Published 11:34 pm Thursday, January 26, 2017

Port Neches-Groves, West Orange-Stark and West Brook each earned two finalists for the Willie Ray Smith Awards, to be presented Feb. 25 at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont.

Quarterbacks Jack Dallas of West Orange-Stark and Roschon Johnson of PNG are offensive finalists, as are running backs Joel Denly of West Brook and Calvin Tyler of Silsbee. Cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. of Port Arthur Memorial, who is preparing for Sunday’s North American Championship with the U.S. under-19 team, is a defensive finalist along with PNG linebacker Logan LeJeune, West Orange-Stark defensive tackle Morris Joseph and West Brook cornerback Deonte Henderson.

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About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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