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