Brownlee and Viking players awarded football sectional honors Dec. 5

Coach Jeff Brownlee discusses a play with Viking Zack Perkins during a 2015-2016 game. Brownlee was selected as the Sectional Coach of the Year Dec. 5 by his fellow coaches. Wendy Howell/WGCN

Coach Jeff Brownlee discusses a play with Viking Zack Perkins during a 2015-2016 game. Brownlee was selected as the Sectional Coach of the Year Dec. 5 by his fellow coaches. Wendy Howell/WGCN

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams Vikings football head coach Jeff Brownlee was selected as the Section I coach of the year by his fellow section coaches Dec. 5.

The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) recently announced the 2015-2016 coaches of the year and the all section first and second teams for football.

"That's a real honor for Brownlee," said Williams Unified School Board president Herman Nixon.

The AIA conducts a coach's poll soliciting nominations and selections for the coach of the year award and all-section teams. They have an opportunity to vote on varsity student-athletes and coaches within their section.

Williams High School is in Division VI Section I, which includes Joseph City, Mogollon, Williams, Mayer, Fredonia and El Capitan.

The AIA recognized the following Williams football players for the performance in the 2015-2016 season as selected by Section I coaches:

All section first team: Martin Soria, defensive back; Zack Perkins, defensive lineman; Emmanuel Flores, defensive lineman; Tate Grantham, linebacker; Josh Sanders, offensive lineman; Francisco Ortiz, receiver/tight end; Cruz Pearson, running back.

All section second team: Ethan Johnson, linebacker; Paulino Ayala, long snapper; Mario Pedraza, offensive lineman; Diego Pedraza, offensive utility/flex player.

Voting for the AIA Division recognitions is in progress and the results will be announced Dec. 20.

2015-2016 AIA girls' volleyball sectional recognitions will be announced Dec. 18.

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