By Keith MacPherson, Sports Editor
Gainesville Daily Register
GAINESVILLE — With an undefeated regular season and a district title already, the Leopards added to a long list of accolades again with the release of the District 9-3A all-district teams.
Gainesville swept the superlative honors, taking at least a share of all five categories while placing nine players on the first-team alone in the list compiled by the district coaches and released once all teams are eliminated from the postseason.
Leopard senior quarterback Denzel Johnson took the top honors, garnering the District 9-3A Most Valuable Player award. Johnson ran for 1,064 yards and 10 touchdowns while throwing for 1,117 yards and 12 more scores.
The Leopards went 10-0 in the regular season while earning the District 9-3A championship. The would go on to reach the Class 3A Division I state quarterfinals before falling to No. 4 state-ranked Kilgore.
Junior running back Adam Berryman was named the league’s Offensive MVP. Berryman ran for 1,705 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Senior linebacker Chris White was named the Defensive MVP and freshman Zakari Long was named the Newcomer of the Year.
The Gainesville and Krum coaching staffs were named the Co-Coaching Staffs of the Year.
First-team all-district picks from the Leopards were junior running back Jonathan Mendez, who also earned first-team safety, senior wide receiver David Moore, junior offensive linemen Jared Boswell and Jordan Hall, kicker Hector Sagrero, senior defensive lineman De’Quan Wilford, junior linebacker Demetrius Franklin, sophomore linebacker Demarius Farr and junior cornerback Jacob Royal.
Second-team all-district picks were Royal (running back), Franklin (receiver), Dillon Schroeder (offensive line), Jesse Wolfe (offensive line) and Moore (cornerback).