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2017 Port Arthur News Super Team

Port Arthur News Super Team

Port Neches-Groves quarterback Roschon Johnson has been named the Port Arthur News Super Team MVP for the second year in a row.

Johnson closed his junior season totaling 63 touchdowns, including 35 of them passing. He completed 191 of 281 passes for 2,920 yards and rushed 220 times for 1,607 yards and 28 TDs. Johnson is committed to the University of Texas.

Elijah Hines of Port Arthur Memorial became another repeat winner with his second straight Offensive Player of the Year accolade. The senior running back racked up 1,401 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Memorial senior linebacker Jomard Valsin was named Defensive Player of the Year. Valsin led the charge on a defense that at one point had held opponents to fewer than 79 total yards per game and proved to be a sack machine for the District 22-5A co-champion Titans. Valsin was also named the 22-5A defensive player of the year.

Memorial’s Kenny Harrison, Nederland’s Monte Barrow and PNG’s Brandon Faircloth share Coach of the Year honors. All three coaches built playoff teams that had to overcome late starts to the season and deal with a compressed portion of the district schedule as a result of the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey.

This is the 46th year The News has organized a Super Team, but the third that only players from the newspaper’s coverage area are selected. Each Super Team member was nominated by his coach and invited to take part in a photo shoot Friday at the Museum of the Gulf Coast. The superlative winners will have their names etched in plaques that will hang in the sports wing of the museum.

The full Super Team is listed below. Stories on the superlative winners are upcoming.

Super Team MVP

Roschon Johnson
Junior QB • PNG

Offensive Player of the Year

Elijah Hines
Senior RB • Memorial

Defensive Player of the Year

Jomard Valsin
Senior LB • Memorial

Coaches of the Year

Kenny Harrison, Memorial
Monte Barrow, Nederland
Brandon Faircloth, Port Neches-Groves

Brandon Faircloth of PNG, Super Team Tri-Coach of the Year

Super Team

Blaysin Fernandez
Junior QB • Nederland

Keitha Jones
Senior QB • Memorial

Devon Simmons
Senior RB • Nederland

James Francis
Senior WR • Memorial

Preston Hughes
Senior WR • PNG

Kevon Latulas
Senior WR • Nederland

Preston Riggs
Senior WR • PNG

Cameron Stansbury
Senior WR • PNG

Jamal Dorsey
Senior TE • Memorial

Holden Lane
Senior P • PNG

Landon Sandell
Senior K • PNG

Matthew Buss
Senior OL • Nederland

Jaylen Garth
Sophomore OL • PNG

Josh Hranicky
Senior OL • PNG

Nakoven Lewis
Senior OL • Memorial

Kevin Miranda
Junior OL • Nederland

Brian Roy
Senior OL • Memorial

Sergio Ayala
Senior DL • PNG

Tiren Forney
Senior DL • Nederland

Logan Hammonds
Senior DL • PNG

Da’Juan McMillan
Junior DL • Memorial

Braydon Williams
Senior DL • Memorial

Austin Bost
Senior LB • PNG

Ja’Quaylen Crook
Junior LB • Memorial

Steven Hendrix
Senior LB • Nederland

Alec LeBouef
Senior LB • PNG

Brady Spell
Senior LB • Nederland

Chris Thomas
Junior LB • Memorial

Colton Beeson
Senior DB • Nederland

Landon Hiltz
Junior DB • Nederland

Javontae’ Hopkins
Junior DB • Memorial

Tyler Jackson
Junior DB • PNG

Greg Laday
Senior DB • Memorial

Noah Lewis
Junior DB • Nederland

Jacob Washington
Junior DB • Memorial


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