2016 All-Central Texas football team

The Austin American-Statesman presents the latest members of the All-Centex team

Former All-Central Texas honorees

All-Central Texas High School Football's offense 2001: Front row from left to right: Scott Ballew, Westlake; Travis Ragland, Hays; Robert Sprigges, Pflugerville; Zack Bailey, Leander; Second Row Standing left to right: Paul Mosley, Anderson; Joel Foster, Connally; Alex Villareat, Wimberley; Paul Thompson, Leander; Neal Abraham, Lake Travis; Chad Schroeder, Westlake; Joey Thomas, Westlake. Photo taken on Dec. 21, 2001. Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman

Notable former All-Centex players

Sam Ehlinger, Westlake
Thomas Hutchings, Cedar Park
Da’Trean Simmons, Elgin
Jake Hubenak, Georgetown
Brennan Blakemore, Wimberley
Jack Rhodes, Cameron Yoe
Andy Erickson, Lake Travis
Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis
NickFoles, Westlake
Todd Reesing, Lake Travis
Ryan Lawhorn, Liberty Hill
Casey Kocuiba, Liberty Hill
Matt Escamilla, LibertyHill
Jordan Shipley, Burnet
Stephen McGee, Burnet
Chad Schroeder, Westlake
Tyler Gatewood, Westlake
Tye Gunn, La Grange
Brandon Reese, The School for the Deaf
O.J. McClintock, Westwood
Spencer Drango, Cedar Park
Samaje Perine, Hendrickson
Aaron Williams, McNeil
Jeremy Kerley, Hutto
Nick Foles, Westlake
Drew Brees, Westlake
Huston Street, Westlake
Alex Okafor, Pflugerville
Mitch Morse, St. Michael s
Baker Mayfield, Lake Travis
Michael Griffin, Bowie
Justin Tucker, Westlake
JK Dobbins, La Grange
Mulbah Car, Reagan
Connor Lanfear, Hays
Chance Waz, Hendrickson
Erick Fowler, Manor
Brennen Wooten, Marble Falls
Nate Grimm, Cedar Park
Garrett Gray, Marble Falls
Shaun Nixon, Lake Travis
Billy Ray McCrary, Rouse
Blake Gideon, Leander
Antwuan Davis, Rouse
Daje Johnson, Hendrickson
Cayleb Jones, Austin High
Tanner Brock, Copperas Cove
Ben Johnson Westwood
Romance Taylor, Belton
Michael Brown, Lexington
Glasco Martin, Stony Point
Marcus Jackson, Round Rock
Jason Bird, Lake Travis
Charlie Turner, Anderson
Tevin Mims, Stony Point
Mason Crosby, Georgetown
Tommie Harris, Killeen Ellison
Roy Miller, Killeen Shoemaker
Xavier Daniels, Giddings
Dominic Espinosa, Cedar Park
Randy McAdams, Leander
Peter Ullman, Round Rock
Kenny Williams, Hendrickson
David Winbush, Killeen Ellison
Dennis Smith, Wimberley
Shon Mitchell, LBJ
Stephen King, Westlake
Isaiah Jones, Austin High
Derrick Strait, Lanier
Ryan Swope, Westlake
Emory Blake, Austin High
Jordan Williamson, Westwood
Steven Sheffield, Connally
Paul Thompson, Leander
Victor Ike, Bowie
Brad Watson, Westwood
Devon Davis, McCallum
Claude Mathis, Bartlett

Central Texas Coach of the Year

Following the team prayer, Lake Travis Cavaliers football coach Hank Carter yells out in jubilant celebration after the Cavs defeated the Woodland Highlanders 41-13 for the UIL 6A State Champions Saturday night at the AT&T Stadium. John Gutierrez for Austin American-Statesman

Coach of the Year

Hank Carter, Lake Travis

It’s hard to make history at one of the most-storied Austin-area football programs, but that’s what the seventh-year Lake Travis coach Hank Carter and his Cavaliers did this season, winning their first state championship in the UIL’s largest classification. Carter, who led two of the Lake Travis teams that combined for five consecutive Class 4A titles from 2007-2011, stabilized the 2016 squad, which dropped its first game before winning its second in double-overtime. During the postseason, the Cavaliers won their six Class 6A, Division I contests by an average of 38.8 points.

The all-time wins leader at Lake Travis, Carter, is the only three-time winner of this award, winning in 2010,2013 and 2016.

Fun fact: Hank Carter and Chad Morris won coach of the year in back-to-back seasons at Lake Travis, but Jeff Dicus, who led the Cavs to the 2007 championship, didn't win it. Pflugerville coach George Herrmann was the 2007 honoree.

Photo by Stephen Spillman for Austin American-Statesman

All-Central Texas Coaches of the Year since 1998

2015: Carl Abseck (Cedar Park)

2014: Andrew Jackson (LBJ)

2013: Hank Carter (Lake Travis)

2012: Joshua Mann (Rouse)

2011: Justin Wiley (Smithville)

2010: Hank Carter (Lake Travis)

2009: Chad Morris (Lake Travis)

2008: Craig Chessher (Stony Point)

2007: George Herrmann (Pflugerville)

2006: Jerry Vance (Liberty Hill)

Jerry Vance was named the All-Central Texas Coach of the Decade in 2009.

2005: Weldon Nelms (Wimberley)

2004: Mark Weaver (Cedar Park)

2003: Steve Gideon (Leander)

2002: Bob Shipley (Burnet)

2001: Beck Brydon (Regents); Brian Emerson (Blanco)

2000: John Valastro (La Grange)

1999: Craig Agnew (Bartlett)

1998: Larry Moore (Georgetown)

Central Texas Player of the Year

Lake Travis' Charlie Brewer celebrates a 41-13 win over The Woodlands during the Class 6A, Division I state championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. (Stephen Spillman for American-Statesman)

Player of the Year

Charlie Brewer, Lake Travis senior

The centerpiece of Lake Travis’ potent offense, Charlie Brewer mixed incredible accuracy with explosive plays for the Class 6A Division I state champions. The SMU pledge’s completion percentage of .772 set a national record, according to the statistics compiled by the National Federation of State High School Association, and the Cavaliers set a school record by averaging 51.9 points a game.

Brewer threw for 4,030 yards, 56 touchdowns to just two interceptions and was the unanimous selection as Player of the Year.

Charlie is the brother of former All-Central Texas selection Michael Brewer, who also played football in college.

Fun fact: Brewer joins Todd Reesing, Garrett Gilbert (twice) and Andy Erickson as Lake Travis All-Central Texas Player of the Year winners, the most by any school.

Also read: With Class 6A title, Brewer adds to family’s quarterback legacy

Photo by Stephen Spillman for Austin American-Statesman

All-Central Texas Players of the Year since 1998

2015: Sam Ehlinger (Westlake)

2014: Thomas Hutchings (Cedar Park)

2013: Da’Trean Simmons (Elgin)

2012: Jake Hubenak (Georgetown)

2011: Brennan Blakemore (Wimberley)

2010: Jack Rhodes (Cameron Yoe)

2009: Andy Erickson (Lake Travis)

2008: Garrett Gilbert (Lake Travis)

Gilbert was named the All-Central Texas player of the Decade in 2009.

2007: Garrett Gilbert (Lake Travis)

2006: Nick Foles (Westlake)

2005: Todd Reesing (Lake Travis)

2004: Ryan Lawhorn (Liberty Hill) Casey Kocuiba (Liberty
Hill), Matt Escamilla (LibertyHill)

2003: Jordan Shipley (Burnet) and Stephen McGee (Burnet); Pictured, photo by Alex Jones for Austin American-Statesman

2002: Jordan Shipley (Burnet)

2001: Chad Schroeder (Westlake) and Tyler Gatewood (Westlake)

2000: Tye Gunn (La Grange)

1999: Brandon Reese (The School for the Deaf); Pictured, photo by Ralph Barrea, Austin American-Statesman

1998: O.J. McClintock (Westwood)

All-Central Texas Newcomer

Chase Griffin throws down field against Georgetown to wide receiver (8) Caleb Forrest during the first half of District 19-5A action held at Hippo Memorial Stadium in Hutto, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/ Austin American-Statesman)

Newcomer of the Year

Chase Griffin, Hutto sophomore

Just a sophomore, Chase Griffin led his team to the playoffs where they fell to Magnolia 54-38, but before that Hutto went 7-3 and recovered from an 0-2 start in district to make the playoffs.

Griffin threw 31 touchdowns to just nine interceptions and finished with 3,056 yards.

Displaying a quick release and an accurate arm, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Griffin directed a Hutto offense that averaged 35.5 points a game and were just one of three teams to score at least two touchdowns against Cedar Park, the 19-5A champion, in district play.

Fun fact: In 2002 the Akins Eagles, hailing from Akins High School won the Newcomer of the Year, the only time an entire team has won an individual award.

See also: Austin-area all-district football honorees for 2016

Photo by Rodolfo Gonzalez/ Austin American-Statesman

Central Texas Newcomers of the Year since 1998

2015: Chandler Herman (Georgetown)

2014: Jon Shannon (Liberty Hill)

2013: Brennen Wooten (Marble Falls)

2012: Nate Grimm (Cedar Park)

2011: Baker Mayfield (Lake Travis)

2010: Brady Lambert (Wimberley)

2009: Cayleb Jones (Austin High)

2008: Dennis Smith (Wimberley)

2007: Matt Dodds (Bowie)

2006: Garrett Gilbert (Lake Travis)

Garrett Gilbert is the only Newcomer of the Year to also win Player of the Year in his career.

2005: Amadeus Waters (Hays)

2004: Tavares Sharp (Lanier)

2003: Nick Bird (Lake Travis)

2002: The Akins Eagles

2001: Chase Anderle (La Grange)

2000: Huston Street (Westlake)

1999: Justin Crooks (McNeil)

1998: Derrick Strait (Lanier)

First team All-Central Texas

September 30, 2016 - Georgetown (15) Beau Corrales gets tripped up by East View (32) Mark Rodriguez as (21) Jaden Selucky looks on during the first half of District 19-5A action held at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (Rodolfo Gonzalez /Austin American-Statesman)

First team offense

QB: Charlie Brewer, sr., Lake Travis

RB: Nakia Watson, jr., Westlake

RB: Andre Blakemore, sr., McCallum

Blakemore was the leading rusher in Central Texas at the end of the regular season. He finished with 1,669 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. He was an All-District linebacker in 2015.

WR: Beau Corrales, sr., Georgetown

WR: Malik Jackson, sr., Taylor

WR: Johnny Hoyle, jr., Dripping Springs

OL: Joe Heironimus, sr., Westlake

OL: Brenden Jaimes, sr., Lake Travis

OL: Shea Baker, sr., Cedar Ridge

Baker allowed no sacks his senior year and graded out at 94 percent for the season. He also had 31 blocks that sprung Cedar Ridge players to big gains, or as the Raiders call them "super blocks."

OL: Jake Helton, sr., Vandegrift

OL: Kyle Huppee, sr., Liberty Hill

K: Michael Shipley, jr., Liberty Hill

Fun fact: Beau Corrales was a unanimous pick on the first team. He caught 89 passes for 1,150 yards with 13 touchdowns.

First team defense

DL: Ondario Robinson, sr., Hutto

DL: Prince Tyler, jr., McCallum

DL: T.J. Simien, sr., Lake Travis

DL: Edward McDonald, sr., Connally

LB: Levi Jones, sr., Westlake

LB: Dazmen Wright, sr., Luling

LB: Jordan Diver, sr., Cedar Park

What a season. Diver had 54 tackles, 23 for a loss, three caused fumbles, one interception and 11 sacks. He was the District 19-5A Defensive Player of the Year.

DB: Allie Green, sr., LBJ

DB: Austin Hiller, sr., Lake Travis

DB: Brandon Pflueger, sr., Round Rock

DB: Hayden Howren, sr., Bowie

P: James Lynch, sr., Round Rock

Utility: Colton Kruse, sr., Taylor

Kruse played 602 snaps on offense at right guard and center. He allowed no sacks and had 37 pancakes. On defense he had 87 tackles, four sacks and 34 tackles for a loss. Wait what? Yeah, awesome.

Fun fact: Ondario Robinson will be playing his college ball at Texas A&M and it's easy to see why. He went out and racked up 13 sacks and 57 tackles. He also picked off a pass for the Hippos.

Second team All-Central Texas

Cedar Park's Tyler Lavine (31) is taken down by Connally's Corey Daniels(23) and Dereon Kizzee(20) during a district 19-5A high school football game at Gupton Stadium, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. (Stephen Spillman for American-Statesman)

Second team offense

QB: Reese Johnson, sr., Dripping Springs

Johnson led the Tigers to the Class 5A state regional finals, the furthest they have ever been. He also threw 26 touchdowns and just two picks while also rushing for 1,177 yards and 17 touchdowns.

RB: Tyler Lavine, sr., Cedar Park

RB: Dalynn Threadgill, sr., Bowie

WR: Cade Green, sr., Lake Travis

WR: Andrew Boykin, sr., Westlake

WR: Russell Hine, sr., Regents

The standout for TAPPS state finalist Regents had 1,114 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns while also racking up 58 tackles on defense.

OL: Jonathan Kelly, jr., Cedar Park

OL: Humberto Lopez, sr., Reagan

OL: Colton Carter, sr., Thrall

OL: Chase Travis, sr., Georgetown

OL: Judah Copeland, jr., McCallum

K: Cameron Dicker, jr., Lake Travis

Fun fact: After opening holes for running back Mulbah Car last season, Humberto Lopez graded out at 96 percent for the season and allowed just four sacks despite his offense throwing 90 percent of the time.

Second team defense

DL: Chris Sanders, sr., LBJ

DL: Nelson Mbanasor, sr., Hendrickson

DL: McKenley O’Neal, sr., Dripping Springs

DL: Ochaun Mathis, jr., Manor

With Erick Fowler gone, someone had to sack the quarterback for Manor, and that was Mathis. He had 88 tackles and 12 sacks this season.

LB: Ashton Rogers, sr., Bowie

LB: Andy Becker, sr., Liberty Hilll

LB: Dante Smith, sr., Stony Point

Smith had 127 tackles for Stony Point, who not only returned to the playoff for the first time since 2010, but won its bi-district match up with San Marcos 40-35

DB: Brittan Howeth, jr., Dripping Springs

DB: Prudencio Calderon, jr., San Marcos

DB: Xavier Bell, sr., Elgin

DB: Obinna Odoye, sr., Cedar Park

P: Jacob Graves, sr.,Anderson

Utility: Jason James, sr., Giddings

Fun fact: Obinna Udoye of Cedar Park held talented receivers Beau Corrales and Tariq Buchanan (headed to BYU next fall) to a combined three catches for 12 yards in 2016.

Third team All-Central Texas

LBJ's Deon Collins runs for more yards against Crockett during a District 25-5A high school football game at Nelson Field, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. (Stephen Spillman for Austin American-Statesman)

Third team offense

QB: Robert Patterson, sr., Connally

RB: Jarrell Crittendon, sr., Taylor

RB: Maleek Barkley, sr., Lake Travis

WR: J.J. Jacobs, sr., Austin High

Jacobs hauled in 65 passes for 924 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Maroons.

WR: Aizayah Santiago, sr., Bowie

WR: Chance Cooper, jr., Rouse

OL: Holton Greenfield, sr., Vandegrift

OL: Lantz Milam, jr., Dripping Springs

OL: Kyle Ohlen, sr., Bowie

OL: Alex Costilla, jr., San Marcos

OL: Peyton Steele, sr., Hays

K: Luis Diaz, sr., Georgetown

Diaz was 10-12 on field goals with a long of 42 yards and nailed 52 of 53 extra points.

Fun fact: Robert Patterson led Connally back to the playoffs by rushing for 15 touchdowns and throwing 25 more. The Cougars went 9-3 and nearly knocked off eventual state finalist Temple.

Third team defense

DL: Waylon Henkel, sr., Thrall

DL: Carter Ware, sr., Liberty Hilll

DL: Osora Ifesinachukwu, jr., Vandegrift

DL: Sammy Ochoa, sr., Lake Travis

LB: Ben Garza, sr., Wimberley

LB: Matthew Cruz, jr., Granger

LB: Cutter Callan, Sr., Florence

DB: La’Thaniel Washington, jr.,

Del Valle

Washington recorded 82 tackles and picked off three passes for the Cardinals.

DB: Josh Smyth-Macauley, jr., Bowie

DB: Joe Sandifer, sr., Thrall

DB: Luke LeBlanc, sr., Vandegrift

P: Kris Wyche, sr.,Elgin

Utility: Deon Collins, jr., LBJ

Fun fact: If it seems like Lake Travis is all over these list, it's because they are. The Class 6A, Division I champ had eight players represented on the list, including the Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.

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Round Rock football players celebrate their 49-45 victory over Coppell in a Class 6A, Division I regional-round playoff on Nov. 26, 2016, at Waco ISD Stadium. Henry Huey For Austin American-Statesman