Making the varsity roster as a freshman is a huge achievement. Sweeny defensive lineman Gavin Massey achieved much more.

District 12-4A D-II coaches selected Massey as newcomer of the year on the all-district team. Massey made such an impact he was in the starting lineup by Week 3 of the season, and he continued to get better throughout the season.

Joel Luna is sports editor for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0160 or at

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