Wharton football garners post-season awards

Wharton junior outside linebacker Garrison Burns (11) was the Tigers’ lone defensive player to be recognized on the first-team All-District team. Burns was also named a second-team punter.

The Wharton Tigers season did not go the way they planned, but District 12 coaches saw enough good play to award them two first-team and five second-team end-of-season honors.

Wharton had a young football team this past season, and all seven awards were given to underclassmen.

Despite being winless in each of the last two seasons, the Tigers had one more all-district honor, compared to last year.

Tiger junior offensive lineman Terryse Harris earned Wharton’s only offensive first-team honor. Wharton junior outside linebacker Garrison Burns was the Tigers’ lone defensive player to be recognized on the first-team. Burns was also named a second-team punter.

Two junior inside linebackers, Carlos Muratalla and Rayshawn Hood, were named to the district second-team.

Junior running back Raymond Hudson III and sophomore offensive lineman Kendon Mayberry received second-team honors.

The Tigers’ new coach Alvin Dotson II was the defensive coordinator for Baytown Sterling this past season.

Sterling competed in a district of eight teams, Wharton plays in a district of five. Sterling had two first-team defensive players another second-team honor.

District 12 top awards

DISTRICT MVP - Robert Briggs, senior Bellville

OFFENSIVE MVP - Richard Reece, senior Bellville

DEFENSIVE MVP - Tyler Fishbeck, senior Bellville

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - D.J. Sanders, freshman Bellville

UTILITY PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Connor Krenek, senior Sealy 

STAFF OF THE YEAR - Bellville

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