Xavier Johnson was the lone Central Texas football player to be honored on the Class 5A Texas Sports Writers Association's all-state team. The Temple senior was named third team wide receiver.

The Trib's Super Centex first team receiver finished the season with 64 catches for 1,212 yards and 17 TDs. Johnson also recorded a pair of punt returns for touchdowns.

The TSWA named Highland Park quarterback John Stephen Jones the offensive player of the year, while Manvel linebacker DePreist Taylor was given defensive player of the year honors.

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