To an outsider, Robstown's 3-6 record this past football season may seem like a disappointment. But looking beyond the wins and losses, 2013 clearly was a step in the right direction for the Cotton Pickers program. Some of that was reflected in the 30-3A all-district selections.

Sophomore Kasey Hosey took home the highest honor of his Picker teammates, being named Most Valuable Defensive Lineman of the district. Hosey was one of more than 15 players that landed on the all-district lists.

Of those selected, four Robstown players were named to the first team. Three first-team Pickers came on the defense with Hosey. Fellow sophomore d-lineman Javier Hernandez, inside linebacker David Rivera, and safety David Molina earned that distinction.

On offense, senior Chris Esquivel was chosen as first-team receiver. Receiver Jason Mungia was named to the second team. Providing those two with passes was second-team quarterback Riley Ramos.

Along with Esquivel and Mungia, seniors Abraham Rubio and Rene Vasquez rounded out the Pickers' receiving corps on the honorable mention list.

Five more defenders were named to the second team as well. Seniors Leo Gonzalez (defensive line), Rodney Mungia (inside linebacker), Raul Gaytan (outside linebacker), and Josh Gallegos (safety) were second-teamers with junior cornerback Vicente Leal.

Sophomores Andrew Pena and Pete Hernandez were named honorable mention at center and safety, respectively. Junior Ryan Huebner was chosen as a guard.

Not to be overlooked, three seniors ended their high school careers on the all-academic team. Gallegos, Ramos, and Vasquez earned that distinction for Robstown.