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New Boston running back named Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year

By Jack Stallard
Dec. 17, 2012 at 5:34 a.m.

New Boston senior running back Damien Haskins, who scored at least three rushing touchdowns in all 10 regular-season games for the Lions, was named Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year on Monday with the release of the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 2A All-State Football Team.

Voting for the team was conducted by APSE members based on regular-season performance.

Haskins carried 197 times for 2,700 yards and 47 touchdowns in the regular season and finished the year with 288 carries for 3,207 yards and 52 touchdowns counting the playoffs.

In the regular season, he rushed for at least 200 yards in eight of 10 games and topped 300 yards in five games. Haskins rushed for five touchdowns three times, four touchdowns three times and six touchdowns in one game. In a win over Hooks, the Oregon State verbal pledge carried 22 times for 353 yards and eight touchdowns.

The defensive Player of the Year was Pottsboro defensive lineman Justin Lawer, who had 113 tackles, 13 sacks and 24 tackles for losses in the regular season.

First team selections from the area included New Boston offensive lineman Wesley Holmes, Waskom defensive lineman Justin Spurlin, Tatum defensive back Javolick Garrett and Big Sandy punter Jacob Fielden.

Earning second team honors were Daingerfield receiver Edwin Mims, Daingerfield kicker Carlos Macias, Daingerfield linebacker Calvin Bryant, White Oak linebacker Tyler Loven, Waskom defensive back Kevin Johnson and Big Sandy defensive back Tim McCoy.

On the honorable mention list are offensive linemen Corey Ayers and Dimitri Bowie of Arp, Tristan Durden of Tatum and Willie Evans of Daingerfield, receiver Jansen McCurdy of White Oak, quarterback Trevor Spear of Elysian Fields, defensive lineman Darius Whitting of Tatum, linebackers Garrett Gibson of Union Grove, John Hawkins of Arp, Garrett Hounsel of New Diana, Kiano Lucas of Tatum and Tanner Norman of Elysian Fields and defensive backs Aaron Doddy of Hooks, Michael Roberson of Arp and Corey Smith of Daingerfield.

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