Farmersville High School had its fall sports banquet on Monday, Jan. 24 and announced several award winners.
Some of the top student-athletes in football, volleyball, tennis and cross country were among the award winners announced.
In football, Brajoen Tidwell was named the Fightin’ Farmers Most Valuable Player. As the team’s starting running back, Tidwell finished with 1,250 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns for the season. Overall, the Farmersville football team went 3-7 and won two district games.
The Lady Farmers volleyball team was the most successful fall sports team, finishing 40-3 overall and reaching the third round of the 4A playoffs. With their success, the school decided to split the MVP award between Rylee Ortega and Angie Lee. Ortega was among the area leaders in class 4A with 307 kills and 58 aces and signed to play volleyball at Hardin-Simmons University next season.
Lee led the team with 433 kills and had 112 blocks for the season. The junior middle hitter was ranked third in the area for 4A in kills for the season.
For the rest of the award winners, see below.
Volleyball MVP: Angie Lee and Rylee Ortega
Volleyball Fightin’ Farmers: Riley Tuck & Hannah Laisure
Volleyball Offensive Player of the Year: Jenson McTee & Lexi Hacker
Volleyball Defensive Player of the Year: Morgan Erwin
Cross Country Farmers’ Grit Boy: Zackary Gennette
Cross Country Farmers’ Grit Girl: Kate Rich & Makayla Grabowski
Most Valuable Boys Cross Country: Mikey Klemiuk & Josh Hoar
Most Valuable Girls Cross Country: Aubrey Varner
Farmersville Times Sportsmanship: Jaron Johnson & Tre Brewer
Farmersville Times Outstanding Defensive Line: Tristen Huff & Austin Grobe
Farmersville Times Farmers’ Fight: Aidan Gray
Farmersville Times Outstanding Offensive Lineman: Dakota Malena & Hudson Gray
Football Overall MVP: Brajoen Tidwell
Defensive Player of the Year: Oscar Flores
Offensive Player of the Year: E.J. Chairez
Special Teams Player of the Year: Conner Hanson
Team Tennis MVP Girl: Sabrina Parker
Team Tenis MVP Boy: Angel Lopez
Team Tennis Heart and Hustle: Chloe Tanner & Phoebe Attaway
Athletic Trainer of the Year: Abi Spruill
Athletic Trainer Newcomer of the Year: Evelyn Prudencio
Athletic Trainer Fightin Farmer: Andrea Patino
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By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]