Stephenville High School players earned two of the superlative spots on the all-District 8-4A boys basketball team for 2017-18, while two others were voted first-team all-district.

Also, two Yellow Jackets were named second-team all-district, and two received honorable mention.

By vote of the district coaches SHS senior Blake Aragon was selected as the Co-Defensive Most Valuable Player along with Kerrion Fields of Midlothian Heritage.

Skylar Stilwell, who led the Jackets in scoring as a sophomore this season, was chosen as the district’s Newcomer of the Year.

First-team all-district picks for SHS were seniors Mason Holstein and Cole Pettit.

The Jackets on the second-team all-district unit are senior Braden Hayes and junior Cody Storrs.

Also for SHS, Quade Griffin and Mason Castleberry were on the honorable mention list.

“We only had eight guys on our team, but they were all able to get recognized,” SHS head boys basketball coach Bill Brooks said. “That shows how much the other coaches in the district thought about them. I’m proud of what they accomplished.”

The academic all-district players for the Yellow Jackets are Holstein, Pettit, Castleberry, Storrs and Stilwell.

Brooks led the Jackets to a third-place finish with an 8-4 mark in the district, behind state-ranked Heritage and Waxahachie Life School. 

The Jackets defeated Fort Worth Castleberry in the bi-district round of the playoffs. They were eliminated in the area round by 7th-ranked Wichita Falls Hirschi, 85-48.

The SHS boys finished the season with 14-15 record.

Heritage was edged out of the playoffs in the Region I-4A semifinals last week, 60-57 by Seminole. 

That win sent Seminole (27-8) into the state tournament to play Dallas Carter (32-5) in one of the Class 4A semifinals. The winner will play in the state final at 7 p.m. on Saturday against either Silsbee (28-8) or Somerset (28-9).

Stephenville High School players earned two of the superlative spots on the all-District 8-4A boys basketball team for 2017-2018, while two others were voted first-team all-district.

Also, two other Yellow Jackets were named second-team all-district, and two received honorable mention.

By vote of the district coaches SHS senior Blake Aragon was selected as the Co-Defensive Most Valuable Player along with Kerrion Fields of Midlothian Heritage.

Skylar Stilwell, who led the Jackets in scoring as a sophomore this season, was chosen as the district’s Newcomer of the Year.

First-team all-district picks for SHS were seniors Mason Holstein and Cole Pettit.

The Jackets on the second-team all-district unit are senior Braden Hayes and junior Cody Storrs.

Also for SHS, senior Quade Griffin and junior Mason Castleberry were on the honorable mention list.

“We only had eight guys on our team, but they were all able to get recognized,” SHS head boys basketball coach Bill Brooks said. “That shows how much the other coaches in the district thought about them. I’m proud of what they accomplished.”

Brooks led the Jackets to a third-place finish with an 8-4 mark in the district, behind state-ranked Heritage and Waxahachie Life School.

The Jackets defeated Fort Worth Castleberry in the bi-district round of the playoffs. They were eliminated in the area round by 7th-ranked Wichita Falls Hirschi, 85-48.

The SHS boys finished the season with 14-15 record.

Heritage was edge out of the playoffs in the Region I-4A semfinals last week, 60-57 by Seminole.

That win sent Seminole (27-8) into the state tournament to play Dallas Carter (32-5) in one of the Class 4A semifinals. The winner will play in the state final at 7 p.m. on Saturday against either Silsbee (28-8) or Somerset (28-9).