Five Tuloso-Midway Warriors were named to the Academic All-State football teams as selected by the Texas High School Coaches Association, including two First-Team selections. Kody Molina and Kyle Smith were honored as First-Team Academic All-State, Lane Bucey was named Second-Team, and Sammy Alaniz and Fernando Flores were Honorable Mention selections. In order to be selected as Academic All-State, a player must be a senior who maintained at least a 92 average throughout high school. T-M coach Brian Boone was proud of his selections because it meant those players were able to not only go through the rigors of football, but also excel in the classroom at the same time. “I think athletics and academics go hand-in-hand,” he said. “Both teach responsibility and time management.” The Warriors had a “large group” make the Academic All-District team to go along with the five who made All-State. Even with this year’s success academically, Boone would still like to increase those numbers. “We teach our kids to be a student first, then an athlete,” he said. “That’s why they’re called student-athletes.”

Five Tuloso-Midway Warriors were named to the Academic All-State football teams as selected by the Texas High School Coaches Association, including two First-Team selections.

Kody Molina and Kyle Smith were honored as First-Team Academic All-State, Lane Bucey was named Second-Team, and Sammy Alaniz and Fernando Flores were Honorable Mention selections.

In order to be selected as Academic All-State, a player must be a senior who maintained at least a 92 average throughout high school.

T-M coach Brian Boone was proud of his selections because it meant those players were able to not only go through the rigors of football, but also excel in the classroom at the same time.

“I think athletics and academics go hand-in-hand,” he said. “Both teach responsibility and time management.”

The Warriors had a “large group” make the Academic All-District team to go along with the five who made All-State. Even with this year’s success academically, Boone would still like to increase those numbers.

“We teach our kids to be a student first, then an athlete,” he said. “That’s why they’re called student-athletes.”