Athens Review, Athens, Texas

November 15, 2013

JUNIOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Polite, Thomas named top players in SWJCFC for Cardinal football

Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information
The Athens Review

Athens — The Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals’ rise to the top in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference has resulted in two players receiving superlative honors on the all-conference team.

Quarterback Ryan Polite, who has more than 3,000 passing yards and 30 touchdown passes through 11 games, is the conference’s Most Valuable Player. Polite is a 6-1, 200-pound DeSoto sophomore who transferred from UT-San Antonio.

Defensive tackle Jhaustin Thomas, who led the conference in both tackles for losses and quarterback sacks, is the conference’s Defensive Most Valuable Player. Thomas is a 6-6 Decatur, Ga. sophomore.

Joining Polite and Thomas as first-team selections for the Cardinals were Jataveon Green (WR), Duval Jackson (DE),  Josh Pickett (LB) and D’Nerius Antione (DB).

Cardinals named to the second team were John Thomas (TE), Joel Valladares (C), Reggie Harris (OL) and Luis Lopez (RB).

Receiving honorable mention for the Cardinals were Nate Pickett (TE), Jarvis Baxter (WR), Trent Momon (WR), Franky Okafor (WR), Grant Shaw (OL), De’Andre Banks (OL), Kerrick Huggins (DL), Gant Kiolbassa (DL), Cortney Finney (LB), Darrius White (DB), Jomal Wiltz (DB), Josh Scroggins (DB), Dylan McLain (P), Antione (RS) and Green (RS).

The sixth-ranked Cardinals are 9-2 and will be playing 12th-ranked Mesa Community College in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl in Copperas Cove on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Here is the complete 2012 All-SWJCFC Football Team:

Superlatives

SWJCFC MVP

Ryan Polite, TVCC

OFF MVP

Tim Wright, Navarro

DEF MVP

Jhaustin Thomas, TVCC

TIGHT END

1ST

Justin Chandler, Blinn

2ND

John Thomas, TVCC

WIDE RECEIVER

1ST

Lamar Carraway, Tyler

Jataveon Green, TVCC

2ND

Josh Reynolds, Tyler

Devin Lauderdale, Navarro

Darrion Landry, Blinn

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

1ST

Gerron Anthony, Kilgore College

Donovan Williams, Blinn

Drew Sarvary, Tyler

Frank Kee, Tyler

2ND

Chris Cooper, Cisco College

Caleb Brady, Tyler

Will Juarez, Blinn

Carter Wall, Navarro College

Reggie Harris, TVCC

CENTER

1ST

Conner Groom, Tyler

2ND

Joel Valladerres, TVCC

QUARTERBACK

1ST

Ryan Polite, TVCC

2ND

Randy Price, Tyler

OFF. BACKS

1ST

Tim Wright, Navarro College

Leroy Dobbins, Tyler

2ND

Klartel Claridy, Blinn

Eddie Smith, Kilgore College

Luis Lopez, TVCC

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

1ST

Jhaustin Thomas, TVCC

Cliff Butler, Kilgore College

Duval Jackson, TVCC

Devanta Smith, Blinn

2ND

Damond King, Kilgore College

Wawa Leota, Tyler

William Coleman, Tyler

Kyle Holmes, Blinn

LINEBACKERS

1ST

Josh Pickett, TVCC

Joe Lynch, Kilgore College

Caleb Tuiasosopo, Tyler

Kyron Minter, Navarro College

2ND

Nick Sierra, Cisco College

Lance Duran, Blinn

Zak Maynard, NEO

Larry Thomas, Tyler

DEFENSIVE BACKS

1ST

D'Nerrius Antoine, TVCC

Ken Butler, Blinn

Kenny Iloka, Tyler

Devron Moore, NEO

Caleb Williams, Tyler

2ND

Daniel Lopez, Kilgore College

Myles Curl, Blinn

Sherman Gilbert, Navarro College

SPECIALIST

1ST

Lamar Carraway, Tyler

2ND

Mikechell Potts, Navarro College

Punter

1ST

Felipe Parra, Cisco College

2ND

Christian Madrigal, Tyler

Field Goal/PAT

1ST

Ljundrim Kaba, Tyler

Luis Sanchez, Kilgore College

Deep Snapper

1ST

Brent Nicholson, Navarro College

2ND

Jacob Mansfield, Blinn

— TVCC Sports Information