Coming off a season where the Huffman-Hargrave Falcons captured the 23-4A district championship and advanced a round in the playoffs, the Falcons received a number of honors in the 23-4A All-District awards.
In all, the Falcons had 10 individuals who received All-District honors. This was good for most in the district, followed closely by Hardin-Jefferson, who finished with nine selections.
Those awards started with the Coach of the Year award … again.
The word “again” is appropriate because Hargrave coach Tom DeBerry won a district coach of the year award for the fourth consecutive season by capturing 23-4A’s honor this year.
In fact, in every year that Hargrave baseball has competed in 4A, DeBerry has won the Coach of the Year award.
The district’s Most Valuable Player award has built up quite a collection at Hargrave as well, as a Falcon has won at least a share of the award in each of the last five seasons. Previous Falcons winners of district MVP were Cody Carver in 2013, Austin Smith in 2014, Matthew Bumpas in 2015 and Cody Gaitan (who shared the award) last season.
This year, it was senior Stephen Keller that took home the award.
DeBerry and Keller were joined by five players on the 23-4A first team; sophomore first baseman Brody Logsdon grabbed first team honors, as well as juniors Jacob Horich (catcher), Camron McMahan (outfield) and Will Johnson (shortstop). In addition, senior pitcher Noah Pendergrass earned a first team selection.
In addition, three different Falcons juniors made the second team; Luke Bailey (second base), Blake Boss (outfield) and Tyler Price (pitcher).
The Falcons are into an offseason where they don’t lose too much in the realm of key players; of the players that won district awards, only two Falcons leave due to graduation.
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