West sophomore named Newcomer of the Year

Marcus Gutierrez By Marcus Gutierrez

Dec. 16, 2017 at 9:42 p.m.
Updated Dec. 17, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Victoria West's Tyvon Hardrick is tackled by Calhoun's E.J. Hodges during Friday night's District 27-5A game at Memorial Stadium.

Victoria West's Tyvon Hardrick is tackled by Calhoun's E.J. Hodges during Friday night's District 27-5A game at Memorial Stadium.   Nicolas Galindo for The Victoria Advocate

Tyvon Hardrick played on varsity for the first time for Victoria West this season.

The sophomore running back carried the load for the Warriors, rushing for 950 yards on 142 carries for eight touchdowns.

Hardrick was rewarded for his play by being named the Newcomer of the Year on the All-District 27-5A team.

"He gained a lot of confidence as the season went on," said West head coach Courtney Boyce. "It says a lot about what the district thinks about him."

Hardrick averaged 6.7 yards per carry for the Warriors that rushed for a total of 2,178 years.

West finished the season with a 6-5 overall record and made the playoffs for the first time since 2015.

The Warriors will be looking to continue to have success next season.

"I thought he did a good job of running the football and did a great job of pass protection," Boyce said. "For him being a young player, it's going to give him a lot of confidence going forward. I know that he's going to work hard in the offseason and wants to get better as a player and a person."

All-District 27-5A

Overall MVP

Evrin Hawkins*, sr., Angleton

Offensive MVP

Tamerik Wiliams*, sr. Angleton

Defensive MVP

Cameron Valentine, sr., Richmond Foster

Utility Player of the Year

BJ Foster, sr., Angleton

Newcomer of the Year

Tyvon Hardrick, so., Victoria West

Coaching Staff of the Year

Angleton

First Team Offense

Center: Johnathan Standzel*, jr., Angleton

Line: Chris Cassidy*, jr., Angleton Jacob Lantrip*, sr., Angleton; Leo Colom*, sr., Calhoun; Ruben Fatheree*, fr., Foster; Ethan Hartt*, sr., Lamar Consolidated; Mark Bentancur*, sr., Terry; Brycen Castillo, sr., Brycen Castillo.

Tight End: Grant Applebaum, sr., Terry.

Wide Receiver: Cmeron Dilworth*, sr., Angleton; Shadeed Ahmed, jr., Foster; William Fisher, sr., Lamar Consolidated; Derondre Moore, jr., Terry; Brandon Gonzales*, jr., Victoria West

Quarterback: Seth Cosme, jr., Angleton

Running Back: Tamerik Williams*, sr., Angleton; Marshal Batts, sr., Calhoun; Quinton Oliver, sr., Foster; Brandon Tumlinson, jr., Victoria East; Tyvon Hardrick, so., Victoria West.

Kicker: Eduarado Rosales*, jr., Angleton

First team Defense

Line: Hezekiah Cotlong*, sr., Angleton; Chidozie Nwankwo*, so., Foster; Ivan Kuykendall, jr., Lamar Consolidated; Robert Alexander, sr., Terry.

End: GianCarlo Diaz, sr., Angleton; Cameron Valentine*, sr., Foster; Mark Bentancur, sr., Terry; Blaine Harrison, sr., Victoria West.

Linebacker: Sincere Jackson, sr., Angleton; Corey Addison, jr., Angleton; Michael Maves, sr., Foster.

Cornerback: My'kell Ross, sr., Angleton; Will Swope, jr., Calhoun; Christian Young, sr., Foster

Strong Safety/Outside linebacker: Marlin White, sr., Angleton; Christian Barillas, jr., Foster; Leandre Davis, jr., Terry.

Safety: Jason Williams*, jr., Angleton; Malike Carruthers*, sr., Fosterl; Darius Allison*, Terry; Bryce Sitka*, so., Victoria West.

Punter: Jack Traugott, sr., Victoria East

Return specialist: Malik Curruthers, sr., Foster; Rolando Ruiz, sr., Victoria West.

Second Team Offense

Center: Trace Oldner, sr., Foster; Marshall Frazier, sr., Victoria West.

Line: Colby Oliver, sr., Angleton; Trevor Matherson, Sr., Foster; Drake Staten, sr. Lamar Consolidated; Jonathon Jones, so., Lamar Consolidated; santiago Munoz III, jr., Terry; Marlin Johnson, sr., Terry; Tyler Neese, so. Victoria West

Tight End: Joshua Ellis, jr., Angleton; D'Ary Patton, so. Victoria East.

Wide Receiver: Cayden Hall, sr., Angleton; Travis White, sr., Foster; Carson Powell, sr., Lamar Consolidated; Keontae Richardson, jr. Terry; Jordan Fillmore, jr., Victoria West

Quarterback: Will Brown, sr., Lamar Consolidated

Running Back: Jesse Lopez, sr., Calhoun; Alec Harris, sr., Foster; Deonte' Castleberry, jr., Lamar Consolidated

Kicker: Jack Traugott, sr., Victoria East

Second Team Defense

Line: Colton Williams, sr., Angleton; Miguel Valadez, jr., Calhoun; Robert Harbor, jr., Foster; AJ Harris, so., Lamar Consolidated.

End: Danny Rogers, jr., Angleton; Jesse Herron, jr. Angleton; Carlos Pena, sr., Calhoun.

Linebacker: Cade Kveton, so., Calhoun; Malek Loring, sr. Lamar Consolidated; Chayce Grevey, sr., Victoria West

Cornerback: Brandon Gonzales, jr., Victoria West; Damon Shavers, jr., Terry; Chris Bowie, sr., Angleton.

Strong safery/ Outside linebacker: Khambron Wilson, sr., Angleton; Roman Punch, jr., Lamar Consolidated; Derrick Ray, sr., Terry.

Safety: Ryan Shockency, sr., Lamar Consolidated; Khalen Leonard, sr., Lamar Consolidated; Jalen Moore, jr., Terry; Hagan McLarty, jr., Victoria West.

Punter: Roman Punch, jr., Lamar Consolidated; Rhynhardt Mudde, sr., Victoria West;

Return specialist: Jason Williams, jr., Angleton; La'Trell Davis, so., Lamar Consolidated.

Honorable Mention

Victoria East - Malakye Adams, Celestino Alvarez, Caleb Arambula, Christian Oviedo Devin Patton, Noah Bueno, Garrett Gregory, Jacob Leigh, Scott Strattman, Brandon Suarez, Quincy Johnson, Christian Gomez

Victoria West - Keon Boyd, Noah Nelson, Brandon Turner, Damian Oranday, Steven Brandt, Austin Rabalais, Henry Ybarra, Jesus Ventura, Joseph Martin, Michael DiSanto - Calhoun -

*unanimous


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