Lone Star Varsity First Team Super Team

QB: Brylon Lawson-Young, Sr., Monterey — The senior threw for 2,188 yards and 21 touchdown to only four interceptions. Lawson-Young also ran for 1,001 yards and 19 touchdowns en route to the Class 5A Division I regional semifinals.

 

RB: Tim Childers, Sr., Crosbyton — In his final season, Childers did what he always does: put up big numbers. The Chiefs’ star ran for 2,200 yards and 25 total touchdowns en route to being named to the District 2-2A Division II first team.

RB: Jermiah Dobbins, So., Estacado — In his first season as a starter, Dobbins ran for 1,661 yards and 22 touchdowns. Those feats, including an 8.4 yards per carry average, earned him Newcomer of the Year honors in District 1-4A Division I.

RB: Nehemiah Martinez, So., New Deal — The sophomore ran for more than 2,000 yards and scored 27 touchdowns. Those stats earned Martinez the District 2-2A Division I MVP award and helped his squad earn a share of the district title.

WR: Blair Conwright, Jr., Coronado — The District 4-5A first team wide receiver caught 80 passes for 1,639 yards and 23 touchdowns. Conwright, who is developing into a Division I prospect, also scored three rushing touchdowns and returned three kicks for touchdowns.

WR: Zack Estrada, Sr., Levelland — Estrada once again broke 1,000 yards receiving, averaging eight more yards per game than in 2016. The first-team District 1-4A Division I wide receiver selection caught 10 touchdowns.

OL: Reese Moore, Sr., Seminole — The University of Texas signee graded out at 92 percent this season as the District 2-4A Division II Offensive Lineman of the Year. Moore recorded 78 knockdowns and 34 pancakes.

OL: Devin White, Sr., Estacado — White showed why he was a college prospect this season. He graded out at 90 percent and recorded 127 pancakes en route to his District 1-4A Division I first team selection.

OL: Jaylon Thomas, Sr., Coronado — The SMU verbal commitment did a good job of protecting Qua Gray and creating running lanes through the season for a team that scored 674 points.

OL: Brock Thetford, Jr., Monterey — The District 4-5A first team center gave up just one sack on the season and averaged five knockdowns a game. Thetford also graded out at 90 percent in 2017.

OL: Matthew Arce, Sr., Littlefield — Arce was dominant on the offensive line, where he earned a Class 3A first team All-State honor. The senior graded out at 96 percent and recorded 71 pancakes this season.

K: Gage Urias, Sr., Coronado — Urias was voted the District 4-5A first team kicker due to a long-range leg and clutch kicks, much like the kick that clinched Coronado’s first-ever perfect regular season against Abilene Cooper.

UTL: Trace Richey, Sr., Borden County — Richey was one of the best players in Class 1A with his ability to score as a running back and an ability to stop the opposing quarterback as a defensive end.

DL: Miguel Garcia, Sr., Coronado — The District 4-5A defensive MVP had a monster year for the Mustangs with 100 tackles, 43 for loss, and 16.5 sacks. Garcia also caused three fumbles and blocked two kicks.

DL: Tydrick Ranson, Sr., Monterey —The District 4-5A defensive end received votes for the District 4-5A defensive MVP. Ranson recorded 110 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. The senior also had four forced fumbles.

DL: Royce Wellington, Sr., Estacado — The team captain for Estacado recorded 78 tackles, including 16 for loss. Wellington also had 11 quarterback pressures and four sacks.

DL: Valente Perez, Sr., Post — Perez was named his district’s most valuable lineman after registering 73 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and four sacks. The senior also had two fumble recoveries, forced a fumble, 12 quarterback pressures and blocked a field goal.

LB: Trey Stephens, Jr., Coronado — Stephens had nearly 200 tackles and recorded 12 tackles for loss in 2017. The junior recorded three sacks, forced two fumbles and blocked a potential game-winning kick against Odessa High.

LB: Cade Barnard, Sr., Seminole — The District 2-4A Division II MVP showed why he will play for Army next year. The senior had 121 tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks and six quarterback pressures.

LB: Leshun Burns, Sr., Snyder — The senior recorded 131 tackles, including an impressive 25 tackles for loss. Burns also had six sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt.

DB: James Langston, Jr., Monterey — Langston recorded 70 tackles and had seven interceptions on the season. The District 4-5A first-team cornerback knocked down six passes and scored on a pick-six.

DB: Jonathan Knelsen, Sr., Seminole — Knelsen was a turnover machine for the Indians. He recorded nine interceptions and a fumble recovery. The District 2-4A Division II defensive back made 48 tackles and had three tackles for loss.

DB: JJ Walton, Sr., Estacado — The District 1-4A MVP was a ball hawk in the secondary with 10 interceptions, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. Walton also had 78 tackles, 11 pass breakups and seven tackles for loss.

DB: Ranson Edwards, Sr., Seminole — Edwards recorded 88 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack on the way to earning the District 2-4A Division II MVP award. The senior also had five interceptions, four pass deflections and three fumble recoveries.

P: Briley Alexander, Jr., Monterey — The District 4-5A first team punter averaged 38 yards per punt and gave the Plainsmen plenty of field to defend.

 

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