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Commerce's Brad Caldwell (#7) was named the 2019 All-Purpose Player of the Year for District 5-3A1

Senior Brad Caldwell highlighted the Commerce Tigers' selections to the UIL District 5-3A1 All-District football team, as released Friday.

Caldwell was named All-Purpose Player of the Year along with Howe's Jalen Thornton. He joined 14 other Commerce players named to either the District's first or second team.

Receiving first team honors were Xzay Basham at running back, Conner Smith at receiver, Anthony Peak at offensive tackle, Anton Stapleton at offensive guard, Edgar Castillo at punter and Henry Serrano at defensive line.

Second team nods went to Dayton Dunbar at running back, Roy Gaffney at offensive tackle, Taylor Kepley at center, Rueben Casteneda at kicker, Wade Nicholson at safety, Kendrick Greer at inside linebacker, C.J Dunbar at defensive line and Anthony Cork at defensive line.

Honorable mentions were given to J'Den Wilson at both quarterback and safety, Noah Howell at offensive line, Coda Clayton at defensive end, Ashton Seale at cornerback and Brandon Turner at outside linebacker.

Pottsboro garnered most of the awards. The Cardinals were a perfect 6-0 in district play and finished the season at 15-1 after falling to Grandview in the State Championship game 42-35 on Thursday. Pottsboro's Cy Shope was named district MVP after rushing for 1,979 yards and 35 touchdowns on the season.

Commerce finished the season with a 4-7 record and a postseason berth after a fourth-place district finish. The Tigers fell in the first round of the playoffs to Malakoff by a score of 49-3.

The full list of All-District selections is below.

2019 District 5-3A1 All-District football

(Commerce players in bold italics)

MVP — Cy Shope, Pottsboro

Offensive Player of the Year — Braden Plyler, Pottsboro

Defensive Player of the Year: Zach Wideman, Pottsboro / Zach Moncier, Van Alstyne

All-Purpose Player of the Year: Brad Caldwell, Commerce / Jalen Thornton, Howe

Newcomer of the Year: Jaden Mahan, Van Alstyne / Austin Haley, Howe

Offensive Lineman of the Year: Dan Graham, Pottsboro

Defensive Lineman of the Year: Silas Barr, Pottsboro

Coaching Staff of the Year: Pottsboro

First Team All-District

Quarterback: Luke Sheppard, Rains

Running back: Mason Songer, Rains / Jake Carroll, Van Alstyne / Xzay Basham, Commerce

Receiver: Luke Ratliff, Rains / Drelin Davis, Van Alstyne / Nick Rhinehart, Bonham / Conner Smith, Commerce / Jack Kizer, Lone Oak / Ezra Fritts, Pottsboro / Titus Lyons, Pottsboro

Offensive tackle: Anthony Peak, Commerce / Jack Isenberg, Lone Oak / Adrian Delacruz, Pottsboro / Hayden Buchanan, Rains / Jake Loganbill, Van Alstyne

Offensive guard: Hunter Fulton, Pottsboro / Daniel Mendez, Rains / Anton Stapleton, Commerce

Center: Trevor Coon, Rains / Jacob Kennedy, Bonham

Kicker: Andrew Balthrop, Rains / Nick Rhinehart, Bonham

Punter: Edgar Castillo, Commerce / Jack Kizer, Lone Oak / Andrew Balthrop, Rains

Safety: Brye Kelley, Rains / Drelin Davis, Van Alstyne

Cornerback: Tyler Farris, Pottsboro / Tyler Mandrell, Rains / Cam Montgomery, Van Alstyne / Marco Delgado, Bonham

Oustide linebacker: Jackson Lipscomb, Pottsboro / Hunter Brussow, Howe

Inside linebacker: Rayray Mares, Rains / James Hinch, Rains / Aiden Straub, Bonham / Luke Porter, Bonham / Jonathon Helpenstell, Howe / Austin Cates, Pottsboro

Defensive line: Hunter Griffin, Van Alstyne / Henry Serrano, Commerce / Jackson Adkins, Howe / Steven Waldrip, Howe / Zack Isenberg, Lone Oak / Riley Deaton, Pottsboro / Hunter Fulton, Pottsboro / Donovon Throneberry, Rains

Second team All-District

Quarterback: Quaid Williams, Lone Oak / Tymothe Rosenthal, Van Alstyne

Running back: Dayton Dunbar, Commerce / Brandon Williams, Howe / Mariano Rincon, Lone Oak

Receiver: Drake Hurley, Rains / Cam Montgomery, Van Alstyne / Kolby Windon, Howe / Caden Harmon, Howe / Jasek Hooker, Pottsboro / Zach Talley, Pottsboro / Poppy Villegas, Rains

Offensive tackle: Roy Gaffney, Commerce / Jarron Ing, Howe / Anthony Wilson, Rains / Jacob Taylor, Van Alstyne

Offensive guard: Hunter Griffen, Van Alstyne

Center: Cade Morgan, Van Alstyne / Taylor Kepley, Commerce / Gage Mauch, Lone Oak

Kicker: Rueben Casteneda, Commerce / Kevin Flores, Howe

Safety: Wade Nicholson, Commerce / Layton Elvington, Howe / Jasek Hooker, Pottsboro

Cornerback: Caden Harmon, Howe / Connor Pilkilton, Pottsboro / Colt Rivera, Rains / Ethan Litzkow, Van Alstyne

Outside linebacker: Devon Jacks, Rains / Dalton McCaslin / Van Alstyne / Brant Stuber, Bonham

Inside linebacker: Kendrick Greer, Commerce / Cole Morris, Lone Oak

Defensive line: Jacob Gallardo, Van Alstyne / Jacob Kennedy, Bonham / C.J. Dunbar, Commerce / Anthony Cork, Commerce / Jarron Ing, Howe / Keatyn Eitelman, Pottsboro / Johnny Knighton, Rains / Colton Gable, Rains

Commerce Honorable Mentions

J'Den Wilson, quarterback and safety / Noah Howell, offensive line / Coda Clayton, defensive end / Ashton Seale, cornerback / Brandon Turner, outside linebacker

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