The Heights High School football team made its eighth consecutive playoff appearance under head coach Stephen Dixon in 2018 and recently had a plethora of athletes recognized for their contributions on the All-District 18-6A team.
Dixon guided the Bulldogs to a 4-2 record in district play this past season, including a regular season-ending three-game winning streak that catapulted them into the playoffs before falling to Cypress Creek. In all, 15 Bulldogs garnered all-district honors.
On the offensive side of the ball, three Bulldogs were among this year’s first-team selections. Senior tailback E’Munn Parker spearheaded the attack, amassing 817 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, while senior wideout Dale Dickerson garnered nearly 1,100 all-purpose yards, including a team-leading 496 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Senior lineman Michael Infante also garnered first-team honors.
Quarterback Derrick King (915 total yards, six TDs), running back Torren Polk (542 yards, 11 TDs), wide receiver Erick Elmore and offensive lineman Billy Thursland garnered second-team placement.
Heights’ front seven on defense was also a massive advantage for a squad that surrendered just 21 points per contest in 2018. Linebackers Jonovan Foreman (69 tackles, 13 quarterback hurries) and Timothy Lavaillais (86 tackles, 10 tackles for loss), along with defensive lineman Xavier Burke (33 tackles, six TFL, four sacks), received first-team honors, as did defensive back Phillip Williams (76 tackles, five interceptions).
Rounding out the Bulldogs’ all-district selections on the defensive side were junior defensive lineman Willbert Angelle and sophomore linebacker Byron McDaniel (53 tackles, six TFL), along with senior defensive backs Xavion Soloman (35 tackles, two interceptions) and Giovonni Williams (51 tackles, two interceptions).