Nearly two dozen area football players were named Academic All-state selections by the Texas High School Coaches Association.

Denison had six players named in Class 4A. Jamie Wood was picked for the first team, Kyle Siems, Will Parker and Yavel Hernandez were selected to the second team and Justin Bigelow and Blake Cunningham earned honorable mention status.

In Class 3A, Melissa’s Jackson Webb was named to the Elite team while Anna’s Sean Kyle and Austin Watkins were on the second team. Anna’s Hunter Green and Gainesville’s Jacob Royal were honorable mention choices.

In Class 2A, Van Alstyne’s Jeffrey Dietz was on the first team, Tom Bean’s Caden Gomez and Nathan Shipman and S&S’ Cody Edwards were on the second team. Whitewright’s Phillip Heintz and Tom Bean’s Jacob Thompson were Honorable Mention selections.