November 19, 2011
|Davis||Gibson||Goodson||Green||Jo. Gutierrez||Ju. Gutierrez||Hord|
|Ja. Shephard||Jo. Shephard||Smith||Tull||Wideman||Wood|
Running back Brandon Davis was named District 7-4A offensive most valuable player. The Granbury High School senior was among twenty-seven Pirates selected for all-district honors following the 2011 season.
Davis led the district in rushing yards, accumulating 1,707 during the regular season on 195 carries with an average rush of 8.75 yards per carry. His longest run was for 75 yards, and and racked up 20 rushing touchdowns. Davis also had four receiving touchdowns – for a grand total of 144 points.
“We are really proud of Brandon and what he has achieved,” commented head coach Scotty Pugh. “This is a huge personal accomplishment – and a great team accomplishment. Our offensive line did a great job of opening up holes for Brandon, and he’d be the first to give a lot of credit to them.”
Selected for the first team were seniors J.D. Brewer, Tyler Huddleston, Jason Shepard, Johnny Shepard, Nick Tull, and Ulysses Wideman. This marked the second straight year for first-team honors for Johnny Shepard, who received accolades on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball this year.
The all-district recognition follows another successful season with the Pirates advancing to the playoffs for the second consecutive year under Pugh, who is in his fourth year after coming to Granbury in 2008. Prior to 2010’s post-season appearance, it had been since 1977 that the Pirates played in a bi-district playoff – and since 1987 when the team competed in a zone playoff game.
The Pirates finished the season 5-6 overall (4-3 in district), after placing third in District 7-4A to earn the playoff berth. The team posted wins over Carrollton R.L. Tuner as well as district rivals Joshua, Arlington Seguin, Crowley, and Burleson. The team fell to Killeen in the bi-district game.
The complete list of players selected for the all-district teams is below: