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Top 25 Texas High School Players in 2A

Celina wins big

The 2A classification features the smallest schools in Texas that are still able to field 11-man football teams. Because many schools don’t have a ton of depth on their rosters, many players end up playing both ways at this level.

Here is a look at the Top 25 Texas high school football players in 2A so far this season.


Note: Players are listed in alphabetical order


Kalen Barefield (Sr.), Yorktown

Wide Receiver

Barefield has put up some ridiculous numbers through the first five weeks of the season. He has caught 36 passes for 657 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 231 yards and five touchdowns.

Tanner Bean (Jr.), Wortham

Running Back/Defensive Back

Bean has made an impact on both sides of the ball as Wortham finished up non-district play with a 3-2 record. He has rushed for 995 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense. He has added 36 tackles, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries on defense.

Tyraun Bell (Fr.), Marlin


Despite being a freshman, Bell has been a menace from his middle linebacker position. He has racked up 80 tackles (including nine for loss) and a forced fumble in Marlin’s first five games.

Dalton Brooks (Jr.), Shiner

Wide Receiver/Running back

A dynamic athlete for the Comanches, Brooks has rushed for 509 yards and eight touchdowns so far this year along with 78 receiving yards. He is a four-star recruit with 19 offers.

Doug Brooks (Sr.), Shiner

Running Back/Defensive Tackle

At 6’0” and 265 pounds, he has proven to be a load to bring down. He has rushed for 492 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. He is also a threat on the defensive line and has four Division I offers to play that position at the next level.

Terry Bussey (So.), Timpson

Quarterback/Defensive Back

Timpson is off to another impressive 3-0 start thanks to the play of its extremely athletic quarterback. Bussey. He has thrown for 518 yards and seven touchdowns and added 314 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.

David Charo (So.), Seymour

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back

Seymour may have finished non-district play 2-3, but Charo has certainly been a bright spot so far with 42 catches for 622 yards and seven touchdowns offensively and 33 tackles and an interception on defense.

Zach Courtney (Sr.), Post

Tight End/Defensive End

A Colorado commit, he has been a bright spot during Post’s 1-4 start. He has eight catches for 164 yards from his tight end position while adding 37 tackles, including nine for loss, on defense.

Isaiah Crawford (Jr.), Post

Linebacker/Running Back

A four-star commit to Baylor, he has contributed on both sides of the ball for the Bold Gold this year. He has rushed for 355 yards and two touchdowns and totaled 29 tackles defensively through five games.

Colton Deckard (Jr.)- Muenster

Running Back

Deckard has been a big part of Muenster’s 5-0 start, rushing for 872 yards and eight touchdowns on 76 carries so far this season.

Leric Eaton (Sr.), New Deal

Running Back/Linebacker

Eaton has been a key contributor on both sides of the ball for the Lions, rushing for 718 yards and nine touchdowns, while totaling 45 tackles and an interception defensively as New Deal looks like a 2A contender again after a 4-1 start.

Kanon Gibson (Jr.), Wink


Gibson has been Mr. Do-It-All for Wink, throwing for 891 yards and ten touchdowns; rushing for 569 yards and eight touchdowns; and totaling 75 tackles and five forced fumbles from his safety position on defense.

Keegan Gilbreath (So.), Seymour


After starting as a freshman, Gilbreath has been even more impressive so far this year, throwing for 1,445 yards and ten touchdowns to just four interceptions, while also having 45 total tackles and an interception defensively.

Derion Gullette (Jr.), Marlin

Wide Reciever/Linebacker

A three-star recruit, Gullette has been an asset on both sides of the ball for the Bulldogs so far this season, catching 25 passes for 606 yards, while securing 45 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble defensively.

Caleb Hesseltine (Jr.), Refugio


Hesseltine has been at the forefront of Refugio’s explosive offense, throwing for 1,232 yards and a remarkable 20 touchdowns just five games into the season.

Hunter Long (Jr.), Cisco


Despite being a quarterback, Long has led more with his legs than his arm, rushing for 953 yards and ten touchdowns compared to just 245 yards and four touchdowns passing as Cisco has gotten off to an impressive 4-1 start.

Da’Marion Medlock (Sr.), Mart


One of the three Medlock relatives on the Mart roster, Da’Marion has had the biggest impact defensively with 80 total tackles and three forced fumbles through just five games.

Jaheim Newton (Sr.), Albany

Running Back/Linebacker

Newton has been a key factor in Albany’s 5-0 start with 669 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 51 carries offensively to go along with 7.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble on defense.

Jeremy Patton (Sr.), Tenaha

Linebacker/Running Back/Wide Receiver

In the four games he has played in so far this year, he has 46 total tackles defensively along with 284 rushing yards and five touchdowns on offense for Tenaha as the Tigers currently sit at 3-2. Patton is also a three-star commit to Baylor as a linebacker.

Marc Ramirez (Sr.), Wellington

Running Back

On a Wellington team usually known for its defense, Ramirez is one of the key pieces of the Skyrocket offense. After missing the first game of the year, he has returned to rush for 359 yards and four touchdowns in the last three contests.

Jake Soliz (Jr.), Olton

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back

Soliz has shown off his catching skills on both sides of the ball for the Mustangs this year with five interceptions defensively to go along with the 16 receptions that he has secured from his receiver position for 367 yards and six touchdowns.

Major Stockton (Sr.), Forsan


Stockton has done a little bit of everything for the Buffaloes with 424 passing yards and three touchdowns; 409 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns; and 33 tackles and three forced fumbles from his safety position on defense as Forsan is off to a 5-0 start for the first time this century.

Malik Stotts (Jr.), Joaquin

Running Back

Stotts has led the way for the Rams on the ground with 721 rushing yards and nine touchdowns as Joaquin has gone on a three-game winning streak heading into district play on Friday, Oct. 8.

Haven Vieth (Sr.), Windthorst

Running Back/Linebacker

After Windthorst graduated its two leading rushers, Vieth has stepped up in a big way this year with 575 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He has been an anchor defensively too with 28 tackles and an interception through the first five games of the season.

Zane Zeinert (Sr.), Rosebud-Lott


Rosebud-Lott is off to a 4-1 start thanks in large part to its gunslinging quarterback. Zeinert has thrown for 1,436 yards and 12 touchdowns while adding 252 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground.

Vote for the best player in 2A. Voters can make two selections. Poll ends on Friday, October 1, at 11:59 PM.

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