Gilmer, Kilgore and Henderson dominated the voting of district coaches, like they did district opponents with a combined 15-3 won-loss record, to earn four of the five individual superlative honors.
Davis was named Most Valuable Player, Brown was selected the Offensive MVP and Fluellen the Defensive MVP. Newcomer of the Year honorees were Gilmer sophomore running back Kris Boyd (Offense) and Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack (Defense).
Davis received the District of Doom's top award following a senior season in which he made 154 tackles, 12 for loss, two sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles as the anchor of a Kilgore defense that limited 13 opponents to 11.1 points per game for the season as the Bulldogs went 11-2, reaching the Division I state semifinals.
Brown, nicknamed "Monsta", did it all scoring, offensively and on special teams. He adjusted seamlessly to a move to quarterback at mid-season, accounting for 2,329 yards of total offense and scoring 27 touchdowns four ways (rushing, passing, receiving and punt returns) igniting Henderson to a 9-5 finish and a berth in the Division II, Region II finals against Gilmer.
Fluellen was a mainstay of a Buckeye defense which helped Gilmer reach the Division II state championship game for the fourth time since 2004.
The senior was credited with 113 tackles, four sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during the Buckeyes' 14-2 season.
As newcomers in the highly competitive district, Boyd led Gilmer in rushing with a team-high 1,276 yards and 19 touchdowns, while Mack had a sterling season of his own for Gladewater, finishing with 62 tackles, 16 for loss, six sacks, six forced fumbles, a blocked kick and a blocked punt, as well as scoring a defensive touchdown. Mack already holds offers from Texas and TCU in the Big 12 and Texas A&M in the Southeast Conference.
District coaches conducted the voting and 16-3A champion Gilmer received the Coaching Staff of the Year award for the season.
16-3A All-District Football Team
Overall MVP - A.J. Davis, LB, Sr., Kilgore
Offensive MVP - Patrick Brown, ATH/QB, Sr., Henderson
Defensive MVP - Xavier Fluellen, DT, Sr., Gilmer
Offensive Newcomer of the Year - Kris Boyd, RB, Soph., Gilmer
Defensive Newcomer of the Year - Daylon Mack, DT, Soph., Gladewater
Coaching Staff of the Year - Gilmer
First Team Offense QB - Colton Mebane, Sr., Bullard RB - Diamante Wright, Sr., Henderson RB - Austin Jordon, Sr., Kilgore FB/H-back - Jordan Dickeson, Jr., Henderson FB/H-back - Jaidon Parrish, Jr., Gilmer WR - Chase Tate, Soph., Gilmer WR - Pat Finch, Sr., Gilmer WR - Jamie Anthony, Sr., Henderson WR - Aaron Foy, Jr., Kilgore WR - Daquavian Brewster, Sr., Kilgore WR - Haden Bryant, Sr., Bullard TE - Zack Holladay, Sr. Bullard TE - Trae Roquemore, Sr., Henderson TE - Jarod Wood, Soph., Kilgore OL - Nick Siler, Sr., Henderson OL - Clay Wiley, Jr., Kilgore OL - Morgan Knight, Jr., Longview Spring Hill OL - Trevor Rumbelow, Sr., Bullard OL - Brady English, Sr., Gilmer OL - Dylan Adkinson, Jr., Gilmer OL - Dillon Sampson, Sr., Gilmer K - Hector Peralez, Sr., Kilgore P - Weston Gray, Sr., Bullard P - Travis Dennis, Sr., Gladewater UTL - Houston Alexander, Sr., Bullard UTL - Tanner Barr, Jr., Gilmer UTL - Ben Hollas, Sr., Longview Spring Hill UTL - Tre Hollins, Jr., Henderson UTL - J'Marcus McCowin, Sr., Tyler Chapel Hill UTL - Derrick Daniels, Sr., Gladewater UTL - JuJu Brown, Jr., Kilgore
Defense DL - Bo Brady, Sr., Henderson DL - Ladarrin Anthony, Jr., Kilgore DL - Daquellan Scott, Jr., Kilgore DL - Ladarian Anthony, Sr., Gladewater DL - Demarco Boyd, Fr., Gilmer DL - C.J. Williams, Sr., Gilmer DL - Morgan Knight, Jr., Longview Spring Hill OLB - Josh Walker, Jr., Gilmer OLB - Jake Brantley, Jr., Kilgore ILB - Jamal Kind, Sr., Henderson ILB - Zack Holladay, Sr., Bullard DB - Joseph Clark, Jr., Tyler Chapel Hill DB - Haden Bryant, Sr., Bullard DB - Benny Colbert, Jr., Kilgore DB - Tre Hollins, Jr., Henderson DB - DeVondrick Dixon, Jr., Gilmer DB - Trey Washington, Sr., Gilmer KR - Benny Colbert, Jr., Kilgore PR - Dylan Bowman, Sr., Gilmer Special teams - Corbin Howard, Sr., Bullard Special teams - Pablin Olivares, Jr., Gilmer Special teams - Chris Flournoy, Sr., Longview Spring Hill Special teams - Kenny McCown, Sr. Henderson Special teams - Wesley Thompson, Jr., Tyler Chapel Hill Special teams - Michael Finnegan, Sr., Gladewater Special teams - Chad Bornes, Jr., Kilgore
Second Team Offense QB - Cooper Coldiron, Sr., Kilgore RB - Brentavian Henderson, Soph., Bullard RB - Jamel Jackson, Soph., Gilmer RB - Joseph Clark, Jr., Tyler Chapel Hill WR - Corey Starks, Sr., Tyler Chapel Hill WR - Slade Morris, Sr., Gilmer WR - DeVondrick Dixon, Jr., Gilmer WR - Nick Orange, Soph., Kilgore WR - Benny Colbert, Jr., Kilgore WR - Jess Wood, Sr., Bullard OL - Hunter Perry, Sr., Henderson, OL - Tyler Jones, Sr., Kilgore OL - Nolan Grush, Jr., Kilgore OL - Blake Guthrie, Soph., Kilgore OL - Britt Thomas, Sr., Bullard OL - Brandon Upshaw, Sr., Tyler Chapel Hill OL - Aaron Johnson, Jr., Bullard K - William Mann, Sr., Henderson K - Weston Gray, Sr., Bullard
Defense DL - Brandon Armstrong, Jr., Henderson DL - Jake Staneart, Jr., Henderson DL - Dakota Fluellen, Sr., Gilmer DL - Trevor Rumbelow, Sr., Bullard DL - Billy Tomlin, Sr., Bullard DL - Cornelius Bell, Sr., Kilgore DL - Josh Daniels, Sr., Kilgore OLB - Arquez Walton, Sr., Henderson OLB - Kevrin Justice, Soph., Kilgore ILB - Kenny McCown, Sr., Henderson ILB - Kris Haynes, Soph., Kilgore ILB - J.P. Hendrix, Sr., Bullard DB - Holden Bryant, Sr., Bullard DB - Hector Peralez, Sr., Kilgore DB - Dee Dee Mumphrey, Jr., Chapel Hill DB - J'Korrie Centers, Sr., Henderson DB - Dylan Bowman, Sr., Gilmer DB - Jamie Anthony, Sr., Henderson DB - Joseph Shepherd, Jr., Kilgore KR - Brentavian Henderson, Soph., Bullard