Rams All-District Basketball

For the first time in more than a decade, the top offensive player in District 29-6A boys basketball calls Del Rio home.

Del Rio High senior Moises “Mo” Escajeda was named the district’s co-Offensive Player of the Year along with Laredo Alexander senior Foro Villarreal. Escajeda was one of five Rams, and one of four seniors, to earn all-district honors.

Escajeda averaged nearly 20 points per game during the season, scoring 20 or more points four times including a season-high 30 points in the district opener against Laredo LBJ.

This season Escajeda also eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career, accomplishing the feat in a loss to Laredo United South. In addition to his scoring ability, Escajeda also led the Rams in blocks and rebounds.

Senior Adrian Zepeda was named to the all-district first team.

Zepeda averaged more than 12 points per game, twice scoring above 20 points. Zepeda was one of the Rams deadliest shooters from beyond the 3-point line and was one of the Rams toughest defenders, often leading the team in steals.

Senior Daniel Zepeda was named to the all-district second team. The twin brother of Adrian Zepeda, Daniel didn’t score as often as his brother, reaching double digits three times during district play, but his defense was top notch and his ability to get to the ball helped save several Rams possessions and worked to frustrate opposing teams.

Junior Sebastian Sanchez was named as an all-district honorable mention. The only underclassmen from Del Rio to earn all-district honors, Sanchez became a big part of the Rams’ offense as the district schedule wore on. He scored in double digits in five of seven games during one stretch including back-to-back games of 14 points. He will be looked at as one of the team’s leaders next season.

Senior Sergio Gomez was named to the academic all-district team for his work in the classroom.

Del Rio finished the regular season tied for fourth, but missed out on the playoffs on a buzzer-beater against Laredo United in a play-in game.

District champions Laredo United was represented by four players followed by Laredo six players from Laredo Alexander, seven players from Laredo Nixon, which returned to Class 6A this season, and three players from Laredo United South.

Laredo LBJ had three representatives and Eagle Pass was represented by two players.

The all-district list was made public after the final team in 29-6A, Laredo Nixon, was eliminated from the postseason in the Class 6A-Region IV finals by Cibolo Steele this past weekend. Steele will face Klein Forest in the state semifinals this weekend.

The full list is as follows:

Coach of the Year: Archie Ramos, Laredo United

MVP: Andy Pompa, Laredo United

Offensive Player of the Year: Moises Escajeda, Del Rio and Foro Villarreal, Laredo Alexander

Defensive Player of the Year: Joel Pena, Laredo Nixon and Donnie Ethridge, Laredo Alexander

Newcomer of the Year: Juan Marines, Laredo Nixon

FIRST TEAM:

LJ Herrera, Laredo Nixon

Jaime Uvalle, Laredo Alexander

Sammy Esparza, Laredo United

AJ Melendez, Laredo Nixon

Chuy Trevino, United South

Chris Merino, Laredo LBJ

Adrian Zepeda, Del Rio

Jorge Rivera, Laredo Alexander

SECOND TEAM:

David Moreno, Eagle Pass

Alex Idrogo, Laredo United

Daniel Zepeda, Del Rio

Miguel Martinez, United South

Osvaldo Garza, Laredo LBJ

Jay Arizola, Laredo Alexander

Bryan Garcia, Laredo Nixon

Martin Tovar, Laredo Nixon

HONORABLE

MENTION:

Rico Olivares, Laredo United

J.C. Ayala, Laredo Nixon

Bobby Torres, Laredo Alexander

Eliud Gonzalez, United South

Sebastian Sanchez, Del Ro

Eddie Jaime, Laredo LBJ

Jesse Juarez, Eagle Pass

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.