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Eagle football players selected all-league
For a team that finished 3-7 overall the Arlington Eagles football team was well represented with seven Wesco North selections.
Junior wide receiver Jerad Barber received first-team honors for both offense and defense.
Barber said although the 2006 season was his second on the varsity squad he didnt receiving any playing time last year due to a talented senior corps.
I didnt really expect it that much, he said of the first-team recognition. It feels really good. The majority of the team is juniors. It was like we were playing up against all seniors.
Senior quarterback Trevor Milles was both second-team all-league and the Wesco North passing leader with 2,010 yards.
Miles said although he has been recognized as honorable mention as a second baseman on the baseball team, this is the first time for any football related honors.
It is pretty cool, he said. It is really an honor to even be considered for that kind of stuff. I had never been recognized before. Going into the season I thought 1,000-yards passing would be pretty cool, but 2,000 I never really thought of. The receivers did a great job of catching and running this year.
Senior tight end Abe Bourasaw, junior wide receiver Brandon Gunter, senior defensive lineman Tanner Bowers all received second-team all-league nominations.
Juniors Derek Johnson, wide receiver and defensive back and Jurrell Frank, linebacker, were both selected as honorable mentions.
First-year coach Tim Tramp said he was very pleased with the kids that were recognized.
Considering we were very young and pretty darn competitive all year, he said.