Navarro leading rushers Johnny Alegria (12) and Euler Deleon (44) earned spots on the All-District First Team offense, while Bryan Butler (2) earned First Team recognition on defense and special teams. Photo by Andie Rangel.
(Geronimo) - Navarro senior offensive lineman Wyatt Tate was an Honorable Mention selection to the AP All-State football team for Class-4A, and 21 other Panthers joined Tate on the 13-4A-Division II All-District team.
Navarro's All-District First Team selections on offense include junior running-backs Johnny Alegria and Euler Deleon along with Tate, junior Brett Butler, and senior Michael Gilbert on the offensive line.
Alegria rushed for 1,354 yards and 16 touchdowns on 132 carries (10.3 per carry) and totaled 216 receiving yards on 10 catches. Deleon 1,224 rushing yards and a team-high 18 touchdowns.
Defensive players representing the Panthers on the First Team include senior defensive tackle Dylan Hatfield, senior defensive end Rawson Young, senior linebackers Austin Jonas and Sergio Sanchez, and senior defensive backs Bryan Butler and Keith Schwarzlose.
Navarro's offensive honorees on the All-District Second Team are junior tight end Gabriel Means and senior receiver George Bradley. Bradley pulled in a team-high three touchdowns receptions.
The All-District Second Team defense recognized senior linebackers Ramon Munoz and Preston Dominguez, along with Bradley and sophomore Jean "Mo" Sims in the secondary.
Bryan Butler earned First Team recognition on special teams and made the Honorable Mention list at quarterback after totaling 765 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing to go with 516 yards and five scores through the air.
Sneed was named the Second Team place kicker.
Navarro's other All-District Honorable Mention choices include Sims at running-back, Cole Booker, Abron Ortiz, and Cooper Syzdek on the offensive line, Gabriel Means and Brain Holmes at defensive end, and Cole Mouser at linebacker.
The Panthers piled up an impressive list of accolades for their accomplishmens in the classroom as well.
Bradley was named First Team Academic All-State, Bryan Butler landed on the Second Team, and Tate and Josh Muniga each received Honorable Mention.
Navarro placed 22 football players on the Academic All-District list - Bryan and Brett Butler, Young, Dominguez, Jonas, Bradley, Josh and Sam Muniga, Josiah Salinas, Caleb Reitz, Mouser, Means, Ty Brumley, Patrick Loera, Syzdek, Hatfield, Tate, Sanchez, Holmes, Hunter Haberle, Deleon, and Ethan Thomas.
The Panthers finished the 2018 season, Rod Blount's first as the program's head coach, with a 10-3 record after taking second place in District 13-4A-Division II, advancing four rounds in the playoffs, and falling to eventual state champion Cuero in the Region IV finals.