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Longview junior Demarkus Lathan wins defensive player of the year

By The Associated Press

The 2011 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A all-state high school football team, released Thursday. Voting based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

Linemen:

- GREG DAVIS, Abilene, Sr. -- Graded 92 pct, 35 knockdowns;

offense averaged 497 yds, 46 pts per game

- DARIUS JAMES, Killeen Harker Heights, Jr. -- Graded 94 pct.,

70 pancakes, 67 knockdowns

- HIVA LUTUI, Euless Trinity, Sr. -- 43 pancakes, 114

knockdowns, 0 sacks allowed, 90 percent grade

- ARMAND NANCE, Spring Dekaney, Sr. -- Top blocker on offense

that averaged 242 rush yds per game

- CURTIS RISER, DeSoto, Sr. -- Graded 94 pct., no sacks allowed,

82 pancakes; offense averaged 451 yds per game

Receivers/ends:

- JAKE OLIVER, Dallas Jesuit, Jr. -- 96 catches, 1,431 yds, 20

TDs

- ANDREW RODRIGUEZ, Allen, Sr. -- 57 catches, 1,314 yds, 17 TDs

Quarterback:

- TERRENCE SINGLETON, Port Arthur Memorial, Sr. -- 108-166

passing, 1,922 yds, 18 TDs, 8 INTs; 989 rush yds, 15 TDs

Running backs:

- B.J. CATALON, Houston Westside, Sr. -- 2,261 rush yds, 34 TDs

- BRYAN DRISKELL, McKinney Boyd, Jr. -- 2,073 rush yds, 28 TDs;

1 receiving TD; 1 kick return TD

- TREY WILLIAMS, Spring Dekaney, Sr. -- 2,420 rush yds, 30 TDs;

3 receiving TDs

Kicker:

- BEN GROGAN, Arlington Martin, Jr. -- 8-10 FGs, long 52; 25-25

PATs

Offensive Player of the Year: Trey Williams, Spring Dekaney

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FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

- Linemen:

- LADARIUS CARPENTER, League City Clear Springs, Sr. -- 79

tackles, 54 assists, 15 sacks, 8 QB hurries, 20 TFL

- DEVONTE FIELDS, Arlington Martin, Sr. -- 55 tackles, 27 TFL, 9

sacks, 2 INTs, 1 returned for TD, 1 forced fumble

- DAN KOTTMAN, Denton Guyer, Sr. -- 96 tackles; 26 TFL; 9 sacks;

22 QB hurries; 3 forced fumbles

- JOSE MONTIEL, Weslaco, Sr. -- 131 tackles, 76 solo, 19 sacks,

4 kick blocks, 18 hurries, 5 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles

Linebackers:

- BRAD FLORENCE, Round Rock Westwood, Sr. -- 123 tackles, 52

solo, 10 TFL, 5 INTs (1 TD return), 6 pass breakups

- PETER JINKENS, Dallas Skyline, Sr. -- 90 tackles, 5 sacks, 4

forced fumbles 3 fumble recoveries (1 TD return), 16 TFL

- DEMARKUS LATHAN, Longview, Jr. -- 188 tackles, 3 sacks, 6 TFL,

2 pass breakups, 2 blocked kicks

Defensive backs:

- XAVIER JOHNSON, Abilene, Jr. -- 77 total tackles, 50 solo, 4

INTs, 7 pass breakups, 7 forced fumbles, 3 kick blocks

- SAL MARTINEZ, Edinburg, Sr. -- 120 tackles, 8 INTs (4 TD

returns), 4 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, 2 TD fumble returns

- ZACK SANCHEZ, Keller Central, Sr. -- 30 tackles, 9 INTs, 2 TD

returns, 8 pass breakups

- JESSE WASHINGTON, League City Clear Springs, Sr. -- 66

tackles, 35 assists, 5 INTs (2 TD returns), 12 pass breakups, 8 TFL

Punter:

- LEVI JORDAN, Belton, Sr. -- 42.6-yd avg. on 26 punts, long of

76; 10 inside 20

Defensive Player of the Year: DeMarkus Lathan, Longview

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SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE

Linemen:

- Colton Hanson, New Braunfels, Sr.; Germaine Ifedi, Houston

Westside, Sr.; Daniel Mafileo, Mesquite, Jr.; Jeremy Miller,

Mansfield Timberview, Sr.; Jhermikal Partner, Longview, Sr.

Receivers/ends:

- Sabian Holmes, Southlake Carroll, Sr.; RaShaad Samples, Dallas

Skyline, Jr.

Quarterback:

- Devante Kincade, Dallas Skyline, Jr.

Running backs:

- Tavarreon Dickerson, Arlington, Sr.; Jack Fields, EP Americas,

Sr.; Joel Kimpela, Euless Trinity, Sr.

Kicker:

- Travis Tamez, Mesquite Horn, Sr.

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SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE

Linemen:

- Chris Alexander, Pearland, Sr.; Bryce Cottrell, Plano West,

Sr.; Tomme Mark, Lufkin, Sr.; Michael Richardson, DeSoto, Sr.

Linebackers:

- Lance Duran, Austin Westlake, Sr.; Joe Sikes, Lewisville

Marcus, Sr.; Domenic Spencer, Dallas Skyline, Sr.

Defensive backs:

- Michael Byrd, Laredo United, Sr.; Kyle Carter, Brownsville

Pace, Sr.; James Ingram, Round Rock Westwood; Corey Thompson, Fort

Bend Elkins, Sr.

Punter:

- Quinton White, A&M Consolidated, Sr.

---

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

LINEMEN: Anthony Barrera, Harlingen; Austin Davis, Mansfield;

Michael Gall, Belton; Jacob Gonzales, Austin Anderson; Payton

Jackson, Cibolo Steele; Ross Lodge, Round Rock Westwood; Mikey

Matthews, Fort Bend Elkins; Kyle Marrs, Northside Brandeis; Roman

Mikeska, Temple; Patrick Morris, Denton Guyer; Miguel Rodriguez,

Weslaco; Tim Ruiz, McAllen Memorial; Erick Wren, Mesquite Horn;

Darrell Zemault, Northside Stevens.

RECEIVERS/ENDS: Jose Luis Barcenas, Brownsville Porter; Randy

Bermea, Harlingen; Conner Crane, Denton Guyer; Eric Hawkins,

Longview; Austin Hays, SA Reagan; Lorenzo Joe, Abilene Cooper;

Marcus Johnson, League City Clear Springs; Cayleb Jones, Austin

High; Devante Lacy, Grand Prairie; Keevan Lucas, Abilene; Stanley

Wesley, Channelview.

QUARTERBACKS: Tommy Armstrong, Cibolo Steele; Averion Hurts,

Channelview; Clayton Nicholas, Abilene Cooper; Charles Taylor,

Mansfield Timberview; Cody Thomas, Colleyville Heritage; Marshall

Williams, Flower Mound.

RUNNING BACKS: Brian Blake, Harlingen; Jerry Bynum, Alief Elsik;

Paxton Grayer, Abilene; Dillon Humphries, Houston Langham Creek;

Quaylon Jones, Converse Judson; Marquis Warford, SA Madison; Jacoby

Webster, Midland; Trinton Ynclan, Northside Brandeis.

KICKERS: Jose Arzate, McAllen; Jeff Johnson, Katy; Colin

McGuire, Round Rock Westwood; Joseph Pickett, Temple.

---

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

LINEMEN: Josh Carraway, Lewisville Marcus; Joe Guthrie, Belton;

Deon Hollins, Marshall; Kerrick Huggins, Dallas Skyline; Darius

James, Killeen Harker Heights; Koby Lange, New Braunfels; Moahengi

Latu, Euless Trinity; Eric Maus, Cibolo Steele; Rex Montes,

Colleyville Heritage; Jamal Palmer, McKinney Boyd; Donovan Parker,

North Mesquite; Torrodney Prevot, Alief Taylor; Garrison Railsback,

Abilene Cooper; Hassan Ridgeway, Mansfield; Garret Sharp, McAllen

Memorial; Daniel Shaul, Klein Oak; Dutton Watson, Midland.

LINEBACKERS: Bo Brown, Katy; Jordan Burton, Longview; Chester

Egbim, Rowlett; Kendall Ehrlich, Pearland; Christian Gonzales,

Colleyville Heritage; A.J. Hilliard, Klein Oak; Garrett Hope, The

Woodlands; Tyler Lackey, Abilene; Tyler Marriott, McAllen Memorial;

Damien Neroes, Garland; Ray Pitts, Cypress Fairbanks; Nathan Prado,

Harlingen; Philip Sorrells, Amarillo; Bryant Stites, McAllen

Memorial; Ernesto Tafolla, Weslaco; Justin Vallilee, Colleyville

Heritage; Tanner Vestal, Odessa Permian; Luis Villanueva, Laredo

Alexander.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Clay Adams, Odessa Permian; Conlan Aguirre,

Abilene; George Baltimore, Mansfield; Corey Bartley, Longview;

Colin Blake, Northside Brandeis; Josh Bowman, Abilene Cooper; David

Busby, Coppell; Russell Cuellar, Katy Cinco Ranch; Bryson Echols,

DeSoto; Jaylon Howard, Port Arthur Memorial; Jarrett Irving, Spring

Dekaney; Sean McBryde, Killeen Ellison; Jalen Mills, DeSoto; Ilaiu

Moeakiola, Euless Trinity; Chase Moody, San Angelo Central; Daniel

Ramirez, Harlingen; Dashone Smith, Klein Oak.

PUNTERS: Luis Garcia, Lufkin; Joseph Pickett, Temple; Joshua

Stump, Beaumont West Brook.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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