The Mustang Broncos cruised to second place in Class 6A-I District 2 this fall and now 18 members of the team have deservedly been recognized for that effort.
Receivers Jacobe Johnson and Keegan Bass, quarterback Tristen Russell, running backs Jay Bedford and Pryce Burgess, and offensive linemen Ryan Lerma and Shamus Leeper were all named All-District Offense while linebackers Hudson Conrad and Jaxon Bobbitt, defensive linemen Elijah Garcia and Kaden Jones, and defensive back Trevor Price were named All-District Defense.
Bronco backs Roman Roland and Chad Beard, receiver Evan Rader, running back Antone Prince, linebacker Braylon Hood-Colbert, and defensive back Miguel Vera were also named All-District Honorable Mention.
Johnson, who finished the season with 1,106 receiving yards and 16 touchdown receptions, was named District 2 Most Valuable Player. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Oklahoma-commit also rushed for 88 yards and finished with 218 total return yards.
Bass, who finished with 284 total return yards and one return touchdown, was named District 2 Special Teams Player of the Year. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Air Force-commit was devastating not only on special teams, but also on offense, finishing with 905 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. He also rushed for 60 yards and a score.
Russell was one of the state’s top signal callers in 2022, finishing with 2,823 yards and 34 touchdown passes. He also rushed for 531 yards and three scores and was one of the team’s unquestioned leaders in earning the All-District nod.
Bedford and Burgess helped lead a Mustang rushing attack that amassed over 3,300 yards on the ground.
Bedford led the team with 646 yards and six touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound senior averaged 5.25 yards per carry. Burgess finished second on the team with 619 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 6.58 yards per carry.
Lerma and Leeper, two of the state’s top offensive linemen, helped lead an offense that totaled 6,223 yards, including 566 per game. The Broncos averaged 7.29 yards per carry and 260 yards per game through the air. Mustang’s offensive front, especially Lerma and Leeper, was a major factor in that production.
Senior lineman Rylan Lerma gets set for a play during Mustang’s Class 6A-I quarterfinals matchup against Jenks in November. Lerma was one of two Mustang linemen to be named All-District for the Broncos. (Photo by Ron Lane / Lane Images)
Conrad, one of the state’s top producing linebackers, led the Broncos defensively with 110 total tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, one interception, and two forced fumbles.
Bobbitt was also dominant at the linebacker spot, finishing with 82 total tackles, including 9.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. He also forced two fumbles and amassed a team-high 18 quarterback hurries.
Garcia was a force on Mustang’s defensive front, finishing with 72 total tackles, including a team-high 16.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. He also forced one fumble and totaled 15 quarterback hurries.
Jones, also a force up front for the Broncos, finished with 64 total tackles, including six for a loss. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Air Force-commit totaled four sacks and recovered one fumble.
Price helped lead Mustang’s defensive backfield with 70 total tackles, including a team-high 49 solo tackles. He also forced one fumble and finished with five tackles for a loss.
Rowland caught four passes for 71 yards and one touchdown while Beard caught four passes for 46 yards and a score, both earning Honorable Mention nominations. Prince rushed for 484 yards and four touchdowns for his bid, making up the third part of Mustang’s three-headed backfield.
Hood-Colbert racked up 51 total tackles, including 23 solo and an assisted sack. Vera finished fourth on the team with 75 total tackles, including 37 solo and one for a loss. He also recovered one fumble.