CLASS 5A ALL-STATE FOOTBALL Cavs DL Davies named to first team
It didn’t take long for Lake Travis junior Zach Davies to adjust to big-time high school football in Texas.
After moving from Indiana, where he lived for the previous 10 years, Davies enrolled at Lake Travis last winter. At 6 feet, 2 inches and 230 pounds, he was a perfect fit on the defensive line of the five-time state champion Cavaliers.
On Thursday, Davies was selected to the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A all-state team. He was a first-team honoree while Cavaliers kicker Kevin Marcotte, a senior, was named to the second team.
Hendrickson running back Samaje Perine, a junior, also was a second-team honoree.
Davies finished the regular season with 74 tackles — 24 for loss of yardage — and 12.5 sacks. He had a season-high 10 tackles in an early season victory over Westwood.
Perine helped Hendrickson to the District 16-5A championship, rushing for 2,017 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Marcotte made 11 of his 13 field-goal attempts and all 46 extra points he attempted. His longest field goal was a 50yarder against Anderson.
Tejan Koroma, jr., Allen; Cam Manning, sr., Southlake Carroll; Adrian Parker, jr., Spring Westfield; Devon Petty, sr., Waco Midway; Sergio Phillips, sr., DeSoto.
Terry Dalehite, sr., Laredo United; Jake Oliver, sr., Dallas Jesuit.
Kenny Hill, sr., Southlake Carroll.
Kade Harrington, sr., Humble Kingwood; Tre Johnson, sr., San Antonio O’Connor; Dontre Wilson, sr., DeSoto. Ben Grogan, sr., Arlington Martin.
Kenny Hill, Southlake Carroll.
Zach Davies, jr., Lake Travis; Nolan Robinson, jr., Denton Ryan; Cesar Serrano, sr., San Antonio Southwest; Vincent Taylor, sr., San Antonio Madison. Sammy Douglas, sr., Arlington; Zac Whitley, sr., Galena Park North Shore. Taylor Young, sr., DeSoto. Corey Bartley, sr., Longview; Isaiah Brown, sr., Katy; Edward Paris, jr., Mansfield Timberview; Jordan Sterns, sr., Cibolo Steele. HunterJarmon, sr., Waco Midway.
Taylor Young, DeSoto.
Aiden Abeldano, jr., Weslaco East; Chantz Anderson, sr., Abilene; Marcus Oliver, jr., Spring Westfield; Kent Perkins, sr., Lake Highlands; Travis Romero, sr., Manvel; Tim Ruiz, sr., McAllen Memorial; Tyler Tezeno, sr., Klein Collins. Calvin Jones, jr., Richardson Berkner; Ra’Shaad Samples, sr., Dallas Skyline. Shane McCarley, sr., Manvel.
Demarcus Felton, jr., Spring Dekaney; Samaje Perine, jr., Pflugerville Hendrickson; Deion Williams, sr., Katy Morton Ranch. Kevin Marcotte, sr., Lake Travis.
Matt Dimon, sr., Katy; Koda Martin, jr., Manvel; Solomon Thomas, jr., Coppell; Eric Villegas, sr., Midland. Linebackers: Jimmie Gilbert, sr., A&M Consolidated; Byron Mills, sr., San Antonio Wagner; Dominick Thompson, jr., Temple. Hipolito Corporan, sr., Houston Westside; Derrick Dixon, jr., Dallas Skyline; Tavares Garner, sr., Manvel; Joseph Johnson, sr., Midlothian; Tyrel Stokes, sr., Harker Heights; Earnest Thomas, sr,. Galena Park North Shore. Steven Cantu, sr., San Antonio O’Connor.
Dee Paul rushed for 263 yards and three long touchdowns and Munday bounced back from a loss a year ago to beat Tenaha 42-14 in a Class 1A Division II championship rematch Thursday.
Paul had a 57-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and the quarterback scored from 55 and 60 yards during a decisive second-half surge. Munday lost to Tenaha 52-28 in last year’s title game.
L.J. Collier had a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown, and Roddrick Taylor added touchdown runs of 19 and 18 yards to help Munday (15-0) win its third state championship.
Chavis Gregory had 116 rushing yards and a touchdown for Tenaha (10-5).
Class A Division I final: Stamford 35, Mart 28: Hagen Hutchinson accounted for four touchdowns, including a 9-yard run that proved to be the game-winner with 32 seconds left, to lift Stamford to a 35-28 come-from-behind victory over Mart in the Class A Division I state championship game Thursday.
The senior quarterback/ defensive back was selected the game’s offensive and defensive Most Valuable Player.
He accumulated 132 yards rushing and had two rushing touchdowns. He also was 22for-30 passing for 248 yards, with two scoring passes to James Washington.
On defense, Hutchinson made 16 tackles, and he sealed the victory with an interception on Mart’s last-ditch effort with 8 seconds left.
The Bulldogs (14-1) overcame a 21-7 deficit to win the school’s first state title in 53 years. Bo Wimberly had seven receptions for 133 yards for Stamford.