Lion and Bear football players earn All-State recognition for 2021 season

The Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) released its All-State teams this week, recognizing the athletic success of seven students from Montgomery County, three of whom are Montgomery ISD student-athletes.

Lake Creek sophomore Sam Lee was the only first-team selection from Montgomery County schools, being recognized for his outstanding performance as a kick returner. Lee earned 297 kick return yards, 297 punt return yards and four touchdowns, also being named Montgomery County Special Teams MVP.

From Montgomery HS, senior running back Jalen Washington earned second team offense. Washington led Montgomery County as Player of the Year with 2,281 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns and will be playing collegiate football at Sam Houston State University.

Montgomery HS senior linebacker, Leslie Williams, was named to second team defense for recording 200 tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery and an interception. Williams will be playing collegiate football at Williams College in Massachusetts.

“Of the seven Montgomery County players named to the All-State teams, we are so very proud to have three of those boys here in Montgomery ISD,” MISD Athletic Director Coach Heard said. “The two seniors, Jalen and Leslie, have bright futures ahead of them and I look forward to watching Sam in the seasons ahead. These young men are absolutely talented on the field, but they are students that succeed academically and represent their team in the classroom and around our community as well.”