Three LSV athletes named to TWSA football first-team

Sixteen South Plains football players were named to the 67th annual Texas Sports Writer’s Association’s all-state team through the course of the past week.


The Lubbock area produced three first-teamers, three second-teamers and 10 third-teamers across the various classifications.

Local trench players got the highest recognitions with Estacado guard Devin White and Coronado defensive tackle Miguel Garcia going to the Class 4A and Class 5A first teams, respectively. Estacado defensive back JJ Walton also was placed on the 4A first team.

Coronado produced the area’s three second-teamers in receiver Blair Conwright, linebacker Trey Stephens and senior center Jaylon Thomas. Conwright and Stephens will return to the Mustangs’ fold this fall while Thomas is moving on to the SMU program.

There were a few discrepancies in terms of college potential to landing spots on the TWSA team.

Most notably, Texas offensive tackle signee Reese Moore and Army linebacker signee Cade Barnard were placed on the 4A third-team. Both players represented Seminole.

— Mike Graham, A-J Media

South Plains TWSA Selections

5A First-Team

DL — Miguel Garcia, Sr., Coronado

4A First-Team

G — Devin White, Sr., Estacado

DB — JJ Walton, Sr., Estacado

5A Second-Team

C — Jaylon Thomas, Sr., Coronado

WR — Blair Conwright, Jr., Coronado

LB — Trey Stephens, Jr., Coronado

5A Third-Team

G — Demetri Jordan, Sr., Coronado

QB — Qua Gray, Sr., Coronado

Utility — Cole Carter, Jr., Lubbock-Cooper

4A Third-Team

G — Juan Valdez, Sr., Seminole

T — Reese Moore, Sr., Seminole

LB — Cade Barnard, Sr., Seminole

LB — Leshun Burns, Sr., Snyder

2A Third-Team

RB — Nehemiah Martinez, Soph., New Deal

DL — Valente Perez, Sr., Post

DB — Brandon Coronado, Sr., New Deal