Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 5, 2014

GC Boys Basketball: District 18-1A DI: All-District team

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Wortham Coach Brian Coffman, who turned the program around and led the Bulldogs to a run in the playoffs, was named the District 18-1A DI Coach of the Year when the All-District team was announced on Wednesday.

Kerens guard Nate Betts, a junior who had another incredible season for the Bobcats, topped off his year by winning the district’s MVP award. Hubbard’s D’Warren Simmons was named the Offensive MVP and Wortham’s Daniel Trantham was the Defensive MVP. Dawson’s Seth Lachy was the Co-Newcomer of the Year and Wortham’s Witty Busby was named the Sixth-Man of the Year.

Kerens had two players named to the first team as seniors Shelton Sayles and Brandon Ward both made the first team. Dustin Jock was named to the second team.

Wortham’s Le’Dhareus Freeman a junior, and Kyle Chasteen, a senior, were first-team selections and sophomore Cesar Ruiz earned second-team honors.

Hubbard seniors Jordan Johnson and Casen Martin made the first team, and Braydyn Gillham, a sophomore, was named to the second team.

Dawson’s Lane Dotson, a sophomore who led the Bulldogs, was named to the second team.

Here’s the complete 18-1A DI All-District team.



Nate Betts, Junior, Kerens

Offensive MVP

D’Warren Simmons, Senior, Hubbard

Defensive MVP

Daniel Trantham, Junior, Wortham

Co – Newcomers of the Year

Colton Harrell, Junior, Cayuga

Seth Lachney, Sophomore, Dawson

Sixth-Man of the Year

Witty Busby, Senior, Wortham

Coach of the Year

Brian Coffman and the Wortham Coaching Staff


First Team

Chris Wilson, Sr., Cayuga; Randy Flowers, Jr., Cross Roads; Jordan Johnson, Sr., Hubbard; Casen Martin, Sr., Hubbard; Shelton Sayles, Sr. Kerens; Brandon Ward, Sr., Kerens; Kyle Chasteen, Sr., Wortham; Le’Dhareus Freeman, Jr., Wortham.

Second Team

Ja’Shaun Epps, Sr., Cayuga; Jacob Grasch, Jr., Cayuga; Hunter Davis, So., Cross Roads; Trey Hazelip, Jr., Cross Roads; Lane Dotson, So., Dawson; Braydyn Gillham, So., Hubbard; Dustin Jock, Sr., Kerens; Cesar Ruiz, So., Wortham.