District champion John Tyler and runner-up Whitehouse earned or shared all six superlatives with the release of the 16-4A all-district football team as voted by the league's coaches.

John Tyler quarterback Greg Ward was named 16-4A Most Valuable Player following a senior season that included more than 4,200 passing yards, 44 touchdown throws, and only five interceptions, plus 861 rushing yards and 13 touchdown runs. Teammate Tyus Bowser, a senior defensive end, was named Defensive MVP after his 24-sack campaign.

Ricklan Holmes, who led John Tyler to a 13-2 record and Class 4A Division I state semifinal appearance, claimed Coach of the Year accolades in his first season as JT's head coach.

Whitehouse's Patrick Mahomes exploded onto the scene in his first season at quarterback, throwing for 3,800-plus yards, 46 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while running for 258 yards and six scores to receive the district's Offensive MVP award. One of Mahomes' top targets, junior Jake Parker, was named Offensive Newcomer of the Year after catching 69 passes for 976 yards and nine touchdowns.

Whitehouse sophomore safety Justin Dunning (5 INTs, 3 fumble recoveries) and Corsicana sophomore Darius Watson shared the 16-4A Defensive Newcomer of the Year award.

First Team

Offense

  • QB -- Carter McCown, Soph., Jacksonville
  • RB -- DeQuante Woods, Sr., John Tyler
  • RB -- Ronnie Devereaux, Sr., Corsicana
  • FB -- Tyler Daniels, Sr., Lindale
  • TE -- Tiano McDonald, Jr., Corsicana
  • WR -- Dylan Cantrell, Sr., Whitehouse
  • WR -- Dadrian Franklin, Sr., Jacksonville
  • WR -- Fred Ross, Sr., John Tyler
  • WR -- Darion Flowers, Sr., John Tyler
  • C --Chris Jones, Jr., Corsicana
  • OG -- McKenlee Smith, Sr., Whitehouse
  • OG -- Cornelius Davis, Sr., John Tyler
  • OT -- Hunter Conn, Sr., Whitehouse
  • OT -- Emmanuel Terrazas, Sr., John Tyler
  • K -- Porfirio Benitez, Sr., John Tyler
  • K -- Luc Swimberghe, Sr., Lindale
  • K -- Destin Wilkins, Sr., Whitehouse
  • Return specialist -- DeQuante Woods, Sr., John Tyler

 

Defense

  • DT -- Jarrett Hall, Sr., Corsicana
  • DT -- Chris Mobley, Sr., John Tyler
  • DE -- Kavante Jefferson, Sr., John Tyler
  • DE -- D'Eriq Jordan, Sr., Corsicana
  • ILB -- Richard Gipson, Sr., John Tyler
  • ILB -- Bryson Haywood, Sr., Jacksonville
  • OLB -- Chris Reese, Jr., Whitehouse
  • OLB -- Ladarius Session, Sr., Jacksonville
  • CB -- Darrell Minifee, Sr., Jacksonville
  • CB -- Darion Flowers, Sr., John Tyler
  • S -- Colby Campbell, Sr., Whitehouse
  • S -- Elliott Hart, Sr., John Tyler
  • P -- Luc Swimberghe, Sr., Lindale

 

Second Team

Offense

  • QB -- Cody Slice, Sr., Lindale
  • RB -- Reggie Gipson, Jr., John Tyler
  • RB -- Isaiah Burton, Jr., Whitehouse
  • RB -- Ladarius Session, Sr., Jacksonville
  • FB -- Hunter Easley, Jr., Corsicana
  • TE -- Corey Holman, Sr., Jacksonville
  • WR -- Jacob Barnes, Jr., Nacogdoches
  • WR -- Bobby Wallace, Sr., Corsicana
  • WR -- Darrell Minifee, Sr., Jacksonville
  • WR -- Justice Liggins, Sr., John Tyler
  • C -- Chris Starling, Sr., John Tyler
  • C -- Jacob Bragg, Jr., Nacogdoches
  • OG -- Jeffery Jordan, Sr., Corsicana
  • OG -- Adrian Pulido, Soph., John Tyler
  • OT -- Malik Gilder, Jr., Nacogdoches
  • OT -- Travaughn Moore, Jr., John Tyler
  • K -- Ryan Travis, Sr., Jacksonville

 

Defense

  • DT -- Cody Bryce, Sr., Nacogdoches
  • DT -- Mat Gipson, Sr., Whitehouse
  • DT -- Michael Stiles, Jr., Lindale
  • DE -- Brannon Beaton, Sr., Whitehouse
  • DE -- Greg Roberts, Jr., Nacogdoches
  • ILB -- Brian Scott, Jr., Nacogdoches
  • ILB -- Reggie Long, Jr., Whitehouse
  • ILB -- Cedric Weaver, Sr., Corsicana
  • OLB -- Breyon Hill, Sr., Corsicana
  • OLB -- Andrew Clark, Jr., John Tyler
  • OLB -- DeQuante Woods, Sr., John Tyler
  • CB -- Traven Johnson, Sr., John Tyler
  • CB -- Isaiah Burton, Jr., Whitehouse
  • S -- Kaley Washington, Jr., Corsicana
  • S -- Londedric Taylor, Sr., Jacksonville