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Fort Worth’s Elite: Star-Telegram’s 2018 football all-area team is star-studded

Aledo running back Jase McClellan (9) high steps into the end zone in front of Marshall defensive back Jaylon Wilson (7) in the first half of a Texas High School 5A Division II State Championship football game at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Aledo led 28-12 at the half. (Star-Telegram Bob Booth)
Aledo running back Jase McClellan (9) high steps into the end zone in front of Marshall defensive back Jaylon Wilson (7) in the first half of a Texas High School 5A Division II State Championship football game at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Aledo led 28-12 at the half. (Star-Telegram Bob Booth) Bob Booth

Another terrific high school football season is in the books, which means it’s time to name the top players in the area.

Without further ado:

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jase McClellan, Aledo

2,073 yards rushing, 47 TDs, 12 games of 100 yards

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Aledo running back Jase McClellan (9) breaks through the middle for yardage in front of Wichita Falls Rider linebacker Jeremiah Rodriguez (34)in the first half of a high school Class 5A Division II State Semifinals football playoff game at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Aledo led 42-0 at the half. Bob Booth Special to the Star-Telegram

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Keyon Shannon, Haltom

118 tackles, 9 INTs, 19 pass deflections

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Arlington Lamar Vikings quarterback Jack Dawson (7) rushes against Haltom Buffalos safety Keyon Shannon (4) in the first half of a high school playoff football game at the Gopher-Warrior Bowl in Grand Prairie, Texas on Thursday Nov. 16, 2017. Brad Loper Special to the Star-Telegram

COACH OF THE YEAR

Jason Tucker, Haltom

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Haltom coach Jason Tucker (middle) and the rest of the Buffalo football coaches at The Hope Center in Plano for the 2018 Landry Award. Tucker was named Coach of the Year. Brian Gosset bgosset@star-telegram.com

FIRST TEAM

Offense

QB Michael Black, Sr., Haltom: 4,100 yards total, 44 TDs, 7 games of 100 yards rushing

RB TJ McDaniel, Sr., Carroll: 2,062 yards rushing, 33 TDs, 10 games of 100 yards

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Southlake Carroll running back TJ McDaniel (4) tries to fight off a tackle from DeSoto linebacker Shemar Turner (32) during the first half, Saturday afternoon, November 24, 2018 in the 6A Division I Area playoff game played at Newsom Stadium in Mansfield, TX. Steve Nurenberg Special to the Star-Telegram

RB Quintan Jackson, Sr., Benbrook: 3,067 yards rushing, 37 TDs, 7 games of 300 yards

RB Jase McClellan, Jr., Aledo: 2,073 yards rushing, 47 TDs, 12 games of 100 yards

WR Quinten Lee, Sr., Northwest: 1,022 yards receiving, 19 TDs, 4 games of 100 yards

WR Decorian Mitchell, Sr., Haltom: 1,004 yards receiving, 12 TDs, 3 games of 100 yards

WR JoJo Earle, Soph., Aledo: 1,060 yards receiving, 16 TDs, 5 games of 100 yards

K Griffin Kell, Sr., Arlington: 58 of 59 PATs, 12 of 15 FGs, long of 50, 32 touchbacks

OL Thalen Robinson, Sr., Bowie

OL Henry Mossberg, Sr., Carroll

OL Cameron Callaway, Sr., Aledo

OL Mykel Estrello, Sr., Haltom

OL Zach Muth, Sr., Lake Ridge

Defense

DL Terrance Wair, Sr., Boswell: 132 tackles, 9 for loss, 3 sacks, 17 hurries

DL Omar Darame, Sr., Sam Houston: 123 tackles, 23 for loss, 10 sacks, 4 FF

DL NaNa Osafo-Mensah, Sr., Nolan Catholic: 53 tackles, 14 sacks, 3 FR

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Nolan Catholic’s defensive end Nana Osafo-Mensah against All Saints during the first Half of Friday’s November 2, 2018 football game at McNair Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. Special/Bob Haynes Bob Haynes Special to the Star-Telegram

DL X’Zavion McDonald, Sr., Arlington: 65 tackles, 7 for loss, 3 FR

LB Marco Olivas, Sr., Fossil Ridge: 148 tackles, 16 for loss, 2 sacks, 2 INTs, 3 FR

LB Michael Parrish, Sr., Carroll: 80 tackles, 11 for loss, 7 sacks, 5 blocked FGs

LB Gavon Lange, Jr., Haltom: 126 tackles, 22 for loss, 11 sacks

LB Nick Martinez, Jr., Birdville: 144 tackles, 4 sacks, 4 FR, 5 pass deflections

DB Keyon Shannon, Sr., Haltom: 118 tackles, 9 INTs, 19 pass deflections

DB DaQuan Campbell, Sr., Burleson Centennial: 67 tackles, 8 INTs, 3 FR

DB John Diaz, Jr., Boswell: 58 tackles, 8 INTs, 17 pass deflections

DB Hosea Armstrong, Jr., Birdville: 40 tackles, 7 INTs, 2 FF, 2 blocked FGs, 10 pass deflections

P Ife Adeyi, Sr., Legacy: 33 punts, 41.5 yard average, long of 70, 11 inside the 20

SECOND TEAM

Offense

QB Jahari Rogers, Jr., Arlington: 3,200 yards total, 45 TDs

RB Anthony Watkins, Sr., South Hills: 2,600 yards rushing, 34 TDs, 9 games of 100 yards

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Arlington quarterback Jahari Rogers (4) gets into the endzone for a touchdown against Arlington Bowie during the first half, Friday night, October 12, 2018 played at Maverick Stadium in Arlington, TX. Steve Nurenberg Special to the Star-Telegram

RB DeMareus Hosey, Sr., Northwest: 1,938 yards rushing, 26 TDs, 10 games of 100 yards

RB Laderrious Mixon, Jr., Birdville: 2,052 yards rushing, 26 TDs, 7 games of 100 yards

WR Jahrad Taylor, Sr., Brewer: 1,074 yards receiving, 9 TDs, 2 games of 200 yards

WR Trey Cleveland, Sr., Arlington: 970 yards receiving, 12 TDs, 3 games of 100 yards

WR Trevon West, Jr., Lamar: 900 yards receiving, 16 TDs, 3 games of 100 yards

K Joe McFadden, Soph., Carroll: 55 of 57 PATs, 7 of 10 FGs, long of 43

OL Logan Escamilla, Sr., Aledo

OL John Brunner, Sr., Brock

OL Joey Felts, Sr., Arlington

OL Senituli Teuhema, Sr., Lamar

OL Andrej Karic, Jr., Carroll

Defense

DL Colt Ellison, Sr., Aledo: 43 tackles, 10 for loss, 6.5 sacks

DL Colton Hunter, Sr., Carroll: 49 tackles, 7 for loss, 6 sacks, 10 hurries

DL Fred Bridges, Jr., Lake Ridge: 68 tackles, 16 for loss

DL Ed Jones, Soph., Martin: 82 tackles, 20 for loss, 10 sacks, 2 FR

LB Timothy Drysdale, Sr., Grapevine: 80 tackles, 15 for loss, 4 INTs, 3 TDs

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Bowie defensive back Ty DeArman (10) grabs a touchdown pass in front of Haltom wide receiver Julian Johnson (8) during the first half of a high school Bi-district football playoff game at Birdville FAAC in North Richland Hills, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2018. Bowie led 28-25 at the half. (Star-Telegram Bob Booth) Bob Booth Bob Booth

LB Kayden Steen, Sr., Keller: 118 tackles, 19 for loss, 6 sacks

LB Jacob Edwardes, Jr., Azle: 114 tackles, 8 for loss, 3 sacks, 5 pass deflections

LB Carson Hallack, Jr., Burleson: 126 tackles, 12 for loss, 3 sacks, 2 INTs, 1 FR

DB Ty DeArman, Sr., Bowie: 142 tackles, 12 pass deflections, 1 INT

DB Lacoryien Washington, Sr., Summit: 81 tackles, 4 INTs

DB Bryson Bonds, Jr., Crowley: 103 tackes, 15 pass deflections, 5 INTs, 4 TDs

DB JD Coffey, Soph., Kennedale: 50 tackles, 7 INTs

P Austin Stohlmann, Jr., Fossil Ridge: 20 punts, 37.0 yard average, long of 61, 12 inside the 20

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