Sherman senior running back Nathaniel Omayebu was named Class 5A honorable mention all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association for the 2017 season.

Omayebu finished the year with 235 carries for 1,404 yards and 20 touchdowns as Sherman went 5-6 and reached the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

Highland Park senior quarterback John Stephen Jones was the offensive player and Manvel senior linebacker DePriest Taylor was the defensive player of the year.