Grace players highlight all-district team

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:10 - Written by ETFinalScore.com Staff

Grace Community won a district title for the first time in school history and was rewarded with seven first-team all-district players, including the top newcomer.

Cougars sophomore Kade Clayton, a linebacker and running back, was named Newcomer of the Year. Clayton was one of Grace’s top tacklers and racked up 818 total yards and nine touchdowns. He was a first-team linebacker and second-team running back.

Also on the first-team defense from Grace were senior safety Keaton Yeatts and senior cornerback Micah Florey.

The potent offensive trio of receiver Grant Childress, quarterback Blake White and receiver/utility Garrett Newman earned first-team honors for the Cougars, aided by the play up front by junior offensive lineman Josh Boylan, another first-team selection. The Cougars averaged 513.6 yards and 42.3 points per game.

Grace had three players named second-team defense: senior lineman Ian Hyde, senior linebacker Colin Ashbreck and senior corner Cory Hazelip.

Cougars senior offensive lineman Jared Stewart, Clayton, running back Florey, receiver Yeatts and junior receiver Statler Lewis all earned second-team offense honors.

Honorable mention players from Grace included Grant McCarty (Jr., DL), Andrew McCarty (So., DL), Jacob Spitzer (Jr., LB), Adam Graham (Fr., S), Hunter Stinson (Sr., OL), Trey Marshall (Jr., OL), Lin Gillham (Jr. WR) and Yeatts (kicker).

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2011 TAPPS Division II All-District 2 Football Team

First Team

Offense

Linemen — Garrett Adcock, Sr., Dallas Christian; Niko Padilla, Sr., Dallas Parish Episcopal; Josh Boylan, Jr., Grace Community; David Zettler, Sr., Waco Reicher; Blake Ransom, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Keyfer Roberts, Jr., Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill.

Quarterback — Blake White, Jr., Grace.

Backs — D’Andre Cannon, Jr., Dallas Christian; Tre Vance, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Charles Burrell, Sr., TC-CH; Zach Shelley, Jr., Parish Episcopal. 

Receivers — Grant Childress, Sr., Grace; Garrett Newman, Jr., Grace; Calvin New, Sr., Dallas Christian; Deonte Williams, So., TC-CH; J.D. Perkins, Sr., Reicher.

Tight End/Athlete — Jordan Smith, Sr., Reicher.

Kicker — Travis Stymiest, So., Parish Episcopal.

Defense

Linemen — Lincoln Plsek, Sr., Reicher; Niko Padilla, Sr., Parish Episcopal; Jordan Smith, Sr., Reicher; Alex Wright, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Stephen Forester, So., Dallas Christian.

Linebackers — Ty Parsons, Sr., Dallas Christian; Tre Vance, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Anthony Lee, Sr., TC-CH; Shane Leggott, Sr., Reicher; Donovan Owens, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Kade Clayton, So., Grace (Newcomer of the Year).

Secondary — Dallas Alderton, Sr., Parish Episcopal; Marcus Harris, Sr., TC-CH; Keaton Yeatts, Sr., Grace; Calvin New, Sr., Dallas Christian; Micah Florey, Sr., Grace; Brandon Dwyer, Sr., Reicher.

Punter — Stedson Childress, Sr., Reicher.

Second Team

Offense

Linemen — Alex Wright, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Jared Stewart, Sr., Grace; Chase Robertson, Jr., Dallas Christian; Lincoln Plsek, Sr., Reicher; Jarrell Scott, Jr., TC-CH.

Quarterback — Blake Waggoner, Sr., Reicher.

Backs — Trey Haggerty, Sr., TC-CH; Kade Clayton, So., Grace; Brandon Dwyer, Sr., Reicher; Micah Florey, Sr., Grace; Xavier Waters, Sr., TC-CH.

Receivers — Andrew Kaluza, Jr., Reicher; Stedson Childress, Sr., Reicher; Keaton Yeatts, Sr., Grace; Justis Nelson, Jr., Dallas Christian; Statler Lewis, Jr., Grace.

Tight End/Athlete — Colton Uzelac, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Stephen Forester, So., Dallas Christian.

Kicker —Christian Honsalek, Jr., TC-CH.

Defense

Linemen — Blake Ransom, Jr., Parish Epsicopal; Ian Hyde, Sr., Grace; Malik Dilonga, Sr., TC-CH; Keyfer Roberts, Jr., TC-CH; Michael Campbell, Sr., Dallas Christian; Jack Leonard, Jr., Parish Episcopal.

Linebackers — Colin Ashbreck, Sr., Grace; Preston Nix, Fr., Dallas Christian; Xavier Waters, Sr., TC-CH; Aaron Cain, Sr., Reicher; Eugene Lockhart, Sr., Parish Episcopal; Colton Uzelac, Jr., Parish Episcopal.

Secondary — Justis Nelson, Jr., Dallas Christian; Derek Sharp, Sr., Dallas Christian; Trey Haggerty, Sr., TC-CH; Tyler Bennett, Sr., TC-CH; Cory Hazelip, Sr., Grace; Taylor Epperson, Sr., Parish Episcopal.

Punter — Byron Hameline, Sr., Parish Episcopal.

Honorable Mention

Offense

Linemen — Jack Leonard, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Hunter Stinson, Sr., Grace; Chandler Walker, Jr., Dallas Christian; Luis Rameriez, Sr., Reicher; Trey Marshall, Jr., Grace. Quarterback — Alex Craig, Jr., Dallas Christian. Backs — Dallas Alderton, Sr., Parish Episcopal; Ivan Burrell, So., Dallas Christian; Kalin Joseph, So., Dallas Christian; Chris Mavor, Jr., Parish Episcopal. Receivers — Cameron Byrd, Sr., TC-CH; Dominique Weaver, So., Dallas Christian; Derek Sharp, Sr., Dallas Christian; Lin Gillham, Jr., Grace; Patrick Smith, Sr,, Dallas Christian. Tight End/Athlete — Anthony Lee, Sr., TC-CH. Kicker — Trey Thompson, Sr., Reicher; Keaton Yeatts, Sr., Grace.

Defense

Linemen —Michael Fitzhugh, Jr., Reicher; Christian Asbjornson, Jr., TC-CH; Grant McCarty, Jr., Grace; Andrew McCarty, So., Grace; Chase Robertson, Jr., Dallas Christian. Linebackers — Dexter Fulbright, Sr., Reicher; Chris Mason, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Jacob Spitzer, Jr., Grace; Daniel Ruiz, Jr., Dallas Christian; J.D. Perkins, Sr., Reicher. Secondary — Andrew Kaluza, Jr., Reicher; Stedson Childress, Sr., Reicher; Griffin Lazarus, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Chris Kennard, Sr., Parish Episcopal; Adam Graham, Fr., Grace; Hayden Baker, Jr., Dallas Christian. Punter — Alex Craig, Jr., Dallas Christian.