By Bill McCaughey
For The Fort Bend Star
Terry Petry of Ridge Point High School has been voted Most Valuable Player of District 20-6A for 2016. Petry was a senior wide receiver and shutdown cornerback for the District 20-6A champions.
“Terry had a tremendous season playing two positions for us, wide receiver and cornerback. He was a lock down cover guy and an explosive receiver. His contributions will be sorely missed,” Ridge Point Coach Brett Sniffen said.
Ridge Point had an outstanding season, going 11-1, and it was reflected in the All-District voting. Brett Sniffen was named Coach of the Year, outside linebacker Chad Bailey was named Defensive Most Valuable Player, and defensive end Nelson Ceaser was a unanimous selection as Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
“Chad put together his second amazing season in a row and it was great to see the district coaches recognize it. The best thing about Chad is that he is back for another year,” Sniffen said. “We knew Nelson had the ability to be a special player as he has a good combination of size and speed. As he continues to grow, and with great off season work, he will become a big-time recruit for us.”
“As a team we played good,” Bailey said. “We will be back next year stronger, faster and more ready for 6A competition.”
When asked about being named District Coach of the Year, Sniffin said, “My coaches and I are disappointed that we don’t get to keep playing with this team as we loved the kids and enjoyed being around them. It is sad the season had to end short of our goals, but I am extremely proud of how our team played throughout the season and especially the final game when they laid it all out there.”
Running back Billy Reagins Jr. of Kempner was named Offensive Most Valuable Player.
“A big-time shout-out to everyone who bought into our program, and I am just thankful for the four years Kempner has given me to grow as a leader and captain. I want to thank my teammates and all the seniors I started out with. I want to give a big shout-out to all our coaches. We did what no one else could,” Reagins said. “I appreciate all the things I learned at Kempner.”
Wide receiver Ainias Smith of Dulles was a unanimous selection as Offensive Newcomer of the Year.
“I am very blessed and honored to win this award,” Smith said. “I give all the glory to God and give all the thanks to my coaches and teammates.”
Joel Adams of Kempner was named All-Purpose Player of the Year. Unanimous selections were Mustapha Muhammad, Ridge Point tight end; Mike Ezuiloh, Bush defensive tackle; and Tre Johnson, Travis return specialist.
Several players were selected on both offense and defense. Maurice Frank of Dulles was a first team selection at both wide receiver and cornerback. Rashawn Slater of Clements was a first team offensive tackle and a second team defensive end. Tre Johnson was the first team return specialist and a second team cornerback. Darius Milton of Austin was a second team wide receiver and a second team safety.
First Team Offense
Tackles: Isaiah Brown, Travis; Will Farrar, Travis; Rashawn Slater, Clements; Anthony Williams, Hightower
Guards: Alfred Gansallo, Dulles; Gabe Jacques, Ridge Point; Dalton Perez, Kempner; Tonyitaku Tanyi, Bush
Center: Jacob Medina, Ridge Point
Tight end: Mustapha Muhammad, Ridge Point unanimous selection
Quarterback: Amryn Jeffrey, Travis
Tailback: Naveon Mitchell, Travis; B.J. Rainford, Ridge Point
Fullback: Jason Adetumnbi, Dulles; Matt Ward, Clements
Wide receivers: Grant Griffin, Travis; Arjei Henderson, Travis; Donte Donahue, Bush; Maurice Frank, Dulles
First Team Defense
Ends: Ben Gansallo, Dulles; Moses Johnson, Austin; Camron Peterson, Kempner; Rashaad Powell, Bush
Tackles: Dennis Osagiede, Ridge Point; Devin Woods, Ridge Point; Mike Ezuiloh, Bush unanimous selection
Inside linebackers: Jake Lynch, Travis; Matt DeLeon, Ridge Point; Jacob Mangum-Farrar, Kempner
Outside linebackers: Jacob Owens, Travis; Terrance Williams, Dulles; Jarrett Preston, Ridge Point; Darryl Layton, Austin; Quinten Sharkey, Hightower
Cornerback: Jordan Oliver, Kempner; Eric Young, Bush; Maurice Frank, Dulles
Safety: Ar’mani Johnson, Ridge Point; Daylin Bibbs, Ridge Point; Hasaan Hypolite, Hightower
First Team Special Teams
Deep snapper: Michael Freeman, Clements
Punter: Antonio Robau, Austin
Kicker: Garret Urban, Travis; Dylan Malpass, Ridge Point
Return specialist: Tre Johnson, Travis
Second Team Offense
Tackles: Connor Hillegiest, Austin; Kendall Jones, Kempner; Jonathan Thornton, Bush
Guards: Justin Norman, Travis; Dylon Molina, Kempner; John Horn, Hightower
Center: Marcos Ruiz, Austin
Tight end: Paul Jreij, Clements; Diuan Dunn, Hightower
Quarterback: Aaron Allen, Ridge Point
Tailback: Marquise Frank, Dulles; Devin McAdoo, Hightower
Wide receiver: Darius Milton, Austin; Jake Landry, Kempner; Andre Lewis, Hightower
Second Team Defense
End: Braxton White, Travis; Mike Gayden, Dulles; Rashawn Slater, Clements; Derrick Williams, Austin
Tackles: Julevarrus Milstead, Travis; Isaiah Thomas, Dulles; Tyson Carter, Austin
Inside linebackers: Freddy Burnham, Travis; Resean Foster, Kempner; Derrick McClendon, Hightower
Outside linebackers: Myles Word, Travis; Blake Jameson, Clements
Cornerbacks: Tre Johnson, Travis; William Foster, Bush; Eric Townsend, Austin; Knowledge Smith, Ridge Point
Safety: Zach Zimos, Travis; Darius Milton, Austin; Blake Berry, Kempner; Cassanova Bradley, Bush