After leading Jesuit to a District 9-6A title in his first year as a starter, Jacob Palisch was named the district’s most valuable player in balloting by league coaches.
The junior quarterback passed for 1,903 yards in 12 games, with 24 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also finished with a team-best 11 rushing scores.
The Rangers (10-2), who fell to Rockwall in the area round of the Class 6A Division II playoffs, had several other superlatives in all-district voting. Senior defensive tackle Ryan Brooks was honored as the co-defensive MVP, while John Michael Priddy was named defensive newcomer of the year. Brandon Hickman was recognized as coach of the year.
Those earning first-team recognition for Jesuit included Max McLeod, Max Loughborough, John Wengierski, Dalton Allen, Matt Metz, Jimmy Patterson, Adam Holtz, Rusty Landon, Connor Lanpher, Jordan Rice, Dane Bender, Lucas Kincade, and Peyton Long.
W.T. White also had a handful of honorees on the all-district squad after finishing fifth in the league standings. Those chosen for the Longhorns included Jose Lazo, Jackson Fults, Daniel Joof, Kylan Harrison, Rodarrion Harrison, Jordan Gomez, Jorge Astoga, and Josh McKenzie.