Longview — Have you ever wanted to vote for the player of the year?
Jack Stallard has done it several times.
He's the Sports Editor of the Longview News-Journal.
KETK Sports Director Danny Elzner asked Stallard about some East Texans he has voted for over the years.
"The Texas Sports Writers team is a great deal for these kids.
I'm from East Texas. My staff and all the writers in East Texas try to take care of those kids.
We know about the players from around the state. But we cover East Texas.
We've had a lot of kids earn All-State honors.
We've had a Player of the Year several times.
Last year it was Tyus Bowser from John Tyler.
In 2010, Tyler Boyd of Daingerfield was Player of the Year.
Stump Godfrey of Gilmer was Player of the Year and Traylon Shead of Cayuga was a two-time Player of the Year.
Ryan Mallett of Texas High and G. J. Kinne of Gilmer were picked in 2006.
We've had a lot of coaches in that span; Greg Owens of Sulphur Springs, Keith Gardner of Alto and Andy Evans of Tatum.
East Texas is always well represented.
The best football is played in East Texas.
A lot of big things for those kids."