matthew Baldwin, sr., Lake Travis

Now enrolled at Ohio State, Baldwin helped the Cavaliers reach the Class 6A, Division I title game, passing for 3,842 yards and 44 TDs.

RB: Simi Bakare, sr., Cedar Ridge

A Missouri signee, Bakare rolled to 1,981 yards and 29 touchdowns to help the Raiders to a berth in the 6A, Division I state semifinals.

RB: Kyle Harrison, jr., Liberty Hill

An all-district pick in 13-4A, Division I, Harrison rushed for 2,702 yards and 38 touchdowns, averaging nine yards a carry.

WR: Jaylen Ellis, jr., Cedar Ridge

A three-year starter for the Raiders, Ellis caught 56 passes for 1,248 yards and 22 TDs while averaging 23.3 yards a catch.

WR: Caleb Forrest, jr., Hutto

A big-play specialist, Forrest caught 68 passes for 1,212 yards and 14 TDs, averaging 17.8 yards a catch.

WR: Caleb Stoever, sr. Wimberley

The MVP of 13-4A, Division II, Stoever caught 78 passes for 1,314 yards and 15 TDs for a Texans team that was 13-2.

OL: Zane Haas, jr., Georgetown

On a team that averaged 450 yards a game, Haas graded out at 92 percent and had 48 pancake blocks.

OL: Ayden Sharp, jr., Rouse

A first-team all-District 19-5A selection, Sharp graded out at 93.6 percent, did not give up a sack and had 29 knockdowns.

OL: Juan Quezada, jr., Austin High

A first-team all-District 25-5A pick, Quezada graded out at 92 percent and allowed just two sacks for a team that passed 275 times.

OL: Alex El Sariakoussy, sr., Dripping Springs

Chosen as the 25-6A offensive lineman of the year, El Sariakoussy was a force for an offense that averaged 41.6 ppg.

OL: Justin Alvarez, sr., San Marcos

A unanimous all-District 14-6A pick, Alvarez was the top blocker for offense that averaged 39 points and 411 yards.

UT: Prudencio Calderon, sr., San Marcos

Calderon averaged 147.5 yards rushing per game, 108.7 yards passing and accounted for 39 TDs.

K: Cameron Dicker, sr., Lake Travis

A Texas Longhorns signee, Dicker converted 12 of his 16 field-goal attempts, with a long of 53 yards, and he also made 68 of 70 extra-point attempts.

DEFENSE

DL: Ochaun Mathis, sr., Manor

The co-defensive MVP of 14-6A, the TCU-bound Mathis totaled 75 tackles, 16 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

DL: Curley Young, jr., Hendrickson

An all-district pick in 13-6A, Young had 102 tackles — including 11 for losses and five sacks — and blocked two punts.

DL: Scale Igiehon, sr., Del Valle

Bound for Boise State, the 327-pound Igiehon, a nose guard, recorded 43 tackles, 13 for losses, and three sacks in just eight games.

LB: Clifton Styles, jr., Hendrickson

A unanimous all-District 13-6A pick, Styles led the Hawks with 125 tackles, including four sacks, and forced two fumbles.

LB: Rashon Sheppard, sr., Connally

An all-district choice in 19-5A, Sheppard finished with 91 tackles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt returned for a TD.

LB: Brandon Hawkins, sr., Georgetown

Another all-district honoree in 19-5A, Hawkins contributed 125 tackles — including 16 for losses and four sacks — and forced two fumbles.

LB: Alex Hensley, sr., Leander

An all-District 25-6A pick, Hensley recorded 105 tackles, including four sacks, and returned a fumble for a touchdown.

DB: Joe Sandifer, sr., Thrall

A Class 2A all-state selection, Sandifer piled up 118 tackles, recovered five fumbles and broke up eight passes.

DB: Will Loewen, sr., McCallum

An all-District 25-5A pick, Loewen recorded 114 tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble for the Knights.

DB: Dax Dalton, sr., Rouse

An all-district honoree in 19-5A, Dalton made 69 tackles, intercepted two passes and broke up 10 others.

DB: Jon Roth, sr., Vandegrift

An all-District 25-6A choice, Roth had 69 tackles, forced a fumble, recovered another one and broke up 10 passes.

P: Gabe Lozano, jr., Westlake

Lozano had 28 punts for an average of 44 yards, with his longest being a 52-yarder, and he dropped nine kicks inside the 20.

— Rick Cantu



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