OFFICIAL: 2017 All District 25-5A Selections

(UPDATED: 7:54 P.M., December 27, 2017) The coaching staffs of the teams comprising District 25-5A put their collective thoughts together, resulting in this official All District list.  Congratulations to all that were honored, and a nod of respect to those who feel they were missed.  * – denotes unanimous decision

DISTRICT 25-5A SUPERLATIVES

Julian arrived on the scene as a sophomore with promise in ’15. He became one of the State’s top rushers, accumulating 2400+ yards on the ground (34 total TDs, 29 rushing) en route to the Knights most successful season in program history. Julian was an honorable mention in 2016, but earned the district’s most prestigious honor in ’17.  District MVP: Alexander Julian (’18), McCallum
When Perez was deemed the starter as a sophomore, Knights fans wondered if he could come close to the magic previous QB Sabian Cannon brought. He answered critics in emphatic fashion, spearheading 24 wins over his junior/senior season.  Perez had 40 total TDs on the season, while throwing for 1k+ yards – he also rushed for over 1300 yards in a brilliant senior campaign. Offensive MVP: QB Maxwell Perez (’18), McCallum
Masters surpassed 160 tackles in 2017, netting District Defensive MVP honors. He recorded 10+ tackles in each of the Knights postseason games.  Masters gaudy final stat line: 162 total tackles, 56 solos, 84 asts, 19TFLs, 3 sacks, 3FFs, 3FRs, 1INT, 1PBU, 1TD Defensive MVP: MLB  Jackson Masters (’18), McCallum
Judah called out the Knights line play from 2016 as weak during a Spring Camp ’17 interview. He and the Mac Front Five collective responded by paving the way for three 1k+ yard rushers (Julian had 2500+). Slam dunk designation for Copeland, a talent (and personality) we won’t soon forget.  Lineman MVP*: Judah Copeland (’18), McCallum
Carbajal represents the future of Knights Football, dominating as a sophomore for the 25-5A champions. Among a hosts on senior leadership, Alvino’s play stood out, regardless of his classification.  Newcomer MVP: Alvino Carbajal (’20), McCallum
After taking over for Jason Cecil in 2015, the former Knights Offensive Coordinator orchestrated the most successful AISD Playoff run in decades. Working with a limited number of players at ‘Fine Arts First’ McCallum, Coach Taylor and his staff oversaw a brilliant 2017 campaign. He was a unanimous winner this season.  Coach of the Year*: Charles Taylor, McCallum

DISTRICT 25-5A FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

His story has just begun. A starter at times for Westlake as a Sophomore, Saxton arrived on Austin High campus with plenty of competition for playing time. His rapidly rising skill set forced his way onto the field Coach Rosenthal, with a world of potential heading into 2018. In six contest, Saxton threw for over 1200 yards, 18 TDs and just 2 picks.  QBSam Saxton (’19), Austin High

RB – Jordan Mitchell (’19), Austin High

Watch him work. A two-sport all district star, Batts was asked to focus more on running back in 2017 with Coach Jack wanting to give Aaron Green a full year as signal caller. Batts showed a team-first attitude and earned all district first team honors at a position that was secondary in nature. His mindset is now on a 5A basketball state title.  RBBrian Batts (’19), LBJ
In limited playing time, Berry dominated. He led the team with 30 catches in just six games. He averaged over 11 yards a reception, and averaged a TD every 5th reception. With a full season ahead with Saxton ahead, watch out.  WR – Sawyer Berry (’19), Austin High
Collins impacted the Jaguars as a freshman during their 2014 State Elite Eight run. Fast forward three years later, and Collins has done it all. The Incarnate Word verbal commit’s colligate career should be a bright one.  WRDeon Collins (’18), LBJ
The UT Longhorns baseball commit certainly turned the heads of football recruits, dominating as a big play/red zone threat.  Bryant racked up 400+ receiving yards on a mere 15 receptions.  That was good for over 27 yards/catch.  While many of those grabs set up the run game for a score, six of those big grabs were for touchdowns. WRMason Bryant (’18), McCallum

TE – Ben Koch (’19), Austin High

“We started playing together as a family, as that’s why we’ve gotten so good at it”. Aleman’s words during post game when asked how McCallum was accomplishing what they were. Truer words never spoken from this first team all district stud.  CKegan Aleman (’18), McCallum

G* – Cesar Cedillo (’18), McCallum

Max’s have done Mac good this year, with the Perkins notching unanimous first team honors, clearing the way for three 1K+ yard rushers.  G*Max Perkins (’18), McCallum
A breakout at left tackle for the Maroons, #75 will enter 2018 as the Coach Rosenthal’s top trench dawg when Austin High re-enters 6A play.  OTJuan Quezada (’19), Austin High
You can’t say enough about the Knights offensive line collective, but Hernandez was without a doubt one of the district’s very best. The coaches agreed, honoring Estevan with a unanimous first team selection.  OT*Estevan Hernandez (’18), McCallum
A stud in the classroom and on the gridiron, Derick helped keep the Sorrels Football Family name shining with his tenacious play for Coach Carey’s Raiders.  OTDerick Sorrells (’18), Reagan
Carson the Kicker was an integral part of the Knights’ historic 2017 run. Whenever the offense worked its way into field position, they were rest assured Ian’s leg could get them at least 3 points. Carson broke the century mark of points scored in ’17, nailing 85 of 92 PATs in the process.  A well deserved unanimous nod for the multitalented Ian.  K*Ian Carson (’18), McCallum

DISTRICT 25-5A FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

After making a splash his sophomore year, Jones tenacious play earned him All District honors for consecutive seasons. A book smart Jaguar with a mean streak on the field, Devin will return as one of the area’s best AISD linemen.  DTDevin Jones (’19), LBJ

DT – Lloyd Barriere (’19), McCallum

Mata first made a splash as a Sophomore in ’15. Fast forward to senior year, he led the Maroons in sacks (4) while racking up 75 tackles (8 for loss). Dillon also got into the offensive groove, scoring a TD vs. Anderson.  DEDillon Mata (’18), Austin High
Switzer’s three year Knights career is well documented, but his senior campaign was his crown piece. Contributing to line play on both sides of the ball, Jack contributed a safety, blocked punt, several score saving tackles and vocal leadership that can’t be measured with stats.  DE* Jack Switzer (’18), McCallum
Pate controlled the box for the Maroons, notching 95 tackles in 10 games.  ILB*Kevin Pate (’18), Austin High
Lopez was good as a sophomore, but his improvements at middle linebacker in ’17 earned #26 a unanimous all district selection. He will be the heart of the LB’ing core for Crockett in ’18.  ILB*Silvestre Lopez (’19), Crockett

 OLB – Josh Spears (’18), Austin High

Shining his senior year, Josh registered triple digit tackles (117) for Coach Rosenthal, en route to a bi-district playoff appearance.

OLBJB Faught (’18), McCallum

SAundoy Johnson (’19), LBJ

SWilliam Loewen (’18), McCallum

The Navy verbal commit recorded 140+ total tackles in 2017, while picking off two passes and blocking two field goals. Coach Rosenthal said ‘he plays at a speed above others’. Its been an incredible three year all district winning run for the ‘older’ Wooten Brother.  CBTristen Wooten (’18), Austin High

CB*Tyrell Washington (’18), McCallum

P – Hayes Ewald (’18), Austin High

Franklin had over 1K all purpose yards in 2017, including over 200 yards in punt returns. He was an all purpose star, snagging 40+ catches for the Cougars for over 500 yards in receiving. He’ll now turn his focus towards basketball.  Return Specialist – Keon Franklin (’18), Crockett

DISTRICT 25-5A SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

Waugh churned out over 2K total yards in 2017 (1100+ pass/800+ rush) as a first time full-time Quarterback. The son of Cougars head coach John Waugh, Ryan led the Coogs to their first playoff appearance since 2014.  QB – Ryan Waugh (’18), Crockett
‘Jun’ helped balance the Jaguars running attack, filling in admirably for First Teamer Batts when called upon.  RBKevin Johnson (’18), LBJ
A two-sport Raider athlete, Vontrey was able to help move the ball for Reagan as they underwent late QB changes. Returning for Coach Carey in ’18, we’re actually anxious to see Harper’s work on the basketball court this Winter.  RBVontrey Harper (’19), Reagan
In a rebuilding year for the Rebels, McFerrin was a bright spot for Travis High. Leading the team in rushing yards and rush TDs as a sophomore (490 yards/4 TDs), he also averaged 5 tackles a game and led the team in interceptions (2).  RB – Darian McFerrin (’20), Travis High

WR – John Schneider (’18), Austin High

Big Ball-er Brand. Mekhi was a dual threat for the Coogs, notching 300+ yards rushing and 300+ yards receiving for Crockett. The two-sport star was often a focal point of opposing defenses but still managed 9 TDs.  WR Mekhi Ball (’18), Crockett

WR – Tajik Bartholomew (’18), Lanier

WR – Donte Bourgeois (’19), LBJ

The heir apparent to Julian’s RB1 slot in 2018, Gage earned back to back all district nods by chipping in over 1k rushing yards in ’17. Where Gage stood out was his work in the passing game – totaling nearly 300 yards on 20 receptions.  WR – Deron Gage (’19), McCallum
Contributing on both sides of the ball, Roe’s banner season was without a doubt 2017. Davis provided lockdown coverage as defensive back, but also chipped in 2 TDs down the district/playoff stretch (and countless big run springing blocks that you won’t find on a stat sheet).  TEDavis Roe (’18), McCallum
As the lone returning starting offensive lineman from the 2016 season, Tre’s steady hand at center helped nurture a young front five.  CTre Rubio (’18), Crockett

G – Mateo Saldana (’18), Austin High

The Coogs biggest returning star in the trenches in ’18 (along with Robert Jean), we watched Diego improve every week this season, often making stops at or behind the line of scrimmage. Look for a big senior year from #50.  OGDiego Elizalde (’19), Crockett

OT – Robert Jean (’19), Crockett

Sure, there were less all district Jaguar linemen in 2017 than years past, but Williams’ play did not go unnoticed by the 25-5A coaches, landing the outstanding senior a well-deserved first team nod.  OT – Corinth Williams (’18), LBJ

K – Jack Collins (’18), Austin High

DISTRICT 25-5A SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DT – Aundreic Hernandez (’18), Austin High

A huge reason for the Cougars return to postseason play in ’17 was the aggressive play of Josh up front. Often absorbing the best opposing lineman’s attention, and facing double teams, Alvarado still managed over 5 tackles per game.  DT – Josh Alvarado (’18), Crockett

DE – John Gray (’18), Austin High

DEJoshua Jackson (’18), LBJ

DEIan Carson (’18), McCallum

ILBJa’len Cleveland (’18), LBJ

Rodriguez continues to shine for the Rebels, despite Travis High still trying to get back on the playoff track. He followed up an outstanding sophomore year by becoming the Rebel leader on defense in ’17.  ILB – David Rodriguez (’19), Travis High

OLB – Daylin Hinton (’18), Lanier

While the line for McCallum got most of the spotlight, senior Williams quietly earned second team all district honors with his consistent play. – OLB – Billy Williams (’18), McCallum
The younger brother of Tristen, Tevin continued to make a name for himself in his 2nd full season of Varsity ball. Racking up 60+ tackles, Maroon fans argue he should have been a first team selection, picking off six passes during his junior campaign.  – CB – Tevin Wooten (’19), Austin High

CB – Willie Tryon (’18), Crockett

Alonzo was once again a huge part of the Maroons defense in his senior year, approaching 90 total tackles for District 25-5A’s runner up.  SJadon Alonzo (’18), Austin High
The Face of McCallum DB future, Gabe made highlight reel play after highlight reel play, worthy of first team consideration. His Second Team designation was due to district wide depth at the position, but he’s a sure fire front runner for first team as he returns in ’18.  S – Gabe Williams (’19), McCallum

Return Specialist : Jaleel Scott (’20), LBJ

DISTRICT 25-5A HONORABLE MENTIONS

AUSTIN HIGH MAROONS

C – Garrett Burns (’18)

G – Ezra Speilvogel (’18)

RB – Romeo Brown (’19)

CB – John Unbehagen (’18)

DE – Geoff Guerrero (’18)

OLB – David Williams (’20), Austin High

While some fans feel Fowler could have competed for first team honors, college coaches are noticing the skill level, as he earned an offer via Sul Ross for his 2017 play.  DE – Lorenzo Fowler (’18), Austin High

CROCKETT COUGARS

RB – Mekhi Ball (’18)

RB – Ryan Waugh (’18)

ATH/P – Patrick Ray (’20)

DE – Chris Rivera (’20)

DE – Jeremy Rubio (’20)

OLB – Jacorey Skaggs (’18)

S – Robert Pellette (’19)

S – Luke O’Quinn (’19)

DE – Roman Bhuiyan (’19)

LANIER VIKINGS

S- Shyheim White (’18)

QB – Matthew King (’18)

WR – Tydell Wardy (’18)

RB – Melvin Garcia (’18)

DT – Victor Evans (’20)

WR – Colby Francis (’19)

RB – Kaliceon Lewis (’18)

LBJ JAGUARS

QB – Aaron Green (’18)

TE – Edward Thompson (’19)

OL – Malyck Dukes (’18)

OL – Keenan Riortan (’18)

DL – Jeremiah Johns (’19)

WR – Donte Bourgeois (’19)

CB – Tyrone McDonald (’18)

WR – Connor Herrenan (’18)

MCCALLUM KNIGHTS

T – Michael Tovar (’18)

ILB – Jacob Greenberg (’18)

CB – Darius Roberson (’18)

DE – Christian Hart (’20)

REAGAN RAIDERS

DT – Jose Aguilar (’20)

C – Eric Gibson (’18)

LB – Petey Guillen (’20)

OL – Abiran Guzman (’19)

QB – Uriel Montelongo (’19)

DE – Edwin Perez (’18)

C – Wiljy Salomon (’20)

DE – Patrick Thomas (’19)

DT – Corey Tutt (’18)

TE/LB – Charles Waldon (’18)

TRAVIS REBELS

Carillo had his best overall season as a senior for the Rebels, providing veteran leadership and paving the way for big improvements to come in 2018. – S – Carlos Carrillo (’18)

OLB – Mark Martinez (’20)

OL/DL – Fabian Esquivel (’18)

’21 Savage. The lone frosh representative of the 25-5A honorable mentions, Vance’s maturity is beyond his years – and his skill set is on par with his workman’s approach to the game. Looking forward to three successful years to come. – C – Joshua Vance (’21)

OL – Brandon Ruiz (’19)

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