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December 13, 2009

Cayuga's Shead named AP Class A Offensive Player of the Year

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For the second straight year, Cayuga running back Traylon Shead was named the Associated Press Class A Offensive Player of the Year.

Shead, who also was named one of three all-state first-team running backs, rushed for 1,552 yards and 22 touchdowns during the regular season. In the playoffs, Shead broke the all-time state touchdown record with 137.

Grapeland's Ta'Coyus Walker earned all-state first-team honors as a defensive back a year after being named to the second team. Walker had eight interceptions, including one for a touchdown, 58 tackles, four pass break ups and two fumble recoveries.

Walker's teammate Aaron Hatton was named to the all-state second team as a defensive lineman.

Cayuga had a pair of players earn all-state honorable mention nods. Malcome Kennedy was named as an honorable mention on both sides of the ball — at quarterback and at defensive back. Billy Duncan also earned the honors as a defensive back.

The all-state voting is done by Texas sports editors. The Associated Press will release a new team from a different classification each day this week.

Here is the complete Class A list.



FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE:



OFFENSIVE LINE:



— TAYLOR CHAPPELL, Canadian, Jr. -- 22 knockdowns, graded 93 percent, no sacks allowed; team averaged 435 ypg



— BRYAN DEANDA, Stratford, Jr. -- Graded 92 percent, 15 pancakes



— TREY REAGAN, Alto, Sr. -- 48 pancakes, 1 sack allowed, graded 95 percent



— SPENCER SCOTT, New Deal, Jr. -- 3-year starter graded at 98 percent, 53 pancakes



— BRADY ZUNKER, Falls City, Jr. -- 46 pancakes, graded 96 percent, no sacks allowed



ENDS/RECEIVERS:



— JAYDEN BAREFIELD, Yorktown, Soph. -- 54-1,164 receiving, 14 TDs



— RYAN NIETO, Olton, Sr. -- 57-1,026 receiving, 11 TDs



QUARTERBACK:



— WESTIN WILLIAMS, Wellington, Sr. 116-of-166 passing, 2,234 yards, 26 TDs, 3 INTs; 1,027 rushing yards, 14 TDs



RUNNING BACKS:



— TRAYLON SHEAD, Cayuga, Sr. -- 1,552 yards, 22 TDs; 3 receiving TDs



— LANE SUTTON, Quinlan Boles, Jr. -- 1,549 yards, 27 TDs



— COLTON WILSON, Sunray, Sr. -- 1,600 yards, 25 touchdowns



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