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Five Panthers named to all-district team

by | Dec 16, 2022 | Sports

The Princeton Panthers football team had five athletes named to the all-district team this season, capping off the 2022 season.

Leading the way for the Panthers was three offensive players, as wide receiver Azaan Stoughtenborough was named second-team All-District 7-5A for the Panthers. The junior wideout led the team in receiving yards and had two touchdowns on the season. He saved his best for last for the Panthers, catching five passes for 124 yards and a score against Denison in the game on Oct. 21.

Along with Stoughtenborough, Princeton had offensive linemen Jacob Speer and Christian Simmons named second-team all-district as well. Both seniors on the offensive line, Speer and Simmons were leaders for a young Panther team that had a lot of roster turnover from last season.

On the defensive side of the ball, Zay Norvell was named second-team all-district at defensive end for the Panthers. The senior end had 39 tackles last season, along with six tackles for loss.

Princeton also had Kevin Granados named to the all-district team, as he was named second-team all-district as a punter, averaging 44 yards a punt for the season.

Princeton also had seven players named honorable mention to the all-district teams. Linebackers Billy Sanchez, Carl White and Roy Pouncill were honorable mention players, along with running back Bryce Dade, defensive end Pedro Nzungani and defensive backs Damarkus McCoy and Cam Drake. Sanchez and White were the two leading tacklers for the Panthers this season.

Princeton finished the season 1-9 and 0-7 in District 7-5A. Melissa won the district championship after a 7-0 district season in their first year in 5A.

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