Area 6-man players earn TSMCA honors
A total of nine players from Blackwell and Highland have garnered either all-state or all-region football recognition from the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association in Region II.Three Blackwell players got all-state recogni-tion. Quarterback Matthew Lowry made the TSMCA first team, while Jayden Jones was named to the second team at linebacker. Jones also received all-state honorable mention at run-ning back for the second straight year, and kicker Wade Allen also received all-state honorable mention from the TSMCA.First team all-region picks for Blackwell in Division II were Lowry at quarterback and safety, Jones at running back and linebacker and Allen at kicker. Blackwell’s four Division II all-region second team selections were Allen (tight end), Mason Magness (fullback and on the defensive line), Ted Chambliss (wide receiver and cornerback) and Franck Cano (defensive line and special teams). Second team all-region honors for Division I went to Highland linebacker Michael Hyde, while defensive lineman Shelby Howard and Gaga Soedarsono at offensive end received all-region honorable mention for Division I.