Shallowater junior running back Jarek Black was named to the first-team Texas Associated Press Sports Editors All-State Class 3A Football Team on Wednesday.
Despite missing two games with a broken left hand, Black rushed for 2,121 yards and 27 touchdowns during the regular season, leading the Mustangs to an undefeated District 2-3A championship and an appearance in the second round of the playoffs.
No South Plains athletes made the second team, but several earned honorable mention: Offensive lineman Hayden Cobb of Shallowater; offensive lineman Ryan Salinas, receiver/defensive back T.C. Courtney, linebacker Jesse Gomez and defensive back Roderick Hall of Estacado; and receiver Ryan Moseley and running back Stanton Keane of Cooper.
Quarterback Kadarius Baker of Navasota was named the Offensive Player of the Year while lineman Cole Hunt of El Camp was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
TEXAS ASSOCIATED PRESS SPORTS EDITORS
CLASS 3A ALL-STATE
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kadarius Baker, Navasota
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Cole Hunt, El Campo
Bryan Manley, Stephenville, Sr. — Team avg. 417.8 yards, 40.7 ppg; 99 percent grade, 31 pancakes, no sacks allowed
Trey Martin, El Campo, Sr. — 64 pancakes, allowed 0 sacks, top blocker on team that averaged 420 ypg and 40 points
Jake Raulerson, Celina, Sr. — 93 percent grade, 26 pancakes, 23 downfield blocks, only 1 sack all year;
Ralph Rubalcaba, Raymondville, Sr. — 150 pancakes, 95% grade per game, 0 sacks allowed
Brian Thlang, Palestine, Jr. — Graded 95 percent for offense that ran for 2,700 yards, averaged 6.8 per carry
Austin Collins, Navasota, Sr. — 55-1,109 receiving, 16 TDs, 114 total points
Solomon Mcginty, Navasota, Sr. — 62-1,218 receiving, 16 TDs; 104 total points scored
Kadarius Baker, Navasota, Sr. — 161 completions, 2,946 passing yds, 37 TDs; 2 rushing TDs; 4 Int
Jarek Black, Shallowater, Sr. — 193-2,121 rushing, 27 TDs
Jordan Fraga, Devine, Sr. — 2,540 yards rushing, 33 TDs; 112 yards receiving, 2 TDs
Cecil Johnson, Gonzales, Sr. — 2,016 rushing yards, 25 TDs in 9 games
Sebastien Corrales, Gatesville, Sr. — 8-9 FGs, 47-50 PATs, made kicks 47, 42 (twice) and 44
Bo Brady, Henderson, Sr. — 60 tackles, 44 solo, 12.5 sacks, 24.5 TFL, 5 FF, 1 FR
Cole Hunt, El Campo, Sr. — 82 tackles, 15 sacks, 5 knockdowns.
Chase Varnado, Stephenville, Sr. — 81 tackles, 30 TFL, 9 sacks, 7 PBU, 2 FF, 1 INT, 1 blocked punt that went for touchdown
Jordan Wells, Navasota, Jr. — 103 total tackles, 57 solo tackles, 40 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 4 caused fumbles
K.J. Cumby, Athens, Jr. — 124 tackles, 23 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 Int., 3 FF, 4 QBP
JT Miller, Gonzales, Jr. — 142 total tackles, 18 TFLs
Brett Prihoda, El Campo, Sr. — 143 tackles, 8 sacks, 18 tackles for loss
Ivory Brown, Palestine, Sr. — 68 tackles, 6 INTs (2 ret. for TD), 6 pass breakups
Austin Collins, Navasota, Sr. — 43 total tackles, 25 solo tackles, 7 TFL, 5 INTs, 2 INT returns for TDs, 1 FF, 8 pass break ups
Travis White, Krum, Sr. — 96 tackles, 8 INTs, 2 forced fumbles, fumble recovery, 2 TDs
Connor Wilson, Argyle, Jr. — 113 tackles, 4 breakups, 1 forced fumble, 4 fumble recoveries, 8 INTs, 2 INT returns for TDs
Kam Williams, Midland Greenwood, Sr. — 44 yard avg, long of 72, 5 punts inside 20
Linemen: Brian Bormann, Geronimo Navarro, Sr.; Kevin Hobbs, Brownwood, Sr.; Max Jones, Stephenville, Jr.; Tyler Jorden, Bellville, Sr.; Zach Monreal, Devine, Sr.; Riley Olson, Abilene Wylie, Sr.
Receivers: Matthew Barnes, Groesbeck, Sr.; Justin Weatherley, Glen Rose, Sr.
Quarterback: Preston Townley, Huffman Hargrave, Sr.
Running backs: K.J. Garrett, Center, Sr.; Chance Kelley, Paris North Lamar, Sr.; Arthur Lockett, Houston Yates, Sr.
Kicker: Michael Martinez, Navasota, Soph.
Linemen: Oscotty Castro, Dalhart, Sr.; Isaiah Golden, Carthage, Sr.; Julio Maldonado, Rio Hondo, Sr.; Leo Sanchez, Melissa, Sr.
Linebackers: Jaylyin Minor, Navasota, Sr.; Dustin Savensky, Navasota, Sr.; Jackson Scharf, Monahans, Sr.; Josh Walker, Gilmer, Jr.
Secondary: Preston Brown, Stephenville, Sr.; Jay Leal, Geronimo Navarro, Jr.; Zack Lopez, Gonzales, Sr.; Jerrod Mahan, Graham, Sr.
Punter: Cooper Howely, Brownwood, Sr.
Linemen: Trevor Barton, Gatesville; Mark Benavides, Port Isabel; Joe Brandenburg, Monahans; Ricky Clark, Burkburnett; Hayden Cobb, Shallowater; Jordan Deagen, Argyle; Brady English, Gilmer; Tyler Fore, Graham; Tanner Fought, Argyle; Caleb Harvey, Cuero; Willie Hights, Yoakum; DeAndre Key, Abilene Wylie; Billy Morgan, Krum; Jacob Mizell, Coldspring-Oakhurst; Chris Nunez, Big Spring; Ryan Salinas, Lubbock Estacado; Joseph Stieferman, Quinlan Ford; Devin Torres, Vernon; Clay Wiley, Kilgore; Robert Young, Bellville.
Receivers: Haden Bryant, Bullard; T.C. Courtney, Lubbock Estacado; Conner Eiland, Canton; Tee Goree, Carthage; Brice Gunter, Stephenville; Ryan Moseley, Lubbock Cooper; Keith Ratley, Yoakum; Ian Sadler, Argyle; Tre Smith, Wills Point; Ben Thiel, Celina.
Quarterbacks: Ben Davis, Graham; Quinten Dormady, Boerne; Tyler Jones, Stephenville; Patrick Reed, Silsbee; Kam Williams, Midland Greenwood.
Running Backs: Chaston Bennett, Rusk; Malik Berry, Anna; Adam Berryman, Gainesville; Floyd Bess, West Columbia; Cody Burtscher, Glen Rose; Stanton Keane, Lubbock Cooper; Zane Conlin, Geronimo Navarro; Reed Flores, Krum; Garrett Martin, Abilene Wylie; Nick Ralston, Argyle; Taylor Sikorsky, Quinlan Ford; Juwan Washington, Kennedale; Corion Webster, Atlanta; Andre Welch, Fairfield.
Kicker: Cole Hedlund, Argyle.
Linemen: Seth Adams, Silsbee; Tivo Armendariz, Monahans; Jake Bauer, Navasota; Jerquis Beasley, West Orange-Stark; Tadeo Canon-Masjoan, Sweetwater; Kamm Coker, Bellville; Ty Cook, Crandall; Guillermo Esparza, Andrews; Xavier Fluellen, Gilmer; Jacques Guillot, Port Isabel; Mack Monson, Brownwood; Sid Moore, Van; Jonah Noah, Stephenville; Miguel Ramirez, Port Isabel; Dequone Shaw, Dallas Roosevelt; Walter Sheridan, Palestine.
Linebackers: Jamal Black, Paris; Santos Carrizales, Rio Hondo; Ty Cook, Crandall; A.J. Davis, Kilgore; Logan Day, Midland Greenwood; Ramon Frazier, Wharton; Jesse Gomez, Lubbock Estacado; Zack Holliday, Bullard; Jamal Kind, Henderson; Ryan Linebaugh, Sweetwater; Joe Lynch, West Orange-Stark; Jerrod Mahan, Graham; Alden Mann, Wimberley; Esteven Montelongo, Port Isabel; Josh Raulerson, Celina; Brickey Reed, Paris; Henry Rivas, Brownwood; Sam Sizelove, Argyle; Broderick Thomas, West Columbia; Brett Wade, Kennedale; Chris White, Gainesville; Daniel Woodson, West Orange-Stark.
Secondary: Jadon Boatright, Liberty Hill; Rhett Brooks, Llano; Braylin Brown, Celina; Mookie Carlile, Stephenville; J’Korrie Centers, Henderson; Joseph Clark, Tyler Chapel Hill; Benny Colbert, Kilgore; T.C. Courtney, Lubbock Estacado; Xavier Creeks, Navasota; Hunter Dorman, Somerset; Mason Fraley, Midland Greenwood; Niko Garza, Ferris; Davion Hall, Texarkana Liberty-Eylau; Roderick Hall, Lubbock Estacado; Jesse Hudson, Emory Rains; Willis Johnson, West Columbia; Jesse Montgomery, Dallas Madison; Johnny Shaw, Center; Nick Stiger, Atlanta; Quentin Tezeno, West Orange-Stark; Brandon Urquizo, Vernon; Cal Wood, Bellville.
Punters: Tanner Barr, Gilmer; Hunter Darst, Crandall; Ian Sadler, Argyle; Dakota Smith, Paris.