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All-Wise Dream Team

By Clay Corbett | Published Saturday, January 4, 2014

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Grayson Muehlstein. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

MVP:
GRAYSON MUEHLSTEIN

Decatur, Senior
The Eagles’ senior quarterback and TCU commit passed for 3,152 yards and 35 touchdowns on his way to leading Decatur to an area round championship in the state playoffs.
Muehlstein also rushed for 1,379 yards and 23 touchdowns. He picked up Co-Offensive MVP honors in District 9-3A.

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Cain Lowe. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

CO-OFFENSIVE MVP:
CAIN LOWE

Decatur, Senior
Lowe followed up a great junior campaign with a tremendous senior season. The first team 9-3A selection led the Eagles with 1,538 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns.
He also rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown. Through the air, Lowe passed for 186 yards and four touchdowns.

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Fino Cardona. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

CO-OFFENSIVE MVP:
FINO CARDONA

Boyd, Senior
The District 5-2A Offensive MVP became the Yellowjacket’s all-time leading rusher during his senior season. He’s amassed 4,641 career rushing yards and 64 touchdowns during his high school career, and helped lead Boyd back to the state playoffs. Cardona also had 226 receiving yards with three touchdowns.

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Hagen Davis. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

DEFENSIVE MVP:
HAGEN DAVIS

Chico, Junior
The Dragons’ linebacker earned District 7-A Defensive Player of the Year honors after a tremendous junior season. Davis recorded 148 tackles along with seven forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, three interceptions and a defensive touchdown. He helped lead the Dragons to another six-win season.

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Joe Randall. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

ALL-PURPOSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
JOE RANDALL

Alvord, Junior
Randall did some of everything for the Bulldogs in 2013. He was a District 9-2A first team running back, defensive back and punter as a sophomore and junior. Randall rushed for 1,251 yards and 16 touchdowns along with 324 receiving yards. Defensively he finished with 77 tackles, 18 assists, five interceptions and 195 return yards.

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Qualynn Wells. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:
QUALYNN WELLS

Boyd, Sophomore
Wells played all over the field for the Yellowjackets, making a big impact on both sides of the ball. The District 5-2A Newcomer of the Year had 379 rushing yards and three touchdowns, along with 74 receiving yards and a touchdown. The very explosive Wells also had a kick return for a score. Defensively his 58 tackles ranked third on the team.

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Cole Vaughn. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:
COLE VAUGHN

Decatur, Sophomore
Vaughn was third on the team with 143 tackles. The District 9-3A first-team selection also had three sacks, an interception and two fumble recoveries. His play on the defensive side of the ball helped the Eagles reach the Class 3A regional semifinals.

QUARTERBACKS:

CASSIDY PATTERSON
Alvord, Junior
The Bulldogs’ most improved player from last year, Patterson did a solid job behind center and showed a very accurate arm. He finished the season with 1,604 yards through the air and 10 touchdowns.

JESSE DRUMMER
Northwest, Junior
The second-team District 4-5A selection was a huge part of the explosive Texan offense. Drummer passed for 2,460 yards and 24 touchdowns.

JERICOE MCGUIRE
Chico, Junior
McGuire passed for 1,147 yards and 16 touchdowns during his junior campaign. He also rushed for 580 yards and nine touchdowns.

RUNNING BACKS:

CRESE REDMAN
Chico, Freshman
The District 7-A Offensive Newcomer rushed for 696 yards and seven touchdowns in his first year of varsity action. He also had 119 receiving yards along with picking up second-team linebacker honors.

EDDIE MARTINEZ
Decatur, Junior
Martinez ranked second among Eagle rushers behind Muehlstein. His 626 yards and four touchdowns helped the Eagles reach the third round of the state playoffs.

TANNER VALENTINE
Paradise, Senior
Valentine was all over the field for the Panthers in 2013. As a running back, he finished with 367 yards rushing and 237 yards receiving. He also passed for 85 yards and earned all-district honorable mention honors at running back. Defensively, he was second-team all-district as a defensive back with 47 tackles and two interceptions.

WIDE RECEIVERS:

MATT CARTER
Chico, Senior
The District 7-A first-team wide receiver put up 779 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns for the Dragons last season. Carter also rushed for 469 yards and 10 touchdowns.

LANE PEACE
Alvord, Senior
Peace came out for his senior year and made a lot of big plays for the Bulldogs. He finished with 596 receiving yards and two touchdowns while picking up honorable mention all-district honors.
On defense, he had 26 tackles and two interceptions and was named District 9-2A second-team defensive back.

HUNTER GANTT
Bridgeport, Senior
Gantt led the Bulls with 62 catches and 503 receiving yards. He also collected five rushing touchdowns while being selected as a District 9-3A first-team wide receiver.

AUSTIN GIVENS
Decatur, Senior
The 9-3A first-team selection was a huge downfield threat for the Eagles. Givens finished with 1,023 receiving yards and averaged more than 17 yards per catch.

EMMANUEL MOORE
Northwest, Junior
Despite a mid-season injury, Moore still put up 1,071 receiving yards and scored nine touchdowns. The District 4-5A first-team selection also had 177 rushing yards.

CHASE MORRISON
Northwest, Senior
The 4-5A first-team honoree had 843 receiving yards and nine touchdowns for the Texans.

OFFENSIVE LINE:

JACOB JENNINGS
Northwest, Senior
The Northwest offensive tackle was a 4-5A first-team selection, as he helped lead the Texans back to the postseason.

JACOB HARTSELL
Decatur, Junior
The Eagles’ starting center was instrumental in leading Decatur’s new up-tempo attack. Hartsell went on to garner a 9-3A first-team selection.

MASON DELCASTILLO
Decatur, Senior
As the starting tackle, DelCastillo was a second-team 9-3A selection.

DAKOTA WILLIAMS
Decatur, Junior
The 9-3A honorable mention selection at guard helped lead Decatur up front in their potent offensive attack.

RICKEY ROBERTS
Decatur, Junior
Roberts picked up a 9-3A honorable mention spot after his play at guard this season.

COLBY WINDHAM
Alvord, Senior
The second-team 9-2A selection graded out at 90 percent or better each week.

MATT MCCONNELL
Boyd, Junior
McConnell earned the highest grades among Boyd linemen from his offensive tackle position. He was a first-team all-district selection.

DEFENSIVE LINE:

TAYLOR HOOD
Chico, Sophomore
The 7-A first-team defensive lineman had 66 tackles, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four sacks for the Dragons.

JOSE SALAZAR
Bridgeport, Senior
The second-team 9-3A selection led the Bulls’ defensive line in tackles.

MATT CEDRONE
Decatur, Junior
Cedrone had 45 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries while earning 9-3A first team honors.

SEGUOIN SMITH
Boyd, Junior
The junior defensive end made 45 tackles and recorded two sacks while earning first team all-district.

LINEBACKERS:

GARRETT RAGSDALE
Boyd, Senior
The senior middle linebacker led the Yellowjackets with 97 tackles and had two interceptions. Ragsdale, a three-year starter, has been a first-team all district linebacker the last two seasons.

CAMERON SCHULTE
Boyd, Senior
The active linebacker made 77 tackles while being named first-team all district.

DAMON LEDET
Alvord, Sophomore
The District 9-2A Defensive Newcomer of the Year was in on 81 tackles in 2013. As a fullback, he picked up first-team all district honors while rushing for 235 yards and a touchdown.

TREY MORALES
Alvord, Junior
Morales had 102 tackles – four for a loss – along with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries while picking up first team all-district.

WADE LAUGHLIN
Decatur, Senior
Laughlin was second on the team with 160 tackles. The 9-3A second-team selection also had three sacks and two fumble recoveries.

WYATT DAY
Bridgeport, Senior
Day led the Bulls in total tackles with 103, solo tackles with 82, tackles for loss with 13 and had four sacks. He was an honorable mention 9-3A selection.

DUKE KICINSKI
Northwest, Senior
The first-team 4-5A linebacker made 125 tackles and came away with three interceptions.

DEFENSIVE BACKS:

JACOB KEVETTER
Decatur, Junior
The junior was a huge part of the Eagles’ defense, leading them with 169 tackles. As a first-team 9-3A selection, Kevetter also recorded a sack and broke up seven passes.

CARSEN MEDLIN
Decatur, Junior
Medlin helped anchor the Eagle secondary with 117 tackles, an interception and two fumble recoveries. For his efforts, he picked up District 9-3A second-team honors.

BRYAN HUTCHISON
Bridgeport, Senior
The District 9-3A second-team selection led the Bulls with five interceptions and was fourth on the team with 48 tackles. Due to injuries Hutchison also had to learn the receiver position halfway through the season and caught eight balls for 210 yards and a touchdown.

JORDAN POLK
Bridgeport, Senior
Polk was a 9-3A first-team pick while finishing second on the team with 92 tackles.

REGGIE MCDANIEL
Northwest, Senior
The senior led the Texans with seven interceptions en route to second-team all-district honors. He also had 41 tackles from his cornerback position.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

JARRET HOLT
Paradise, Senior
Holt averaged 36 yards per punt for the Panthers in 2013.

TREY COOK
Bridgeport, Junior
The junior punter had 61 punts with a 35-yard average. He also had six punts downed inside the 20 and a long of 65 while becoming the District 9-3A first-team punter.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Alvord: Brett Martin, Kealan Nivens, Kyle Dunn, Evyn Beasley, Jose Luna, Jaylon White

BOYD: Gunner Partin, Seth Wallace, Austin Cozby, Jackson Basting

BRIDGEPORT: Jaz Hickson

CHICO: Garon Davis

DECATUR: Christian Carrillo, Felix Guerrero, Junior Alvarez, Cory Durdon, Ryan Durdon, Payton McAllister, Brandon Garza, Levi Rust, Gage Frank

NORTHWEST: Brandon Niccum, Parker Harris, Jacob Parker

PARADISE: Cash Preather, Luke Rogers

One Response to “All-Wise Dream Team”

  1. John Foster says:

    WCMessenger should do this this same kind of “Dream Team story on ALL the Wise county schools sports not just football… There are really great athletes in all the sports basketball,and they should get the same recognition with volleyball, softball, baseball etc.

    FYI..

    The messenger used to do stories about all the wise county upcoming varsity teams a week or 2 before that sports season started. The messenger would contact all the coaches to get there perspective and comment on how they will do and returning players or new players they have in the upcoming year for that.. always thought that was a cool thing to do, but you have seemed to concentrate more now on football and other sports receive little of no news.. With the new year starting you have basketball going on now and softball/Baseball in February would love to see more of the “other sports getting some more love”..

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