Sunday, August 18, 2019

Dragon Linebacker Named State Player Of The Year

The Texas Sports Writers Association has released its Class 5A All-State team and the Dragons are well represented. One of the top accolades went to Dragon senior linebacker Will Davis (pictured), who was named 5A Defensive Player of the Year. Davis, who plans to sign with Kansas State on Wednesday, was a standout on a Dragon defense that shined in Carroll’s 5A Division I State Championship run. Davis, (6-foot-1, 210 puonds) finished with 160 tackles, four sacks and 16 tackles  this season.

Davis becomes the Dragons’ first defensive player of the year winner since 1993, when defensive back Dane Johnson won the 3A award following Carroll’s second consecutive state title.

First-Team All-State selections included junior quarterback Kenny Hill, senior wide receiver Sabian Holmes and senior offensive tackle J.J. Prince. Senior receiver Peyton Williams was selected honorable mention. Holmes was also chosen honorable mention defensive back.

Hill finished the season with 2,979 yards passing, 25 touchdowns, nine interceptions and completed 244-of-384 passes. He also led the Dragons in rushing with 276 carries for 1,409 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Holmes led the Dragon with 1,340 yards receiving on 86 catches and 14 touchdowns. Holmes plans to sign with Texas A&M on Wednesday. Williams led the Dragons with 91 receptions and had 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns. Williams is scheduled to sign with Colorado, while Prince plans to sign with Purdue.