Mule All-Dist 2015 (12-7-2015)
The District 1 Class 3A Division I coaches recently assembled and elected the All-District team for 2015. Twenty-four Mules were honored for their play during this past season.
“We are well represented this year on the All-District Team,” said Mule coach David Wood. “I am very proud of all these young men and what they accomplished. They always represented their school, community and themselves very well. It made no difference whether they were winning or losing they did it with class.”
“I think we all learned a lot this season.”
Danny Campos, the Mules’ quarterback, was chosen as the District’s Most Valuable player. He completed 273 of 408 passing attempts for 4032 yards, 54 touchdowns and was intercepted just seven times. Campos rushed 82 times for 292 yards and seven TDs.
The Outstanding Defense Most Valuable Player was Dagen Dunham as the Mules’ defensive end. He finished the season with 115 tackles with 11 being for losses and eight sacks. Dunham made two big hits, hurried the quarterback 21 times and blocked 12 passes. He intercepted one pass and scored a defensive touchdown.
Dunham was also named to the First Team Offense at tight end. He caught 24 passes for 185 yards and scored seven TDs. Dunham carried the ball seven times for 23 yards and scored one time.
Jaxon Lee was chosen as an offensive lineman. He had an average grade of 95, recorded 75 knockdowns and made 25 pancake blocks. Kevin Mendoza was also picked to the offensive line. He averaged a grade of 90 as the Mules’ center, made 64 knockdowns and eight pancake blocks.
Jason Florez was an unanimous choice as a receiver. He made 73 receptions for 1182 yards for an average of 6.6 catches per game and 16.2 yards per reception. He also rushed five times for 72 yards. Florez caught 16 touchdown passes.
Josh Lopez was also an unanimous choice as a running back. He carried the ball 102 times for 740 yards and scored five touchdowns. Lopez averaged 7.3 yards per carry and 74 yards per game.
The Mules had six first team picks on defense. Cameron Hardwick was chosen at defensive end. He made 82 tackles with 14 being for losses and made three sacks. Hardwick made one big hit, 21 quarterback hurries, blocked two passes, broke up a pass, caused a fumble and was credited with a safety.
Jaxon Lee was the only Mule picked on the offensive and defensive first teams. On defense Lee had 38 tackles with six being for losses and made five sacks. He had four quarterback hurries and blocked one pass.
Mario “Boo” Flores was named as a first team linebacker. He finished the season with 131 tackles with 14 being on special teams and made one tackle for a loss. Flores made one sack, four quarterback hurries and broke up one pass. He caused or recovered two fumbles and intercepted one pass.
Donovan Gutierrez was also named to the first team defense as a linebacker. He made 154 tackles during the season with nine being on special teams. Gutierrez had one tackle for a loss, four sacks and eight quarterback hurries. He broke up one pass and caused or recovered three fumbles.
Antonio Vasquez made the first team as a defensive back for the Mules. He recorded 63 tackles with five on special teams and broke up five passes. He caused or recovered one fumble and intercepted six passes.
Aaryn Ross was also chosen as a defensive back and made 95 tackles during the season. He had 17 special team tackles, broke up one pass, caused or recovered one fumble, intercepted four passes and scored a defensive touchdown.
Three Mules were chosen to the Second Team All-District Offense. Cameron Hardwick was named as a lineman with an average grade of 92. He made seventy knockdowns and recorded 10 pancake blocks.
Evan Paez was named as a running back with 111 carries for 941 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 8.5 yards per carry and 72.4 yards per game. Paez also caught 18 passes for 150 yards and two TDs.
Tre Villa was chosen as a receiver. He made 35 catches for 819 yards and nine touchdowns. Villa averaged 23.4 yards per catch and 2.7 catches per game.
Three Mules were also named to the Second Team All-District Defense. Tony Castillo was named as a defensive end. He made 85 tackles during the season with one being for a loss. Castillo hurried the quarterback twice, broke up two passes, caused or recovered two fumbles and intercepted a pass.
Dominik Hasley was picked as a defensive lineman with 53 tackles with one being on special teams. He made six tackles for losses, four sacks and nine quarterback hurries.
Javy Perez made the Second Team Defense as a defensive back for the Mules. He had 106 tackles with seven on special teams. Perez made one big hit, broke up two passes, had two interceptions and was credited with a safety.
Honorable Mentions to the All-District Team were Tony Castillo as a receiver. He caught 42 passes for 714 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged 17 yards per catch and 3.2 catches per game.
Dominik Hasley was picked as an offensive lineman with an average grade of 88. He made 74 knockdowns and eight pancake blocks. Eric Vela was also named as an offensive lineman with an average grade of 90. He made 32 knockdowns and eighteen pancake blocks.
Jose “Pepe” Mendoza was named as a linebacker. He finished the season with 117 tackles with 15 being on special teams. Mendoza made nine tackles for losses, one sack, broke up seven passes and caused or recovered three fumbles. He made three interceptions and blocked two kicks.
Bryce Mauricio was picked as a kicker. He booted 31 extra points and five field goals for 46 points.