Larry Rose III, Sr., RB, Fairfield
239-carries for 2,979-yards, 51-TD's
District 19-3A Most Valuable Player, Class 3-A Offensive Player of the Year, and led the Eagles to their first-ever appearance in a State Championship Game.
Photo courtesy Kayla Mitchell
Co-Offensive Players of the Year:
Manny Harris, Jr., QB, Copperas Cove
Xavier Hailey, Jr., WR, Midway
Both Harris and Hailey split the vote as District 8-5A Most Valuable Players and they split it with our team too. Harris passed for 3,775-yards and 38-TD's, and ran for 503-yards and 7-TD's in his first year as a varsity starter. Hailey, who started as three different positions during his career at Midway (CB, WR, RB) ran for 735-yards and scored 9-TD's, while also catching 63 passes for 988-yards and 8-TD's and was the unquestioned toughness behind Midway's District Championship Team.
Defensive Player of the Year:
Somari Wright, Sr., LB, Cameron Yoe
Finished his senior season with 246 ½-Tackles, 4 ½-Sacks, 7-TFL, 12-QBP, and is a two-time All-State linebacker on back-to-back Class 2-A State Championship Teams.
Special Teams Player of the Year:
Tyler Taylor, KR/PR, Waco High
Finished his senior season with an amazing seven returns for touchdowns, including a 107-yard TD return on a kickoff.
Lineman of the Year:
Trent Andrews, 6'2", 285 lbs., Sr., OG/DT, Bosqueville
Perhaps the best two-way starter in Central Texas for the second consecutive season, grading 95% as an offensive guard for Bosqueville's high-powered offense, while also ending his senior season at defensive tackle with 161-Tackles, 27-TFL, 8-Sacks, 15-QBP and 4-Caused Fumbles.
Offensive Newcomer of the Year:
Traion Smith, Soph., RB, Cameron Yoe
Gave the Yoeman a huge boost in their running game with a spectacular sophomore season, rushing for 2,360-yards and 26-TD's, and was named the Offensive Player of the Game in the Class 2-A State Championship victory.
Defensive Newcomer of the Year:
Kendall Jones, Soph., DT, Killeen Shoemaker
Was constantly taking on double-team blocks from opposing offensive lineman, but still managed 9-TFL, 6-Sacks, and helped lead the Grey Wolves stingy defense and team to their first playoff appearance in five years.
Coach of the Year:
John Bachtel, Head Coach, Fairfield
Second-year head coach led the Eagles to their greatest season in program history, including a 38-33 loss to unbeaten Argyle in Class 3-A, Division II State Championship Game. The Eagles had high hopes coming off their 8-4 record in 2012, but no one could have expected this explosive run. The Eagles began the season 4-0, but it was their 44-24 win against defending State Champion Navasota that put them on the map in 2013. In the end, the Eagles outscored their opponents 893-176 during their historic season.
2013 All-Smoaky.com Central Texas High School Teams
1st Team Offense:
Jason Kopriva, QB, Cameron, Sr. 6'0, 190lbs, 219-324 for 3,006-yards, 47-TD's, 6-Int's, All-State.
Nickel Defensive Back:
Robert Robuck, S Jonesboro, JR, 87-T, 6 INT, 148 yards, 1 TD, 8 PD, 2 FR, All-District 1st Team QB, All-District 1st Team Safety, All Region 1st Team QB, All Region 1st Team Safety, All-State 1st Team Saftey