I release the 2008 All-Smoaky.com High School Football Team with great pride and deep regret.
The pride of knowing Greater-East Texas is loaded with incredible student-athletes, pride in knowing we think of our region as ONE, regardless of Classification, and pride in knowing East Texas produced more state championships, memories, traditions, state records, and stars.
But there is also regret knowing the challenge of selecting a team is very difficult and perhaps even impossible.
2008 All-Smoaky.com, Honorable Mention
Will Allen, Arp, 39-45 XP’s, 5-9 FG’s, including long of 42-yards, All-State
Fernando Arellano, Sulphur Springs, 70-XP’s, 4-FG’s
Bradlee Baladez, Mesquite, 6-1, 170, Sr., 25-25 XP’s, converted on 10-13 FG’s, including long of 47-yards, 73% of his kickoffs were not returned
Travis Block, Caddo Mills, All-State
Taylor Burns, Whitehouse, 6-1, 170, Jr., 33-34 XP’s, 7-8 FG’s, Kicked GW against Corsicana in final seconds
2008 All-Smoaky.com Team (Special Teams)
XP/FG Kicker: Ryan Bustin, Kilgore, no stats, 39-43 XP’s, 10-15 FG’s, three misses were 40+, Long of 45, GW in final seconds against Whitehouse, 10-touchbacks
Punter: Taylor Rosson, Huntington, Jr., 34-punts for a 47.2 average, with 4-punts of 60+-yards
Deep Snapper: Codey Rodgers, Frankston, 5-9, 190, Sr., Sam Wells head coach, “One of the best I’ve ever coached in such an underrated position.”
Coverage Man: Austin Lunsford, Garrison, 6-4, 290, Jr., blocked 9-kicks, 3-FG’s, 6-XP’s