Stephenville didn't just win in District 7-3A, the Yellow Jackets dominated week-in and week-out.
After defeating league foes by an average margin of 53.8 to 9 and leading by at least 40 before allowing a touchdown in any district game, the 7-3A champs dominated the all-district team, released Monday.
Stephenville junior quarterback Jarrett Stidham was named 7-3A MVP, senior linebacker Kobe Beavers Defensive MVP and freshman running back Kaegun Williams Newcomer of the Year in a vote of the league's head coaches. They named Stephenville head coach Joe Gillespie and staff the coaching staff of the year.
Stidham has 15 major college offers including three from teams ranked in the top 10 and seven in the top 20 of the current Associated Press poll. After the Yellow Jackets reached the 3A Division I semifinals, he finished the season with almost 2,700 yards and 30 touchdowns passing with only five interceptions. He also rushed for just short of 1,000 yards and 16 scores.
Beavers filled the stat sheet all season, racking up more than 80 tackles and almost 20 tackles for loss while forcing three fumbles and returning a fumble recovery for a touchdown. He also blocked two punts with one resulting in a TD against Venus in district play.
Williams proved to be one of the state's top freshmen with an increasing role as the season went on. He exploded in the playoffs to finish with 1,647 yards and 19 scores on the ground and another 405 yards and three TDs through the air. He averaged 9.3 yards per carry, 18.4 per reception and amassed 2,052 total yards on 199 offensive touches.
Stephenville won its third consecutive district title for only the third time in school history and dominated the first-team roster, claiming eight of 18 offensive spots and eight of 16 defensive honors. On the second-team, four Jackets made the offensive list and five earned defensive spots. Two SHS players picked up honorable-mention recognition.
Glen Rose junior running back Hayden Holder was named offensive player of the year, while Alvarado senior defensive lineman Brazos Fuller was recognized as lineman of the year.
The Associated Press Sports Editors All-State List will be released later this week and is based solely on regular season statistics. Various other all-state teams will follow.