Meet the 2023 small-school football Super Team for Lubbock, South Plains

Here is the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s 2023 small-school football Super Team, which is comprised of South Plains players in Class 2A, 3A or TAPPS.

Read about our player of the year, Farwell senior running back/defensive back Corey Stancell.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Xavier Jimenez, Jr., RB, Lockney

Jimenez rushed 292 times for 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns to lead the Longhorns to their first district championship since 2004. He was unanimously voted district MVP.

Lockney’s Xavier Jimenez runs with the ball against Ralls in a District 3-2A Division II high school football game, Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, at Mitchell Zimmerman Field in Lockney.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Aydan Villalba, Sr., LB, Ralls

Vallalba, the district defensive MVP, recorded 142 tackles (59 solo), including 32 for a loss, one sack and four quarterback hurries. He had two interceptions, one fumble recovery and one defensive TD.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Josue Sigala, Fr., RB/DB, Muleshoe

Sigala had no trouble making the jump to high school ball. He ran for 1,127 yards and 22 TDs on 93 carries, in addition to his defense. Sigala tallied 76 tackles (40 solo), including four for a loss, and five interceptions.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Keith Mauldin, Morton

In his first season at the helm, Mauldin led Morton to an upset playoff win. Morton took down district champion Lockney 31-22 in the first round for the team’s first postseason victory since 2011, also the last time it reached the playoffs. Despite the enrollment of a six-man school, Morton finished 6-6 one year after a 2-8 campaign.

FIRST TEAM

Dallas Sumner, So., QB, New Deal

Sumner completed 160 of 265 pass attempts for 2,321 yards, 25 TDs and five interceptions.

New Deal’s Dallas Sumner prepares to snap the ball during the District 2-2A Division I football game against Olton, Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, at Noland Stadium in…


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Publish date : 2024-02-05 10:05:54

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