Chance Hunter and Connor Clifton led four Houston football players named to the all-district team.

Hunter was named to the first team as a running back and kick returner while Clifton was selected as a first team linebacker. They were joined by teammates Dalton James and Josh Hurst, who were each named to the second team.

All four were also chosen for the all-region selected by the Southwest Missouri Football Coaches Association. Teammates Michael Clayton and Paydon Dixon were also named to the all-region team.

Hunter, a senior, had 152 carries for 837 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016 to lead the Tigers in rushing and scoring. He was also had two kickoff returns for touchdowns.

Clifton, also a senior, led the Tigers’ defense with 96 tackles — 67 solo and 29 assists. He had five tackles for losses, one sack and returned a fumble for a touchdown.

James, a junior, was Houston’s lone offensive or defensive lineman to receive postseason honors. His selection was on the offensive line.

Hurst, a junior linebacker, ranked third on the team with 73 total tackles, including seven tackles for losses. He tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries and caused another.

Clayton, a junior fullback, was the lead blocker for Hunter. In his limited touches he carried the ball four times for 12 yards and had six catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. He also had a pair of two-point conversion catches. He was selected as a tight end.

Dixon, a sophomore safety, was Houston’s second-leading tackler with 86. He had a team-leading two interceptions, including one for a touchdown. He forced two fumbles and recovered one.

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