Harris named MVP, Mooney earns defensive player of the year honors
By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Another state championship season was followed by a host of individual honors for the Carl Albert football team.
The Titans were well represented in the all-District 5A-2 awards that were recently announced.
Six players earned player of the year honors and several others were named to the first and second teams.
Quarterback Ben Harris was voted Most Valuable Player after leading the Titans to their fifth straight state championship. Harris threw for 2,215 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 571 yards and 5 scores.
Nathan Mooney was named the Defensive Player of the Year. The senior linebacker led the team with 117 tackles along with 4 sacks and an interception.
Wisdom Combs and Noah Dodson along with John Lopez of Bishop McGuinness were named Offensive Linemen of the Year.
Houston Russell was named the Special Teams Player of the Year, and Cobe Crews and Guthrie’s Kaiden Ballard-Stevenson shared the Ironman Players of the Year.
Bishop McGuinness quarterback Luke Tarman was named the Offensive Player of the Year.
Javion Hunt (running back), Caleb Zangari (tight end), Corey O’Hagan (offensive line), Keyon Dickerson (defensive line), and Mason Still (defensive line) earned first-team honors.
Gavin Haines (wide receiver), Zy Moore (offensive line), Dax Swanner (offensive line), Dondi King (linebacker) were named to the second team.
Carl Albert won the district championship with a perfect 5-0 record against district schools. Games against Western Heights and Guthrie were canceled due to COVID-19.
Coaches from the district schools voted on the awards.
Quarterback: Josh Rains, Guthrie
Running back: Javion Hunt, Carl Albert
Wide receivers: Max Cheap, Woodward; Nash Kauffman, Guymon; Cole Limber, McGuinness
Tight end: Caleb Zangari, Carl Albert
Offensive linemen: Donnie Barry, Piedmont; Kenyon Lanham, Woodward; Davon Moore, Guthrie; Corey O’Hagan, Carl Albert; Hunter Spears, McGuinness; Kevin Sovo, Lawton Eisenhower; Eathan Zerger, Piedmont
Defensive linemen: Andrew Chambers, McGuinness; Keyon Dickerson, Carl Albert; Mason Still, Carl Albert; Zac Thompson, Guthrie; Riley Waitscox, Piedmont; Nathan Wiggins, Guthrie
Linebackers: Ezra Gustafson, Carl Albert; Caden Hendren, Piedmont; Joey Mars, Piedmont; Drew Schomas, McGuinness
Defensive backs: Decata Warrior, Piedmont; Adam Wheeler, McGuinness
Kicker: Preston Fansher, Piedmont
Punter: Bo Phelps, Piedmont
Quarterback: Levi Davis, Piedmont
Running back: Brock Detar, Piedmont
Wide receivers: Jaylon Allison, Guthrie; Gavin Haines, Carl Albert
Tight end: Kam West, Piedmont
Offensive linemen: Macen Campbell, Guthrie; Jaret Dean, Guthrie; Zy Moore, Carl Albert; Saige Schmidt, Lawton Eisenhower; Dax Swanner, Carl Albert; Dawson Whitewater, Woodward
Defensive linemen: Kip Nichols, McGuinness; Cole Milenski, Piedmont
Linebackers: James Clark, Lawton Eisenhower; Dondi King, Carl Albert
Defensive backs: Aaron Faire, Woodward; Mason Gonzalez, Piedmont; Derrick Simmons, Lawton Eisenhower
Kicker: Devin Dollins, Lawton Eisenhower
Punter: Javier Senecio, Guymon