The postseason recognition continues for Brentwood football players, who fought to a successful 10-2 season this past fall.
Seniors Nick Featherston, David Rivera and Evan Sigler were named academic all-state.
"We talk a lot about trying to excel in all areas of your life," said Coach Keith Herring in a Tuesday email to Patch. "Not only is school the most important aspect of being a student/athlete, but it will have an effect on your performance on the field. If you are not handling your business in an area such as academics, relationships and citizenship, it will creep into the athletic area in a negative manner."
For Rivera, who played as a lineman on both sides of the ball, the awards keep piling on. He made 3rd Team Defensive Line on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's all-metro team, Missouri Media All-State 1st Team, Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 2 All-State, 1st Team and Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 2, District 2 All-District.
(See related on Patch: Meet Brentwood Senior David Rivera)
Rivera led the team in tackles with 66 and chipped in with 48 assists. He also led the team in sacks (17) and fumble recoveries (5).
As the team's quarterback, Featherston finished the season 32-for-54 with 570 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. He also played defensive back, where he recorded 16 tackles, one fumble recovery and three interceptions. He was previously selected as a Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 2, District 2 All-District defensive back.
Sigler, the team's center, was previously selected as a Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 2, District 2 All-District offensive lineman.
"Our goal is to win state championships, but first we want to build 'state champion' men, fathers and husbands," Herring said.