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The Texas Sports Writers Association announced its 2020-21 high school football all-state teams this week and more than 75 players in the Fort Worth-area made the cut.
Southlake Carroll WR Brady Boyd and RB Owen Allen were voted Class 6A first-team all-state after leading the Dragons to the 6A D1 championship in January.
Allen, a sophomore, rushed for 2,063 yards and 28 touchdowns. Boyd, a senior and Minnesota signee, made 71 catches for 1,159 yards and 18 TDs. Boyd averaged 116 yards receiving per game.
Euless Trinity RB Ollie Gordon (Oklahoma State commit) joined Allen as a first-team running back. Gordon rushed for 2,086 yards and 28 TDs. He led the Fort Worth-area with 231 yards rushing per game.
Carroll had seven players on the list with WR Landon Samson and LB Barrett Baker making second team.
Haslet Eaton also added seven players. The Eagles had their best season in program history.
In Class 5A, Aledo RB DeMarco Roberts (Lamar) was named offensive player of the year. Roberts, who was also Star-Telegram offensive POTY, helped the Bearcats to the 5A D2 championship, a 10th state title in program history. Roberts finished the season with 2,266 yards rushing and an area-leading 39 TDs.
Aledo DB BJ Allen was voted defensive player of the year. Allen recorded 67 tackles, 56 solo tackles, 2 for loss, 2 interceptions and 6 pass deflections for the Bearcats. Aledo had six players on the 5A team with WR JoJo Earle (Alabama) and DL Caden Anderson making second team.
Mansfield Summit, which reached the state semifinals for the first time, had four on the 5A list, including Star Telegram defensive POTY Kamren Washington (Sam Houston State). Washington made 97 tackles, 37 for loss and 17 sacks. DB Jalon Rock was voted as an all-state defensive back and kick returner. Rock made three INTs, 17 pass deflections and had five TD returns.
Azle’s Eric Mcalister (Boise State) was second-team WR. Mcalister caught 21 TDs this season.
Kennedale DB JD Coffey (Texas) made 4A first-team and Brock had six players on the 3A team.
Wide receivers – Brady Boyd, Southlake Carroll
Running backs – Owen Allen, Southlake Carroll, Ollie Gordon, Euless Trinity
Tackles – Savion Byrd, Duncanville
Linemen – Byron Murphy, DeSoto
Kick returner – Lenard Lemons, Arlington Martin
Wide receivers – Landon Sampson, Southlake Carroll, Roderick Daniels, Duncanville
Place-kicker – Colby Sessums, Haslet Eaton
Linemen – Shemar Turner, DeSoto, Charles Esters III, Cedar Hill
Linebackers – Barrett Baker, Southlake Carroll, Kendrick Blackshire, Duncanville, Morice Blackwell, Arlington Martin
Punter – Cooper Hicks, Arlington
Center – Dylan Anderson, Southlake Carroll
Wide receivers – Jerand Bradley, DeSoto
Tight end – RJ Maryland, Southlake Carroll
Quarterback – Kaidon Salter, Cedar Hill
Linebackers – Brock Hayward, Haslet Eaton
Secondary – Johnny Smith-Rider, Haltom
Guards – Heston Edwards, Haslet Eaton, Dakari Fantroy, Duncanville
Tackles – Devon Campbell, Arlington Bowie, Hunter Erb, Haslet Eaton
Centers – Yonas Daniel, Haslet Eaton
Wide receivers – Jaedon Wilson, DeSoto
Tight ends – Xzavior Kautai, Euless Trinity
All-purpose – Jace Washington, Haltom
Linemen – Cisco Caston, Weatherford, Ola Fakailoatonga, Euless Trinity, Jayden Gray, Haslet Eaton
Linebackers – Jordan Crook, Duncanville, Trevell Johnson, Arlington Martin, LD Martin, Euless Trinity, Marsel McDuffie, South Grand Prairie
Secondary – Ashton Levells, DeSoto, Ben Roberts, Haslet Eaton, Jacob Schaeffer, Euless Trinity, Richard Toney, Arlington
Running backs – DeMarco Roberts, Aledo
Offensive player of the year – DeMarco Roberts, Aledo
Linemen – Kam Washington, Mansfield Summit
Secondary – BJ Allen, Aledo
Defensive player of the year – BJ Allen, Aledo
Wide receivers – Eric McAlister, Azle
Tight end – Juan Davis, Everman
All-purpose – JoJo Earle, Aledo
Linemen – Caden Anderson, Aledo
Kick returner – Jalon Rock, Mansfield Summit
Tackles – Rocco O’Keefe, Aledo, Jacoby Jackson, Mansfield Summit
Center – Jace Lowe, Cleburne
Running backs – Deuce Jones, Mansfield Timberview
Linemen – Taylor Steele, Colleyville Heritage
Linebackers – Luke Lingard, Colleyville Heritage, Nico Keramidis, Cleburne
Tackles – Drake Bequeaith, Grapevine
Centers – Kingston Leota, Richland
Tackles – Dorion Strawn, Ennis
Wide receivers – Raymond Gay, Red Oak, Hal Presley, Mansfield Summit
Tight ends – Jason Llewellyn, Aledo, Griffin Edwards, Grapevine
Quarterbacks – Collin Drake, Ennis, Simeon Evans, Mansfield Timberview, Chris Lee, Azle
Running backs – Cleo Chandler, Cleburne, Caleb Texada, Grapevine
Linemen – Terrell Tilmon, Mansfield Timberview, Jarveon Williams, Ennis
Linebackers – Payton Chapman, Ennis
Secondary – Jalon Rock, Mansfield Summit
Place-kicker – Brendan Hall, Springtown
Linemen – Cory Aper, Glen Rose
Secondary – JD Coffey, Kennedale
Punter – Brendan Hall, Springtown
Wide receivers – David Juarez, Decatur
Linebackers – Landry Phipps, Decatur
Secondary – Jackson Carroll, Decatur
Kick returner – Drew Coleman, Godley
Guards – Carson Walker, Midlothian Heritage
Place-kicker – Aidan Birr, Kennedale
Tackles – Cody Miser, Godley
Wide receivers – Parker Priddy, Godley
Quarterbacks – Caden Burke, Godley, Camden Chesney, Springtown
Running backs – Kolby Bartlett, Godley
Linemen – D’Angelo Freeman, Midlothian Heritage
Linebackers – Noah Gray, Midlothian Heritage, RJ Pepper, Kennedale
Secondary – Isiah Hall, Lake Worth, Reagan Rodriguez, Glen Rose, Braden Waters, Kennedale
Kick returner – Reagan Rodriquez, Glen Rose
Tackles – Jacob Bayer, Grandview
Linebackers – Carson Carter, Brock
Secondary – Luke Dillingham, Brock
Tight end – Nathan Jones, Brock
Running backs – Cash Jones, Brock
Guards – Kadyn Matthews, Brock
Tackles – Garrett Vancampen
Quarterbacks – Dane Jentsch, Grandview
Running backs – Gavin Leftwich, Grandview
Linemen – Chase Webster, Brock
Linebackers – Jayden Canafax, Peaster, Nick Taylor, Boyd