, Port Arthur, Texas


December 20, 2012

Five Port Arthur Memorial Titans named to AP Class 5A All-State team



— ADRIAN PARKER, Spring Westfield, Jr. -- 142 pancakes, graded out at 82 percent

— DEVON PETTY, Waco Midway, Sr. -- Graded 92 percent, 123 pancakes, no sacks allowed

— SERGIO PHILLIPS, DeSoto, Sr. -- Graded 96 percent, 94 pancakes, no sacks allowed


— TERRY DALEHITE, Laredo United, Sr. -- 101-1,526 receiving, 11 TDs

— JAKE OLIVER, Dallas Jesuit, Sr. -- State career record in receptions; 93-1,354 receiving, 18 TDs


— KENNY HILL, Southlake Carroll, Sr. -- 139-of-209 passing, 2,291 yds, 20 TD; 102-905 yds rushing, 22 TD

Running backs:

— KADE HARRINGTON, Humble Kingwood, Sr. -- 266-1,994 rushing, 22 TD in 9 games; 22-211 yds receiving, 2 TD

— TRE JOHNSON, SA O'Connor, Sr. -- 226-1,924 rushing, 25 TDs; 20-263 receiving, 3 TDs.

— DONTRE WILSON, DeSoto, Sr. -- 220-1,458 yds rushing, 30 TDs; 25-509 receiving yds 5 TD; 1 punt return TD, 1 KO return TD


— BEN GROGAN, Arlington Martin, Sr. -- 39-39 PATs, 9-11 FG (56 long); had 6 in one game

Offensive Player of the Year: Kenny Hill, Southlake Carroll.




— ZACH DAVIES, Lake Travis, Jr. -- 74 Tackles, 24 TFL, 12.5 Sacks

— NOLAN ROBINSON, Denton Ryan, Jr. -- 55 tackles, 11 TFL, 22 QB sacks, 8 QB pressures, 1 defensive TD

— CESAR SERRANO, SA Southwest, Sr. -- 81 tackles, 28 TFL, 10 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries

— VINCENT TAYLOR, SA Madison, Sr. -- 79 tackles, 12 TFL, 2 sacks


— SAMMY DOUGLAS, Arlington, Sr. -- 168 tackles, 66 solo, 2 INT, 2 FR, 3 PBU

— ZAC WHITLEY, Galena Park North Shore, Sr. -- 121 tackles, 68 solo, 11 TFL, 1 INT, 2 sacks, 11 QB pressures, 2 FF, 4 PBU

— TAYLOR YOUNG, DeSoto, Sr. -- 130 Tackles, 3 sacks, 6 PBUs, 4 INTS, 3 caused fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries

Defensive backs:

— COREY BARTLEY, Longview, Sr. -- 100 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovery, 13 PBU, 5 INTs, 6 blocked kicks

— ISAIAH BROWN, Katy, Sr. -- 26 unassisted tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 3 TFL, 8 INTs, 153 yds, 3 TDs

— EDWARD PARIS, Mansfield Timberview, Jr. -- 7 INTs, 2 INTs for TDs, 37 tackles, 3 FF, 2 FR, 8 PBU

— JORDAN STERNS, Cibolo Steele, Sr. -- 5 INTs, 2 returned for TDs; 40 tackles; Committed to Oklahoma State.


— HUNTER JARMON, Waco Midway, Sr. -- 25 punts, avg. 43, long 74

Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Young, DeSoto.




— Aiden Abeldano, Weslaco East, Jr.; Chantz Anderson, Abilene, Sr.; Marcus Oliver, Spring Westfield, Jr.; Kent Perkins, Richardson Lake Highlands, Sr.; Travis Romero, Manvel, Sr.; Tim Ruiz, McAllen Memorial, Sr.; Tyler Tezeno, Klein Collins, Sr.

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    (To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at You can hear him on “Moore Outdoors” Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI or online at or watch him on “God’ Outdoors with Chester Moore” Saturdays at 10 a.m. on

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