By Hale Hughes
WOODVILLE—The Woodville Eagles had a stellar football season. Woodville stunned the district by gutting their opponents during district play by fairly large margins the whole season. As the season ended for District 11-3A, the coaches selected the All-District players and to no one's surprise, Coach Robinson's Eagles dominated this year's selections with a whopping 27 selections to the list.
Junior running back and safety Zack Martin was the unanimous pick for the district MVP. Zack is a two-way starter for the Eagles and amassed 1461 yards on 145 carries and had 18 touchdowns in the 2017 campaign.
"It's an honor to be named the MVP and this kid really deserves it," Coach Robinson said. "He has a great work ethic and has put in the work to get to where he is at."
The other Woodville players who earned district superlatives were junior Marcos Broom, who was named as the Defensive MVP, while senior Drew Poncho was named as the
Lineman of the Year for the district. Senior CJ Wooten was unanimously voted the district's Special Team Player of the Year.
The final superlative was given to Robinson, who was named as the Coach of the Year for the district after leading his team to a 10-2 record and back to back district championships.
First team All-District honorees from Woodville were junior QB Reese Shaw who helmed the Eagles offense this year. Senior running back DaMichael Brooks was also named to the first team All-District. Adding to the offensive roster is senior Reed Weaver, selected as first team fullback.
Woodville was clearly known for its running game, but when the Eagles' looked to pass, they went to senior tight end Tyren Beatty, who was a standout at his position, both for blocking as well as dramatic receptions.
The Eagles also swept the district in offensive lineman selections, with senior Cade Bass and junior Seth Fabela as first team Offensive Tackle selections. Woodville also had two guards named as first team offensive linemen in senior Holden Lott and sophomore Wade Walsh. Rounding out the first team offensive lineman is junior center Treshawn Thomas, making five first team offensive lineman. Typically, only five offensive linemen are on the field at any given time, making this a very special honor for the Eagles in the trenches.
Sophomore Tyler Greer was named to the special teams as an All District kicker.
Defensive first team All-District honors start with senior David Whitehead as the top defensive end. Junior Michael Lockett and Senior LaDarius Kirkwood were chosen as first team All-District defensive tackles and senior Ty Bryant led the first team All-District selections as an inside linebacker. Senior Tony Land was tops as a first team All-District outside linebacker for the Eagles. Senior Christian Williams was named as first team All-District safety and junior Jayden Argumon was named first team All-District corner back.
Rounding out the first team selections was junior Kobe Adams, who was named as the Utility Player of the Year for Woodville.
Woodville had only four players honored as second team All-District. Those players were freshman Jacory Hyder as a running back, sophomore Cade Gray as offensive guard, senior Jaylen Hyder as defensive end, and senior Mark Tucker as defensive tackle.
Congratulations to these young men who represented their team, their school, their families, as well as this community and Tyler County this year.