Eight county players earn TSWA all-state football, volleyball honors | Sports

Eight players from Johnson County are represented in the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Teams for volleyball and football.

The TSWA last week released results for its selection and voting process for all-state volleyball and football teams from the 2021 season.

Four Johnson County volleyball players earned TSWA All-State honorable mention honors.

On the Class 5A team, Burleson’s Belle Davis and Burleson Centennial’s Bryanna Rosario received all-state honorable mention. On the Class 3A team, Grandview’s Shelby Martin and Mackenzi Williamson garnered all-state honorable mention.

Davis had 472 kills, 44 aces, 53 blocks and 439 digs in helping the Lady Elks to their fourth consecutive district title. Davis was a first-team selection on the All-Johnson County volleyball team. Rosario had 436 kills, 61 aces, 30 blocks and 492 digs to help the Lady Spartans to a playoff berth. Rosario was also a first-team selection on the All-Johnson County volleyball team.

Martin recorded 563 kills with 403 digs and 73 aces while Williamson had 890 assists with a state-leading 171 aces, 334 digs and 79 kills as the duo helped lead Grandview to a co-district title and appearance in the Class 3A Region II quarterfinals. Martin and Williamson were the All-Johnson County co-MVPs.

Four Johnson County football players also received TSWA All-State recognition.

On the Class 5A team, Burleson wide receiver Luke Peterson and Burleson Centennial safety Chapman Lewis each garnered third-team all-state honors. On the Class 3A team, Grandview center Caleb Bayer was a second-team all-state selection while Grandview wide receiver Kason English received honorable mention.

Peterson hauled in 70 receptions for 1,467 yards and 22 touchdown receptions to lead the Elks to the playoffs and a bi-district victory. Peterson was also the All-Johnson County co-MVP.

Lewis finished the 2021 season with 138 tackles, including 116 solo tackles and 12 tackles for loss to go along with two interceptions to lead the Spartans to their eighth consecutive playoff appearance and a bi-district title. Lewis was also the All-Johnson County co-defensive player of the year.

Bayer was a key leader for the Grandview offense and also earned All-Johnson County offensive lineman of the year honors. English snagged 55 receptions for 1,026 yards and 17 touchdowns as Grandview’s go-to weapon on offense, also earning the All-Johnson County offensive player of the year award.

The TSWA promotes the recognition of the athletic accomplishments of Texas high school student-athletes by selecting athletes for all-state teams and recognizing the accomplishments of Texas high school coaches for their outstanding work with the future leaders of America.

TSWA’s members are sports writers and sports editors from daily and weekly newspapers from across the state of Texas as well as sports internet services. They are committed to promoting the accomplishments of teams at the high school level while also featuring the individual feats of the student-athletes.

The TSWA’s sports writers are also dedicated to the development of sportsmanship, character, integrity and honesty in both the student-athletes and adults involved in Texas high school athletics.

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