Back Row: Brandon Douglas, Coach Chris Peacock, Carlos Lopez, III
Front Row: Cole Ellis, Brandon Bartholow
Coaches from each of the four districts in Texas met this week to bestow All-State Football honors. Lakehill set a new school record, with seven total awards to four players: five awards for All-State football and two additional awards for Academic All-State.
All-State Football Honors
Cole Ellis - First Team All-State Tight End
Brandon Bartholow - Second Team All-State Running Back
Brandon Douglas - Honorable Mention All-State Defensive Line
Carlos Lopez, III - Honorable Mention All-State Defensive Back
Brandon Bartholow - Honorable Mention All-State Linebacker
Brandon Douglas - Academic All-State
Carlos Lopez, III - Academic All-State
All-State awards are strictly based on on-field performance, and players are voted on by a group of coaches that represent TAPPS districts state-wide. Players must have made First Team All-District to even have a chance for consideration of All-State honors.
Players recognized with Academic All-State must have been named to First or Second Team All-District and have over a 90 average. Douglas and Lopez both maintained the necessary GPA and were named to First Team All-District.
"I can't think of a more deserving group of guys to represent Lakehill on the 2014 All-State football list," said Varsity Football Coach Chris Peacock. "They worked hard in the weight room, at practice, and on Friday nights. But more importantly, they worked hard at being solid team leaders, through their words and their actions. Making an All-State team is one of the highest honors a high school athlete can achieve. We're very proud of what these four guys have accomplished."