Seven Wildcats make 2/5-6A first team


December 5, 2018

Clovis High’s football team played better than its 4-7 record indicated. The Wildcats played eventual state champ La Cueva tough, probably should’ve won the game.

Over the weekend, Clovis was rewarded for its solid play throughout the fall, as seven different Wildcats garnered eight first-team all-district — three on offense, four on defense and one on special teams.

Two of Clovis’ first-team offensive players were linemen — senior guard Stephen Acosta and junior tackle Bryce Cabeldue. Junior wide receiver Malik Phillips was also a first-team pick.

On defense, senior cornerback Montez Wright, senior defensive end Andrew Jaramillo, senior linebacker Jaylen Mason and sophomore safety Jeston Webskowski were all first-team honorees.

Wright was also named a first-team punter.

Clovis had five second-team selections — three on offense, two on defense. Senior offensive tackle Dakota Faust, senior running back Demarco Fitch and sophomore wide receiver Jaden Phillips were the Wildcats’ second-team offensive picks.

Acosta made second-team defense as a tackle, as did senior linebacker Ian Yruegas.

Clovis had four honorable mentions — sophomore quarterback Chance Harris, senior safety Jeremiah Lucero, senior defensive back Jailen Gallegos and senior linebacker Khamphai Xaysaleumsack.

Offensive Players of the Year were La Cueva’s junior wide receiver Connor O’Toole and Manzano’s senior running back Xavier Ivey-Saud. Defensive Player of the Year was La Cueva senior linebacker Fred Mady III. Coach of the Year was La Cueva’s Brandon Back.

Clovis had six academic all-district players: seniors Jacob Fuller (4.071 GPA), Jose Mendoza (4.019), Acosta (3.793) and Foust (3.604); and juniors Ethan Culiver (3.563) and Devin Gillespie (3.533).


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