Milano’s Messer dubbed defensive district MVP
The 6-4 senior garnered 133 tackles to lead the team that finished just out of the playoff picture with a 6-4 overall record.
Messer was a unanimous pick for that spot in the District 13A Division II teams that were announced earlier this week.
He also earned Defensive MVP last year and was this year’s pre-season selection for that same spot.
Senior Toby Sanders garnered first team picks at both quarterback and defensive back.
Sanders connected on 34 of 94 posses for 686 yards and 10 touchdowns in the Eagles’ 2012 campaign.
Junior Jordan Millar also made first team on both sides of the ball, being selected at the running back and defensive back positions.
Junior defensive lineman Chris Rowan joined Sanders and Millar on the first team.
Defensively, linebackers Alex Ferrara, a junior, and sophomore Makennan Hairston were named to the second team.
Offensively, senior Rhett Endsley and junior Mik Mader were second team selections at wide receiver.
All together, 16 Eagles were named to the all-district squad.
Co-Overall MVP— CJ Roles, Sr., Bartlett; Juwan Mathis, Sr., Burton; Brandon Green, Sr., Burton (Unanimous).
Offensive MVP—Tanner Demuth, Jr., Burton (Unanimous).
Defensive MVP—Dominique Messer, Sr., Milano (Unanimous).
Newcomer of the Year— Austin Jackson, Jr., Snook (Unanimous).
Special Teamer—Marlin Nutall, Fr., Somerville (Unanimous).
First Team Defense
Linemen—Chris Rowan, Jr., Milano; Tristan Like, Jr., Somerville; Derek Beyer, Sr., Burton; Sam Gibson, Sr., Burton; Deitrick Garcia, Sr., Burton; Ryan Salinas, Sr., Burton; Tyler Williams, Jr., Granger; JB Castro,
Linebackers—Daren Ramos, Sr., Bartlett; Louis Brown, So., Burton; Ryan Rollins, Jr., Burton; Cory Miller, Jr., Granger; Harlan Plumber, So., Snook.
Defensive backs—Jordan Millar, Jr., Milano; Toby Sanders, Sr., Milano; Luke Huffer, So., Burton; Jorge Juarez, Sr., Granger; James McKinney, Sr., Bartlett; Zack Pruitt, So., Bartlett.
Second Team (Milano)—Alex Ferrara, Jr., LB; Makennan Hairston, So., LB.
First team offense
Lineman—Tristan Like, Jr., Somerville; EJ Ortiz, Sr., Bartlett; Darian Ramos, Sr., Bartlett; Sam Gibson, Sr., Burton; Ryan Salinas, Sr., Burton
Backs—Jordan Millar, Jr., Milano; Taylor Blane, So., Bartlett.
Receivers—Derek Beyer, Sr., Bartlett; Louis Brown, So., Burton; Luke Huffer, So., Burton; Jorge Juarez, Sr., Granger.
QB—Toby Sanders, Sr., Milano.
Second team (Milano)—Rhett Endsley, Sr., WR; Mik Mader, Jr, WR.
Honorable mention (Milano)— Junior Gallardo, Jr., RB; Justin Grimes, Jr., WR, DB; Michael Elston, Sr., OL; Kody Love, Jr., OL; Randy Pedroza, So., OL; Trent Ellison, So., DL.
Academic all-district (Milano)— Dominique Messer, Sr.; Toby Sanders, Sr.; Rhett Endsley, Sr.; Alex Ferrara, Jr.; Jordan Millar, Jr.; Sabian Pugh, So.; Tyler Blake, So.
MILANO SEASON LEADERS
RUSHING—Millar 105-721 9TD; Sanders 99-446 8TD; Pack 44-225 TD; Gallarado 25-188 4TD; Walton 33-84 TD; Neal 10-63 TD.
PASSING—Sanders 34-94-4 686 yards 10TD; Millar 8-24-0 159 yards 3TD; Walton 1-2-0 36 yards; Jentsch 1-3-0 27 yards TD.
RECEIVING—Messer 27-735 12TD; Millar 4-54 TD; Mader 6-65 TD; Endsley 2-27; Grimes 3-18.
TACKLES—Messer 133, Millar 71, Trent Ellison 57, Hairston 49, Tyler Prazak 45, David Jentsch 44, Alex Ferrara 37, Rowan 34, Derek Walton 31.