The Brook Hill Guard varsity football team’s season may have fallen short of hopes and expectations this season, but several members of the team are being honored for their performances on the field, as the TAPPS 5A Division 2 District 2 All-District Accolades list was recently released.
This season, the Guard was able to pick up a total of two First Team All-District recognitions, including senior punter Campbell Fletcher and senior defensive back Sam Nechi.
As the team’s punter, Fletcher proved a strong leg for the Guard throughout the season, kicking a total of 32 punts traveling 1,192 yards, for an average of 37.25 yards per punt.
Nechi also was a solid player for the Guard on the gridiron, rushing the football on a total of 78 carries for 405 yards, for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, with five touchdowns and one fumble.
Additionally, a total of four Guardsmen were selected as Second Team All-District players on the TAPPS 5A Division 2 District 2 All-District Accolades list, including senior offensive lineman and defensive lineman Colby White, senior running back Nechi, junior wide receiver Garrett Davis, and senior linebacker Fletcher.
White was a key asset for the Guard on both sides of the ball for the Guard, serving as a cornerstone of the Guard offensive lineman, as well as a strong defender, contributing a total of 16 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.
Offensively, Nechi was a solid player for the Guard on the gridiron, rushing the football on a total of 78 carries for 405 yards, for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, with five touchdowns and one fumble.
As a receiver, Davis provided the Guard with a total of 29 receptions for 372 yards, for an average of 12.8 yards per catch, with one receiving touchdown.
Fletcher earned his second recognition on the list at the linebacker position, contributing a total of 33 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and seven pass deflections.
Lastly, the Guard’s team members earned a total of four Honorable Mention All-District honors, including senior defensive lineman Andrew Brooks, senior tight end Greyson Priestner, senior linebacker/athlete Ian Hathaway, and sophomore defensive back Seth Moss.
Brooks provided the Guard with a strong presence defensively, with 13 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
As a tight end, Priestner was an outlet in the Guard offense, catching a total of 14 passes for 133 yards, for 9.5 yards per catch, with two receiving touchdowns.
Hathaway earned his Honorable Mention recognition due to his flexibility in positioning on the Guard team this season, with 12 receptions for 112 yards, for an average of 9.33 yards per catch. Defensively, Hathaway also was a leader for the Guard secondary, with 73 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble.
Playing in the Guard backfield, Moss was a key contributor for the Guard, collecting a total of 34 tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception, one forced fumble, and seven pass deflections.
The Brook Hill Guard varsity football team ended its 2017 campaign with an overall record of 3-6, 1-4 in district play, missing the cut for the TAPPS playoffs.
“I’m so proud of our football team and how they kept fighting this year through all of the adversities,” said Scott Ryle, Brook Hill Guard football head coach. “I still believe that great things on the horizon for our program.”