The Rockport-Fulton High School Pirate football team had nine players named to the 2021 Caller Times All-South Texas team Sunday, Jan. 2.

Senior running back John Chupe was named to the First Team following an electric season. Chupe was named to the Third Team last season.

Senior offensive tackle Brian Cunningham was named to the First Team. Cunningham anchored the right side of the Pirates line and often paved the way for numerous big runs alongside guard Logan McClelland.

Senior linebacker Payton McAlister was named to the First Team. McAlister was named to the Second Team in 2020 as a defensive lineman but shined this season in a new position. He led all First Team defense recipients with 139 tackles.

Sophomore quarterback (QB) Ace Seibert was named to the Third Team for a second consecutive season following an explosive 33-touchdown campaign.

Senior corner/receiver Rickey Franks was named to the Second Team as an Athlete. Franks was RFHS’ top corner all season but began to build a rapport late in the year as an explosive weapon on the outside for QB Seibert.

Senior defensive lineman Luis Aguilar was named to the Third Team. Whether it was inside or on the edge, Aguilar was a disruptive force all season.

Senior linebacker Joe Moreno was named to the Third Team. Moreno paired with McAlister to form one of the best linebacker duos in the Coastal Bend.

Senior linebacker Phillip Krupa made the team as an Honorable Mention. Krupa rounded out the Pirates line backing core with three of four starters making the team.

Junior running back/corner Devan Phillips made the team as an Honorable Mention Athlete. Phillips played corner and was an all-around weapon out of the backfield and easy target for QB Seibert.

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