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Lorena's Coker Earns TSWA Co-Defensive Player Of The Year

BRYAN (January 26, 2012) -- Lorena linebacker Jakob Coker shared the Defensive Player of the Year on the 61st Annual Texas Sports Writers Association's Class 3A All-State Football Team. Coker, a 5-10, 205-pound senior, had 201 tackles, including 12 for losses.

Coker shares the award with Wilmer-Hutchins defensive back LaDarrell McNeil. McNeil, a 6-2, 184-pound senior, had 124 tackles, and broke up 11 passes. The Tennessee commitment was a Parade All-American.

Devine running back Joseph Sadler, who set the state record for points scored in a season, heads up the 3A All-State team.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior scored 451 points to break 1953 record held by Sugar Land's Ken Hall. Sadler rushed for 3,887
yards on 385 carries with 58 touchdowns to be offensive player of
the year. He also caught 10 passes for 246 yards with three scores
for 13-1 Devine.

FIRST TEAM:
OFFENSE
Guards - Sam Schomp, Lindale, 6-4, 300, sr., and, andrew Cady,
Rockport-Fulton, 6-0, 245, sr.
Center - Clint Merka, Argyle, 6-2, 290, sr.
Tackles - Greg Brantley, Carthage, 6-7, 310, sr., and Trey
Keenan, Argyle, 6-6, 270, sr.
Wide receivers - Darrion Pollard, Gilmer, 5-9 175, sr., and
(tie) Ed Pope, Carthage, 6-3 ,170, sr., and Trent Schuett,
Bridgeport, 5-10, 175, sr.
Tight end - Chadd Bossow, Argyle, 6-2, 210, sr.
Quarterback - Austin Aune, Argyle, 6-3, 190, sr.
Running backs - Joseph Sadler, Devine, 5-10, 180, sr.; Wayne
Onderdonck, Alvarado, 5-7, 180, sr.; Jordan Barnes, Van Alstyne,
5-10, 160, sr.
Place-kicker - Cole Hedlund, Argyle, 5-9, 160, soph.
Player of the Year - Sadler, Devine, 5-10, 180, sr.
DEFENSE
Linemen - Bo Brady, Henderson, 5-11, 195, jr.; John Striednig,
Shallowater, 6-1, 210, sr.; Brandoyn Bell, Chapel Hill, 5-9, 190,
sr.; Rickey Hatley, Atlanta, 6-4, 280, sr.
Linebackers - Jakob Coker, Lorena, 5-11, 205, sr.; Carston
Bossow, Argyle, 6-2, 215, sr.; Nick Alana, Wimberley, 6-2, 230,
sr.; (tie) Landon Lock, Gonzales, 5-11, 215, sr., and Kevin Garcia,
Chapel Hill, 5-11, 215, sr.
Secondary - LaDarrell McNeil, Wilmer-Hutchins, 6-2, 184, sr.;
Jon Anthony Casares, Gonzales, 5-8, 150, sr.; DaCarlos Renfro, West
Orange-Stark, 5-10, 170, sr.; Patrick Levels, Dallas Roosevelt,
5-10, 180, sr.
Punter - Jacob Burtch, Seminole, 6-2, 204, sr.
Kick returner -Patrick Brown, Henderson, 5-9, 165, sr.
Co-Players of the year - Coker, Lorena, 5-11, 205, sr., and
McNeil, Wilmer-Hutchins, 6-2, 184, sr.
Co-Coaches of the Year - Thomas Sitton, Chapel Hill, and Weldon
Nelms, WImberley
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SECOND TEAM
Guards - Pedro Valdez, Chapel Hill, 5-10, 250, sr., and Anthony
Brister, Henderson, 6-2, 260, sr.
Center - Trenton Merkel, Perryton, 6-0, 242, sr.
Tackles - D.J. Carlson, Devine, 6-1, 275, sr., and Cody Jurek,
Gonzales, 6-4, 290, sr.
Wide receivers - Jarod Adams, Seminole, 5-10, 161, sr., and
Brennen Blakemore, Wimberley, 5-9, 175, sr.
Tight end - Clint Cage, Carthage, 6-3, 210, sr.
Quarterback - Kadarius Baker, Navasota, 5-9, 184, jr.
Running backs - Sherman Gilbert, Coldspring, 5-11, 175, sr.;
Zach Henshaw, Canyon Lake,5-10, 190, sr.; Robert Johnson, Lubbock
Estacado, 5-9, 170, soph.
Place-kicker - Alejandro Mendoza, Monahans, 5-7, 155, jr.
Defense
Linemen - Javonte Magee, SA Sam Houston, 6-6, 265, sr.; Jake
Bauer, Navasota, 5-10, 170, jr.; Chance, andries, Coldspring, 5-10,
225, sr.; (tie) Colton Moorehead, Chapel Hill, 6-2, 250, sr., and
Colton Fonville, Wimberley, 5-10, 185, sr.
Linebackers - Jackson Scharf, Monahans, 5-9, 175, jr.; Will
Imhoff, Navasota, 5-7, 158, jr.; DeRick Castro, Sinton, 5-6, 175,
sr.; and Jaylyin Minor, Navasota, 6-0, 197, jr.
Secondary - Tyler Bates, Alvarado, 5-7, 165, sr.; Tanner Barr,
Gilmer, soph.
Byron Brooks, Farmersville, sr.; Payton Marcum, Monahans, 6-1,
165, sr.
Punter - Chuy Alvarez, Van, jr.
Kick returner - Patrick Levels, Dallas Roosevelt, 5-10, 180, sr.
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THIRD TEAM
Guards - Jose Avila, Brownwood, 5-11, 205, sr., and Tyler
Herzog, Bellville, 6-3, 240, sr.
Center - Josh Kuehne, Lampasas, 5-10, 180, sr.
Tackles - Michael Starts, La Vega, 6-4, 282, sr., and (tie)
Aureliano Silva, Port Isabel, 5-10, 240, sr.; Nick Richardson,
Gilmer, 6-0, 280, sr., and Jake Raulerson, Celina, 6-4, 245, jr.
Wide receivers - Solomon McGinty, Navasota, 6-1, 188, jr., and
(tie) Colby Rucker, Van, 6-1, sr.; and Kendall Sanders, Athens,
6-0, 180, sr.
Tight end - Ernesto Aguilar, Devine, 6-2, sr.
Quarterback - (tie) Javelle Allen, Prosper, 6-1, 205, sr., and
Brady Lambert, Wimberley, 6-1, 195, sr.
Running backs - Karrion Morrisey, Jasper, 5-6, 160, sr.;
Terrence Taylor, Diboll, 6-1 198, sr.; and Pedro Cano, Monahans,
5-8, 175, sr.
Place-kicker - (tie) Eddie Romero, Perryton, 5-10, 165, sr., and
Matthew McCrane, Brownwood, 5-11, 165, jr.
Defense
Linemen - Dustin Clark, Borger, 6-1, 205, sr.; Dequone Shaw,
Dallas Roosevelt, 6-5, 215, soph.; Patrick Beaty, Jasper, 6-2, 210,
sr.; and (tie) Duane Mena, Huffman Hargrave, 6-5, 210, sr., and
Madison Firmin, Bowie, 6-2, 225, sr.
Linebackers - LaDontay Walker, Dallas Roosevelt, 5-11, 240, sr.;
Dalton Santos, Van, 6-3, 252, sr.; Alden Mann, Wimberley, 5-9, 185,
jr.; and (tie) Garrett Kemp, Brownwood, 5-10, 215, sr.; Trent
Jackson, Carthage, 6-0, 200, jr.; and Coleman Stapp, Decatur, 6-3,
195, sr.; and Kendrick Harrison, Coldspring, 6-2, 210, sr.
Secondary - Deaveron Dean, Chapel Hill, 5-10, 185, sr.; Hector
Villarreal, Rio Grande City Grulla, sr.; Ed Pope, Carthage, 6-3,
170, sr.; and (tie) Treylon Johnican, West Columbia, 5-8, 160, sr.;
Austin Williams, Huffman, 6-0, 185, jr.; and Brandon Cheezum, La
Vega, sr.
Punter - Anthony Fuqua, Argyle, 5-8, 165, sr., and Devin
Roberson, Big Spring, Soph.
Kick returner - Brennen Blakemore, Wimberley, 5-9, 175, sr.


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