Seven Tigers named firstteam all-district in 18-3A

Gibbs named first-team on both sides


Rockdale junior Clayton Gibbs was selected first-team 18-3A all-district as a receiver and a defensive back. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Rockdale junior Clayton Gibbs was selected first-team 18-3A all-district as a receiver and a defensive back. Reporter/Bill Martin The Rockdale Tigers placed seven players on the District 18-3A all-district team and 18 overall.

Clayton Gibbs was chosen first-team on both sides of the ball at wide receiver and defensive back.

Gi bb s , a ju n ior w ho i s expected to become the Tigers’ quarterback next season, led Rockdale with 447 receiving yards this past season and picked off a pair of passes.

T iger senior qua r terback Ethan Brinkley was named the first-team quarterback for the second straight season after becoming the school’s all-time leading passer with 4,616 yards, including 1,678 in 2012.

Brinkley was also the second team punter with a 34.6 average.

Tight end Patric Trejo and tackle Josh Pelzel were named first-team in the interior line. The senior Trejo also picked up honorable mention honors at defensive tackle.

Defensively, the Tigers outstanding linebacking duo of Markus Hayes and James David were first-team selections after leading the Tigers in tackling.

Junior Elijah Brooks was tabbed for the second team at both running back and noseguard.

Austin Caffey, last season’s district newcomer of the year, was a second-tem pick at receiver and honorable mention at linebacker.

State champion Navasota dominated the all-district team with 25 selections, including 21 on the first team.

The Rattlers earned all the individual honors, including most valuable player (Kadarius Baker), two offensive MVPs, defensive MVP and coach of the year Lee Fedora.


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