Lake Ridge Coach, Athletes Receive Recognition


ENN Staff

Peyton Thor, far left, and Coach Kirk Thor, far right, walk off the field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington after a playoff victory against Longview.

Sydney Johnson, Editor in Chief

The Mansfield ISD announced that numerous Lake Ridge High School athletes and football Head Coach Kirk Thor have been recognized by organizations for outstanding sports and classroom work.

Team 14-5A District Champions, Region 2 Champions, State Runner-Up
Kirk Thor Tom Landry Coach of the Year Finalist, Inside HS Sports Coach of the Year
Jett Duffey (QB) Academic All-State, Star Telegram Offensive Player of the Year (POY); Dallas Morning News Offensive POY; Tom Landry Award POY; Under Armour Quarterback (QB) Ranch – QB of Year in Texas; Mr. Texas Football Award; 5A All-State Offensive POY; 5A 1st Team All-State QB
Zach Bell Academic All-State
Adarius Freeman Academic All-State
Jake Lechman (LB) Academic All-State, 2nd Team 5A All-State Linebacker (LB); Star-Telegram Super Team 1st Team LB
Jeromy McKnight Academic All-State
Thomas Patterson Academic All-State
Julio Olvera Academic All-State
Andrew Turner Academic All-State
Jabari Ford Academic All-State
Peyton Thor Academic All-State
Blair Orr Academic All-State
Duke Carter (RB) Star Telegram Super Team 2nd Team Running Back
Arnold Azunna (DB) 2nd Team 5A All-State Cornerback; Star-Telegram Super Team 2nd Team Corner
Tate Heitmeier (OL) Star-Telegram Super Team 2nd Team Offensive Guard
Lauren Johnson Academic All-State
Erika Styne Academic All-State
Bryn Simmons Academic All-State
Cortlyn Stephenson Academic All-State

 (Courtesy of MISD Athletics)