A group of Alice High School seniors were big award winners at the Alice Coyote Falls Sports Banquet Thursday night at the Jim Wells County Fairgrounds.
Hannah Martinez and Matthew Lara were named the cross country program’s MVPs. Gabriela Canales, an all-district pick, won the Lady Coyote volleyball team’s MVP and linebacker Marc Garcia, an all-state honorable mention, was named the Coyotes’ Most Valuable Player.
The banquet honored all of the school’s fall sports.
Fighting Heart Award: Tania Lillich (girls) and Samuel Salinas (boys).
Girls Cross Country MVP: Hannah Martinez.
Boys Cross Country MVP: Matthew Lara.
Offensive Line – Omar Carrillo, Jeremiah Villarreal, Jon Hawkins, Roger Flores, Isaiah Buentello, Adrian Contreras, Osbaldo Gonzalez, Adrian Reyna, Christian Rivadeneyera, and Devin Winfrey.
Honorable Mention All-District: Adrian Contreras and Isaiah Buentello.
Offensive Lineman of the Year: Adrian Contreras
Receivers – Domingo Mendoza, Juan Isaac Perez, Billy Riojas, Robert Varela, Orlando Espinoza, Mario Garibay, AJ Moreno, Devin Orta, Cody Juarez, RJ Galvan, and Waylon Moore.
Honorable Mention All-District: AJ Moreno
Second Team All District: Devyn Orta and RJ Galvan
Academic All-District: Devyn Orta, Waylon Moore, Domingo Mendoza, and RJ Galvan
District 30-5A MVP Receiver and All-South Texas Receiver: Orlando Espinoza.
This year’s Outstanding Receiver: Orlando Espinoza
Offensive Back — R.J. Salaiz, Isaiah Aguilar, Trey Jaramillo, Ismael Cantu, Alex Gonzalez.
Academic All-District: Trey Jaramillo, Isaiah Aguilar, Alex Gonzalez
Second team RB: Alex Gonzalez
First Team QB and All-South Texas: Trey Jaramillo
Outstanding Offensive Back: Alex Gonzalez
Defensive Line — Xavier Joslin, Marcos Mendoza, Abraham Rodriguez, Jon Charles, Pablo Salinas, Chris!an Rangel, Robert Montalvo, Jonathan Beltran, Michael Mar!nez, Mathew Olivarri, Sergio Sandoval.
Second Team All-District: Xavier Joslin
First Team All-District: Bobby Montalvo, and Mathew Olivarri
Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Xavier Joslin
Linebackers — Rey Davila, Isaac Bueno, Josue Franco, Aaron Arrellano, Marc Garcia.
Second Team All-District: Ray Davila
District 30-5A MVP Linebacker, All-South Texas Linebacker and All-State Linebacker: Marc Garcia
2017 Coyote Outstanding Linebacker: Ray Davila
Defensive Backs — Jacob Alvarado, Miguel Gonzalez, Jeremiah Gonzalez, Estevan Garcia, Alejandro Cancino, Joseph Hernandez, Sean Chapa, Weston Moore, Sean Molina.
Academic All-District: Weston Moore, Sean Molina, RJ Galvan and Sean Chapa
Second Team All-District: Alejandro Cancino and Sean Chapa
First Team All-District Punter, All-South Texas Punter and All-State Punter: Sean Chapa
Outstanding Defensive Back: Sean Chapa
Most Improved Player: Estevan Garcia
Fighting Heart Award: Mathew Olivarri
MVP Offense: Trey Jaramillo
MVP Defense: Bobby Montalvo
Team MVP: Marc Garcia
George Draper: Trey Jaramillo
Fighting Heart: Jackie Guerra.
Volleyball 2017 MVP: Gabriela Canales.