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Faith Academy’s Cody Owens defensive MVP in all-star six-man contest

Faith Academy of Marble Falls' Cody Owens and coach Hosea Stredic

Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior Cody Owens was the defensive Most Valuable Player at a private school six-man all-star football game Dec. 11. He posed with his plaque with South coach Hosea Stredic of Selma River City Believers Academy. Courtesy photo

Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior Cody Owens was named defensive Most Valuable Player at an all-star game Saturday, Dec. 11, between players representing private school six-man teams from across Texas.

Owens’ South team won 43-28. The game was played at Waco Live Oak.  

While he didn’t know his game stats, Owens said he played his heart out.

“I hustled to the ball and made tackles,” he said. “It was a muddy field. I broke down and stayed patient and made plays on the ball. I had a decent amount of tackles.”

Owens also forced a fumble in the South team’s victory.

Leading up to the game, Owens drove to San Marcos Homeschool for four practices for what was probably his last high school gridiron contest.

“I wanted to go to the practices and give myself a chance to do well,” he said.

Owens was one of three players from the state runner-up Faith Academy team invited to play in the all-star game. Senior Harrison Hanner declined because he is still recovering from an injury, and senior Case Coleman is now playing for the Faith basketball team.

Owens said he enjoyed his final time in a football uniform. 

“It was really fun just because the coaches made it fun for us and let us do our thing,” he said.