Sachse and Rowlett have been perched atop the district for much of the last decade, but things were a little different in 2019.

The Mustangs had made the playoffs in seven of the last eight seasons, have posted three undefeated regular seasons and had not dropped a district game since 2015 during their run of three consecutive outright 10-6A championships.

Rowlett carried with it the longest playoff streak in Garland ISD history, having qualified for the postseason every year since 2005.

The Mustangs did not fall far, but their first district loss in four years, a 22-21 setback to Wylie, forced them to share the 10-6A title and relegated them to the second seed in the playoffs, leaving them with a first-round date with powerhouse Allen.

The Eagles, meanwhile, lived dangerously all season long, with five district games decided by two points or less. The last of those, a 42-40 loss to Sachse in the season finale, was part of a wild night that when the dust settled found Rowlett on the outside looking in at the playoffs for the first time in 15 years.

It remains to be seen if this was an aberration or a sign of things to come, but for this year at least, parity was the name of the game in 10-6A.

That was reflected on the all-district team, where the superlative honors and spots on the first two teams were spread out more evenly among the eight teams.

Neither the Mustangs nor the Eagles earned any of the major honors and they combined to land only four players on the first team.

Sachse placed one player on the first-team offense and one on the first-team defense.

Junior offensive lineman Ricardo Ochoa helped the Mustangs average 329.4 yards per game. Senior cornerback Matthew Carter was the lone selection on the defensive side, ranking among the team leaders with 48 tackles, with one for loss, to go along with six pass breakups and three blocked kicks.

Rowlett had two players on the first-team offense. Senior offensive lineman Tommy Ngo was a unanimous selection as the Eagles averaged 306 yards per game, while senior wide receiver Trevon King had 49 catches for 511 yards and four touchdowns, two of which came in the match-up with Sachse.

The Mustangs had eight players chosen to the second team, while Rowlett earned six second-team nods.

Sachse junior running back Shon Coleman had 201 carries for 1,249 yards, an average of 6.2 yards per carry, with 12 touchdowns. Coleman had four 100-yard games and added 23 receptions for 233 yards and a score.

Sophomore wide receiver Jordan Nabors had 22 catches for 319 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 125 yards and a pair of scores, while junior offensive lineman Javion Ellison was also named to the second team.

Senior defensive end Anthony Anyanwu, who recently signed with Baylor, made the second team as he recorded 47 tackles, with 10 for loss, six sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble, one pass breakup and one blocked kick.

The Mustangs had three linebackers earn second-team honors.

Senior inside linebacker Quinton Williams registered 83 tackles, with eight for loss, four quarterback hurries, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

Senior outside linebacker Jordan Brooks had 79 tackles, with seven for loss, with two quarterback hurries, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Senior outside linebacker Scotty Jesmer totaled 77 tackles, with eight for loss, two quarterback hurries, two sacks, two pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, an interception and a forced fumble.

Senior safety Travien Davis also made the second team after recording 36 tackles, with one for loss, to go along with an interception, a forced fumble and a pass breakup.

Rowlett senior offensive lineman Aryan Patel was named to the second team, and King earned a second selection for his work as a kickoff returner.

Senior defensive lineman Jeremiah Franks averaged 5.8 tackles per game with six sacks and seven tackles for loss, while senior safety Dalyn Dudley also ranked among the team leaders in stops.

Senior Darron Loveless was chosen to a pair of second-team honors at cornerback and punt returner. Loveless had a team-high three interceptions and also returned a blocked extra point for a safety.

Lakeview junior running back Camar Wheaton was voted as the 10-6A most valuable player. Wheaton, who is a five-star prospect and the No. 1 running back in the nation for the Class of 2021 according to 247sports, had 189 carries for 1,142 yards and 15 touchdowns, was a solid receiver with 11 catches and also dangerous in the return game.

North Garland senior running back Sabron Woods was selected as the offensive most valuable player after rushing 207 times for 1,349 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Wylie senior outside linebacker Andrew Williams was named defensive most valuable player, as he recorded 81 tackles, with 17 for loss, and seven sacks.

Garland sophomore wide receiver Jordan Hudson was tabbed the offensive newcomer of the year as he had 80 catches for 1,285 yards and 19 touchdowns, while Lakeview sophomore Isaiah Ellis earned defensive newcomer of the year honors.

The Wylie coaching staff was also recognized after guiding the Pirates to a share of the 10-6A championship.

Looking ahead beyond Sachse and Rowlett, Lakeview might be the early pick next season as Wheaton and Ellis are among eight all-district honorees who are expected to return.

Garland could be a sleeper as Hudson was joined on the all-district team by fellow sophomores in quarterback Cergio Perez and wide receiver Charles Allen.

On the flip side, Wylie graduates 13 of its all-district selections, while all 11 of North Garland’s honorees are seniors.

10-6A Football All-District Team

Most Valuable Player

Camar Wheaton   RB    Jr.      Lakeview

Offensive Most Valuable Player

Sabron Woods     RB    Sr.     North Garland

Defensive Most Valuable Player

Andrew Williams OLB  Sr.     Wylie

Offensive Newcomer of the Year

Jordan Hudson     WR   So.    Garland

Defensive Newcomer of the Year

Isaiah Ellis    LB     So.    Lakeview

Coaching Staff of the Year


First Team Offense

Marcus McElroy  QB    Jr.      Wylie

Camar Wheaton   RB    Jr.      Lakeview

Sabron Woods     RB    Sr.     North Garland

Travon King         WR   Sr.     Rowlett

Malik Ford WR   Sr.     Wylie

Devean Deal         WR   Jr.      Naaman Forest

Jordan Hudson     WR   So.    Garland

Duke Parker         WR   Sr.     North Garland

Alex Garcia TE/HB        Sr.     North Garland

Kevin Cook*        OL     Sr.     Wylie

Tommy Ngo*       OL     Sr.     Rowlett

Cole Dagen*         OL     Sr.     North Garland

Ezra Oyetade        OL     Jr.      Lakeview

Will Cabaniss       OL     Jr.      Naaman Forest

Ricardo Ochoa     OL     Jr.      Sachse

Andrew Cunningham     K       Jr.      Wylie

Camar Wheaton   KR    Jr.      Lakeview

First Team Defense

Ikechukwu Iwunnah      DT    Jr.      Lakeview

Durim Negron      DT    Sr.     Naaman Forest

Devean Deal         DE    Jr.      Naaman Forest

Victor Smith        DE    Sr.     Lakeview

Kortlin Rausaw    DE    Sr.     Wylie

Alex Garcia ILB    Sr.     North Garland

Anthony Munoz   ILB    Sr.     Wylie

Andrew Williams OLB  Sr.     Wylie

Goodness Nwawuihe     OLB  Sr.     North Garland

Garnett Burke      S       Sr.     Lakeview

Azaan Abdellatif  S       Sr.     Wylie

Matthew Carter    CB    Sr.     Sachse

Jacori Tarver        CB    Sr.     Lakeview

Garnett Burke      PR     Sr.     Lakeview

Jackson Nalley     P       Sr.     Wylie

Second Team Offense

Cergio Perez         QB    So.    Garland

Timothy Gauthier QB    Sr.     North Garland

Goodness Nwawuihe     RB    Sr.     North Garland

Shon Coleman      RB    Jr.      Sachse

Jalil Brown RB    So.    South Garland

Jordan Nabors     WR   So.    Sachse

Aaron Henry        WR   Sr.     Wylie

Jalen Davis WR   Jr.      Lakeview

Brison Huey         WR   Jr.      Naaman Forest

Charles Allen       WR   So.    Garland

Edward White      TE     Sr.     Lakeview

Javion Ellison      OL     Jr.      Sachse

Robert Inguanzo   OL     Jr.      Lakeview

JaQuontae Barnes          OL     Sr.     South Garland

Aryan Patel OL     Sr.     Rowlett

Dakota Norris      OL     Sr.     North Garland

Cal Vinson OL     Sr.     Wylie

Giovanni Serrano K       Sr.     South Garland

Trevon King         KR    Sr.     Rowlett

Second Team Defense

Miles Hinkley       DT    Sr.     Wylie

Jeremiah Franks   DT    Sr.     Rowlett

Nicolas Calais      DT    Jr.      Lakeview

Anthony Anyanwu        DE    Sr.     Sachse

Kory Putmon       DE    Sr.     North Garland

Adrian Brown      ILB    Sr.     Naaman Forest

Quinton Williams ILB    Sr.     Sachse

Nick Abengowe    ILB    Sr.     Naaman Forest

Jordan Brooks     OLB  Sr.     Sachse

Ryan King  OLB  Sr.     Wylie

Zacchaeus Adams OLB  Sr.     Lakeview

Scotty Jesmer       OLB  Sr.     Sachse

Dalyn Dudley       S       Sr.     Rowlett

Travien Davis      S       Sr.     Sachse

Joseph Corso       S       Sr.     Wylie

Malachi Burrel     CB    Sr.     Naaman Forest

Davlon Owens     CB    Sr.     Wylie

Darron Loveless   CB    Sr.     Rowlett

Darron Loveless   PR     Sr.     Rowlett

Giovanni Serrano P       Sr.     South Garland

Honorable Mention

Kory Jones S       Sachse

Jay Fair      WR   Sachse

Dexter Jean-Pierre         CB    Sachse

Xavier Forman     QB    Sachse

Parker Wells         QB    Sachse

Marshall Frost     HB    Sachse

Matthew Herrera  WR   Sachse

Robert Jones        WR   Sachse

Reginald Davis     CB    Sachse

Brian Okoye         RB    Sachse

Addison Perez      K       Sachse

Ryan Jones DT    Sachse

Lazarus Rosario   DE    Sachse

Richard Taylor III          WR   North Garland

Kerrington Hensen         WR   North Garland

Dexter Davis        RB    North Garland

Nick Matthews     WR   North Garland

Isaiah Watkins     DB    North Garland

Kameron Wheeler TE/DL        North Garland

Adrian Carrillo     OL     North Garland

Robert Morales    OL     North Garland

Davion Sneed       OL     North Garland

Van Chawn K       North Garland

Josiah Harris        LB     North Garland

Homer Cerrillo     P       North Garland

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