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Sports: Hornets abound on All-District team

Jan. 12—The Athens Hornets made their presence felt on the football field this year and that was made evident in the 9-4A Division 1 All-District Selections.

Jaxson Stiles, a stout senior linebacker and gritty quarterback won the Superlative award for Utility Player of the Year.

Jamauri Manning earned first team recognition at running back. Manning, gained 1,187 yards in his senior year on just 191 carries. He rn for 11 touchdowns.

Senior wide receiver Jorien Ray grabbed 53 oasses for 744 yards. He caught 10 touchdown passes and averaged 14.4 yards-per-catch.

Stalwart offensive linemen Daniel Banuelos and Jaden Trigg round out the first team offense.

On defense, outside lineman Gage Friedrich, who was credited with 131 Tackles and PLB Jase Warren landed first team spots. They were joined by inside linebacker Mason Shelton, safety Jayden Turner and cornerback La'Zavion Lee.

Punter D'Allesandro Soto also received first team honors.

The 2023 All-District selections

1st Team Superlative

Utility Player-Jaxson Stiles,Sr

1st Team Offense

RB-Jamauri Manning, Sr

WR-Jorien Ray, Sr

OL-Daniel Banuelos-Sr

OL-Jaden Trigg, Jr

1st Team Defense

OLB-Gage Friedrich, Sr

OLB-Jase Warren, Jr

ILB-Mason Shelton, Jr

Safety-Jayden Turner, Sr

CB- La'Zavion Lee, Sr

1st Team Special Teams

Punter-D'Allesandro Soto, Sr

2nd Team Offense

WR-Emanuel Moore, Soph

OL- David Zavala- SR

2nd Team Defense

DL-Franky Corona, Sr

OLB-Jabory Taylor, Fresh

Safety-Brett Horn, Sr

CB-Julious Brewer, Soph

2nd Team Special Teams

Kicker-Nico Castaneda, Sr

Honorable Mention Selections

OL-Gio Miranda, Sr

OL-Wyatt Langlois, Sr

WR- Drayvon Russell, Jr

DL- Bishop Kiser, Sr

DL-Devan Swindle, Sr

DL-Kendrick Marshall, Sr