Marion senior Jacob Berry was named the overall MVP of District 13-3A-Division I for the 2017 season (Photo by Andie Rangel)
(Marion) - Marion's dominance during the District 13-3A-Division I football season was reflected in the league's All-District voting, with four Bulldogs picking up major awards and a total of 20 players receiving recognition.
Senior running-back/ cornerback Jacob Berry was named the overall District MVP. A two-way starter, Berry finished 2017 with 1,216 yards and 19 touchdowns rushing, 261 yards and two scores receiving, and also produced touchdowns on kick returns and interception returns.
Junior quarterback Tayler Mills was named the District Offensive MVP after completing 63 percent of his passes for 2,105 yards and 24 touchdowns while running for 246 yards and five scores.
Linebacker Kage Armstrong and defensive lineman Samson Montoya, both juniors, shared District Defensive MVP honors.
Marion head coach Bruce Salmon, who guided the Bulldogs to an 8-3 overall mark and a 5-0 run to the district championship in his sixth year with the program, was named the 13-3A-Division I Coach of the Year.
Marion's First Team All-District selections on offense include junior receivers Jacob Wallace (37 rec., 645 yds., 7 TD) and Jackson Allen (34 rec., 526 yds., 7 TD), senior receiver Nathan Newman (31 rec., 628 yds., 6 TD), and senior offensive linemen Cole Doerr, Chris Abrameit, and Cody Abrameit.
The Bulldogs' defensive First Team honorees include junior defensive linemen Francisco Duran and Tucker Walters, senior linebackers Matt Quigley and Payton Murdoch, and defensive backs Wallace and senior Josh Rodriguez.
Junior backs Armstrong and Brevin Wilson were Second Team selections offensively, along with Rodriguez at receiver and Walters and Cole Avalos on the offensive line.
Marion's Second Team selections on defense include Abrameit, Doerr, and junior Ed Saldivar on the line, Jarrett Wallen and Cade Baumann at linebacker, and Newman in the secondary.