Morrison named Special Teams MVP, 9 Jackets on All-District 5-4A first team

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By Russell Huffman
TheFlashToday.com
November, 30, 2020

Trace Morrison’s selection as the District 5-4A Special Teams MVP leads a swarm of Yellowjacket All-District selections that includes nine first-team players and an impressive 33 players on the All-District Academic Team.

Morrison was a do-it-all player for the Jackets who played on both sides of the football, turning 59 receptions into 1,008 yards and 10 touchdowns as a wide receiver while recording 46 tackles and 29 solo stops.

Trace Morrison was Stephenville’s do-it-all player in 2020. Photo by Russell Huffman

Morrison’s kickoffs and punting were instrumental in determining Stephenville’s field position this season and gave second-year coach Sterling Doty plenty of options because of the senior’s placement ability.

DISTRICT 5-4A First Team  

Record-setting running back Kason Philips finished the 2020 season with 31 total touchdowns, and he established a new scoring mark with 29 rushing scores in a single season. The senior rushed for 1,745 yards on 245 carries for an average of 7.12 yards per rush.

Kason Philips set Stephenville single-season scoring record with 29 rushing touchdowns. Photo by Russell Huffman

Senior Gavin Rountree converted from being a first-team All-District receiver as a junior to a first-team All-District quarterback who threw for 2,867 yards, 24 touchdowns. Rountree added 704 yards on the ground for an average of 6.2 yards per carry and had 12 rushing scores.

Gavin Rountree passed for 2,867 yards and 24 touchdowns. Photo by Russell Huffman

Junior wide receiver Coy Eakin was the master of getting Stephenville out of third-and-long situations this season. Eakin made some flashy receptions (52) as he accounted for 854 yards and seven touchdowns.

Junior Coy Eakin will be back next season after catching seven touchdowns. Photo by Russell Huffman

Three of Stephenville’s starting offensive linemen are on the first-team after giving the Jackets multi-set abilities that allowed for a balanced offense. Stephenville had 5,659 yards of offense with 2,925 passing and 2,724 rushing.

The best news for Stephenville football is junior tackle Logan Davis, sophomore Center Mason Butchee, and junior guard Gavyn Sharp will all be back next season.

Mason Butchee, Gavyn Sharp and Logan Davis gave Stephenville lots of options in 2020. Photo by Russell Huffman

On the football’s defensive side, senior inside linebacker Colton Accomazzo is a repeat All-District first-team selection as he terrorized offensive backfields with 88 tackles that included 42 solo stops and 10 quarterback hurries.

Quarterbacks found it hard to breath with Colton Accomazzo on their backs. Photo by Russell Huffman

Sophomore cornerback Ryder Lambert was impressive from the start of the season and didn’t let a cast on his left arm deter him from pulling down a team-leading five interceptions while also recording 41 tackles.

Ryder Lambert returns one of the five interceptions he pulled down this season. Photo by Russell Huffman

Placekicker Corbin Poston’s selection to the All-District first team came as no surprise as he connected on 7-of-9 field goals (long of 43) and booted through 82 PAT kicks.

Corbin Poston booted 7of-9 field goals including a long of 43 yards. Photo by Russell Huffman

Another noteworthy point is all of Stephenville’s first-team All-District selections are also Academic All-District players.

Special Teams MVP  
SR Trace Morrison
29-punts, 33.7 Avg. 11 Touchbacks

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Quarterback
SR Gavin Rountree
184-291-9 24 TD 2,867 yards
Running Back
SR  Kason Philips
245-1,745 yards 29 Rushing TD
Tackle
JR Logan Davis
5 Pancake Blocks
Guard
JR Gavyn Sharp
4 Pankcake Blocks
Center
SO Mason Butchee
3 Pancake Blocks
Wide Receiver
JR Coy Eakin
52-854 7 TD

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
Inside Linebacker  
SR Colton Accomazzo
88 Tackles, 43 Solo, 10 hurries
Cornerback
Ryder Lambert SO
41 Tackles, 20 Solo, 5 INT

FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
Kicker
JR Corbin Poston
7-9 FG, Long-43, 82 PAT

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
G  57 Alex De Leon JR
Inside Rec  24 Reece Elston JR

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DE  81 Kevin Bowery SR
DT  53 Damian Meza SR
ILB  42 Reese Young JR
OLB  11 Jayden Howard-Smith SR
CB  14 Brayden Garcia SR
S  3 Grayson Traweek SR

Academic All District

Ryder Lambert, Coy Eakin, Grayson Traweek, Jacob Stacy, Colton Accomazzo, Gavin Rountree, Corbin Poston, Bryson Dill, Trace Morrison, Brayden Garcia, Kason Philips, Ty Davis, Payon Poston, Kyler Eudy, Harrison Barkley, Reece Elston, Brad Beaty, Ruben Reyes, Zach Chavarria, Hudson Westbrook, Reese Young, Mason Butchee, Damian Meza, Alex Deleon, Adrian Montano, Tyler Tucker, Logan Davis, Greece Brister, Lukas Rosales, Jorge Aguilar, Gavyn Sharp, Hayden Keith, Kevin Bowery

HONORABLE MENTION
 63 Matthew Cerda SR
 6 Jacob Stacy JR
 71 Zach Chavarria JR
 12 Bryson Dill SR
 58 Adrian Montano SR
 21 Harrison Barkley SR

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