By Will Johnson
EAST TEXAS – With the loss of the Centerville Tigers to the Refugio Wildcats in the State Semi-Finals on Dec. 9, all the football teams from District 12-2A DI are now out of the playoffs.
The Groveton Indians won the district but fell to the San Augustine Wolves in the first round of the playoffs by a score of 35-34
The Indians were joined in first round defeat by the West Sabine Tigers as they lost to the Carlisle Indians 38-30.
The Lovelady Lions were seeking to duplicate their run from last year when they made the State Semi-Finals against Refugio.
In the Bi-District round, the Lions defeated the Joaquin Rams 33-16. The next week, the Lovelady Lions defeated the Union Grove Lions by a score of 36-27. Unfortunately for Lovelady
, the team came up a little short the following week as they fell to Centerville in the third round of the playoffs by a score of 43-14.
Prior to their win over Lovelady, Centerville defeated the Alto Yellow Jacket, 49-28 and the Kerens Bobcats 55-6. After their win over the Lions, the Tigers defeated Carlisle by a score of 23-17 to set up the game with Refugio.
As a result of Centerville’s 38-14 loss to Refugio, the All-District teams from District 12-2A DI were released.
The superlative award winners for District 11-2A DII are:
- District Most Valuable Players: Glenn Thornton – Groveton
- Defensive MVP: Ethan Cathey – Groveton
- Offensive MVP: Dawson Chumley – Groveton
- Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Torento Golatt – Centerville
- Offensive Newcomer of the Year: Kaiden Stoma – Deweyville
- Coach of the Year: Brandon Craus – Groveton
The First Team Offensive selections were:
Quarterbacks: Cody Brown – West Hardin; Lee Holsey – Lovelady; and Demarie S
Offensive Line: Tanner Ebarb – Groveton; Cody Fairchild – Groveton; Hunter Maloy – Deweyville; DeMario Mattingly – Lovelady; and Ethan Reynolds – Groveton.
Wide Receivers: Saul Chavez – Groveton and Hunter Murray – Lovelady.
Tight Ends: Coleman Robinson – Centerville.
Running Backs: Zack Franklin- West Sabine; Dylon Fuge – West Sabine; and Brandon Madison – Centerville.
Kicker: Daniel Byrd – Centerville.
The Second Team Offensive selections were:
Quarterbacks: Hunter Free – Centerville.
Offensive Line: Chad Cleaver – Groveton; Daren Dew – West Sabine; Bubba Driskell – Groveton; Blaine Edwards – West Sabine; Jose Hernandez – Centerville; Blake Hollis – Groveton; Nathan Hughes Deweyville; and Blake Johnson– Lovelady.
Wide Receivers: Devon Hammock – Lovelady; Jay Hughes – West Hardin; Haden Terry – Groveton; and Jeramiah Trevino – Deweyville.
Running Backs: Jace Atchley – Deweyville; Koy Howle – Centerville; and Tim Johnson – Lovelady.
Kicker: Jonte Wagner – West Sabine.
The First Team Defensive selections are:
Defensive Line: Daniel Byrd – Centerville; Gollin Chesson – West Hardin; Bobby Fox – Deweyville; Nick Harper – West Sabine; Koy Howle – Centerville; DeMario Mattingly – Lovelady;
Trey Rocka – Groveton; Trey Hance – Groveton; and Christian Zarate – Centerville.
Linebackers: Anthony Chavez – Groveton; Trevor Galloway – West Sabine; Petey Little – Lovelady; and Tyler Snead – West Hardin.
Defensive Backs: Nate Dickerson – Deweyville; Caden Hubbard – Deweyville; Hunter Murray – Lovelady; Eli Stewart – Groveton
Punter: Jay Thomas Robinson – Lovelady
The Second Team Defensive selections are:
Defensive Line: Eli Hardeman – Groveton; Matthew Howell – Groveton; Brett Huester – Lovelady; Mason Phillips and Ty Stephens – West Sabine.
stin Lilyquist – Deweyville; Russell Payne – West Hardin; Dylan Pate – Centerville; Corbyn Self – Groveton; Coleman Simpson – Centerville; Michael Strham – West Hardin; and Mark White – West Sabine.
Defensive Backs: Ethan Campbell – Lovelady; Roland Davis – Centerville; Kaylon Horace – Groveton; Cade Pate – Centerville; and Dailon Smith – West Sabine.
Punter: Coleman Robinson – Centerville
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