POSTED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 10:12pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 10:13pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) He's the Sports Editor of the Longview News-Journal.
Jack Stallard talked with KETK's Danny Elzner about the ETVarsity All-East Texas Football Team.
John Tyler athletes were part of these postseason awards for the first time.
Stallard told us why.
"In the past, the Longview News-Journal All-East Texas teams have come from our circulation areas where we sell newspapers. This year, with the addition of ETVarsity.com, we've expanded our territory. We've gone from covering 45 schools to covering 100 schools. John Tyler has great athletes. Our first-team quarterback is a special kid. He's put up video game type numbers. You can't overlook Greg Ward. One of our first-teamers on defense is Tyus Bowser. He had 24 sacks this season. Good stuff there."
Gilmer quarterback Tanner Barr was named the Newcomer of the Year.
Stallard said, "Tanner Barr from Gilmer was an All-State defensive back last year. They moved him to quarterback and he led them to a state championship game. He's very deserving of this. Glad to give the Gilmer Buckeyes some publicity there on our team."