Two Carroll Dragon offensive linemen were selected among the best in the state this year in Class 6A.
Dragon left tackle Carson Green and center Ryan Miller were both Associated Press Class 6A First-Team selections. Green, who has committed to Texas A&M, graded out at 98 percent and had 81 knockdowns and didn’t allow a sack.
Ryan Miller, who moved to starting center this season, graded at 96 percent and had 101 knockdowns and also didn’t allow a sack. Miller was also part of the rotation on the defensive line.
Both seniors helped pave the way for an offense that produced 1,000-yard rusher Audricke Gaines and provided protection for quarterback Mason Holmes — the District 5-6A Most Valuable Player.
Kicker Kole Ramage, who has signed to play baseball at Arkansas, was a second-team all-state selection.
Ramage was also Honorable Mention as a punter along with safety Robert Barnes.
Carroll ISD Band Director Jay Bach recently announced the selection of Neha Jain and Danielle Rodriguez for their selection to the Texas Music Educators All State Band and Choir.
Jain plays flute for the Dragon Band. She was also selected to All State last year. Click here to read that post. Danielle Rodriguez sings in the Dragon Choir. She was also selected to All State last year. Click here for details.
The students were selected after successful performances at the Area A Audition held on Saturday, Jan. 12 in Abilene. The audition process began last fall with upwards to 25, 000 students at the region audition level.
Jain and Rodriguez join Jared Neeley, All State Jazz trombone, in February at the TMEA Clinic and Convention held in San Antonio.
All three students are also members of Green Jackets. The Green Jackets are a select group of student ambassadors, selected by faculty, to represent Carroll ISD in various district and civic capacities.
The Associated Press Class 5A All-State teams were announced Thursday and three senior Dragons were honored.
Quarterback Kenny Hill earned one of the state’s top accolades. He was named 5A Offensive Player of the Year adding to the tradition of Dragon quarterbacks winning the award. Hill, also the first-team quarterback selection, threw for 2,291 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 905 yards and 22 TDs during at the regular season. Last year, Hill was named first-team, all-state quarterback by the Texas High School Sports Writers Association.
Offensive tackle Cam Manning also earned a first-team selection as the top lineman on an offense that produced more than 500 yards per game. Senior safety Tanner Jacobson was named honorable mention defensive back.