Landon Gray, a 2016
graduate of Granbury High School who was a stand-out on the Granbury Pirate baseball
team, was named to the Class 5A All-State team by the Texas High School
Baseball Coaches Association.
Gray, who was selected as a
first-team catcher for the state squad, helped lead the Pirates to the area
round of the Class 5A postseason this year – marking the team’s fifth straight
appearance in the baseball playoffs. The
catcher was a varsity starter all four years of high school.
The new GHS graduate was
also recently named to the Star-Telegram
Super Team’s second squad, with the regional newspaper citing that the Pirate “hit
.408 for his career, jumped up to .488 this season with 21 extra-base hits and
“Being named first team
All-State is the perfect way to end an outstanding career at Granbury High
School,” commented Pirate head coach Brad Eppler. “Being named to the Star-Telegram Super Team
puts Landon in rare and elite company as well. He deserves both.”
For the 2016 season, Gray was
named the team’s Most Valuable Player. He was honored as Academic All-State and
was also selected as a GEF Scholar Athlete by the Granbury ISD Education
Gray was on the District 8-5A
first team for this season. He was the
district’s top offensive player last year and was on the first team the
previous two years.
A GHS football player, Gray
received the team’s Most Valuable Player award named in honor of former Pirate
great Johnny Perkins. He also was
honored with the Jerrell Bolton Award for being the team’s top defensive
In the fall, he will continue playing
baseball for the Weatherford College Coyotes.