CJ LEE

FIRST TEAM FOOTBALL

Dalton James, a senior, was the top offensive lineman for a Houston team that rushed for 1,688 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. The Tigers averaged 4.2 yards per carry on the ground.

“Dalton did a good job opening holes for us and brought a good attitude to practice daily,” HHS coach Eric Sloan said.

FIRST TEAM FOOTBALL

Michal Clayton, a senior, transitioned from defensive end to linebacker during the season. He led the Tigers with 11 tackles for losses, four sacks and three forced fumbles. He also ranked fourth on the team with 71 tackles and had one interception.

“Every coach knew where No. 35 was every Friday night,” HHS coach Eric Sloan said.

FIRST TEAM FOOTBALL

Paydon Dixon, a junior safety, was second on the team with 83 tackles and 10 tackles for losses despite missing one game. He had a team-best two interceptions.

“Paydon runs the alley like a linebacker,” Sloan said. “He is a coach on the field and gets everyone in the right coverage before the snap,” HHS coach Eric Sloan said.

FIRST TEAM VOLLEYBALL

Melody Buse, who was earlier named to the all-district first team, led the conference with 349 digs this season. She had a 2.35 passer rating –– also the best in the SCA –– and 14 aces for the Houston volleyball team.

“She worked really hard in the offseason last year and it showed this season,” Houston coach Loran Richardson said.

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Aiden Sawyer, a junior linebacker, was among the team leaders with 57 tackles and seven tackles for losses. He also forced one fumble.

“Aiden is very strong and did a good job setting the edge for our defense,” HHS coach Eric Sloan said.

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Brooke McCown had a team-best 100 kills for Houston. She was named the team’s most valuable player.

“Brooke is the type of player that brings energy to the floor. She played with heart and enthusiasm almost every game,” Houston coach Loran Richardson said.

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Josh Hurst, a senior lineman, played multiple positions on the offensive line after bouncing back from an offseason injury.

“He had a rough start to the season after breaking his foot during camp. He rebounded and did a nice job for us on the line,” HHS coach Eric Sloan said.

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Gavin Alston, a senior receiver, had 57 carries for 297 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also caught six passes for 33 yards.

“My favorite moment was when he broke a tackle and scored the long touchdown to seal the win against Mountain Grove,” HHS coach Eric Sloan said.

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Robert Faupel, a senior defensive lineman, was third on the team with eight tackles for losses and among the team leaders with 56 total tackles.

“His quickness off the ball caused a lot of disruption for opposing offenses,” HHS coach Eric Sloan said.

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Daniel Hutcheson, a freshman defensive lineman, was third on the team with 82 tackles and tied for second with 10 tackles for losses.

“It will be fun to watch him continue to grow and develop over the next three years,” HHS coach Eric Sloan said.

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Lee, a junior linebacker, led the HHS defense with 90 tackles, including four tackles for losses and a forced fumble. As the team’s punter, he averaged 33.4 yards per punt, highlighted by a season long of 50 yards.

“He was involved in a lot of plays defensively,” HHS coach Eric Sloan said.

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