Connally’s Jay’veon Sunday was named to the Associated Press Sports Editors Class 4A All-State Football Team on Tuesday.
The APSE team is based on regular-season production only, and Sunday certainly made the most of his first 10 games of the year. The junior running back averaged more than 200 rushing yards per game, putting up 254 carries for 2,054 yards and 30 touchdowns.
The Class 5A all-state team will be announced Wednesday, and the 6A team on Thursday.
Class 4A all-state team
The 2018 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 4A all-state high school football team, released Tuesday. Voting based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.
— CADEN JANDER, Cuero, Sr. — 84 pancakes, no sacks allowed for team that averaged 50 points and 410 ypg
— MILES JOHNSON, Levelland, Sr. — 94% grade, 35 knockdowns, 17 pancakes, no sacks allowed
— JOHNNY TAYLOR, WF Hirschi, Jr. — 97% grade, 81 knockdowns, 2 sacks allowed for team that averaged 374 rush ypg
— JACKSON WILLIS, Van, Sr. — 94% grade, 1 sack allowed
— TANNER WILSON, Canyon, Sr. — 96% grade, 37 pancakes for team that rushed for 221 ypg
— BEAU BEDFORD, Decatur, Sr. — 83-1,238, 14 TDs
— DEMOND DEMAS, Houston North Forest, Jr. — 49-1,574, 12 TDs; 2 kick returns for TDs
— CAMERON GRIFFIN, Glen Rose, Sr. — 153-250-2,789 passing, 40 TDs, 611 yards rushing, 9 TDs
— DAIMARQUA FOSTER, WF Hirschi, Sr. — 2,093 rushing yards, 31 TDs
— QUINTAN JACKSON, FW Benbrook, Sr. — A157222-3,017 yards, 37 TDs
— JAY’VEON SUNDAY, Connally, Jr. — 254 carries for 2,054 yards, 30 TD
— AH LEE YART, Dumas, Soph. — 43-43 PATs, 9-12 FGs, long of 43
Offensive Player of the Year: Daimarqua Foster, WF Hirschi
— DALTON BILLS, Bellville, Jr. — 120 tackles, 20 solo, 18 TFL, 11 sacks, 5 blocked kicks 3 FR
— ABEL EUCEDA, Gilmer, Sr. — 117 tackles, 5 sacks, 14 TFL, 2 FF
— JAYDEN JACOBS, Van, Jr. — 96 tackles, 15 TFL, 14 sacks, 4 FF, 3 PBUs
— COLLIN O’NEAL, Melissa, Sr. — 97 tackles, 28 TFL, 6 sacks, 4 FF, 4 FR, 3 PBUs
— MONTE CLUCK, Boerne, Sr. — 147 tackles, 88 solo, 26 TFL, 10 sacks, 3 FF, 3 FR
— GARRETT REDDEN, Sealy, Jr. — 150 tackles, 7 TFLs, 3 sacks, 2 safeties
— CARSON SMITH, Dalhart, Sr. — 150 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 FR
— KEVIN DAVIS, Freeport Brazosport, Jr. — 9 INTs, 156 tackles, 5 PBUs
— JOHNNY ESPINOSA, San Angelo Lake View, Jr. — 11 INTs, 9 PBUs
— JULIO RIGGS, Boerne, Sr. — 10 INTs, 66 tackles
— XAVIER RODRIGUEZ, Levelland, Sr. — 138 tackles, 26 TFL, 6 sacks, 3 INTs, 7 FF
— ANTHONY CATATE, El Campo, Sr. — 38.9 avg., 24 punts
Defensive Player of the Year: Monte Cluck, Boerne
— Marcus Alexander, Sunnyvale, Sr.; Justin Montgomery, Liberty Hill, Sr.; Brandon Nemec, Cuero, Sr.; Garrison Stovall, Graham, Sr.; Preston Wilson, Argyle, Sr.
— Dillon Carter, Argyle, Sr.; Craig Clemons, CC West Oso, Sr.
— Clayton Chadwick, La Vernia, Sr.
— Andrew Barajas, Alvarado, Sr.; Seth Dixon, Hereford, Sr.; Kyle Harrison, Liberty Hill, Sr.
— Adan Ibarra, Gilmer, Sr.
— Zak Betancourt, Levelland, Sr.; Grayson Mays, Bellville, Jr.; Ja’Shawn Nickerson, Wharton, Jr.; Dalveon Rhodes, Lubbock Estacado, Sr.
— Blu Caylor, Stephenville, Sr.; Rayvon Ingram, Carthage, Jr.; Chase Petter, Argyle, Sr.
— Gage Graham, Stephenville, Sr.; Tyler Kelley, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, Sr.; Isaiah Salazar, Levelland, Soph.; Jordan Whittington, Cuero, Sr.
— Sevastion DeLeon, Henderson, Sr.
HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
LINEMEN: Kevion Booty, Carthage; Jacob Evanicky, Sealy; Nathan Guzman, Ferris; Arturo Hernandez, Sealy; Jayden Kitchens, Midland Greenwood; Adam Lamb, Rockport-Fulton; Lakota Lawrence, Liberty Hill; Kevin Lightfoot, Silsbee; Keilyn McCain, Pittsburg; Jeremiah Stanley, Iowa Park; Wyatt Tate, Geronimo Navarro; Bradon Wilkes, Pittsburg; Lane York, Stephenville.
RECEIVERS/ENDS: Langston Anderson, Midlothian Heritage; Kelvontay Dixon, Carthage; Donyvan Givens, Beeville; Dalton Hobbs, Pleasanton; Seth Nickell, Canyon; Brody Ray, Midland Greenwood; Ethan Robinson, Van; Jay Wilkerson, Midlothian Heritage; Jacob Williams, Burkburnett.
QUARTERBACKS: Gunner Capps, Carthage; Dylan Davidson, Bay City; Kyle Douglas Jr., Wilmer-Hutchins; Mason Duke, Burkburnett; Roman Fuller, Decatur; Brendon Lewis, Melissa; Lawton Rikel, Canyon.
RUNNING BACKS: Chase Gilmore, Graham; Westen Halcom, Glen Rose; Anfernee Johnson, Houston Furr; David Patino, Keiran Grant, Cuero; Crystal City; Elijah Rankine, Van; Doneric Rivers, Crandall; Ashton Stredick, Needville; Khalil Thompson, Mineral Wells; Jar’Quae Walton, La Vega.
KICKER: David Gomez-Ponce, Sealy.
HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
LINEMEN: Carson Altman, Hereford; Deundre Blanton, Kilgore; Isaiah Carpenter, FW Benbrook; Truman Castleberry, Vernon; Christian Hendricks, WF Hirschi; Landon Jackson, Texarkana Pleasant Grove; Dolen Kennon, Silsbee; Jacob Mechler, Andrews; Trey Moore, Cuero; Marc Rodriguez, Vernon; Kyle Weber, Splendora.
LINEBACKERS: Davion Bouldin, Houston Wheatley; Jaden Cano, Hereford; Hunter Clark, Sealy; Sederick Colbert, Lubbock Estacado; Camryn Edney, Pittsburg; Fred Fleeks, WF Hirschi; Jersson Hernandez, Levelland; Sterling Herrington, Silsbee; Konnor Jones, Midlothian Heritage; Omar Marks, Wharton; Justin Morales, Crystal City; Brady Odom, Henderson; Cade Olson, Canyon; Reese Payne, Caddo Mills; Jadon Stringfellow, Burkburnett.
DEFENSIVE BACKS: Brenden Dixon, Argyle; Brett Cobb, Canyon; Ke’untaye Dunham, Henderson; Seth Gibson, Gonzales; Sam Gilbreath, Canyon; Keiran Grant, Cuero; Jaylon Jimmerson, Pittsburg; Luis Ramos, Dumas; Darshon Turk, Silsbee; Stavonte Vaughn, WF Hirschi; Jacorey Ware, Carthage; Kamren Woods, Texarkana Pleasant Grove.
PUNTER: Trace Morrison, Stephenville.