photos by Tonya Irwin

A tremendous turnaround season has netted the Arp Tigers a high number of postseason accolades.

Monday the All-District 9-3A Division 2 teams were announced with 16 Arp Tigers being honored.

Superaltive Awards

Kadaylon Williams (Sr.) - District Offensive MVP

A.J. Arrington (Sr.) - District Defensive Lineman of the Year

Gunner Bryant (Sr.) - District Special Teams Player of the Year

Arp H.S. Coaching Staff - District Coaching Staff of the Year

1st Team Award Winners

Frank Smith (Soph.) - 1st Team QB

Michael Brager (Sr.) - 1st Team RB

Robert Draper (Sr.) - 1st Team WR

Ty Cook (Sr.) - 1st Team OL

David Barocio (Sr.) - 1st Team Outside LB

Michael Brager (Sr.) - 1st Team Safety

Jaydon Spradlin (Jr.) - 1st Team Corner

Thomas Fuller (Jr.) - 1st Team Utility

2nd Team Award Winners

Wyatt Ladd (Jr.) - 2nd Team WR

Hayden Wright (Sr.) - 2nd Team OL

Nikos Fuentes (Sr.) - 2nd Team DL

Robert Draper (Sr.) - 2nd Team Safety

Honorable Mention Award Winners

K.J. Yarbrough (Soph.) - Honorable Mention RB

Blake Archie (Jr.) - Honorable Mention OL

Nikos Fuentes (Sr.) - Honorable Mention TE

Gunner Bryant (Sr.) - Honorable Mention DL

Fisher Arrington (Soph.) - Honorable Mention Outside LB

These gentlemen helped Arp return to the playoffs for the first time since 2017.  They also led the Tigers to their first winning season since 2016.

Arp was 2-7 in 2020, but flipped the script finishing the 2021 campaign 7-4 as District runner-up with a 5-1 mark in league play.

The Tigers defeated four playoff teams this season, and all four of their losses came against postseason participants.