The Leverett’s Chapel football team got back into the University Interscholastic League’s six-man football playoffs in 2019, and now, the Lions are being honored as a part of the District 12-1A, Division I’s all-district team.
Of note was LC’s Alexis Chavez, a junior for the Lions who was named the district’s offensive player of the year.
Named to the all-district first team was LC wide receiver Michael Dennis, just a sophomore, and freshman De’Quincy Brown.
Also named to the all-district first team for the Lions were tailback Jonah Shepherd, another junior, and spread back Dawson Blear, a senior. Chavez, who won that offensive MVP award, was named all-district first team special teams, as well, and kicker Eddie Contreras, a junior, was named second-team as its kicker.
Defensively, senior Eric Burns was named all-district first team, as was Shepherd, at linebacker. And Darren Brown, a junior, was named second-team as a D-lineman.
As with all all-district teams, they’re chosen by the coaches in the district, which includes LC’s Andy Bates, as well as the coaches from Fruitvale, Union Hill and High Island.
Union Hill won the district championship, and other than Chavez’s offensive MVP award, UH swept the all-district superlatives. Brantley Murray, a senior was named the overall most valuable player, and teammate Cristian Aguillon, a junior, was named defensive player of the year.
In addition, Union Hill freshman Michael Colbert was named newcomer of the year, and the Union Hill coaching staff took top honors for the 2019 season.
Bates’ Lions went 7-2 this season, losing only to eventual district champ Union Hill, and to Avalon in the first round of the UIL Class 1A six-man playoffs.