The Atascocita Eagles football team returned to the fourth round of the playoffs for the first time since 2016 this year, and with that run came a number of major awards for Eagles football players as the 22-6A all-district teams were unveiled two weeks ago.

In major awards, the Eagles claimed four different awards: District Most Valuable Player, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Newcomer of the Year.

The District MVP went to senior quarterback Brice Matthews, who is committed to Nebraska to play baseball.

The Offensive Player of the Year was wide receiver Dylan Robinson, who is committed to the University of Houston.

Defensive end Asyrus Simon, meanwhile, won the Defensive Player of the Year. He is committed to play for the University of Texas-San Antonio.

Eagles sophomore wide receiver Keith Wheeler earned a Newcomer of the Year award, sharing it with Dobie sophomore quarterback Cameron Gray.

The Eagles netted 10 other first team offensive and defensive selections.

Atascocita senior running back T.J. Thomas, junior fullback/H-back Landen King, and senior wide receivers Darius Edmonds and A.J. Bobb claimed offensive first-team honors.

On defense, six Atascocita seniors received first-team honors: defensive lineman Lenoard Randolph, linebackers David Tuihalangingie and Daniel Onuwachi, cornerback Taylen Blaylock and safeties D.J. Murchinson and Devyn Brooks.

In addition, five more Eagles claimed second-string awards with four coming on defense.

The Humble Wildcats, who made the playoffs for the first time since 2010 and got to the third round of the playoffs, were well represented.

They were led by senior quarterback Dexter Wyble, who claimed first team all-district honors, as did wide receivers Robert Williams and Dontee McCray and kicker Juan Escalante. Humble also had two first-team defensive players, Tavian Coleman and Aaron Lockett.

Humble added four second-team selections, two on offense and two on defense for 10 players in all. Huffman took the cake in District 11-4A with an outstanding 21 players. Kingwood had eight players who got all-district honors, Summer Creek had seven, and Kingwood Park also had seven named to all-district.

Erich Eisenach
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I am proud to be this area’s Tribune Newspaper voice for Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood, Kingwood Park and Summer Creek High School athletics, a capacity I have served in since the fall of 2011. High school sports are something I have grown to love since I started in this position, watching young kids live out their dreams in competition throughout the area and throughout the state. My greatest thrill in this position was being on Floor Eight at NRG Stadium in December of 2016 when Atascocita High School qualified for the state football semifinals for the first time. Aside from reporting sports, I am a regular parishioner of St. Martha Catholic Church of Kingwood. I am also a two-time graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and am a proud, but realistic, Nebraska Cornhuskers supporter. I do root for Houston’s local sports teams, but the Huskers are my team forever.

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