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2010 All-District 3-5A: Co-MVPs reflect balance

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Odessa running back Bradley Marquez and Abilene quarterback Ronnell Sims were selected as the District 3-5A Co-Offensive Most Valuable Players and Abilene's Steve Warren, Abilene Cooper's Mike Spradlin and Midland's Craig Yenzer shared Coach of the Year honors.
All three teams advanced to the third round of the playoffs after going 4-1 in district. Cooper and Midland finished with 11-2 records while defending 5A Division II state champ Abilene was 9-4. Denton Guyer ousted Cooper; Coppell eliminated Midland and Southlake Carroll defeated Abilene last week.
Marquez rushed for a school-record 2,075 yards during the regular season. Sims accounted for more than 2,700 yards and 29 touchdowns, completing 142-of-224 passing for 1,893 yards and 19 scores and rushing for 893 yards and 10 TDs.
Abilene linebacker Anthony Carriola was the Defensive MVP. Carriola had 156 total tackles with 23 for loss, a sack, two interception and five fumble recoveries.
Heralded Oklahoma State commit Herschel Sims had to overcome season-long shoulder injuries but was named first-team after getting 936 yards on 132 carries, nine TDs rushing with 17 catches for 207 yards and two TDs receiving.
Sims, who was on the cover of theoldcoach.com's preseason Friday Night Football magazine along with Cibolo Steele's Malcolm Brown and San Antonio Madison's Aaron Green was the Class 5A Player of the Year in '09 after rushing for 2,352 yards rushing and 40 touchdowns.
ALL DISTRICT: 3-5A
SUPERLATIVES
x-unanimous selection
Co-Offensive MVP - Bradley Marquez, RB, 6-0, 185, Sr., Odessa High; Ronnell Sims, QB, 5-8, 175, Sr., Abilene High
Defensive MVP - Anthony Carriola, LB, 5-7, 190, Sr., Abilene High
Coaches of the Year - Steve Warren, Abilene High; Mike Spradlin, Cooper; Craig Yenzer, Midland High
FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
Tackle - Ben Kittley, 6-2, 260, Sr., Abilene High; Anthony Evans, 6-2, 280, Sr., Cooper
Guard - Lorenzo Martinez, 5-10, 220, Jr., Abilene High; Zach Byars, 6-3, 320, Jr., Midland High; Art Schoonover, 6-1, 230, Sr., Cooper
Center - Quade Huckaba, 6-0, 255, Jr., Midland High; Matt Freeman, 6-1, 260, Sr., Cooper
Tight End - Jacob Martinez, 6-0, 215, Sr., Abilene High
Quarterback - x-Clayton Nicholas, 6-2, 210, Jr., Cooper
Running Back - DeAnthony Fay, 5-9, 170, Sr., Odessa Permian; Herschel Sims, 5-10, 195, Sr., Abilene High; Alford Cooper, 5-10, 190, Sr., Cooper
Receiver - x-Corey McPherson, 6-5, 180, Sr., Midland Lee; Van Powell, 5-10, 170, Jr., Odessa Permian; Jeret Smith, 5-11, 190, Sr., Abilene High; Jamal Sanders, 6-0, 180, Sr., Midland High
Kicker - Dustin Beale, 6-0, 170, Sr., Midland Lee
DEFENSE
End - Dutton Watson, 6-3, 230, Jr., Midland High; Roy Johnson, 5-11, 230, Sr., Abilene High
Tackle - x-Joe Dillard, 5-10, 245, Sr., Cooper; Shaq Johnson, 5-8, 230, Sr., Odessa Permian
Inside Linebacker - x-Josh Robinson, 5-11, 230, Sr., Cooper; Chris Horton, 6-2, 205, Sr., Abilene High
Outside Linebacker - KeJordan Washington, 6-3, 210, Sr., Odessa Permian; Josh Jones, 5-10, 185, Sr., Abilene High; Ryan Evans, 5-11, 190, Sr., Midland High
Cornerback - x-Erick Callier, 5-10, 170, Sr., Midland High; Darrien Samuels, 5-10, 165, Sr., Odessa High
Safety - x-Jake Brooks, 6-0, 185, Sr., Abilene High; Blaze Wooten, 5-11, 175, Sr., Midland High
Utility Player - Darin Long, 5-10, 175, Jr., Midland Lee
Punter - x-Derek Footer, 5-11, 175, Sr., Cooper
SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
Tackle - Jesse Baeza, 6-0, 240, Sr., Odessa Permian; Michael Leonard, 6-5, 250, Jr., Midland High
Guard - Tim Nwangwu, 6-0, 290, Sr., Midland High; Luis Hernandez, 5-11, 275, Sr., Abilene High
Tight End - Blake Hoten, 6-2, 180, Sr., Midland Lee
Quarterback - Kierre Woods, 5-10, 175, Sr., Midland High
Running Back - Paxton Grayer, 5-9, 170, Jr., Abilene High; Davon Riddick, 6-0, 210, Sr., Cooper; Tyler Middleton , 5-11, 185, Sr., Midland High
Receiver - Devin Savage, 6-2, 194, Sr., Midland Lee; Jon Lara, 5-10, 165, Sr., Odessa High; Talon Smith, 5-9, 150, Sr., Odessa Permian; Darius Joseph, 6-1, 190, Sr., Abilene High
Kicker - Jake Forrester, 5-10, 160, Jr., Midland High; Justin Lehr, 5-8, 150, Sr., Cooper
DEFENSE
End - Jamar Renfro, 5-11, 230, Sr., Cooper; Dejion Rangel, 6-0, 185, Sr., Odessa High
Tackle - Isaac Dearing, 6-0, 245, Sr., Midland High; Eddy Garcia, 5-9, 180, Sr., Odessa High
Inside Linebacker - Craig Wesson, 6-0, 185, Sr., Odessa Permian; Anthony Rubio, 6-0, 190, Jr., Midland High
Outside Linebacker - Luke Stice, 5-11, 185, Jr., Midland Lee
Cornerback - Xavier Scarlett, 5-10, 160, Sr., Abilene High; Da'Mor Barnes, 5-10, 185, Sr., Cooper
Safety - Josh Bowman, 6-0, 185, Sr., Cooper; Darius Joseph, 6-1, 190, Sr., Abilene High
Punter - Barrett Brown, 5-8, 140, Sr., Odessa Permian
HONORABLE MENTION
OFFENSE
Tackle - Greg Davis, 6-1, 190, Jr., Abilene High; Will Courtney, 6-4, 225, Sr., Cooper; Andrew Lopez, 6-4, 290, Sr., Odessa High; Turner Ingle, 6-4, 270, Jr., Midland High; Cody Dykstra, 6-2, 240, Sr., Odessa High
Guard - Zach Verden, 5-10, 225, Sr., Cooper
Center - Eric Bilbrey, 5-10, 250, Sr., Odessa Permian
Tight End - Ross Montgomery, 6-0, 205, Sr., Midland High
Quarterback - Adrian Horton, 6-3, 185, Sr., Midland Lee; Johnny Campos, 5-7, 145, Jr., Odessa High
Running Back - Tony Curtis, 5-9, 190, Sr., Abilene High; Jacoby Webster, 5-8, 160, Jr., Midland High
Receiver - Derek Footer, 5-11, 175, Sr., Cooper; Chris Babcock, 5-9, 165, Sr., Midland High
DEFENSE
End - Garrison Railsback, 6-2, 230, Jr., Cooper; Tyler Tatum, 6-0, 260, Sr., Midland High
Tackle - Christian Vargas, 5-10, 245, Sr., Midland High
Outside Linebacker - Britton Hale, 5-10, 185, Jr., Cooper
Cornerback - Darrin Ruot, 5-7, 155, Jr., Cooper; Jorrian Wilson, 6-0, 170, So., Odessa Permian
Safety - Barrett Brown, 5-8, 140, Sr., Odessa Permian; Daniel Vargas, 6-0, 180, Sr., Midland Lee; Colton Edmondson, 5-8, 170, Sr., Midland High; Frank Minjares, 6-1, 150, Sr., Odessa High
Punter - Blair Beck, 6-0, 165, Sr., Midland High
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