Nine Bulldogs earn All-District honors

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~ PVN staff report

LURAY — At the end of last week, Bull Run District officials released All-District football selections, which included nine players from Luray — four first team selections, and seven second team honorees for the second-ranked Bulldogs.

LHS senior Brady Jenkins was chosen as a first team, All-District running back, along with Strasburg sophomore Tahki Coates and Clarke County senior Tyler Darlington. LHS sophomore Jae Frye was selected as a first team, All-District offensive lineman, along with Central senior Gaige Lewis, Strasburg junior Colby Shaw and East Rockingham junior Jaiden Sweet.

Strasburg senior Ryan Roller was selected as a first team, all-purpose offensive player and was additionally chosen as the 2022 Bull Run District Offensive Player of the Year. East Rock’s Jakari Eaves was the top quarterback and threw for close to 2,000 yards as junior.

Other first team All-District offensive selections included Strasburg junior Blake Frazier (C), East Rock senior Zach Joyner (WR), Madison sophomore William Dickey (WR), Central senior Ben Walters (WR), Strasburg junior Griffin Carter (TE), Central senior Luc Retrosi (K), and Central senior Cully Neese (KR).

LHS senior Kenny Frye and Jenkins earned first team, All-District Defense honors as a defensive end and a linebacker, respectively. Strasburg junior Walker Conrad earned the other first team defensive end spot, while other first team linebackers included Strasburg junior Colby Shaw, Central junior Tyler Forbes, and Clarke County sophomore Carson Chinn.

Central’s junior defensive lineman Nathan Lopez was named the 2022 Bull Run District Defensive Player of the Year.

Other first team, All-District defensive selections included three defensive linemen — Central junior Nathan Lopez, Strasburg senior Omari Holliday, and Clarke County junior Alofi Sake; four defensive backs — Strasburg senior Ryan Roller, Clarke County junior Will Booker, Central senior Ben Walters, Strasburg sophomore Tahki Coates; one all-purpose defensive player — Clarke County senior Tyler Sansom; one punter — Clarke senior Chris LeBlanc; and one punt returner, Strasburg senior Ryan Roller.

In total, Strasburg’s Ryan Roller earned first team status in two positions on defense and one on offense, including being named the Bull Run’s Offensive Player of the Year. Luray’s Brady Jenkins and Strasburg’s Tahki Coates were the only other two players to earn first team, All District honors on both sides of the ball.

Bulldogs earning second team, All-District offensive selections included senior center Alex Heglar, sophomore offensive lineman Timmy McClung and senior running back Kenny Frye.

Bulldogs earning second team, All-District defensive honors included senior defensive lineman Robin Hernandez, junior linebacker Braden Ancell, junior defensive back Ryder Liscomb, and senior defensive back Alex Runyon.

The No. 2-seeded Luray Bulldogs (9-2) will host No. 3 Central (9-2) in a Region B semifinal at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at Bulldog Field. The Falcons held off No. 6 Buckingham (8-3) last Thursday night 17-12, while Luray defeated Madison (6-5) by a score of 52-38. The PVN Sports Crew will be broadcasting the Region B semifinal at Bulldog Field in conjunction with the NFHS livestream.

Friday night’s other Region B semifinal will feature No. 5 Stuarts Draft (8-3) at No. 1 Strasburg (10-1). Draft beat fourth-seeded Clarke on the road 35-14 last Thursday night, while the Rams dismantled East Rockingham (4-7) at home 42-0.

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.



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