Mustangs announce all-district selections


Nixon-Smiley announced their all-district selections, honoring the Mustang football players whose elite play helped push the team to the playoffs this season.

Making it to the first-team offense were quarterback Xavier Arias, fullback Jesse Riojas and running back Dario Jantes. On the second-team offense were running back Mario Ponce and offensive linemen Mateo Abrego and Edgar Ochoa.

On the first-team defense were linebacker Xavier Arias, cornerback Mario Ponce and safety Bradyn Martinez. Named to the second team were defensive linemen Josiah Montoya, Austin McMain and Zacary Perez.

Honorably mentioned were linebackers Chris Brown and Jeremy Van Gundy, wide receiver Issac Grant and punter Zacary Perez.

The Mustangs finished the season 4-7 overall, 2-3 in district, good for fourth place.