By Larry Lamb
CROCKETT - Crockett junior Tocarra Johnson stepped up her game on the basketball court this season and her efforts were rewarded with a superlative on the District 20-3A All-District team.
Johnson was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year after being a first team selection her sophomore year.
The Lady Bulldogs claimed nine other all-district honors. Senior Chelsea Walker was a first team honoree while junior La'Kyriah Hamilton and freshman Tania Davis took second team spots.
Honorable mentions went to seniors Keaton Crabtree and JaKayla Faulk.
All-district Academic honorees included Johnson, Davis, Crabtree and sophomore Stasia Parker.
All-district selections are not released until all teams in the district have been eliminated in the playoffs.
For the second straight year, district champion Fairfield reached the state final and captured the championship over Winnsboro, 60-54, to complete a 40-1 season. This was Fairfield's second state crown in three years. Fairfield won a class 4A state championship in 2020 and last year settled for class 3A runner-up honors after a 68-64 overtime loss to Brownfield.
The all district selections announced Monday are:
2021-2022 All District Superlatives/Awards
District 20 –3A
MVP: McKinna Brackens, Fairfield
Defensive Player of the Year: Shadasia Brackens, Fairfield
Co-Offensive Player of the Year: Tocarra Johnson: Crockett; Breyunna Dowell, Fairfield
Newcomer of the Year: Karaline Smitherman, Franklin
Sixth Man of the Year: Taylor Smitherman, Franklin
Jaysa Coney, Westwood; Chelsea Walker, Crockett; Kaylin Ortner, Franklin; Maggie Smitherman, Franklin; Riley Hood, Franklin; Reagan Higgins, Teague; Jolee Haley, Teague; Lyric Broussard, Teague; Jimena Crispo, Elkhart; Tavia Angland, Groesbeck; Cole Tatum, Groesbeck; Abby Brewer, Buffalo; Jarahle Daniels, Fairfield; 14. Avery Thaler, Fairfield.
La’Kyriah Hamilton, Crockett; Tania Davis, Crockett; Kaylee Rodriguez, Buffalo; Alondra Dominguez, Buffalo; Kori Pillette, Teague; Ashlynn Forge, Teague; Haley Stiff, Elkhart; Alexis Rivero:, Groesbeck; Kelsey Shriver, Groesbeck; Addisyn Cox, Fairfield; Emori Davis, Fairfield; Gracie Weston, Westwood; Hailey Fannin, Franklin; Riley Caldwell, Franklin
90-plus average for the season
Buffalo: Lizzie Daniel, Abby Brewer, Kaylee Rodriguez, Sherlynn Rodriguez, Molly Hirsh
Fairfield: McKinna Brackens, Avery Thaler, Addisyn Cox, Jimilyah Nash, Cooper Lawley, Jarahle Daniels, Breyunna Dowell, Emori Davis
Franklin: Maggie Smitherman, Riley Caldwell, Kaylin Ortner, Emma Rekieta, Taylor Smitherman, Riley Hood, Hailey Fannin, Karaline Smitherman
Crockett: Stasia Parker, Keaton Crabtree, Tania Davis, Tocarra Johnson
Groesbeck: Tavia Anglin, Kole Tatum, Kelsi Shriver, Alyssa Hill, Alexis Rivero, Rainy Samuels
Teague: Reagan Heggins, Ashlynn Forge, Alexis Dancer, Ta'Koria Jones, Mollie Sims, Lyric Broussard, Kori Pillette, Bethanah Owens
Westwood: Graci Weston
Fairfield: Jimilyah Nash, Cooper Lawley
Buffalo: Alexis O’Daniel, Lizzie Daniel, Molly Hirsch, Sherlynn Rodriguez
Franklin: Emma Rekieta, Kiara Coleman, Aubrie Hawkins
Crockett: Keaton Crabtree, JaKayla Faulk
Teague: Ta'Koria Jones, Mollie Sims, Alexis Dancer, Bethanah Owens
Westwood: Shahanna Harris, Sydney Collier, Anaiya Birdow