Fort Bend ISD football stars earn postseason accolades
The awards keep pouring in for Fort Bend ISD football, including the recent release of the Chronicle All-Greater Houston Team.
77彩票网appFBISD was represented brightly at the district and state levels as well, including three Associated Press selections.
77彩票网appTravis junior cornerback Cameron Oliver ranked among the state leaders with seven interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. That led his case for AP all-state first-team honors in Class 6A.
77彩票网appKempner senior guard Akinola Ogunbiyi earned AP 6A all-state honorable mention after leading one of the district’s best rushing offenses.
77彩票网appMarshall senior running back/receiver Devon Achane took AP second-team honors in Class 5A after a season of 50 touchdowns. He rushed for 2,266 yards and 40 scores, averaging 11.3 yards per carry, adding 38 catches for 768 yards and 10 more touchdowns.
77彩票网appAs no surprise, repeat state finalist Marshall led FBISD with 13 all-district first-team selections in 11-5A Division II, including honorable mention AP all-state Defensive MVP Warren Robinson. The senior outside rusher amassed 14 sacks, 15 quarterback hurries, 70 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, an interception, two forced fumbles and four passes defended to lead a unit that allowed 14.3 points per game.
Tackle Tristian Drones-Mouton (75 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 3 FR, TD), linebackers Kenny Seymour (142 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 4 FR, 2 TD) and Norman Baker (60 tackles, 7 sacks, 3 FF), safety Christian Jackson (70 tackles, 4 INT, 2 TD, 6 PD) and corner Sylvester Labome (41 tackles, INT, 5 PD, TD) helped lead the defense as first-team picks.
The Buffalos averaged 47.9 points with an offense that included first-team performers in linemen Larry Moore, Dyalan Malveaux and Lorenzo Thomas, quarterback Malik Hornsby (2,279 passing, 29 TD, 2 INT, 1,587 rushing, 17 TD), tight end Jamaal Ulmer (4 TD, 35 tackles) and kicker Idi M’Mongelwa (79-97 PAT, TD).
The Buffalos finished 14-2, including 7-1 in district. They defeated Port Neches-Groves, A&M Consolidated, Huntsville and Manvel, the last 40-10 to avenge their only regular season loss, for the Region III-5A Division II title.
77彩票网appMarshall added a 55-21 win against Boerne-Champion to get a state final rematch with Aledo. A rally fell just short, 45-42.
77彩票网appAll three of FBISD’s 5A schools made the playoffs, including Willowridge (7-4) and Hightower (6-5).
77彩票网appWillowridge had six first-team picks in 11-5A DII, represented by running back Jamarcus Buckner (1,143 yards, 9 TD), fullback Javion Chatman (30 catches, 565 yards, 9 TD), receiver Lidarian Carter (67-934-10), linemen Matthew Brown and Jeremiah Strickland, and kick returner Keshunn Lewis, who also led the team with 92 tackles, adding four interceptions, four fumbles forced and 15 passes defended.
The Eagles led the district with 440 yards per game during the regular season.
Hightower had two award winners in 10-5A Division I, with senior linebacker Christian Hood earning Defensive MVP and senior cornerback Kobie Campbell earning Return Specialist of the Year.
Hood anchored a unit that allowed 18.4 points per game, amassing 94 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, an interception and a blocked punt.
77彩票网appReceiver Trey Thomas (452 yards), defensive tackle Kadarion Johnson (33 tackles, 4 sacks) and linebackers Jakari Landry (40 tackles, 2 sacks) and Jordyn Rosborough (86 tackles, 11 TFL, 5 sacks) represented the Hurricanes on the first team.
77彩票网appTravis earned five District 20-6A awards, led by MVP Eric Rodriguez. The senior quarterback passed for 2,673 yards, 30 touchdowns and six interceptions, completing 67 percent of his passes. He also led the Tigers in rushing with 641 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Senior lineman J’Mani Gibson was honored as Defensive MVP, recording 45 tackles, nine TFL and three sacks.
Junior Sergio Rubio was voted Kicker of the Year, making 45 of 46 point-after kicks and seven of 14 field goals.
77彩票网appSenior receiver Jarrell Farr was voted Return Specialist of the Year, averaging 27.3 yards per kick returns and 16.1 on punt returns. He also led the Tigers with 68 catches for 979 yards, scoring 13 touchdowns.
Trey Sissom was honored as Coach of the Year, guiding the Tigers to their first undefeated district championship and a 10-1 season. Travis outscored opponents 473-263.
77彩票网appThe Tigers produced seven first-team all-district selections including running back Kaelen Shankle (627 yards, 11 TD), receiver Parker Washington (54-908-14), defensive end Pat Brown (21 tackles, 4 sacks), linebackers Brennan Tucker (59 tackles) and Mickael Oliva (39 tackles, 7 TFL, INT) and safety Cameron Moore (4 INT, TD).
77彩票网appRunner-up Ridge Point finished 8-3 and claimed four all-district awards. Senior lineman Bryson Stewart earned Defensive MVP after a season of 69 tackles, 17 TFL, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt.
Sophomore quarterback Bert Emanuel Jr. was voted Offensive Newcomer of the Year, passing for 531 yards and four touchdowns.
77彩票网appGrant Steffen took Deep Snapper of the Year honors, while Ben Weaver received Punter of the Year with an average of 35.8 yards. Weaver also connected on 45 of 49 PAT attempts and four of five field goals.
Tackle Nicholas Wilson-Haymond, guard Caleb Rodkey, center Troy Cavazos, tight end Parker Menefee (11-164-2), running back Marcus Wright (1,054 yards, 11 TD) and receiver John Paul Richardson (38 catches, 707 yards, 11 total TD) made the first-team offense. The Panthers averaged 36.5 points per game.
The Ridge Point defense held opponents to 19.3 points and had five first-teamers in lineman Taylyn Hickerson (61 tackles, 16 TFL, 4 sacks), linebackers Joe Sniffin (84 tackles, 10 TFL, INT, 3 FF, 3 FR) and Carter Aycock (70 tackles, 17 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 FR), safety Preston Steszweski (66 tackles, 5 INT, 6 PD, TD) and corner Devin Gunter (23 tackles, INT, 6 PD).
77彩票网appElkins finished 8-3, outscoring opponents 465-237, led by Defensive Newcomer of the Year Taurean Crawford (60 tackles, 11 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 2 FF, 2 FR) and All-Purpose Player of the Year Jacory Lee (1,211 all-purpose yards, 10 TD).
The Knights were represented on the first team by guard Cameron Sherrard, quarterback Cameron George (1,668 passing, 17 TD, 5 INT, 788 rushing, 14 TD), running back Issaiah Nixon (793 yards, 16 TD), linebackers Alvin Williams (118 tackles, 10 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR) and Jordan Jenkins (54 tackles, 2 INT, 2 FR) and safety Blake Thompson (33 tackles, 4 INT, 6 FF).
Bush returned to the playoffs, led by the district’s top defense at 17.8 points per game. The Broncos’ seven first-team performers were tackle Olaleke Asenunga, defensive end Oluaseyi Omotosho (44 tackles, 2 sacks), defensive tackle Jamal Davis (44 tackles, 9 TFL, 2 sacks), linebacker Brandon Chambers (52 tackles, 6 TFL, TD), defensive backs Matthew Andrews (36 tackles, 5 INT) and Kenneth Phillips, and Jalen Weatherspoon, who made the first team at receiver (20-570-7) and defensive back.
77彩票网appAustin claimed the 20-6A Offensive MVP as Troy Omeire caught 65 passes for 906 yards and 10 touchdowns. He added 364 yards and five scores on the ground.
77彩票网appThe Bulldogs added first-team selections in offensive tackle Kendall Septs and defensive tackle Chase Myers.
77彩票网appKempner’s first-team selections included fullback Charles Alia (1,040 yards, 11 TD) and linebacker Joseph Gonzalez (92 tackles, 10 TFL, INT, 2 FF).
77彩票网appDulles claimed two first-team spots in linebacker (24 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 TD) and cornerback Jeremiah Walker (22 tackles, INT), who added second-team honors as a receiver (29-338-3).