Falcons Hold Their Own All-District Team

Falcons Hold Their Own All-District Team

by Steve Gamel

Lake Dallas may have been one of the smaller teams in its district, but that didn’t stop the Falcons from being competitive and making it back to the playoffs. For that reason, it was no surprise to see them dominate this year’s District 14-5A All-District team.

Overall, the Falcons had 16 players make the list. And leading the charge was none other than junior quarterback Ryan Depperschmidt. Depperschmidt was named the district’s co-offensive MVP with McKinney North’s Cameron Constantine.

In his first year as the team’s full-time starter, Depperschmidt guided Lake Dallas to a 7-5 record and a playoff win. In 12 games, Depperschmidt passed for 2,392 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for 507 yards and 17 scores.

He was joined by Ky’lee Smith, who was named the co-utility player of the year after racking up 580 receiving yards and 372 more on the ground for an offense that averaged 345 yards and nearly 30 points per game. Zalen Long nabbed co-defensive MVP honors and DL Roberson earned co-offensive lineman of the year.

Lake Dallas’ 16 selections this year (four superlatives, six first-team, and six second-team) were five more than last year when it had just one superlative honoree.

Below is the complete All-District team for District 14-5A.

District 14-5A All-District Team
District MVP: Lamar Lucas, McKinney North, Sr.; Kaleb Adams, Prosper, Sr.
Offensive Newcomer of the Year: Marshall Funches, Carrollton Newman Smith, So.; Miley Harrington, The Colony, So.
Offensive MVP: Ryan Depperschmidt, Lake Dallas, Jr.; Cameron Constantine, McKinney North, Jr.
Offensive Lineman of the Year: Zach Frazier, McKinney North, Sr.
Offensive Utility Player of the Year: DJ Love, Prosper, Sr.; Ky’lee Smith, Lake Dallas, Jr.
Special Teams Player of the Year: Cade York, Prosper, Jr.
Two-Way Player of the Year: Myles Price, The Colony, So.
Coach of the Year: Brandon Smith, Prosper
Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Carson Criss, McKinney North, So.
Defensive MVP: Zalen Long, Lake Dallas, Sr.; Justin Benvie, Prosper, Sr.; Obed Guerrero, Carrollton R.L. Turner, Sr.
Defensive Lineman of the Year: Jevin Jackson, Prosper, Sr.; Peter Kimani, The Colony, Sr.; DL Roberson, Lake Dallas, Jr.
Defensive Utility Player of the Year: Brandon Crossley, Little Elm, Jr.
First Team Offense
Quarterback: Logan Kohler, Little Elm, Jr.
Running Back: Corey Moses, Little Elm, Sr.; Glenn Young, Little Elm, Sr.; Jadan Abdallah, The Colony, Jr.; Jarod Hall, Carrollton Creekview, Sr.
Tight End: Brandon Frazier, McKinney North, So; Aiden Carr, Prosper, Sr.; Ryan Mora, The Colony, Jr.
H Back: Andre Overton, Carrollton Newman Smith, Sr.; Marcus Moore, The Colony, So.
Fullback: Obed Guerrero, Turner, Sr.; Jose Rangel, The Colony, Sr.
Receiver: Devin Haskins, Prosper, Jr., Brandon Engel, Lake Dallas, So.; Charles Williams, Lake Dallas, Sr.; Kevin Terry, Little Elm, Sr.
Tackle: Adrian Franco, The Colony, Sr.; Hayden Brockenbush, Lake Dallas, Jr.; Jacob Kimball, Little Elm, Jr.; Cameron Coler, McKinney North, Jr.
Guard: John Hughes, Carrollton Creekview, Sr.; Zach McMahon, McKinney North, Jr.; Carson Shaffer, Prosper, Jr.; Grayson Winters, Prosper, Sr.; Elias De Leon, Little Elm, Jr.
Center: Dalton Wilcox, Little Elm, Sr.

First Team Defense
Defensive Lineman: Keshon Dawson, Little Elm, Jr.; Ben Kopenski, Prosper, Sr.; Marcus Moore, The Colony, So.
Defensive End: Chi Chi Odo, McKinney North, Sr.; Kevin Simes, Prosper, Sr., Luke McPherson, Creekview, Jr.; Jakob Machuca, Lake Dallas, Sr.
Inside Linebacker: Zach Graham, Lake Dallas, Sr.; Roy Goins, Little Elm, Sr.; Blake Young, McKinney North, Sr.
Outside Linebacker: Ross Hendley, Prosper, Sr.; Noah Ellis, Prosper, Sr.; Darryl Minor, Lake Dallas, Jr.
Corners: Tavion Carr, Little Elm, Sr.; Keyon Walker, McKinney North, Sr.; Armon Johnson, Prosper, Sr.
Safeties: Cameron Pair, The Colony, Jr.; Junior Espinoza, Little Elm, Jr.; Blake Harrington, Prosper, Sr.
Kicker: Cristian Gonzales, Carrollton Newman Smith, Sr.; Nick Dill, The
Colony, Sr.
Punter: Keegan Sueltz, The Colony, Sr.


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