Mustangs receive All-District honors

FRIENDSWOOD — The 2014 football season was another successful outing especially in light of Friendswood moving up to the largest 6A classification and a very competitive district.

The Mustangs finished third in District 24-6A and advanced to the playoffs for the seventh straight year. Friendswood has made it to the post-season for the past three years under third-year head coach Robert Koopmann who saw his team finish 8-4 overall. Koopmann has a record of 25-10.

Friendswood had six players make the All-District 24-6A first-teams. Two on offense and four on defense.

Offensively, senior running back Sam Longbotham was a first-team pick. The four-year letterman/starter ended his career with 3,587 yards rushing on 514 attempts for 25 touchdowns. He also had 32 catches for 611 yards and eight scores giving him 4,198 total yards during his four-year career.

Named to the first-team offensive line was Conner Cross.

On defense, lineman Justin Lowe and Christian Robinson were named to the first-team. Defensive backs Blake King and Sean White were also first-team selections.

Two players were named to the second-team All-District squad on offense. The were wide receiver Joey Crespo and offesive lineman Jessie Brewster.

The Mustangs had four players named to the second-team. They included defensive lineman Eric Langston, linebackers Casey Thurman and Gentry Chidester, and defensive back Blake Rollen.

King was also named as a second-team kicker.