Jentsch is named All-State: twice
But for Milano’s John Jentsch, he has the opportunity to double his pleasure.
The 6-foot-4, 245- pound senior was not only chosen as the first-team Class A All-State punter, he was handed the bonus of also being named to the first team as a defensive tackle by the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State team that was released Wednesday.
Jentsch—who was also the first-team punter on the Associated Press All- State team— repeated as the top vote getter by the state’s sportswriters at the position.
Jentsch averaged 41.2 yards per punt this season for the 10- 2 Eagles on 36 punts, placing 12 kicks inside the 20, with a long of 64.
As a defensive tackle, Jentsch was a handful, making 67 tackles (32 solos), registering 12 sacks and six fumble recoveries.
Jentsch was honorable ment ion on defense on the AP team.
Jentsch is te first Milano player to be named first-team at two different positions.
Teammate Dominique Messer was a third-team selection and was also honrable mention AP.
The hard-hitting Messer made 146 stops on the season and the junior was the District 13A defensive MVP.
Defensive lineman Tyler Endsley was named honorable mention.
“It is a great honor to have three players on your team who get all state and are such good kids,” said Milano Coach Craig Jentsch. “John will be hard to replace and he being my son I am as proud as can be.
“Dominique is a leader and deserving. I am glad he is coming back. All three represent our town and school very well.”
Former Thorndale coach Kade Burns was named the Class A coach of the year after leading his hometown Mason team to a state championship in his first year there.
* Jentsch was named on both Associated Press and Texas Sportswriters Association.