MAIS All-District Division 3 Football Team
Led by Offensive MVP Layton Woodard, the Prairie View Spartans landed 11 players on the MAIS 8-man Division 3 All-District team.
A senior wide receiver, Woodard snared 43 passes for 958 yards and 11 touchdowns in helping the Spartans to a 10-2 record. Woodard made numerous highlight reel-worthy catches over the course of the season, but one play stands out. His 36-yard touchdown catch with no time left on the clock propelled the Spartans to a 60-56 homecoming victory over Prentiss Christian (Miss.).
Joining Woodard on the team from Prairie View are offensive linemen Gage Riles (sr.), Caleb Christmas (fr.) and Mason King (jr.), tight end Hunter Little (jr.), wide receiver Greg Tatum (sr.), running back Luke Denman (sr.), defensive ends Jaheem Brown (jr.) and Tyler Peters (sr.) and linebackers Austin Carroll (sr.) and Jacob Farrar (jr.).
"I am proud of all of these guys," Prairie View coach Bo Barton said. "They have all worked hard and are very deserving. They have played a big part in helping us make the semifinals the past two years."
With guards Riles and Christmas and center King paving the way, the Spartans averaged 399.1 yards per game (203.7 rushing, 195.4 passing).
Tatum caught 15 passes for 270 yards and a pair of scores while averaging 18 yards per catch. Little had five receptions for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Both intercepted two passes while seeing double duty in the secondary.
Denman, the team's leading rusher (109 carries, 702 yards, 15 TDs), began the season at running back. Starting the final seven games at quarterback, he completed 83-of-134 passes for 1,540 yards with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions.
Peters and Brown were fifth and sixth, respectively, on the team in tackles. Peters was in on 45 stops with 12 tackles for loss, a team-high three sacks and two forced fumbles. Brown recorded 39 stops with four tackles for negative yardage, a sack and a 29-yard scoop and score against Riverdale.
Leading the Spartans in tackles for the second straight season, Carroll logged 109 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, two sacks and three interceptions while forcing four fumbles.
Farrar, who started the first three games at quarterback, was third on the team with 52 tackles, six stops in the backfield and a sack.