Local athletes in the Atascosa County area have been honored recently with the announcement of All-District honors for football and volleyball over the recent weeks.
Currently, 123 area athletes and three coaches were honored. That number will climb given that All-District 15-2A DII picks have not been announced yet with Falls City still in the Texas high school football playoffs.
Pleasanton High School saw 34 student-athletes honored between the two sports.
Highlighting the Lady Eagles’ volleyball All- District picks was freshman outside hitter Sadie McAda, who was named Newcomer of the Year as Pleasanton’s lone superlative in 30-4A. McAda finished the season on a streak of four-straight double-doubles.
The Pleasanton Eagles didn’t receive any superlatives on the football field, but seniors Dalton Hobbs and Louis Arguijo were unanimous first team selections in 15-4A DI and two of 26 Eagles named to All-District.
Jourdanton had 45 athletes and two coaches honored, with offensive coordinator John Conway and defensive coordinator Lorenzo Gallegos being honored in 15-3A DI.
The Squaws had 14 of Jourdanton’s 45 honorees, including four superlatives, after winning their second consecutive district championship.
Sidney Morneau highlighted that group of superlatives by taking home District MVP honors. The outside hitter was frequently in double-digit kills to help the Squaws to the district title.
Senior setter Katlyn Polasek was named Co- Setter of the year in 30-3A. Polasek tallied 50 assists in their final two matches of the regular season to help the Squaws lock up the district title.
Junior libero Emma Roach was named Co-Libero of the Year and Macey Briones was named Newcomer of the Year.
On the gridiron, 31 Indians were honored, including another four superlatives.
Junior quarterback Cole Andrus was named 15-3A DI’s MVP after going 187- of-292 passing for 2,738 yards and 39 touchdowns en route to Jourdanton’s first district title in eight years. Andrus added 320 yards and four touchdowns rushing.
Andrus’ favorite target, junior Jarel Lilly, was named Receiver of the Year after hauling in a team-high 60 passes for 936 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Jourdanton’s offensive output wouldn’t be where it was had it not been for their five senior offensive lineman. That offensive front got recognition with senior center David Flores named the Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Senior defensive end Derek Jenschke completed the lineman sweep for the Indians by being named the Defensive Lineman of the Year. Jenschke finished the season with 110 total tackles, 30 for a loss, 11 sacks, seven forced fumbles and one interception.
The Poteet Lady Aggies saw five athletes named between the first team and honorable mention in 30-4A, and another five honored with academic All-District. Aurianna Villalta was the lone first team selection for the Lady Aggies.
The Poteet Aggies’ historic season in football was recognized in the 14- 4A DII selections with 22 players recognized by the district coaches.
Senior Roderick King was recognized as the district’s Offensive Lineman of the Year and Poteet’s lone superlative. That pick was one of three unanimous decisions for the Aggies in All-district.
The Charlotte Trojanettes garnered four All- District selections in 31- 2A, with Jessalyn Sanchez and Julissa Cantu named as the only Trojanettes to the first team.
McMullen County saw 10 Cowgirls honored in 31-1A and nearly swept the superlatives. Senior Madison Sherrer picked up the biggest recognition as the District MVP after racking up a team-high 323 kills in 107 sets played.
Fellow seniors Caroline McClaugherty and Brenda Beyer were named the Defensive MVP and Setter of the Year respectively. Freshman Taber Garcia was named Co-Newcomer of the Year and head coach Darcy Stockton was named Coach of the Year after guiding the Cowgirls back to the Regional Tournament. Check next week’s paper to see who made All-District football.