The big news in local high school sports came early Friday afternoon, when The Associated Press All-State Football Teams were announced. It happened after voting ended among a panel of statewide sportswriters and sportscasters.
Four players from were named to the all-state football list.
In Class 2, juniors Wes Williams (linebacker) and Karon Thomas (defensive back) were selected to the First-Team squad, while teammates junior Kahlid Hagens (quarterback) and senior Kashon Hagens (wide receiver) were named to the Second-Team unit.
Williams, one of the most productive linebackers in the area this past season, led the Devils (11-3) with 133 tackles (88 solo) and also had three quarterback sacks, five fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
Thomas had 76 tackles this season and ranked among the best players in the state, with nine interceptions.
Kahlid Hagens led an MRH offense that averaged 38.5 points a game by passing for 2,237 yards, rushing for 628 yards and totaling 31 combined touchdowns. Meanwhile, his cousin Kashon Hagens caught 43 passes for 639 yards and scored seven touchdowns for the Devils this year.
We at Patch congratulate and salute the young men and their teammates on a fantastic football season at MRH.