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2023 14-4A, DIVISION II ALL DISTRICT FOOTBALL TEAM
Pearsall’s Luna named District Co-Most Valuable Player.
Pearsall senior quarterback Elijah Luna and senior wide receiver Curtis Coronado-Saenz were both honored with District Co-Most Valuable Player and District Returner of the Year accolades and the Mavs placed 17 athletes on the 2023 District 14-4A all league team that was recently announced.
Luna rushed for 1,236 yards and 25 touchdowns and passed for 972 yards and six touchdowns against four interceptions in helping to lead Pearsall to a bi-district playoff berth.
Coronado-Saenz averaged 7.5 yards per carry for the Mavericks and also returned a touchdown 80 yards for a score. He was named the District’s Returner of the Year. His returns were also instrumental in providing solid field position for the Mavs through out the year.
Pearsall’s pair of inside linebackers, Ace Urrea and Orlando Selvera, both earned all-district first-team honors for their defensive play.
Junior running back Kingston Martinez, senior wide receiver Tristan Ellis, senior tackle Samuel Navarro and senior guards Walter Smart and Ryan Hughes were selected to the all-district second team offense.
Senior nose guard Diego Carrasco, junior defensive end Jacob Velasquez and senior strong safety Charlie Martinez were all second-team defensive selections for the Mavericks.
Senior wide receiver Andres Enriquez, senior wide receiver and cornerback Coronado-Saenz, senior offensive lineman Landen Hernandez, junior offensive lineman Rene Peralta, sophomore outside linebacker Alvaro Abrego and senior outside linebacker Zach Anzua, were all given all-district honorable mention.
Tre Marquez, Hughes, Luna, Cody Sekula, Julius Carrizales, Carrasco, Smart, Shawn Rivera, Charlie Martinez, Urrea and Selvera were also selected to the Academic All-District team.
Pearsall was 5-6 this season and 1-3 in league play. The team earned its second straight playoff berth under second-year head coach Ruben DeLeon.