Despite just one season under their belt, seven players from Germantown High School were named to the Region 6-4A All District Team with a dozen receiving honorable mention.

Maverick head coach Tim Shramek was proud of his players, most of whom were in their first year starting.

"For every one of our kids, the one big thing about them is that they all played hard," Shramek said. "They all practiced hard and learned the game. These guys that were selected were chosen by the other coaches in the district."

Inside linebacker Brandon Nutt, a 6-foot, 200-pound junior received first team honors and was named the district's most outstanding linebacker. Nutt finished the season with 105 total tackles, four forced fumbles, 2.5 sacks and an interception on the year.

"Brandon was always around the ball," Shramek said. "He is a great leader and is always out to learn. He was all about making everyone around him better."

Also named to the first team was lineman Chris Allen, running back Chester Lewis and defensive back Brice Thurman.

Allen (6-0, 260) started on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Mavericks. The junior finished the year with 40 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He also helped pave the way for GHS to rush for over 2,300 yards for an average of 6.2 yards per carry.

"Chris was the only lineman that came from Madison Central who had played a lot of snaps," Shramek said. "This year, he showed a lot of leadership by playing both sides of the ball. He was probably our best offensive and defensive lineman and he rarely came out of the game for a play."

Lewis, a shifty junior (5-7, 160) rushed for 846 yards and 10 TDs on 118 carries, for an average of 7.7 yards per carry.

"He had a bunch of good people around him and blocking for him," Shramek said. "But things matter to him. He's a tenacious runner. His success came because he played hard all the time. Even though he's just a sophomore, he worked hard and practiced hard and it showed."

Thurman (5-11, 160) picked up 52 total tackles, six pass deflections, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Thurman also hit 13 PATs and four field goals for the Mavericks.

"Brice had never played football before," Shramek said. "He came in and played wide receiver, defensive back and kicker. Brice is a phenomenal athlete. He's did an outstanding job."

In addition to the first teamers, lineman Ross Brundage, fullback Travis Singleton and tight end Deoin Westbery were named to the second team. Brundage (5-11, 200) started on both the offensive and defensive lines where he had 10 tackles and two sacks on the year.

Singleton (5-11, 230) carried the ball 85 times, racking up 606 yards and four touchdowns. Westberry, who also played linebacker, provided a good outlet for quarterback Tyler Shell, catching seven passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns.

In addition to the first and second teams, 12 Mavericks received honorable mention. Jaylen Brown, Blake Endris, Chauncey Goodman, Gerald Jackson, Brett King, Chance McNulty, LaMar Scott, Tyler Shell, Jaylen Smith, Reed Thames, Jorton Watts and Tyler Whiticker all were honored for their contributions to GHS in its inaugural season.

Now, the Mavericks will hit the weights this offseason as GHS will return over 82 of its 91 players from this season.

"Now, we're into our offseason and the kids are learning what hard work is," Shramek said. "We worked them okay last summer but had a lot going on. We had a thousand excuses but we're no longer the babies and we're not going to surprise anybody."

He added, "Everybody's going to be ready. We're still young and not as experienced as others, but I'd put our kids up against anybody in terms of hard work and effort."