After finishing for the second year in a row in the playoffs and in a playoff position in Class 5A-District 1, eight Duncan football seniors were named to the All-District team.
Two of those seniors, Javion Dangerfield and Rafael Carrasco, were named to the player of the year award in their respective categories.
Dangerfield was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year and had nine touchdowns with five coming from the air and four on the ground and had about around 600 yards of total offense for the Demons.
Carrasco had kicking duties and punting duties for the Demons and went 4-for-7 on field goals on the year and 32-for-34 on extra points attempt. Punting wise, Carrasco averaged 54.3 yards per punt and field goal wise had a season long of 45 yards out.
The rest of the Demons players placing on the first team and honorable mention.
On the defensive side of the ball, Roderick Standokes as a defensive back was named to the first team defense while Cedric Hodges was named honorable mention as a linebacker.
On the offensive side of the ball, three Duncan seniors were named to the first team where Jeremy Barnes was the offensive line representative, Dawson Ledford was the running back and Jaxon Gregston was named to the quarterback position.
Dustin Mann was an honorable mention on offense as an offensive lineman and Demons head coach JT Cobble said this honor was well deserved for the 2020 seniors.
“It is very well deserved. These kids went through some adversity this year with the injuries and the two years before I got here they went through some adversity as far as not having the seasons they wanted to have in football,” Cobble said. “They stayed the course and fought through everything and kept working and it is very well deserved for all of these kids.”
District coaches met Wednesday to decide the honors and Cobble said this is a testament to the seniors and their ability to impress not only him but other coaches they faced.
“This isn’t just a deal where we go over and say names and they are in there and we all vote on them with all of the coaches,” Cobble said. “These kids were voted on by the coaches in the district to make the players of the year and the first teams so obviously it’s not just me that thinks they deserve it. It is all the coaches we played against that think it too.”
Duncan finished the season with a record of 6-4 and placed fourth in the district by winning the final two games of the season against MacArthur and Altus to secure the playoff berth.
The football team will have their annual end of the season banquet next week where they will hand out their team awards for the 2019 season.