High School Football Awards

2018 All-VYPE Football Teams, MVP, Offensive & Defensive Players of the Year

2018 All-VYPE Football Teams, MVP, Offensive & Defensive Players of the Year
Northshore was heavily present in the 2018 Awards Via Vype

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Coach of the Year - Jon Kay, North Shore

Honorable Mention Coach of the Year

Brad Butler, Shadow Creek James Williams, Fort Bend Marshall Todd McVey, Katy Tompkins David Snokhaus, Jersey Village Brady Pennington, New Caney Matt Meekins, Westfield

MVP - Dematrius Davis, North Shore

Offensive Player of the Year - Kenyon Green, Atascocita

Defensive Player of the Year - Tony Bradford, North Shore

Newcomer of the Year - Jamarian George, Shadow Creek

1st Team All-VYPE

QUARTERBACK

JD Head, Pearland; John Matocha, Magnolia West

DUAL-THREAT QUARTERBACK

Malik Hornsby, Fort Bend Marshall; Raymond Richardson, Jersey Village

RUNNING BACKS

Zach Evans, North Shore; Deondrick Glass, Katy

WIDE RECEIVERS

Shadrach Banks, North Shore; Jordan Patrick, Katy; Parker Washington, FB Travis

TIGHT END

Jalen Wydermyer, Dickinson

ATHLETE

Devon Achane, Fort Bend Marshall; Tyson Thompson, Klein

OFFENSIVE LINE

Cole Birmingham, Katy; Damieon George, North Shore; Isaiah Hookfin, Dulles; Tyler Johnson, Oak Ridge; James Taylor, North Shore

KICKER

Fabrizio Pinton, The Woodlands

DEFENSIVE LINE

Alec Bryant, Shadow Creek; Braedon Mowry, Katy Taylor; Jordan Revels, North Shore; Marcus Stripling, Mayde Creek; T'Vondre Sweat, Huntsville

LINEBACKER

David Gbenda, Cinco Ranch; Tyrique Matthews, Eisenhower; Warren Shankle, Shadow Creek; Josh White, Cy Creek

SECONDARY

Keeyon Stewart, North Shore; Erick Young, Fort Bend Bush; Austin Winfield, The Woodlands; Xavion Alford, Shadow Creek

PUNTERS

Max Gonzalez, Oak Ridge; Ty Warwick, New Caney


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