Football: Taylor earns defensive newcomer

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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Splashing on the Scene

SPLASHING ON THE SCENE – Boyd freshman Nick Taylor (44) earned Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 4-3AI. Messenger photo by Kelly Basting

Boyd freshman Nick Taylor made 124 tackles, including eight behind the line of scrimmage this season.

Taylor also picked off a pass and forced a fumble to earn the District 4-3A Division I Defensive Newcomer of the Year.

Taylor was one of six Boyd players to earn all-district honors. Seven Paradise players received recognition.

Breckenridge’s Zach Willis earned league MVP. Brock’s Tanner Patino was the top offensive player. Brock’s Skyler Collier and Breckenridge’s Warren Hardy split the top defensive award.

Boyd running back Logan Jones and guard Bartolo Guevera were first-team offensive selections with Paradise running back Jacob Robinson and receiver Mitchell Sellers.

Jones ran for 641 yards and seven touchdowns.

Paradise defensive end Clayton Fulkerson and safety Jack Ishmael made the first-team defense with Boyd’s Jones.

The second-team offense included Boyd quarterback Kody Risenhoover and tackle Dylan Couture and Paradise quarterback Jace Essig, tackle Corbin McBride and kicker Ishmael.

Boyd defensive tackle Guevera and Paradise punter Bryson Clark made the second-team defense.

Strong Reception

STRONG RECEPTION – Paradise’s Mitchell Sellers hauls in a pass against Boyd. Sellers earned first-team 4-3AI. Messenger photo by Kelly Basting


District MVP: Zach Willis, senior, Breckenridge

Offensive MVP: Tanner Patino, senior, Brock

Co-defensive MVP: Skyler Collier, senior, Brock; Warren Hardy, senior, Breckenridge

Offensive Newcomer of the Year: Owen Woodward, sophomore, Breckenridge

Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Nick Taylor, freshman, Boyd

Special Teams Player of the Year: Jose Escobedo, senior, Breckenridge

Coaching Staff of the Year: Breckenridge


Quarterback: Matthew Wallace, senior, Bowie; Tripp Jones, junior, Brock

Running back: Logan Jones, senior, Boyd; Angel Ruiz, junior, Breckenridge; Jake Tesky, junior, Brock; Jacob Robinson, junior, Paradise

Wide receiver: Koby Miller, junior, Boyd; Brian Couture, sophomore, Boyd; Rylan Dorman, senior, Bowie; Kyler Knight, junior, Breckenridge; Mitchell Sellers, sophomore, Paradise

Tight end: Dillon Swaim, senior, Bowie; Baylor Cupp, junior, Brock; Jake Escalon, sophomore, Breckenridge

Tackle: Hunter Kirkham, senior, Bowie; Rance Russell, junior, Breckenridge; John Brunner, junior, Brock

Guard: Bartolo Guevera, freshman, Boyd; Marvin Phillips, junior, Breckenridge; Harrison Loewes, senior, Brock

Center: Lane Berkley, junior, Breckenridge; Sage Boleman, senior, Brock

Kicker: Noah Nye, senior, Brock


Defensive end: Kaden Hendrix, junior, Brock; Terrance Roberson, senior, Breckenridge; Clayton Fulkerson, senior, Paradise

Defensive tackle: Hunter Kirkman, senior, Bowie; Rance Russell, junior, Breckenridge; Tate Swearengin, senior, Brock

Inside linebacker: Jake Escalon, sophomore, Breckenridge; Zakk Young, junior, Brock; Dillon Swaim, senior, Bowie

Outside linebacker: Logan Jones, senior, Boyd; Jacob Skinner, junior, Bowie; Chucky Perez, senior, Breckenridge

Safety: Riley Durham, senior, Breckenridge; Jack Ishmael, sophomore, Paradise

Defensive back: Angel Ruiz, junior, Breckenridge; Tommy Merrill, junior, Brock

Punter: Jase Lopez, sophomore, Brock


Quarterback: Kody Risenhoover, junior, Boyd; Jace Essig, sophomore, Paradise

Running back: Tommy Merrill, junior, Brock; Carlos Zepeda, junior, Ponder; Ty Harris, freshman, Bowie

Receiver: Aaryn Medina, sophomore, Breckenridge; Landon Hoffman, junior, Brock; Payton Price, junior, Bowie

Tight end: Brock Anderson, senior, Ponder; Jase Lopez, junior, Brock

Tackle: Dylan Couture, senior, Boyd; Tanner Cantrell, sophomore, Breckenridge; Creighton Wolfe, junior, Brock; Corbin McBride, senior, Paradise

Guard: Justin Bolton, senior, Bowie; Julio Sanchez, junior, Brock

Center: Lane Berkley, junior, Breckenridge; Sage Boleman, senior, Brock; Tyler Wagner, senior, Ponder

Kicker: Jack Ishmael, sophomore, Paradise


Defensive end: Dylan Couture, senior, Boyd; Eric Valdez, junior, Breckenridge; Jessie Hallmark, sophomore, Brock

Defensive tackle: Bartolo Guevera, freshman, Boyd; Marvin Phillips, junior, Breckenridge; Parker Bounds, junior, Brock

Inside linebacker: Toby Morrison, junior, Brock; Noah Bean, senior, Ponder; AJ Craddock, junior, Bowie

Outside linebacker: Logan Lightfoot, sophomore, Brock; Chance Tomlinson, junior, Bowie

Safety: Jay Rogers, senior, Bowie; Kevin Franco, junior, Breckenridge

Defensive back: Brett White, senior, Brock; Mason Durrett, junior, Ponder; Joey Crawford, junior, Bowie

Punter: Bryson Clark, junior, Paradise


Defensive end: Clinton Snyder, senior, Boyd

Safety: Boone Eustace, junior, Boyd; Caleb Armijo, freshman, Boyd

Defensive back: Tyler Morris, senior, Boyd

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