Thursday, December 29, 2005
Grandview quarterback Brandon Artz was named the 2A all-state quarterback in a recent announcement by the Associated Press.
Artz, who led the Greyhound football team to its first-ever playoff win and appearance in the state quarterfinals, was also first-team all-state on defense at safety.
"His attitude sets a great tone for future quarterbacks here," Coach Dustin Lamb said of Artz, a senior. "He's a great safety and the leading tackler on our team. His best chance to play college ball may actually be on defense."
Teammate James Vela was first team all-state at wide receiver. Earning honorable mention on the defensive line was Grandview's Rigo Rodriguez.
In the B-11 football ranks, Mabton, which went undefeated during the regular season, had four all-state selections.
The Vikings' Robert Marquez was first team all-state on the offensive line and running back Pablo Sanchez was first team as well. On defense, Alex Zavala was an all-state first team selection as a defensive back.
Sanchez also received an honorable mention nod for his play at the punter position.
Grandview's state playoff volleyball team received two first team all-state selections, hitter Kealey Johnston and libero Tonhya Wysong.
Earning second team all-state honors in girls soccer was Grandview forward Ai Tomizawa.