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KBEC Sports announces 2019 All-Ellis County football teams

With the shoulder pads long put away and banquet season kicking off, it is time to look back on the football season that was across Ellis County.

The 2019 season saw both Ennis and Red Oak nearly upset an eventual 5A state champion, Midlothian Heritage reach the fourth round for the first time in the district’s history and several other teams make postseason runs.

When the dust settled and we all had a little time to breathe and reflect, the team at KBEC Sports compiled the 2019 KBEC Sports All-Ellis County football teams.

The teams are broken down into four parts — first- and second-team, honorable mention and superlative honors.

The superlatives include Offensive, Defensive, Big School, Small School, Newcomer, Coach and Team of the Year, as well as the countywide Most Valuable Player.  (Click here to view their stories)

The All-Ellis County first-team consists of 11 players plus one specialist on each side, while the second-team afforded a few additional opportunities to include deserving student-athletes.

Superlative honors were first announced live on-air during the KBEC Sports weekly sports-talk show, “The Press Box,” on Monday, Jan. 13. The show aired from 6-7 p.m.


“The Press Box” can be heard weekly on terrestrial radio on 1390AM or 99.1FM or streamed live by clicking on the “LISTEN LIVE” microphone on the top of elliscosports.com or through the KBEC app. The app is available on Apple and Android devices.

All honorees were selected based on postseason accolades, team success, input from coaches across Ellis County and firsthand observations by the KBEC Sports team.

In total, more than 110 student-athletes were recognized.

Each student-athlete honored will be presented with a commemorative All-EllisCounty certificate, with first- and second-team honorees to receive framed certificates. The individual superlative winners will receive a commemorative bobblehead award.

The awards are sponsored by KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM and ImagineNation Learning Center in Waxahachie.

Without further ado, congratulations to the 2019 KBEC Sports All-Ellis County football honorees!


Most Valuable Player – Joshua Ervin (Red Oak, junior)

Offensive Player of the Year – CJ Palmer (Red Oak, senior)

Defensive Player of the Year – Konner Jones-Searcy (Midlothian Heritage, senior)

Newcomer of the Year – Collin Drake (Ennis, junior)

Coach of the Year – Chris Ross (Red Oak)

Team of the Year – Ennis Lions

Big School Player of the Year – BJ Hawkins (Waxahachie, junior)

Small School Player of the Year – Adrian Cisneros (Palmer, senior)


QB – Joshua Ervin (Red Oak, junior)

RB – CJ Palmer (Red Oak, senior)

RB – SirMichael Veasley (Life Waxahachie, senior)

WR – BJ Hawkins (Waxahachie, junior)

WR – Coby Cavil (Red Oak, senior)

WR – Laylon Spencer (Ennis, sophomore)

WR – Jay Wilkerson (Midlothian Heritage, senior)

OL – Jaylon Washington (Red Oak, senior)

OL – Carson Walker (Midlothian Heritage, junior)

OL – Dorian Strawn (Ennis, junior)

OL – Ian Pollard (Midlothian, senior)

OL – Jonah Lacross (Life Waxahachie, senior)

K – Dakota Santos (Red Oak, junior)


DL – Jarveon Williams (Ennis, junior)

DL – Joseph Chavez (Waxahachie, senior)

LB – Konner Jones-Searcy (Midlothian Heritage, senior)

LB – JT Cavender (Midlothian, senior)

LB – Dane Vernor (Ennis, senior)

LB – D’Angelo Freeman (Midlothian Heritage, junior)

LB – Kody Connell (Ferris, junior)

DB – Preston Hodge (Waxahachie, junior)

DB – Nathan Humphreys (Midlothian, junior)

DB – Kevaris Hall (Red Oak, senior)

DB – Riley Angel (Midlothian, junior)

P – Rylan Winingham (P/K, Maypearl, junior)


QB – Collin Drake (Ennis, junior)

QB – Adrian Cisneros (Palmer, senior)

RB – Dylan Tyree (Palmer, senior) 

RB – Jaiden Barr (Italy, sophomore)

RB – Matthew Nunez (Ferris, senior)

WR – Cahl Horn (Italy, senior)

WR – Rhett Newton (Avalon, senior)

FLEX – Miguel Padron (Avalon, senior)

FLEX – Gage Mayfield (Life Waxahachie, senior)

FLEX – Damyan Woodward (Milford, senior)

OL – Brock Cavender (Midlothian, sophomore)

Peter Brown (OL, Midlothian, senior)

OL – Zakk Brus (Midlothian Heritage, senior)

OL – Craig Penwarden (Midlothian Heritage, senior)

OL – Denton Ross (Waxahachie, senior)

OL – Alejandro Moreno (Waxahachie, senior)

OL – Marc Zagala (Palmer, senior)

OL – Henry Martinez (Palmer, senior)

OL – Kobe Singleton (Red Oak, senior)

K – Hayden Riggins (Midlothian Heritage, senior)


DL – JaSean Brooks (Milford, senior)

DL – DeRyous Stokes (Ennis, junior)

DL – Nick Pollard (Midlothian, senior)

LB – Ethan Lemley (Midlothian, senior)

LB – Noah Gray (Midlothian Heritage, junior)

LB – Trenten James (Life Waxahachie, senior)

LB – Ameer Muhammad (Red Oak, senior)

DB – Dee Johnson (Ennis, sophomore)

DB – Demarcus Rankin (Ferris, junior) 

DB – Jalen Mann (Life Waxahachie, junior)

DB – Jeremiah Fultz (Life Waxahachie, junior)

DB – Robert Williams (Life Waxahachie, senior)

DB – Mason Carvalho (Palmer, senior) 


Kevin Vidales (LB, Avalon, senior)

Marcos Kinser (DB/WR, Avalon, senior)

Caden Hubbard (LB, Ennis, junior)

Devion Beasley (DB/RB, Ennis, sophomore)

Dyllan Santos (RB/WR, Ennis, senior)

Stephon Townsend (S, Ennis, junior)

Ashton McGraw (DT, Ennis, senior)

Demarcus Rankin (DB, Ferris, junior)

Hayden Hartman (OL, Ferris, sophomore)

Victor Pablo (K, Ferris, sophomore)

Noe Gaitan (OL, Ferris, sophomore)

Kody Connell (LB, Ferris, junior)

Robert Stillman (DL, Ferris, junior)

Jesus Luna (K, Italy, sophomore)

Jaden Saxon (QB, Italy, sophomore)

Aiden Tims (OL, Life Waxahachie, senior)

Kitt Wilder (OL, Life Waxahachie, senior)

Trevon Brantley (DE, Life Waxahachie, senior)

Chris Gillespie (WR/DB, Life Waxahachie, junior)

Jamal Whitman (LB, Life Waxahachie, junior)

Tony Evans (WR, Life Waxahachie, junior)

Jeremiah Fultz (S, Life Waxahachie, junior)

Lex Lewis (WR, Maypearl, senior)

Heath Roesler (QB, Maypearl, sophomore)

Aaron Jett (WR/CB, Maypearl, sophomore)

Kolton May (DL, Midlothian Heritage, junior)

Cade Sumbler (QB, Midlothian Heritage, senior)

Haydon Wiginton (WR, Midlothian Heritage, junior)

Wyatt Thomas (LB, Midlothian Heritage, senior)

Jacob Lindley (DL, Midlothian, junior)

Blake Cellars (OL, Midlothian, senior)

Ethan Hill (RB, Midlothian, junior)

Marshall Hodges (DL, Midlothian, junior)

Kaleb Tompkins (DL, Midlothian, junior)

KaCharo Cook (FLEX, Milford, sophomore)

Jaylon Davis (DL, Milford, senior)

Tyvon Gates (DB/RB, Milford, senior)

Uriel Salas (K, Milford, freshman)

Jack Shackelford (WR, Ovilla Christian, junior)

Avery Garcia (RB, Ovilla Christian, junior)

Seth Zebreski (QB, Ovilla Christian, senior)

Ben Waddle (WR, Palmer, senior)

Carson Cisneros (WR/DB, Palmer, senior)

Collin Graves (LB, Palmer, sophomore)

Damian Gonzales (DL, Palmer, junior)

Alan Mata (K, Palmer, senior)

Damon Herrera (OL/DL, Palmer junior)

Gaige Corey (LB, Palmer, senior)

Kelsey Johnson (TE, Red Oak, sophomore)

Kain Cooper (OL, Red Oak, junior)

Darius Jackson (DB, Red Oak, junior)

Jackson Bailey (LB, Red Oak, junior)

Xzavier Augustus (DL, Red Oak, junior)

Elijah Shaw (DB, Red Oak, sophomore)

Donovan Jemerson (DB, Red Oak, senior)

Todd Tillis (DL, Red Oak, senior)

Chris Sanchez (DL, Red Oak, senior)

Raymond Gay II (WR, Red Oak, senior)

Keiran Page (WR, Waxahachie, junior)

Campbell Sullivan (QB, Waxahachie, senior)

Johan Castillo (LB, Waxahachie, junior)

Donovan Maynard (DL, Waxahachie, senior)

Jace Robinson (LB, Waxahachie, junior)

Jh’Marques Head (DL, Waxahachie, junior)

Quincy Johnson (DB, Waxahachie, junior)

DJ Hollywood (TE/QB, Waxahachie, senior)

Crisanto Perez (K, Waxahachie, senior)

Jaden Basham (KR, Waxahachie, junior)

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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