Wilcox Named MVP, Eldorado Dominates Honors for 8-2A DII
SAN ANGELO, TX-- After a wild season for District 8-2A Division II came to a close Thanksgiving weekend, their All-District honors were announced.
Heading up the awards was Christoval sophomore Brayden Wilcox, the district's MVP. Wilcox earned newcomer of the year in 2017 for District 3-2A Division I.
Wilcox led Christoval on a historic run that included their first 11-man playoff win along with a share of the district championship with Eldorado and Miles. The sophomore finished the year with 1,851 yards rushing, the state's third highest mark, and 28 rushing touchdowns. He also added 887 yards and six touchdowns passing.
Above: Christoval's Brayden Wilcox (10) throws a pass against Wellington in the Area Playoff. Nov. 23, 2018 (LIVE! Photo/Sam Fowler)
However, Eldordado dominated the superlative awards, including coaching staff of the year.
Junior Eric Reyes was named co-offensive MVP with Miles senior Mason Bryan.
Reyes and Bryan were leading rushers for their respective squads.
Above: Eldorado's Eric Reyes (21) tries to escape a Menard tackler. Nov. 2, 2018 (LIVE! Photo/Sam Fowler)
The Eldorado junior posted 985 yards and 13 touchdowns rushing to lead the Eagles to their first district championship since 2012.
Bryan led Miles to their first winning season since 2014.
Above: Miles' Mason Bryan (5) fights off a Munday Mogul on Sept. 29, 2018. (LIVE! Photo/Sam Fowler)
Eldorado's Jack Griffin was named defensive MVP after annihilating opposing offenses. The senior linebacker had team-highs with 131 total tackles, 36 tackles for a loss and seven sacks.
Freshman Korbin Covarrubiaz was named offensive newcomer of the year after stepping in when his brother, Kevan, went down for the season in week 3.
In his varsity debut, Covarrubiaz proved to be a strong thrower with 1,366 yards and 14 touchdowns passing. He also added 129 yards and six touchdowns rushing.
Above: Eldorado's Korbin Covarrubiaz (4) rolls out to pass against Menard. Nov. 2, 2018 (LIVE! Photo/Sam Fowler)
The last superlative, defensive MVP, went to Cooper Meador, another freshman from Eldorado.
Meador was tied for second on the team with two interceptions to his name. He also had 22 total tackles in his debut year for the Eagles.
- Jared Flores, Sr., QB, Miles
- David Fava, Sr., RB, Christoval
- Johnny Gomez, Sr., RB, Rocksprings
- David Barajas, So., HB, Eldorado
- Cesar Garcia, Jr., WR, Eldorado
- Brody Baugh, Sr., WR Menard
- Noel Sanchez, Sr., WR, Miles
- Sterling Brown, Jr., WR, Rocksprings
- Jaakan Jurecek, Jr., TE, Eldorado
- Noah Gonzales, Sr., OL, Rocksprings
- Coleton Williams, Jr., OL, Miles
- Albert Arispe, Sr., OL, Eldorado
- Jack Griffin, Sr., OL, Eldorado
- Colton Arendt, Sr., OL, Eldorado
- Daniel Vasquez, Sr., K, Rocksprings
- Garrett Hariman, Jr., DT, Eldorado
- Colton Clevenger, Sr., DT, Christoval
- Cade Palmer, Sr., DT, Menard
- Christian Gutierrez, Fr., DT, Miles
- Jason Carrillo, Sr., DT, Rocksprings
- Dustin Shriver, Jr., DE, Christoval
- Brandon Rodriguez, So., DE, Miles
- Daniel Vasquez, Sr., DE, Rocksprings
- David Fava, Sr., LB, Christoval
- Juan Rivera, Sr., LB, Rocksprings
- Elias Luna, Jr., LB, Eldorado
- Davian Martinez, Jr., LB, Miles
- Logan Rogers, Sr., LB, Menard
- Jonathan Arispe, So., LB, Rocksprings
- Noel Sanchez, Sr., CB, Miles
- Paco Ramirez, Jr., CB, Rocksprings
- Clayton Edmiston, Jr., S, Christoval
- Nathan Chacon, Sr., S/P, Irion County
- Diego Rivera, Sr., QB, Rocksprings
- Marco Martinez, Jr., RB, Eldorado
- Christian Montoya, Sr., RB, Rocksprings
- Paco Ramirez, Jr., HB, Rocksprings
- Beau Jolly, Fr., WR, Christoval
- Clayton Edmiston, Jr., WR, Christoval
- Noah Rosas, Sr., WR, Menard
- Kreek James, Jr., TE, Irion County
- Kallin Kothmann, So., TE, Menard
- Jason Carrillo, Sr., OL, Rocksprings
- Gabriel Guerrero, Sr., OL, Menard
- Clay Chappell, Jr., OL, Christoval
- Westen McAllister, So., OL, Christoval
- Blake Miller, Sr., OL, Irion County
- Isaiah Natividad, So., OL, Menard
- Quentin Baker, Sr., OL, Menard
- Dustin Shriver, Jr., OL, Christoval
- Brendon Wilcox, Fr., K, Christoval
- Brendon Wilcox, Fr., DT, Christoval
- Caleb Hernandez, Sr., DT, Menard
- Rylee Champman, Fr., DT, Miles
- Westen McAlister, So., DE, Christoval
- David Tompkins, Sr., DE, Eldorado
- Noah Gonzales, Sr., DE, Rocksprings
- Jaakan Jurecek, Jr., LB, Eldorado
- Quentin Baker, Sr., LB, Menard
- Josh Fava, Fr., LB, Christoval
- Kallin Kothmann, So., LB, Menard
- Jose Moya, Sr., CB, Eldorado
- Brody Baugh, Sr., CB, Menard
- Noah Rosas, Sr., S, Menard
- Christian Montoya, Sr., S, Rocksprings
- Cesar Garcia, Jr., P, Eldorado
Eldorado: Edgar Muniz, Jr.; Edmundo Garcia, Sr.; Francisco Villanueva, Jr.; Phillip Garcia, So.; Kayden Rodriguez, So.
Christoval: Apiatan Salinas, Fr.; Luke Jolly, Jr.; Clay Chappell, Jr.; Beau Jolly, Fr.;
Menard: Josh Hernandez, Jr.; Logan Rogers, Sr.; Jasper Salas, So.; Gabriel Guerrero, Sr.
Miles: Chris Llanes, Sr.; Nicky Perez, Sr.; Sterling Barker, Sr.; Andrew Herpeche, So.; Landon Book, Jr.;
Irion County: Cade Cramer, Sr.; Jesse Chappell, Jr.; Jace Contreras, Jr.; Eli Davis, Fr.