Jack Stallard talks about voting for East Texas All-Stars
Longview — He's the Sports Editor of the Longview News-Journal.
Jack Stallard votes for a statewide All-State team.
He spoke with KETK Sports Director Danny Elzner about what that team means to him.
"This is my twenty-third year of voting in the Texas Sports Writers' All-State team. The Associated Press team is also a great honor for the kids. That one comes out in December. The Texas Sports Writers' vote takes into consideration all statistics, the final stats for the whole year including the playoffs. It's based on nominations from coaches around the state and also media members. It's a lot of work. I usually spend two hours on each classification and we do five classifications. You want to take care of your East Texas kids. That's the area I'm from. It's the area we cover. But you also want to know about the other kids from around the state. A lot of research goes into it. I think it's a great team. It's a great honor for these kids."