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Class 2A All-Big Country Football Team
Jordan Hofeditz , Abilene Reporter-News

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

QUAY STOKES
School: Hawley
Class: Junior
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Strength: He always plays hard and, as a three-year starter, is very experienced.

2016 Highlight: Coming off the team’s first loss of the season to Mason on Sept. 23, Stokes turned things up to another level in Hawley’s 48-21 victory over Seymour on Sept. 30. Stokes accounted for 586 yards and seven touchdowns (494 yards and 4 TDs through the air, 92 yards and 3 TDs rushing) and started the game by completing 15 of his first 17 passes of the game. That’s when Stokes set the bar in 2016.

Coachspeak: “Of course he’s in the basketball gym now and I think that’s good for him,” Hawley coach Mitch Ables said. “He’s a leader in the basketball gym and he’ll be a leader on the baseball field, that’s just kind of what he is. He’s not real vocal, but he leads by example and tries to show everybody what to do by what he does.”

Why he’s here: Stokes finished the regular season just shy of 3,000 yards through the air with 2,985, completing 184 of 300 passes with 35 TDs. He also rushed for 669 yards and nine TDs as the Bearcats won their bi-district playoff game before falling by one point to Abernathy in the area round.

OFFENSIVE MVP

DAY’VEON DOCKINS
School: Munday
Class: Senior
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Strength: His experience, determination and durability. Though small in stature, he was workhorse for coach Patrick Corcoran and the Moguls.

2016 Highlight: Munday had no issues putting the game on Dockins’ shoulders and he routinely showed why. In a 24-15 win over Electra on Oct. 14, Dockins carried the ball 31 times for 224 yards and a touchdown. The 31 touches were more than the rest of the team combined with 13 other rushes and 10 passes in the game. The next week against Haskell, Dockins toted the mail 35 times for 290 yards and three scores, and he also tallied more than 30 carries in a playoff game against Muenster.

Coachspeak: “There was a stretch there during district games where he had 31, 35 carries,” Munday coach Patrick Corcoran said. “In a big game against Muenster he had 34 in the playoffs. He had good stamina and got stronger as the game went. You can’t teach some of the things that he did as a running back. A lot of kids that have those abilities come by them pretty natural. As far as guiding the team and putting himself out there, (he) played through a lot of injuries, showed a lot of toughness, and that pushes other kids to do the same type of thing.”

Why he’s here: Dockins used his ability to put the team on his back, finishing the regular season with 1,559 yards and 19 TDs on 177 carries. The senior back also converted seven two-point tries for the Moguls.

DEFENSIVE MVP

ETHAN BACCUS
School: Anson
Class: Senior
Height: 5-8
Weight: 175
Strength: Baccus is tough, quick and an excellent competitor.

2016 Highlight: When a player puts together the season that Baccus did on defense, it's hard to pinpoint one game that stands out. But he seemed to be in on every play when the Tigers needed him. Consistency was the key to Baccus’ success in 2016 as he stepped up when it mattered the most.

Coachspeak: “He just has a nose for the football and knowing where to be at the right time,” Anson coach Chris Hagler said. “His tackles had to lead most places in the state, I can’t think, pound-for-pound who was a better linebacker than him. His tackles (total) is what steps out and grabs you. He’s a great kid. He’s always tending his business. He doesn’t say two words when you see him. But he’s a kid who definitely speaks through his actions. We called him the quiet assassin.”

Why he’s here: Baccus finished the regular season with an astounding 145 tackles with 18 coming in the opposing backfield. With three sacks and one interception from his linebacker position, Baccus forced offenses to account him, and even then was still able to make the play.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

CHRIS COX
School: De Leon
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
Strength: Cox is very athletic and quick.

2016 Highlight: In a 55-24 win over Valley Mills, Cox proved just how versatile he could be. He finished the game with 60 yards rushing, 60 yards receiving and had a 90-yard kickoff return to total four touchdowns in the game.

Coachspeak: “He’s just a really good football player with a knack for making plays,” De Leon coach David Yeager said. “He has the ability to change the game with his athletic ability. Then he has tremendous explosiveness and quickness and speed. He’s somebody you’ve got to account for as the opposing team whether it’s coming out of the backfield or us getting in our empty package and get the ball to him in the open space.”

Why he’s here: Cox earned District 7-2A newcomer of the year honors after carrying the ball 77 times for 674 yards and seven TDs to go with his seven catches and two receiving TDs. The sophomore also returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns for the Bearcats.

COACH OF THE YEAR

PATRICK CORCORAN
School: Munday
Strength: Corcoran is strict and sets high expectations for his players.

2016 Highlight: Munday opened the 2016 season with a two-point loss to Hawley, before reeling off nine straight victories, including a 5-0 run through District 7 Division I.

Playerspeak: “He expects you to give your all every chance you get,” Munday senior linebacker/tight end Heath Bivens said. “He knows your abilities and he wants you to put everything you have out there every time you get the chance to. The Stamford game early in the year, he was real passionate. He knew we had a good team and knew that was possible. That whole week in practice he was really harping on us that we really needed a win that week.”

Why he’s here: After a down year in 2015, the Moguls got right back to the playoffs this season, tripling last year’s win total to finish 12-2, falling to Iraan in the Class 2A Division II state quarterfinals.

FIRST TEAM
* — unanimous selection

OFFENSE

QUAY STOKES
Quarterback
Hawley
6-0, 180, Junior
Stats: Completed 184 of 300 passes for 2,985 yards and 35 TDs, while adding 669 yards and nine scores rushing.

DAY’VEON DOCKINS*
Running back
Munday
5-9, 165, Senior
Stats: Rushed 177 times for 1,559 yards and 19 TDs, while adding seven two-point conversions.

FRANCISCO GARCIA
Running back
Roscoe
5-9, 1-8, Junior
Stats: Rushed for 1,508 yards and and 23 TDs on 247 carries.

ZACH BURT*
Wide receiver
Hawley
5-9, 160, Senior
Stats: Caught 43 passes for 912 yards and 13 TDs. He also added one TD rushing.

DANIEL SANCHEZ
Wide receiver
De Leon
5-8, 145, Senior
Stats: Had 42 receptions for 991 yards and 11 TDs.

TRELL THOMSON
Wide Receiver
Anson
5-7, 170 Senior
Stats: Had 54 catches for 957 yards and 11 TDs.

TRIPP THOMAS*
Offensive line
Cross Plains
6-4, 220, Sophomore
Stats: Graded at 96 percent with 85 knockdowns and no sacks allowed.

EDWARD ORNELAS*
Offensive line
Hawley
5-9, 210, Senior
Stats: Graded at 97 percent with 14 pancake blocks and three sacks allowed.

TREVOR HORTON
Offensive line
Goldthwaite
6-3, 250, Junior
Stats: Graded at 94 percent with 48 pancake blocks, 32 cut blocks and one sack allowed.

NICHOLAS HALL
Offensive line
Hamlin
6-1, 220, Senior
Stats: Graded at 95 percent with 20 pancake blocks and one sack allowed.

KOLE SMITH
Offensive line
Hawley
6-1, 220, Junior
Stats: Graded at 96 percent with 12 pancake blocks and seven sacks allowed.

KEVIN YEAGER
Utility
De Leon
6-2, 180, Sophomore
Stats: Passed for 2,172 yards on 108 of 180 passing with 28 TDs, while adding 300 yards and and six TDs rushing on 52 carries. Yeager also was named his district’s offensive MVP.

CALEB WHEAT
Kicker
Haskell
5-9, 145, Junior
Stats: Was 36 of 37 on PATs and made five of seven field goals with a long of 49 yards. His average kickoff, on 49 attempts, was caught at the 10-yard line and he had five touchbacks.

DEFENSE

JESSE SITES*
Defensive line
Hawley
6-1, 190, Senior
Stats: Had 78 tackles, including 59 solo, with 26 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and 11 quarterback pressures.

SHAWN MONTANEZ
Defensive line
Hamlin
5-9, 205, Junior
Stats: Of his 86 tackles, 42 were solo and 29 were for loss. He also forced three fumbles, recovered two fumbles and had one interception.

PAUL PANTOJA
Defensive line
Roscoe
6-0, 215, Junior
Stats: Finished with 71 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

HUNTER OWEN*
Linebacker
Albany
6-0, 185, Senior
Stats: Had 110 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions.

ETHAN BACCUS*
Linebacker
Anson
5-8, 175, Senior
Stats: Finished with 145 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, three sacks and one interception.

CHRIS JONES
Linebacker
Anson
5-11, 180, Junior
Stats: Had 127 tackles with nine for loss and nine sacks, while recovering three fumbles and blocking two kicks.

ARIS SHELTON
Linebacker
Goldthwaite
2-5, 190, Goldthwaite
Stats: Had 118 tackles with 11 for loss, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

TRELL THOMSON*
Defensive back
Anson
5-9, 170, Senior
Stats: Finished with 93 tackles, three tackles for loss, six pass breakups and eight interceptions.

ALEX THORN*
Defensive back
Anson
5-9, 152, Junior
Stats: Had 84 tackles with five interceptions, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and 10 pass breakups.

DUSTIN KISER
Defensive back
Hamlin
5-9, 165, Senior
Stats: Finished with 58 tackles, 25 solo, with five tackles for loss and five interceptions.

ORSON SYLVA
Defensive back
De Leon
5-10, 165, Junior
Stats: Had 80 tackles and one interception.

JOSE ORTEGA
Utility
Roscoe
5-7, 155, Sophomore
Stats: Had 79 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 11 pass breakups and two forced fumbles from his position in the Plowboys secondary.

HOLDEN SENCLAIR*
Punter
Cross Plains
6-4, 205, Senior
Stats: Averaged 41.8 yards per punt with a long of 64. Eight of his 21 punts were downed inside the 20-yard line.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

CADE BAKER
Quarterback
Anson
6-3, 170, Senior
Stats: Completed 151 of 247 passes for 2,293 yards and 20 TDs. He also added 888 yards and 15 TDs rushing.

CREED GOODE
Running back
Cross Plains
6-1, 160, Junior
Stats: Rushed 153 times for 1,329 yards and 19 TDs on his way to earning first-team all district honors.

QUAID SEWARD
Running back
Goldthwaite
5-9, 175, Junior
Stats: Finished with 1,489 yards and 11 TDs on 224 carries.

JOSE ORTEGA
Wide Receiver
Roscoe
5-7, 155, Sophomore
Stats: Had 48 catches for 814 yards and 13 TDs.

ROMAN FUENTES
Wide Receiver
Albany
5-8, 155, Senior
Stats: Caught 57 passes for 808 yards and 10 TDs.

CADE FRAZIER
Wide Receiver
Hawley
6-2, 185, Senior
Stats: Had 832 yards and seven TDs on 51 receptions.

ROBERT MONTANEZ
Offensive line
Hamlin
5-9, 255, Senior
Stats: Graded at 95 percent with 20 pancake blocks and just one sack allowed.

JADEN CERDA
Offensive Line
Baird
5-11, 235, Senior
Stats: Graded at 92 percent with 33 pancake blocks.

DAMION LEON
Offensive line
Hawley
6-1, 300, Junior
Stats: Graded at 92 percent with 18 pancake blocks and seven sacks allowed.

MATTHEW BUCKLEY
Offensive line
Roscoe
6-1, 250, Senior
Stats: Graded at 90 percent with 37 pancake blocks and one sack allowed to earn district lineman of the year honors.

JAMES RHYNE
Offensive line
Cross Plains
5-11, 250, Junior
Stats: Graded at 93 percent with 60 knockdowns and one sack allowed. The center also was 100 percent on snaps.

NAIN MARTINEZ
Kicker
Cross Plains
5-9, 225, Senior
Stats: Was 26 of 31 on PATs and made his only field goal attempt of 30 yards. He also was named first team all-district.

DEFENSE

BRAY TOVAR
Defensive line
De Leon
5-8, 190, Sophomore
Stats: Had 66 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, two sacks and one fumble recovery on his way to earning first-team all-district honors.

DAVID SERRATO
Defensive line
Munday
5-5, 160, Senior
Stats: Had 56 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, nine sacks, eight QB pressures and two forced fumbles.

BRANDON PADILLA
Defensive line
Anson
5-7, 235, Junior
Stats: Finished with 59 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, four sacks, three fumbles recoveries and one defensive TD.

HOLT BIVENS
Linebacker
Munday
5-9, 148, Senior
Stats: Had 92 tackles on the year with 13 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, three sacks, two pass breakups and a forced fumble.

ELIJAH BRANTON
Linebacker
Baird
6-2, 215, Senior
Stats: Had 102 total tackles, including 44 solo, with two sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries (one returned for a TD).

CREED GOODE
Linebacker
Cross Plains
6-1, 160, Junior
Stats: Finished with 71 tackles, 65 of those solo stops, with 16 tackles for loss, two sacks, two passes defended, three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble. He was a second-team all-district pick.

RAY AMAYA
Linebacker
De Leon
5-8, 180, Senior
Stats: Had 98 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, one interception and was named first-team all-district.

ADAM FAITH
Defensive back
Albany
5-10, 160, Junior
Stats: Had 55 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, one sack, seven pass breakups, three forced fumbles and an interception returned for a TD.

HOLDEN SENCLAIR
Defensive back
Cross Plains
6-4, 205, Senior
Stats: Had 70 tackles, including 59 solos, with two interceptions to be named his district's co-defensive player of the year.

DEE HEMPHILL
Defensive back
Munday
5-8, 162, Senior
Stats: With most passers avoiding him, Hemphill finished with 27 tackles, two tackles for loss, three interceptions and seven passes defended and two fumble recoveries.

HEATH BIVENS
Defensive back
Munday
5-10, 154, Senior
Stats: Finished with 53 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, eight pass breakups, three interceptions and one fumble recovery.

JEFFERY BEATTY
Punter
Ranger
5-11, 180, Senior
Stats: Earned first-team all-district honors.

HONORABLE MENTION

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Holden Senclair, Sr., Cross Plains; Brian Hamilton, Jr., Albany; Dakota Fannin, Sr., Baird; Brayden Beal, Sr., Roscoe; Wesley Gonzales, Sr., Stamford

Running back — Jordan Pleasant, Sr., Albany; Mason Davis, Sr., Anson; Steve Johnson, Jr., Stamford

Receiver/tight end — Dax Neece, Jr., Albany; Adam Faith, Jr., Albany; Hunter Owen, Sr., Albany; Shane Guerra, Sr., Hawley; Zac Gaspar, Sr., Goldthwaite; Orson Sylva, Jr., De Leon; Cooper Dyson, Sr., De Leon; Chris Cox, Soph., De Leon; Ethan Baccus, Sr., Anson; Lonnie Applin, Jr., Stamford

Offensive line — Joseph Ramirez, Sr., Munday; David Galvan, Sr., Anson

DEFENSE

Defensive line — Tripp Thomas, Soph., Cross Plains; James Rhyne, Jr., Cross Plains; Dax Neece, Jr., Albany; Ryan Elderton, Sr., Goldthwaite

Linebacker — Trent Potter, Soph., Cross Plains, Cutter Edgar, Soph., Albany; Lane Burson, Sr., Haskell; Jaydan West, Sr., Goldthwaite; Jason Soliz, Jr., Anson; Guy London, Sr., Stamford; Lonnie Applin, Jr., Stamford

Defensive back — Jevon Tillery, Soph., Cross Plains; Jose Ortega, Soph., Roscoe; Devin Perez, Sr., Hamlin

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