Football: JHS QB receives superlative mention on All 9-5A-II team

Jacksonville quarterback Patrick Clater (12) has been named as the District 9-5A-II Co-Offensive Newcomer of the Year. Clater is a junior. Offensive lineman Zalatiel Antonio (58), pictured left, was one of several Indians named to the honorable mention team.

Jacksonville High School quarterback Patrick Clater heads the list of Indians that have been named to the All 9-5A-II team.

Clater, a junior, earned superlative mention as the circuit's Co-Offensive Newcomer of the Year, an accolade he shared with Tyler Sheffield (Jr.) from Pine Tree.

Jacksonville placed six men on the All 9-5A-II first team; three from the offensive side and an equal number of defenders.

Chris Carpenter (Sr.), wide receiver and Colorado commit, offensive lineman Marco Nunez (Sr.) and place kicker Alejandro Pina-Sanchez (Sr.) were first teamers.

The list also included inside a trio of senior defenders: inside line backer Aaron Richardson, outside linebacker Tyress Gipson and safety Steven Gallegos.

Carpenter was a unanimous choice among the voting coaches.

The district's second team was populated by Richardson at running back, Kobe Anderson (Sr.) from the offensive line and defensive lineman Justin Griffin (Sr.).

Also named to the second unit was Bryson Tatum (Jr.) an inside linebacker and Jaylon Freeney (Sr.) at cornerback.

Junior Kasey Canady was a double winner as he earned plaudits at fullback and as a safety.

Honorable mention picks from Jacksonville were Dominic Hinojosa (Sr.) at running back, Corrion McCullough (Sr.) wide receiver, Zalatiel Antonio (Jr.) offensive lineman, Aiden Gay (Soph.) offensive lineman and special teams player Preston Chandler (Sr.).

Honorable mention winners from the defensive unit included junior linemen Carson Cleaver and Sergio Moreyra and sophomore cornerback Isiah Mallard.

The district Most Valuable Player laud went to Marshall quarterback Savion Williams (Sr.).

Lindale's Jordan Jenkins (Jr.) was tabbed as the Offensive MVP, while the Defensive MVP award went to Marshall's Ky'gze Turner (Sr.).

Tre Emory, a sophomore out of Mount Pleasant garnered the Defensive Newcomer of the Year honor and Peyton Kennedy (Sr.) of Whitehouse was voted as the Utility Player of the Year.

Coach of the Year honors went to Jake Griedl from the district champion Marshall Mavericks.

Unanimous selections were Jenkins, Turner and Griedl.

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