Eagles Rule All-District Team

Eagles Rule All-District Team

by Steve Gamel

Argyle quarterback Dane Ledford was named the MVP of District 4-4A (Division I), capping a standout season in which he led the Eagles to the third round of the playoffs.

Ledford, a senior who is committed to Tulane, threw for 1,672 yards and rushed for nearly 200 more while accounting for 20 touchdowns in his final season. Ledford played in three state title games and was one of 23 Argyle players to make this year’s all-district list.

The Eagles (11-1) nabbed six of the district’s nine superlative honors.

Teammate Pierce Davies was named defensive player of the year while Chase Petter and Brett Lundy took home defensive newcomer and lineman of the year honors, respectively. Caelan Keenan, part of a strong Argyle offensive line, was named the district’s top offensive lineman. The Argyle coaching staff, led by head coach Todd Rodgers, was named staff of the year.

Of Argyle’s 18 remaining selections, 12 made first team offense and defense. Don Williams rushed for 1,499 yards and 23 touchdowns in his first year as the starting running back. Some of his teammates to make first team included Casey Harper, Gage Mallory, Brenden Dixon, Dylan Sadler and Dillon Carter. Carter made the team twice as a safety and punter.

Argyle’s loss in the third round snapped a three-year streak of state title game appearances.

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE
Quarterback
C.J. Jackson, Sanger, Jr.

Running backs
Roman Turner, WF Hirschi, Sr.
Dameon Moser, Sanger, Jr.
Don Williams, Argyle, Jr.
Calion Baker, Gainesville, Jr.

Tackles
Tanner Polley, Sanger, Jr.
Jaxon Frazier, Argyle, Sr.

Center
Jack Williams, Argyle, Sr.

Tight end
Casey Harper, Argyle, Sr.

Wide receivers
Darion Chafin, Burkburnett, Sr. Dane Fitzgerald, Decatur, Jr.
Josh Kep, Gainesville, Jr.
Braven Smith, Sanger, Sr.

Guards
Bryce Hege, Argyle, Sr.
Gage Mallory, Argyle, Sr.
Terry Lee Hogan, Decatur, Sr.

SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE
Quarterback
Wilson Hicks, Decatur, So.

Running backs
Gavin Brown, Sanger, Jr.
Kolby Youngblood, Burkburnett, Sr.

Tackles
Christian Najera, Decatur, So.
R.J. Flores, Sanger, Sr.

Center
Deondre Clark, WF Hirschi, Sr.

Tight end
Janson Robeson, Gainesville, Sr.

Wide receivers
Cale Nanny, Argyle, Jr.
Chase Estrada, Argyle, Jr.
Javen Banks, WF Hirschi, Jr. Xavier King, WF Hirschi, Sr. Peyton Howard, Sanger, Sr.

Guards
Ty Watson, Decatur, Jr.
Jonathan Havis, Sanger, Sr.

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE
Kicker
Dylan Sadler, Argyle, Sr.

Defensive ends
Ezekiel Holmes, WF Hirschi, Jr. Hayden Mouser, Argyle, Jr.

Inside linebackers
Harrison Haney, Decatur, Jr.
Isaiah White, WF Hirschi, Jr.
Brock Howard, Sanger, So.

Outside linebackers
Luke Pennington, Sanger, Jr.
Matthew Horton, Argyle, Sr.
Josh Sij, Decatur, Jr.

Cornerbacks
Brenden Dixon, Argyle, So.
Gerrick McKinney, WF Hirschi, Jr. Cody Hunter, Sanger, Sr.

Safeties
Taviun Lee, WF Hirschi, Sr.
Peyton Howard, Sanger, Sr.
Dillon Carter, Argyle, So.

Defensive tackles
John Phillips, Argyle, Sr.
Tyler Eddington, Gainesville, Jr.

Punter
Dillon Carter, Argyle, So.

SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE
Kicker
Ivan Franco, Gainesville, Jr.

Defensive ends
Braxton Roth, Decatur, Jr.
R.J. Hickman, Burkburnett, Sr.
Gavin Erwin, Sanger, Sr.

Inside linebackers
Clay Webster, Sanger, Jr.
Mason Underwood, Burkburnett, So.
Dylan Nation, Decatur, Jr.

Outside linebackers
Kaden Roberts, Argyle, Jr.
Hayden Major, Burkburnett, Jr.
Cole Denman, Decatur, Jr.
Seth Bennett, Gainesville, Sr.
Tory Temple, WF Hirschi, Jr.

Cornerbacks
Jhett Parker, Decatur, Jr.
Slater Wright, Argyle, Jr.

Safeties
Gage Campbell, Argyle, Sr.
Nate Downing, WF Hirschi, So.
Drew Redwine, Decatur, Sr.

Defensive tackles
Jake Galbreath, Sanger, Jr.
Wade Pennington, Argyle, Sr.

Punter
Hunter Turbeville, Gainesville, Sr.


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