Monday, December 1, 2014

All-District Football (11-30-2014)

All-District Football (11-30-2014)

The Mules had 24 players honored by District 1-3A Division I football coaches when the All-District selections were released. Keagan Gonzales was named as the District 1-3A MVP.

“I was proud of all of our kids,” said Mule coach David Wood. “They got better and better as the season progressed and had to over come a lot of adversity. We played a tough schedule and it paid dividends during district and the playoffs.”

“We will miss our seniors next season but that is high school football. You want the kids to move on to the next level of their lives. We will have a lot of very talented kids coming back next season and we will be ready for it when it comes.”

“The kids, coaches and I all appreciate the fans that supported us all season. Mule fans travel well no matter the conditions. We had some wet, some cold and some wet and cold games this year and they were behind us every game.”

“Mule fans are the best fans every season.”

Gonzales, a senior, took over at quarterback when district started for the Mules after Danny Campos was injured. Gonzales rushed 100 times for 736 yards and 10 touchdowns. He completed 57 of 93 passes for 761 yards and eight touchdowns. Gonzales only had two passes intercepted.

During the pre-district season Gonzales was a wide receiver and made 19 catches for 359 yards and six touchdown. He kicked 19 extra points and ran one two-point conversion over to lead the Mules in scoring with 107 points. Gonzales made 20 tackles, three for losses, three sacks, had five quarterback hurries and made one special teams tackle.

Ryder White, a senior, was picked as the District 1-3A Outstanding Defense MVP. He led the Mules with 109 tackles, one for a loss and had five quarterback hurries. White broke up two passes, intercepted a pass, blocked a kick and made a big hit.

Dustin Smith, a senior, and Dagen Dunham, a sophomore, were named as first team offensive linemen.

Jason Florez, a sophomore, was chosen to the first team as a receiver. He had 30 receptions for 561 yards and scored six touchdowns.

Josh Lopez, a junior, led the Mules in rushing with 172 attempts for 1325 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also made 25 catches coming out of the backfield for 200 yards.

Felipe Guerrero, a junior, was picked as the first team kicker. He converted on 38 of 41 extra point attempts and made four of nine field goals for a total of 49 points.

Dunham was also named a first team defensive end. He made 72 tackles, with seven being for losses, had two sacks and had 16 quarterback pressures. He also made a big hit.

David Rodriguez, a senior, was picked as a first team defensive lineman. He made 36 tackles with one being for a loss.

Braden Bessire, a senior, over came an early season injury to be chosen as a first team linebacker. He made 46 tackles with nine being for losses. Bessire put pressure on a quarterback three times, broke up two passes and scored a defensive touchdown.

Tony Vasquez, a junior, and Roman Franco, a senior, were picked to the elite squad as defensive backs.

Vasquez had 42 tackles with one being for a loss. He broke up 19 passes, caused or recovered a fumble, intercepted four passes and made five special teams tackles.

Franco finished the season with 104 tackles, broke up three passes, caused or recover three fumbles and intercepted one pass. He also made 16 special teams tackles.

Gonzales, White, Smith, Dunham, Florez, Lopez, Rodriguez and Bessire were all unanimous choices of the District 1-3A Division I coaches.

Saul Sanchez, a senior, was chosen as a receiver to the second team offense. He made 26 receptions for 231 yards and three touchdowns.

Danny Campos, a junior, was honored as the second team quarterback. He rushed 72 times for 292 yards and two touchdowns. Campos completed 99 of 211 passing attempts for 1506 yards and 20 touchdowns before being injured. He was picked off 13 times.

Cristian Paez, a senior, made the second team offense at running back. He had 42 carries for 333 yards and two touchdowns.

Isaac Acosta, a senior, was named to the second team defense as a defensive end. He made 67 tackles, five for losses, two sacks and six quarterback hurries. Acosta had 11 special teams tackles.

Jaxon Lee, a junior, was picked to the second team as a defensive lineman. He had 13 tackles, one quarterback hurry and one special teams tackle.

Kevin Mendoza, a junior, was chosen as a second team linebacker. He made 72 tackles, six being for losses, three sacks and four quarterback hurries. He caused or recovered two fumbles, blocked a kick and had five special teams tackles.

Javy Perez, a sophomore, made the second team defensive squad as a defensive back. He had 56 tackles with one being for a loss. Perez broke up two passes, caused or recovered a fumble and made two big hits.

Lee, James Lutz and Isaac Luebanos were named as Honorable Mentions to the All-District team.

Wesley Clarkson did not punt in the first four Mule district games but was named as the Honorable Mention Punter. He punted 18 times during the season for 648 yards. That is an average of 36 yards. Clarkson also booted two extra points.

Chamel Regalado was picked as an Honorable Mention receiver on offense and Honorable Mention linebacker on defense. He made 32 receptions for 437 yards and six touchdowns. Regalado made 93 tackles, eight for losses, two sacks and five quarterback hurries. He broke up four passes, caused or recovered one fumble, intercepted one pass and made five special teams tackles.     


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