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2018 All-Wise Football Team

By Reece Waddell | Published Saturday, February 2, 2019
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All Wise Football Team

Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Beau Bedford

Beau Bedford. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

MVP:
Beau Bedford
Decatur, senior
The Decatur senior led class 4A in receiving, hauling in 114 receptions for 1,668 yards and 15 touchdowns. His efforts earned him first-team honors on the Associated Press’ 4A all-state team and also helped Decatur reach the state semifinal for the first time since 1988.

Roman Fuller Offensive MVP

Roman Fuller. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

OFFENSIVE MVP:
Roman Fuller
Decatur, junior
The Eagles’ signal caller was second in the state among all classifications in passing yards with 4,652. In his first season as a starter, Fuller completed 345 of 528 passes for 45 touchdowns against just 16 interceptions, earning honorable mention on the AP’s 4A all-state team.

Kenyon Hedrick Defensive MVP

Kenyon Hedrick. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

DEFENSIVE MVP:
Kenyon Hedrick
Chico, junior
A District 4-2A I first-team selection, Hedrick led the Dragons in tackles with 177. The junior also made 16 tackles for a loss, recorded two sacks and forced a fumble.

Ty South Newcomer of Year

Ty South. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:
Ty South
Chico, freshman
A second-team District 4-2A I selection, South made 48 tackles and recorded three sacks as a freshman. He also made 12 tackles for a loss, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and made eight pancake blocks.

Christian Hand Utility POTY

Christian Hand. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

UTILITY PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Christian Hand
Bridgeport, senior
Bridgeport’s Swiss Army Knife was a force on both sides of the ball. Out of the backfield, Hand ran for 1,067 yards and 16 touchdowns on 150 carries. Defensively, he made 34 tackles, tallied two sacks, forced three fumbles, snagged two interceptions and scored a defensive touchdown

Bartolo Guevara Lineman of Year

Bartolo Guevara

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR:
Bartolo Guevara
Boyd, sophomore
The District 4-3A I Lineman of the Year graded out at over 90 percent, helping Boyd’s high-octane offense average nearly 400 yards. Guevara also made 56 tackles on defense, leading the Yellowjackets to a second-place finish in 4-3A I.

Offense

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK:
Kody Risenhoover
Boyd, senior
A three-year starter, Risenhoover earned first-team honors in District 4-3A I, throwing for 2,573 yards and 24 touchdowns. On the ground, Risenhoover ran for 722 yards and 10 scores on 135 carries.

Jadon Maddux
Bridgeport, junior
Although he missed the final few games of the season due to injury, Maddux still accounted for 2,053 total yards and 16 touchdowns. Through the air, the first-team District 3-4A II selection completed 62 percent of his passes for 945 yards. On the ground, he ran for 1,108 yards and 10 scores on 125 carries.

RUNNING BACK:
Nico Starnes
Chico, senior
The speedy back ran for 1,786 yards and 21 touchdowns on 185 attempts. The District 4-2A I Offensive Player of the Year also caught 15 passes for 225 yards and three scores.

DeMareus Hosey
Northwest, senior
The Montana State signee ran for 1,943 yards and 26 touchdowns, helping the Texans claim their first district title. For his efforts, Hosey was also awarded District 4-5A II MVP.

Gunner Ragsdale
Decatur, junior
The Eagles’ workhorse ran for 1,040 yards and 16 touchdowns on 199 carries. He also caught 40 passes for 425 yards and eight scores,

WIDE RECEIVER:
Brian Couture
Boyd, junior
A District 4-3A I first-team selection, Couture hauled in 53 catches for 900 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Quentin Lee
Northwest, senior
The District 4-5A II Offensive Player of the Year, Lee snagged 73 catches for 1,022 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Dayne Chapman
Decatur, junior
Chapman corralled 61 passes for 800 yards and nine touchdowns. The junior also threw for a score.

Nolan Hernandez
Bridgeport, junior
A first-team District 3-4A II selection, Hernandez brought in 35 catches for 412 yards and five touchdowns in Bridgeport’s run-heavy offense.

A.J. Martinez
Decatur, junior
A threat in the backfield and the slot, Martinez caught 64 passes for 860 yards and four touchdowns. On the ground, he ran for 810 yards and 11 scores on 139 carries.

TIGHT END:
Mitchell Sellers
Paradise, junior
The 6-6 junior averaged 12.3 yards per reception, making 32 catches for 395 yards and two touchdowns.

LINEMAN:
Dain Warnick
Alvord, senior
The District 4-2A I Lineman of the Year graded out at 87 percent, making 28 pancake blocks to lead the Bulldogs to a second-place league finish.

Colby Murillo
Decatur, senior
The first-team District 4-4A I selection graded out at over 90 percent for his career and made 39 pancake blocks.

Ridge Burden
Decatur, senior
A versatile two-way player for the Eagles, Burden started at right tackle and graded out at 90 percent with 14 pancake blocks.

Caden Barnett
Northwest, sophomore
The sophomore graded out at 88 percent and averaged 3.5 pancakes per game, earning District 4-5A II first-team honors.

Jacob Marshall
Bridgeport, junior
Marshall recorded 20 knockdowns, 12 dominating blocks and never allowed a sack in 2018.

Morgan Picha
Decatur, senior
The Eagles’ left tackle was adept in pass protection and graded out at over 90 percent with 59 pancakes. His efforts earned him first-team honors in District 4-4A I.

Defense

DEFENSE

END:
Grant Allen
Decatur, senior
Despite a nagging shoulder injury, Allen played every game in 2018, recording 82 tackles, including 11 for losses. He also made five sacks and forced two fumbles.

Rustyn Fuller
Chico, senior
The Dragons’ high-motor defensive end had a knack for getting to the quarterback, tallying 10 sacks and 14 tackles for losses. The second-team District 4-2A I selection also made 44 tackles, forced a fumble and recovered three fumbles.

TACKLE:
Anderson Ramirez
Decatur, senior
The senior fought through a break in his femur that cost him 3.5 games, but still managed to notch 70 tackles, including four for losses and one sack.

Malik Moore
Northwest, senior
A three-year starter, Moore made 53 tackles and 13 tackles for losses. The senior also forced a fumble, intercepted a pass and scored a defensive touchdown.

LINEBACKER:
Zane Hickey
Decatur, senior
Hickey made 161 tackles to lead the team, recorded three sacks, blocked two field goals and a punt. The Decatur senior was a District 4-4A I selection multiple times as a four-year varsity starter.

Shea Buckaloo
Alvord, senior
The District 4-2A I Defensive MVP made 105 tackles and two sacks. Buckaloo also recorded 13 tackles for losses, broke up seven passes, forced two fumbles and returned a fumble for a touchdown.

Nick Taylor
Boyd, sophomore
Despite dealing with a torn meniscus and sprained ankle for the final few games of the season, Taylor still managed to make 119 tackles and record two sacks. Taylor made 66 solo tackles and was a first-team selection in District 4-3A I.

Cooper McDonald
Northwest, junior
A District 4-5A II first-team selection, McDonald made 96 tackles and recorded seven sacks. The junior also forced three fumbles, picked off three passes and scored three defensive touchdowns.

CORNERBACK:
Hayden Etter
Boyd, sophomore
Etter made 67 tackles while intercepting five passes. The first-team District 4-3A I corner also notched 14 passes defended.

Karson Parker
Alvord, junior
A District 4-2A I first-team selection, Parker made 91 tackles, intercepted four passes and forced two fumbles.

SAFETY:
Jack Ishmael
Paradise, junior
The Panthers’ hard-hitting safety made 128 tackles, forced three fumbles, picked off three passes and blocked a kick.

Ty Read
Bridgeport, senior
The District 3-4A II first-team selection made 62 tackles, forced a fumble and broke up eight passes.

KICKER:
Armando Benitez
Decatur, senior
Benitez converted 95.2 percent of his extra points and went 3-for-4 on field-goal attempts.

PUNTER:
Dayne Chapman
Decatur, junior
Chapman had a 37-yard net average, with eight punts pinning the opposition inside the 20-yard line.

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