AP picks Paul as Defensive MVP in Class A

Munday star had 4 defensive TDs this season

Zach Duncan
Eric J. Shelton/Scripps Texas Newspapers 
 After a second 300-yard rushing game last week against Albany, Munday quarterback Dee Paul (10) and the Moguls can reach the state title game again today against Wellington.

Eric J. Shelton/Scripps Texas Newspapers After a second 300-yard rushing game last week against Albany, Munday quarterback Dee Paul (10) and the Moguls can reach the state title game again today against Wellington.

Paul had seven interceptions, four defensive TDs, 46 tackles and three fumble recoveries.

Paul had seven interceptions, four defensive TDs, 46 tackles and three fumble recoveries.

Munday's Dee Paul is known for his amazing offensive talents.

But Paul was recognized as Class A's top defensive player Sunday by The Associated Press based on regular-season statistics.

During the regular season, Paul had seven interceptions, four defensive touchdowns, 46 tackles and three fumble recoveries for the No. 1 Moguls.

"Him getting Defensive MVP speaks for the whole defense and how well that group has played," Munday coach Patrick Corcoran said. "I don't know if we were giving up 70-80 rushing yards per game during the regular season. It's a reward for that whole group."

Joining Paul on the first team was his center B.J. Araujo, who graded out at 98 percent for a team that averaged 458 yards per game during its first 10 wins.

Stamford quarterback Hagen Hutchinson was named the Class A Offensive Player of the Year after passing for 2,153 yards and 33 touchdowns while rushing for 994 yards and 13 more scores.

Ironically, it was Paul who intercepted Hutchinson to seal the Moguls' 34-27 win on Sept. 7.

Both teams will play in state title games Thursday. Munday takes on Tenaha in a 2011 rematch, while Stamford faces Mart.

Munday offensive lineman Logan Groves was a second-team AP selection, while five Moguls were honorable mentions — tailback Roddrick Taylor, defensive lineman Jake Myers, linebackers Dewayne Castorena and Tyrone Dockins and Paul at quarterback.

Two area players were two-way honorable mentions — Quanah's Brandon Heard at receiver/linebacker and Windthorst's Derek Mankins on the offensive and defensive lines.

Seymour had four defensive players honored off its district-winning team — lineman Mason Goodwin, linebacker Davis Carter and defensive backs Tanner Gillispie and Lane Livingston.

Other area players who were honorable mentions were Quanah quarterback Clay Robertson and defensive lineman Austin Williams, Petrolia tailback Will Morath and Electra linebacker Blaze Lynn.


Texas APSE Class A all-state team

The 2012 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 1A all-state high school football team, released Sunday. Voting based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.



— B.J. ARAUJO, Munday, Sr. -- Graded 98 percent, 15 pancakes, 0 sacks allowed, team averaged 458 ypg

— CHRIS DE LA ROSA, Goldthwaite, Sr. -- Graded 93 percent, 49 knockdowns, 24 downfield blocks

— CHRISTIAN HOWARD, New Deal, Jr. -- Graded 96 percent, 47 pancakes, team avg. 304.6 rushing yards per game

— ROB MONTGOMERY, Albany, Sr. -- Graded 94 percent, 52 pancakes, 0 sacks allowed in 2 seasons

— TYLER NEATHERLIN, Stamford, Jr. -- Graded 91 percent, 0 sacks this year, 23 knockdowns, 0 bad snaps at C


— DEARIUS POINDEXTER, Hale Center, Sr. -- 52-936 receiving, 14 TDs

— JAMES WASHINGTON, Stamford, Jr. -- 57-895 receiving, 17 TDs


— HAGEN HUTCHINSON, Stamford, Sr. -- 160-241 passing, 2,153 yds, 33 TDs; 103-994 rushing, 13 TDs

Running backs:

— DEVONYA BELL, Detroit, Sr. -- 2,054 rushing yds, 23 TDs

— BLAKE HUTCHINS, Cross Plains, Sr. -- 225-2,017 rushing, 26 TDs; 28 total TDs

— SETH SHANKLIN, Rocksprings, Sr. -- 2,248 rushing yards, 26 TDs; 90 yards receiving, 1 TD


— RODNEY ORTIZ, San Saba, Jr. -- 11 touchbacks, 28-28 PATs, 10-12 FGs, long 42

Offensive Player of the Year: Hagen Hutchinson, Stamford




— TRENT ANDREWS, Bosqueville, Jr. -- 115 tackles, 27 solos, 21 TFLs, 8.5 sacks, 9 QB hurries, 2 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries

— DANIEL FALCON, Brackettville, Sr. -- 102 tackles, 15 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 2 fumbles recovered, 4 blocked kicks

— ERIC GONZALEZ, Bruni, Sr. -- 95 tackles , 17 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, 6 caused  fumbles, 1 fumble recovery

— COLE WALTERSCHEID, Muenster, Jr. -- 52 tackles, 18 TFL, 7 sacks, 4 pass break-ups, 2 INTs, 4 blocked kicks


— DOMINIQUE MESSER, Milano, Sr. -- 132 tackles; 2 INTs 1 TD INT return, 1 blocked punt, 2 block PATs, 7 FR, 1 fumble for TD, 5 FF

— RAY PARMER, Tahoka, Jr. -- 175 tackles, 8 TFL, PBU, forced fumble, sack

— RYHEEM WALKER, Italy, Sr. -- 148 tackles, 7 TFLs, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 fumble recovered

Defensive backs:

— BUBBA GREER, McCamey, Sr. -- 6 INTs; 53 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 9 PBU, 1 fumble recovery

— JUWAN MATHIS, Burton, Sr. -- 109 tackles, 67 assists, 4 INTs, 1 TD

— DEE PAUL, Munday, Sr. -- 7 INTs, 4 defensive TDs, 46 tackles, 3 FR, 1 FF

— EZ RIVAS, Brackettville, Jr. -- 78 tackles, .5 sacks, 9 INTs, 210 INT return yards, 2 defensive TDs


— RIO SCHMIDT, Mason, Sr. -- 16 punts, 47.3 average, long 67

Defensive Player of the Year: Dee Paul, Munday




— Trent Andrews, Bosqueville, Jr.; Daniel Falcon, Brackettville, Sr.; Logan Groves, Munday, Sr.; Will Malek, Ganado, Jr.; Drigo Martinez, Mason, Jr.


— Brandon Green, Burton, Sr.; Dylan Hightower, Chico, Sr.


— Hunter Lile, Booker, Soph.

Running backs:

— Hunter Ammons, Mount Enterprise, Sr.; Terry Gilbreath, Wellington, Jr.; Rio Schmidt, Mason, Sr.


— Hunter Klement, Muenster, Sr.




— JJ Casarez, McCamey, Sr.; Shannon Cordell, Mart, Jr.; Jaggar Parrish, Goldthwaite, Jr.; Michael Serna, Sundown.


— RJ Bell, Bosqueville, Sr.; Ivan Gonzalez, Ben Bolt, Sr.; Jacob Stafford, Shiner, Jr.

Defensive backs:

— Quentin Bryant, Mart, Sr.; Felix Cantu, Santa Maria, Soph.; Marvin Cox, Italy, Sr.; Jacolby Simpson, Grapeland, Jr.


— Hunter French, Valley View, Sr.



LINEMEN: Roy Alaniz, Stamford; Victor Avevedo, Stratford; Cagen Chaney, Iraan; Jeffery Collins, Wellington; Justin Curtis, Bovina; Aaron Foster, Honey Grove; Jeff King, Cross Plains; Luis Limon, Gorman; Derek Mankins, Windthorst; Johnathon Mortashed, Iola; Jacob Price, Honey Grove; Ryan Raney, Wolfe City; Javier Rocha, Albany; Emmitt Salinas, Ben Bolt; Edgar Tellez, Wellington; Ja’Braylin Thomas, Weimar; Kyle Zavala, Mason.

RECEIVERS/ENDS: River Hall, Hamlin; Brandon Heard, Quanah; Mitchell Lane, Christoval; Dominique Messer, Milano; Brady Montgomery, Wellington; Jared Reagan, Booker; Clint Rothe, D’Hanis.

QUARTERBACKS: Klark Ashmore, Wellington; Chance Barlow, D’Hanis; Hayden Martinez, Iola; Dee Paul, Munday; Clay Robertson, Quanah; DeNerian Thomas, Mart; Hunter York, Chico.

RUNNING BACKS: Landon Boaz, Valley View; DeBray Bonner, Woodsboro; D’Marcus Cosby, Mart; Demontrae Finney, Honey Grove; Brandon Garcia, San Angelo TLC Academy; KeShawn Hood, Tahoka; Tony Hubbard, San Augustine; A.J. Jiminian, Agua Dulce; Will Morath, Petrolia; David Ortega, Brackettville; Hayden Ray, Miles; Danial Steels, Frost; Roddrick Taylor, Munday; Marco Terrones, Bovina; Jonathan Van Gundy, Ralls.

KICKERS: Oscar Chavez, De Leon; Rio Schmidt, Mason.



LINEMEN: Julian Aguilar, Agua Dulce; Braydan Andel, Ganado; Mason Goodwin, Seymour; D.J. Lipstraw, Honey Grove; Derek Mankins, Windthorst; Josh Molina, McCamey; Diego Montoya, San Saba; Jake Myers, Munday; Lance Norman, Anson; Cristan Pachicano, Stamford; Keontae Smith, Stamford; Seth Taplin, Albany; Edgar Tellez, Wellington; Austin Williams, Quanah; Kyle Zavala, Mason.

LINEBACKERS: Wheeler Allen, Iraan; Joel Baltazar, Agua Dulce; Gabriel Blankenau, Valley View; Zach Carlton, Gorman; Davis Carter, Seymour; Miguel Castillo, Mason; Dewayne Castorena, Munday; Steven Chalambaga, Van Horn; Tyrone Dockins, Munday; Devin Ervin, Detroit; Andy Flusche, Muenster; Jeremy Gover, Springlake-Earth; Brandon Heard, Quanah; Don Holly, Cayuga; Harrison Hull, Bremond; Bryan Jacquez, Sundown; Micheal Kline, Kerens; Kenny Kocian, Ganado; Chase Lutes, Stratford; Blaze Lynn, Electra; Trey Mann, Agua Dulce; Ty McLemore, Stamford; Mason Miller, Sabinal; Sam Millsap, Iola; Collin Nail, Mart; Jackson O’Harrow, Eldorado; Charlie Resindez, Brackettville; Robert Smith, De Leon; Brandon Stewart, Hico; Quinton Thompson, Goldthwaite; Eric Wiatrek, Falls City; Justin Wilkinson, Wolfe City.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: James Bradford, Shelbyville; Trevor Burchett, Forsan; Noe Castillo, La Villa; Lane Cobbs, Mart; Tanner Gillispie, Seymour; Brandon Green, Burton; Bubba Greer, McCamey; John Kay, Iola; Lane Livingston, Seymour; Dalton Mathis, Stamford; B.J. Ramirez, Gorman; Riley Richardson, Wink; Abraham Villarreal, New Deal.

PUNTERS: Hunter Mraz, Shiner; Lorenzo Ramirez, Roby; Dylan Woods, Kerens.

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