The Louisiana Sports Writers Association


2016 All State Football Teams

Class 5A

By Jim Derry
Special to the LSWA
Since L.B. Landry and O. Perry Walker merged four years ago, it has been quite the journey for Keytaon Thompson and Emanuel Powell. And has ended in style.
Just a few weeks after the Charging Buccaneers finished off the Class 5A state championship with a lopsided victory over West Monroe, the duo has been named the Louisiana 5A Outstanding Offensive Player and Coach of the Year, respectively.
One of those chasing Thompson around in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Rebels’ John Bailey Gullatt, was named the state’s Outstanding Defensive Player.
Thompson, who is heading to Mississippi State later this month to begin his collegiate journey, accounted for more than 5,000 yards of total offense and 70 touchdowns. Powell led the first Landry-Walker group to play all four seasons as one school.
“There are a lot of coaches involved in this, not just Emanuel Powell,” Powell said. “ … It has been a pleasure. (Running back) Tevin (Bush) came in the ninth grade, Keytaon came in the ninth grade, all of these kids have been around each other, so their experiences on and off the field have helped them.
“If Tevin had a great day, Keytaon applauded that. If Keytaon had a great day, Tevin applauded him. Same thing with (wide receiver) Devonta (Jason), (wide receiver) Travis Victor and (running back) Jakobe Walker. All those kids came in together, and it has been such a blessing. We only had one football and a bunch of talent, and we were able to spread it out.”
Gullatt, who had double-digit tackles in the state title game, had 189 for the season with 16 tackles for loss and two sacks. He also recorded seven quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and had a fumble recovery 90 yards for a touchdown.
The other three All-State linebackers are Covington’s Anthony Ford, Rummel’s Derrick Munson and Micah Baskerville of Evangel, all of whom had more than 100 tackles for the season.
Darion Mitchell of Barbe is the first of four defensive linemen after winning District 3-5A defensive MVP honors with 72 tackles, including nine for loss. Catholic’s Aaron Moffitt also is a district MVP and a returning All-State winner. Ponchatoula’s Tyrique Gibson had 48 tackles and 10 sacks, but was a dominant force up front for the Green Wave, as opposing coaches generally designed plays away from the UL-Lafayette commit. Evangel’s Davin Cotton, another district MVP on defense, had 14 sacks and returned three fumbles for scores.
The remaining defensive players are from the backfield, and they include returning All-Stater Garret Wallow of John Curtis who led the Patriots in tackles in four out of 12 games this season. He also had a safety, four interceptions and a key breakup with seconds remaining against St. Augustine to preserve victory.
Defensive back Corione Harris of Landry-Walker makes the team as a junior after being named honorable mention as a sophomore. He recorded 80 tackles and had 17 pass breakups. Scotlandville’s Kelvin Joseph (LSU commitment) had 67 tackles and three picks to go along with 22 pass breakups, and Acadiana’s Bralen Trahan was a standout for the Rams on offense, defense and special teams.
On offense, Bruce Jordan-Swilling of Brother Martin returns to the All-State team as a senior, finishing with more than 1,700 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns. Hahnville junior Anthony “Pooka” Williams rushed for 2,200 yards and 29 scores, and Sulphur’s J’Cobi Skinner had 2,263 yards on 298 carries with 21 touchdowns.
Alexandria’s Jorien Valien (63-1,001, 11TDs), Barbe’s Nate Briscoe (88-1,063, seven TDs) and Parkway’s Terrace Marshall (38-668, five touchdowns) are the All-State receivers.
On the offensive line, Acadiana’s Jonathan Simon (6-2, 253) led the vaunted Rams’ rushing attack. He was joined on the All-State team by West Monroe’s Jacob Ingram (6-3, 272), Jesuit’s Corey Dublin (6-3, 275), East Ascension’s Adrian Ealy (6-7, 300) and Catholic’s Zach Tom (6-3, 280).
Scotlandville quarterback Levi Lewis made the squad as its athlete. Lewis, a University of Louisiana at Lafayette commitment, was The Advocate’s All-Metro 5A/4A Offensive MVP in the Baton Rouge area and District 4-5A Offensive MVP after completing 171 of 292 pass attempts for 2,450 yards and 17 touchdowns against six interceptions. He also rushed 171 times for 1,577 yards and 23 touchdowns.
The Class 5A All-State kicker is St. Amant’s Briggs Bourgeois, a Southern Mississippi commitment who made 10 of 12 field goals.. Ponchatoula’s Carson Wyld is the punter for the second straight season and the returner is Amik Robertson of Thibodaux.

Pos.    Player  School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl.
WR      Jorien Vallien  Alexandria      6-3     185     Jr.
WR      Nate Briscoe    Barbe   5-9     165     Sr.
WR      Terrace Marshall        Parkway 6-4     185     Jr.
OL      Jonathan Simon  Acadiana        6-2     253     Sr.
OL      Jacob Ingram    West Monroe     6-3     272     Jr.
OL      Corey Dublin    Jesuit  6-3     275     Sr.
OL      Adrian Ealy     East Ascension  6-7     300     Sr.
OL      Zach Tom        Catholic        6-3     280     Sr.
QB      Keytaon Thompson        Landry-Walker   6-5     210     Sr.
RB      J’Cobi Skinner  Sulphur 5-10    175     Sr.
RB      Bruce Jordan-Swilling   Brother Martin  6-1     210     Sr.
RB      Anthony Williams        Hahnville       5-9     160     Jr.
PK      Briggs Bourgeois        St. Amant       6-0     190     Sr.
ATH     Levi Lewis      Scotlandville   6-0     185     Sr.

Pos.    Player  School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl.
DL      Darion Mitchell Barbe   6-0     240     Sr.
DL      Tyrique Gibson  Ponchatoula     6-2     255     Sr.
DL      Davin Cotton    Evangel 6-3     275     Jr.
DL      Aaron Moffitt   Catholic        6-3     260     Sr.
LB      Anthony Ford    Covington       6-0     200     Sr.
LB      Derrick Munson  Rummel  6-0     180     Sr.
LB      John Bailey Gullatt     West Monroe     6-0     225     Jr.
LB      Micah Baskerville       Evangel 6-2     215     Jr.
DB      Garret Wallow           John Curtis     6-2     200     Sr.
DB      Bralen Trahan   Acadiana        6-1     190     Sr.
DB      Kelvin Joseph   Scotlandville   6-2     192     Jr.
DB      Corionne Harris Landry-Walker   6-0     165     Jr.
P       Carson Wyld     Ponchatoula     5-11    190     Sr.
KR      Amik Robertson  Thibodaux       5-9     170     Sr.

Honor mention
Carlos  Rubio, Alexandria; Drew Brewster, Airline; Deonta Washington, Alexandria; Josh James, Airline; Kirkland Banks, Barbe; Jaylyn Thomas, Airline;  Raymond Stevenson, Barbe; Shimorye Hampton, Byrd; Jeremy Singleton, Brother Martin; Devin Brumfield, Covington; Jabari Watts, Brother Martin; Justin Jefferson, Destrehan; Clyde Edwards-Helaire; Kristian Mosley, Destrehan; Drew Jones, Hahnville; Jaece Stroud, Destrehan; Javon Antonio, East St. John; Brandon Akkawi, Fontainebleau; Irving Benjamin, East St. John; Miles Meyer, East St. John;  Demond Stewart, East St. John; Justin Harris, East Ascension; C.J. Turner, East St. John; Terrel Bailey, John Ehret;  Chris Turner, Hammond; Darrius Campbell, John Ehret; Jake Chanove, Jesuit; Dwayne Fisher, John Ehret; Marquese Albert, John Curtis; Mack May, West Monroe; Anthony Hamilton, John Ehret; Tevin Bush, Landry-Walker; Travis Mumphrey, John Ehret; Tanner Ash, Evangel Christian; Ethan Harvey, Evangel Christian; Devonta Jason, Landry-Walker; Ardarrius Washington, Evangel Christian; Brandon Davis, John Curtis; Mikhail Bush, West Jefferson; Preston Faulkner, Live Oak; Lance Mayfield, John Curtis; Darren Steele, Mandeville; Devion Warren, Ouachita;  Johnathan Jones, Parkway; Jalen Pines, Ponchatoula; Dalton Meshell, Parkway; Tyree Rhodes, St. Augustine; Justin Rogers, Parkway; Jacob Adams, West Monroe; Justice McCoy, St. Augustine; Ja’Kyle Holmes, Ponchatoula; Carlos Hunt, Ruston; Ja’Marr Chase, Rummel; Myles Simien, Sam Houston; Takulve Williams, St. Augustine; Tahj Samuel, Ruston; Cameron Jackel, Shaw; Wayne Griffin, Slidell;  Donniel Ward-Magee, St. Augustine; TJ Bedford, St. Paul’s; Slade Bolden, West Monroe; Trey Icamina, St. Paul’s; Bradley Mashburn, St. Paul’s; Christian Roberts, St. Paul’s; Brennon Broussard, Sulphur; Dennis Collins, West Monroe; Sawyer Passman, West Monroe; Taylor Young, West Monroe.

Class 4A

After last year, the Class 4A state title game was destined to be a rematch. Both Edna Karr and Neville proved throughout the 2016 season they were two of the best teams in the state.
This year, Karr exacted its revenge on Neville in the state title game. While the Cougars were a well-balanced team, quarterback Aldon Clark was the driving force behind Karr’s state title run and was rewarded with the Outstanding Offensive Player designation by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on its Class 4A All-State team.
Senior defensive back Brad Stewart of McDonogh 35 was voted the Most Outstanding Defensive Player for his performance in helping McDonogh 35 reach the semifinals in Class 4A.
Warren Easton coach Jerry Phillips was chosen as the Class 4A Coach of the Year, with Jim Hightower of Division II state champion St. Thomas More also a top candidate for the award voted on by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.
Clark, of Karr, is the All State quarterback for the second straight season. He had 2,139 yards passing in the regular season and 27 touchdowns. Including the playoffs, Clark tallied more than 3,500 passing yards and 40 TDs.
Stewart led the McDonogh 35 defense with 111 tackles, 11 interceptions and 13 pass break-ups in the regular season.
Karr placed three players on the Class 4A team, including Clark’s top target, Racey McMath, and defensive standout Tyler Casby.
Class 4A runner-up Neville had four players make the squad, including defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis, who took on the role of former teammate Rashard Lawrence, last year’s Outstanding Defensive Player, who is now at LSU.
Neville linebacker Robert Williams also earned All-State honors and was joined at the position by Carencro’s Rashaad Harding, Livonia’s Patrick Queen and Minden’s Zi’Kerrion Baker.
Defensive back Damien Tate was the only player from Warren Easton to earn LSWA honors.
St. Thomas More senior quarterback Nate Cox was Outstanding Player in the Division II championship game. Cox beat out serious competition for the athlete slot on offense.
St. Thomas More offensive lineman Spencer Trepagnier joined Cox on the team, along with offensive linemen Tanner Armstrong, of Loranger; Abraham Delfin, of Plaquemine; and Montrell Burnham, of Woodlawn-Shreveport.

Pos.    Player  School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl.
WR      Racey McMath    Karr    6-3     210     Sr.
WR      Christian Smith Bastrop 5-8     155     Sr.
WR      Doyle Adams     Benton  5-10    180     Jr.
OL      Joctavis Phillips       Neville 6-5     280     Sr.
OL      Tanner Armstrong        Loranger        6-2     260     Jr.
OL      Abraham Delfin  Plaquemine      6-2     300     Sr.
OL      Montrell Burnham        Woodlawn-Sh     6-0     270     Sr.
OL      Spencer Trepagnier      St. Thomas More 6-3     290     Sr.
QB      Aldon Clark     Karr    6-3     210     Sr.
RB      Evan Johnson    Loranger        5-8     175     Sr.
RB      Delmonte Hall   North DeSoto    6-2     210     Sr.
RB      Kevin Dominique Plaquemine 6-1     200     Sr.
PK      Daiwruin Arzu   LaGrange        6-1     175     Jr.
ATH     Nate Cox        St. Thomas More 6-8     175     Sr.

Pos.    Player  School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl.
DL      Christian Brooks        Assumption      6-0     180     Sr.
DL      Kevin Victorian LaGrange        6-3     225     Sr.
DL      Tyler Casby     Karr    6-2     235     Sr.
DL      Phidarian Mathis        Neville 6-4     287     Sr.
LB      Zi’Kerrion Baker        Minden  6-0     215     Sr.
LB      Rashaad Harding Carencro        6-1     195     Sr.
LB      Robert Williams Neville 6-1     208     Sr.
LB      Patrick Queen   Livonia 6-1     215     Sr.
DB      Brad Stewart    McDonogh 35     6-0     194     Sr.
DB      Todd Harris     Plaquemine      6-0     190     Sr.
DB      Damien Tate     Warren Easton           5-9     167     Jr.
DB      Kenderick Marbles       Neville         6-1     180     Sr.
P       Luke Colona     Loranger        6-3     175     Jr.
KR      Wayne Toussant  Plaquemine      5-11    175     Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION: James Cole, Assumption; Mathew Winfield, Ben Franklin; Kayne Theriot, Assumption; T.J. Anderson, Benton; Melvin Young, Assumption; Colton Sessions, Benton; Gary Young, Carver; Tristan Authement, Ellender; Tahj Magee, Franklinton; Davontavean Martin, Ellender; Chandler Scott, Franklin; Jamire Mott, Ellender; Arvie Rice, Ellender; Dai’jean Dixon, Karr; Montae Smitherman, Ellender; Matthew Cormier, LaGrange; Reginald Williams, Ellender; Colton Frank, LaGrange; Jaelyn Edwards, Leesville; Devin Jack, LaGrange; Elijan Mundy, Leesville; Reginald Weldon, LaGrange; Vincent Wilson, LaGrange; Derrick Wells, Livonia; Wade Baham Armstrong, Loranger; Tolliver Tripeaux, Livonia; Deandre Brown, Loranger; Lawrence Keys, McDonogh 35; Jabari Coston, Loranger; D.J. Hookfin, Loranger; Jaiden Cole, Neville; Malcolm Perry, Loranger; Ortega Robin, McDonogh 35; LaCedrick Smith, Northwood-Shreveport;  Courtney Moore, Pearl River; Nelson Jenkins, Plaquemine; Hunter Clay, St. Thomas More; Louis Blanchard, South Terrebonne; Logan Dubois, Tioga; Andrew Robison, Vandebilt Catholic; Detavius Eldridge, Tioga; Brennan Rogers, Vandebilt Catholic; Jalen Ivy, Tioga; Yo’heinz Tyler, Warren Easton; Corbin Malone, Tioga; Corey Bell, Woodlawn-Shreveport; Christian Smith, Tioga; Javin Myers, Woodlawn-BR; Josh Mosley, Woodlawn-Shreveport; Aaren Lemelle, Washington-Marion; Trivenskey Mosley, Woodlawn-Shreveport. Jacobi Taylor, Washington-Marion; Kordell Williams, Carencro.

By Josh Preston
Written for the LSWA
Amite High coach Zephaniah Powell didn’t get the finish he was looking for in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  Powell narrowly missed his first state title.
The Warriors lost 40-36 to back-to-back champion Lutcher 40-36 in the title game. However, Amite’s second-year coach earned his first Coach of the Year award from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Powell, Erath running back Elijah Mitchell and De La Salle linebacker Josh Paul lead the LSWA’s Class 3A All-State football team selected by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.
Amite’s Powell guided the Warriors through trying times to reach the Class 3A title game. The Amite area was hit hard by the historic floods in August just before the start of the 2016 season but the Warriors still finished with an 11-4 record, which includes a Week 1 forfeit stemming from LHSAA sanctions in 2015.
Amite was forced to forfeit its semifinal appearance in 2015 due to a brawl in the quarterfinals but Powell and the seventh-seeded Warriors responded this year with quarterfinal and semifinal wins over the No. 2 and 3 seeds on the road.
Erath’s Mitchell, who led the state in rushing at the end of the regular season with 2,358 yards and 38 touchdowns on 227 carries, was voted the Outstanding Offensive Player on the 3A sqaud. The 6-foot, 215-pound senior also rushed for over 200 yards in one playoff game and is committed to Louisiana-Lafayette.
De La Salle’s Paul was voted the Outstanding Defensive Player after helping the Cavaliers to an 11-1 record and an appearance in the Division II semifinals. Paul finished the season with 74 tackles including nine for loss, one blocked punt, and two interceptions with two forced fumbles while recovering one fumble for a touchdown.
Lutcher’s Jontre Kirklin defended his spot at quarterback on the Class 3A. Kirklin accounted for 493 yards with four touchdowns in Lutcher’s win over Amite in the title game and 233 of those yards came on 30 carries.
Kirklin was joined on offense by teammate Al’Dontre Davis, Amite’s DeVonta Smith and Berwick’s Kenan Jones at the receiver positions. West Feliciana’s Davon Harris and Jennings’ Travis Etienne, the LSWA’s 2015 Outstanding Offensive Player who rushed for over 2,000 yards for the second straight season, were the other running backs. Harris led West Feliciana to the 3A semifinals.
Along the offensive line, Class 3A’s top five players included Marksville’s Nehemayeaux Smith, Kaplan’s Jerrick Romero, West Feliciana’s Jacob Fudge, University High’s Prince Pines and Parkview Baptist’s Will Teague.
St. Louis’ Adam Ieyoub is the Class 3A kicker and De La Salle’s Julien Gums was voted as the athlete.
On defense, lineman include returning All-Stater Ishmael Sopsher of Amite, Marksville’s Shawn Williams, De La Salle’s Jamiran James and Iowa’s Mark Mayes. In addition to Paul at linebacker, the position was also occupied by Kaplan’s Julius Johnson, Lutcher’s Rashaun Preston and Parkview Baptist’s Xavier Davis.
In the secondary, selections included Iowa’s Darius Daniels, Lutcher’s Dylan Recotta, Parkview Baptist’s Trent Kavanaugh and Marksville’s Qway Mingo. Winnfield’s Shelby Creel is the Class 3A punter and Iowa’s Andre Sam is the kick returner.

Pos.    Player  School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl.
WR      DeVonta Smith   Amite   6-1     160     Sr.
WR      Al’Dontre Davis Lutcher 6-0     200     Sr.
WR      Kenan Jones     Berwick 6-4     210     Jr.
OL      Nehemayeaux Smith       Marksville      6-4     295     Sr.
OL      Jerrick Romero  Kaplan  5-9     240     Sr.
OL      Jacob Fudge     West Feliciana          6-2     250     Jr.
OL      Prince Pines    University      6-4     310     Jr.
OL      Will Teague     Parkview Baptist        6-1     225     Sr.
QB      Jontre Kirklin  Lutcher 6-0     170     Sr.
RB      Travis Etienne  Jennings        5-11    195     Sr.
RB      Elijah Mitchell Erath   6-0     215     Sr.
RB      Davon Harris    West Feliciana  5-8     165     Jr.
PK      Adam Ieyoub     St. Louis       5-8     180     Jr.
ATH     Julien Gums     De Le Salle     5-11    212     Jr.

Pos.    Player  School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl.
DL      Ishmael Sopsher Amite   6-5     280     So.
DL      Shawn Williams  Marksville      6-0     235     Jr.
DL      Jamiran James   De La Salle     6-2     276     Jr.
DL      Mark Mayes      Iowa    Sr.     6-3     290     Sr.
LB      Josh Paul       De La Salle     6-2     215     Sr.
LB      Julius Johnson  Kaplan  5-10    193     Sr.
LB      Rashaun Preston Lutcher 5-11    190     Sr.
LB      Xavier Davis    Parkview Baptist        5-9     210     Sr.
DB      Darius Daniels  Iowa    6-0     180     Jr.
DB      Dylan Recotta   Lutcher 5-10    170     Sr.
DB      Trent Kavanaugh Parkview Baptist        6-1     215     Sr.
DB      Qway Mingo      Marksville      5-8     155     Sr.
P       Shelby Creel    Winnfield       6-0     175     Sr.
KR      Andre Sam       Iowa    6-2     175     Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION: Nijul Canada, Mansfield; Devonta Lee, Amite; Jaray Jenkins, Jena; Cornell Holmes, Lusher; Jason Dumas, St. James; Parker Fink, Jena; Paul Rogers, Independence; DJ Hardwick, South Beauregard; Elijah Walker, Amite; Ethan Stansell, Loyola; Kamryn Mayers, Albany; Bruce Price, Peabody; Stephen Jackson, Independence; Jamar Washington, Peabody; Derek Turner, West Feliciana; Curtlan Johnson, St. James; Craig Walker, Jena; Jacovian Phillips, Jewel Sumner; ZeAndre Ballard, Marksville; Braylon Victor, Iowa; Marshall Laroque, South Beauregard; Gaige Willis, Northwest; Dontaze Costly, St. James; Kaleb Guillory, Iota; Matthew Rideau, Northwest; Hunter Smith, West Feliciana; Jaquan Lee, Jewel Sumner; Cheyenne Labruzza, Albany; K.D. Willis, Peabody; Juantravious Jones, Marksville; Myron Dokes, Amite; Eli Poche, Lusher;  Danquan Edwards, De La Salle; Jeremiah James, De La Salle; Tylin Warden, South Beauregard; DB Joel Whaley, South Beauregard; August Pitre,  Northwest; Mac Thibeaux, Kaplan; Josh Carver, Berwick; Mitchell Sanford, Berwick; D.J. Robicheaux, Berwick.

Class 2A

By Lori Lyons
Written for the LSWA
Sterlington coach Jason Thompson said his team was heading to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with nothing to lose in the Class 2A state final game against No. 2 seed Madison Prep.
Then the fourth-seeded Panthers won it all.
Sterlington, the No. 4 seed, claimed a 28-27 victory over Madison Prep in the Class 2A state final to give Thompson and his team the school’s first state title. The Panthers managed to knock off No. 1 seed Many and defending champion Kinder on the way to the title.
The last time Sterlington had been to the Superdome was 2002, more than a decade before the school set sights on Thompson, who was voted the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A Coach of the Year.
Madison Prep reached the finals undefeated thanks in part to the play of running back Tyrese Walker, the Class 2A Outstanding Offensive Player.
Walker, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior, rushed for 226 yards and three touchdowns in the the title game. He finished the season with 2,462 yards and 40 touchdowns on 245 carries. That included more than 900 yards in five playoff games.
Sean Badeaux of Menard was voted the Outstanding Defensive Player. The 6-0, 220-pound senior finished the season with 143 tackles, one fumble recovery and two caused fumbles.The standout player recorded 22 tackles against Avoyelles and 21 against Many.  A big part of Sterlington’s success this season is owed to the play of quarterback Carson Clowers. The 5-10, 145-pound junior passed for 1,263 yards and 15 touchdowns with two interceptions. He also rushed for 491 yards and eight touchdowns.
The All-State wide receivers are JeDan Jacob of Loreauville, Tank Davis of Calvary Baptist and Brian Savoie of Madison Prep.
Taylor Johnson of Kinder and A.J. Carter of Many are the running backs.
The offensive line consists of Kinder’s Colby Oliver, Springfield’s Maverick May, Madison Prep’s E’Darrius Anderson, Country Day’s Avery Jenkins and Glenn Bernard of Division III state champion Riverside Academy.
Andrew Rodrigue of St. Charles Catholic is the place kicker. Garrick Gray of Welsh is the athlete.
On the defensive line are Caleb Sampson of Northlake Christian, O’Cyrus Torrence of St. Helena, Troy James of Madison Prep and Bryan Jones of Madison Prep.
The linebackers are Patrick Burleigh of Notre Dame, Kendrick Smith of South Plaquemines, Dawson Snell of Menard and Badeaux.
The secondary consists of defensive backs Demetrius Brown of St. Helena, Samaj Colvin of Sterlington, Isaiah Smith of Many and West St. John’s Jamal Walters.
Will Hetzinger of St. Thomas Aquinas is the punter and Lloyd Nash of St. Charles Catholic is the kick returner.

Pos.    Player  School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl.
WR      JeDan Jacob     Loreauville     5-11    170     Sr.
WR      Tank Davis      Calvary Baptist 6-0     170     Jr.
WR      Brian Savoie    Madison Prep    5-10    175     Sr.
OL      Colby Oliver    Kinder  6-3     260     Sr.
OL      Maverick May    Springfield     6-2     265     Sr.
OL      Glenn Bernard   Riverside Academy       6-2     300     Sr.
OL      E’Darrius Anderson      Madison Prep    6-3     330     Sr.
OL      Avery Jenkins   Country Day     5-10    255     Sr.
QB      Carson Clowers  Sterlington     5-10    145     Jr.
RB      Taylor Johnson  Kinder  5-9     185     Sr.
RB      A.J. Carter     Many    6-0     220     Jr.
RB      Tyrese Walker   Madison Prep    5-10    195     Jr.
PK      Andrew Rodrigue St. Charles Catholic    5-10     155     Sr.
ATH     Garrick Gray    Welsh   5-11    190     Sr.

Pos.    Player  School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl.
DL      Caleb Sampson   Northlake Christian     6-4     285     Sr.
DL      O’Cyrus Torrence        St. Helena      6-5     350     So.
DL      Troy James      Madison Prep    6-3     285     Sr.
DL      Bryan Jones     Madison Prep    6-5     265     Sr.
LB      Patrick Burleigh        Notre Dame      5-10    210     Sr.
LB      Kendrick Smith  South Plaquemines       6-2     220     Sr.
LB      Dawson Snell    Sterlington     5-10    195     Jr.
LB      Sean Badeaux    Menard  6-0     220     Sr.
DB      Demetrius Brown St. Helena      5-10    180     Jr.
DB      Samaj Colvin    Sterlington     6-1     200     Sr.
DB      Isaiah Smith    Many    6-1     185     Sr.
DB      Jamal Walters   West St. John   5-11    175     Sr.
P       Will Hetzinger  St. Thomas Aquinas      6-4     185     Jr.
KR      Lloyd Nash      St. Charles Catholic    5-11    160     Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION: Nick Morman, Northlake Christian; Anthony Chappetta, Pope John Paul II; Miles Lapeyre, Newman; Kobe Porche, Newman; Christian Kerut, Country Day; Chandler Wynne, Country Day; Dontay Hargrove, Pickering; Austin Talley, Pickering; Spencer Gardner, Opelousas Catholic; Drake Carroll, Menard; Bryson Broussard, Loreauville; Jordan Cordova, Kinder; Kyle Jones, Calvary Baptist; Stephen Russel, Catholic-NI; Robert McDonald, St. Charles Catholic; Zach Hayes, Welsh; Ricky Travis, St. Helena; Jordan Loving, Riverside Academy; Cade Hart, Calvary Baptist; Tony St. Julien, Vinton; Trey Hargrave, Lake Arthur; Devontae Douglas, Sterlington; Tyler Muse, Sterlington; Jeremy Gibson, Riverside Academy; Kidric Gray, West St. John; Landon Baronne, Menard; Kordavion Washington, Calvary Baptist; James Kelly, Ouachita Christian; Will Smith DeQuincy; Troy Hurst, St. Helena; Drew Sanger, South Plaquemines; Tymon Sanders, North Caddo; Grant Fitzhugh, Ouachita Christian; Tony Huey, Dunham; Covan Barnes, West St. John; Will Bordelon, Menard; Terrance Holmes, Oakdale; Mike Williams, Dunham; Aaron Hurst, St. Helena; Delvin Taylor, St. Helena; Jake Gitter, Country Day; Cade Spikes, Ouachita Christian; Harrison Heckathorn, Riverside Academy; Jared Hymel, Riverside Academy; Trey Catoire, Riverside Academy; Dellary Oubre, St. Charles Catholic; Edwin Kleinpeter, Madison Prep; Darion Miller, Many; Tasmine Walker, Madison Prep; Kirk Groome, Newman, Donnell Wallace, Madison Prep.

Class 1A

By Cody Futrell
Written for the LSWA
Logansport coach Kevin Magee got the storybook ending most coaches only dream of. Magee, who quarterbacked Logansport to a state title in 1995, watched his team erase a 20-6 deficit to beat Haynesville 34-28 in the Class 1A title game.
Now there’s a post-season win for Magee, who was voted the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A Coach of the Year. Logansport finished the season 14-0 and advanced to a state title game for the first time since winning 1A in 1995.
Magee helps leads a 1A team headlined by Outstanding Offensive Player Sam Philley of Oak Grove and Outstanding Defensive Player Chris Allen of Southern Lab.
Philley rushed for 1,302 yards and 23 touchdowns while catching 38 passes for 701
yards and nine touchdowns and serving as kicker for a Tigers team that reached
the semifinals.
Allen led Southern Lab to its second straight Division IV title and is the LSWA MVP for the second straight year. Allen finished with 82 tackles, with 14 tackles for loss and six sacks. Magee’s quarterback at Logansport, Dalton Shaw, and Logansport running back
Debell Crawford were selected along with running backs Philley, and Corey Russell of
Offensive line selections were Joshua Mote of Oak Grove, Central Catholic’s Thomas Garber, Jarious Knowles of Haynesville and two Southern Lab linemen, Cordell Thomas and Cedrick Banks.
Samarick Paul of Central Catholic, Ronald LeBlanc of Ascension Episcopal and Southern Lab’s Xavier Bell made the team as wide receivers.
Gavin Corder of St. Frederick made the squad as a kicker Jaleel Hampton of Kentwood was selected as the athlete. Punter Keshawn Lyons of Elton return specialist Tanner Disotell of Cedar Creek complete the list of specialists.
Joining Allen at linebacker is Nate Jennings of Oak Grove, Haynesville’s Fabian Washington and Weston Swanner of St. Frederick. Oberlin’s McKenzie Carrier, Ben Slusher of Cedar Creek, Kendall Offord of Delhi Charter and Southern Lab’s Shannon Forman were the defensive linemen picked.
Defensive backs selected were Jalen Johnson of Central Catholic), John Ellender of St. Frederick, Kentwood’s Trey Palmer and Damone Clark of Southern

Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Cl.
WR Samarick Paul Central Catholic 5-9 175 Sr.
WR Ronald LeBlanc Ascension Episcopal 6-4 180 Sr.
WR Xavier Bell Southern Lab 5-10 175 Sr.
OL Joshua Mote Oak Grove 6-3 275 Sr.
OL Thomas Garber Central Catholic 5-11 240 Sr.
OL Jarious Knowles Haynesville 6-3 300 Sr.
OL Cordell Thomas Southern Lab 6-4 340 So.
OL Cedrick Banks Southern Lab 6-3 320 Jr.
QB Dalton Shaw Logansport 5-10 170 Jr.
RB Corey Russell Arcadia 6-0 175 So.
RB Debell Crawford Logansport 5-11 175 Jr.
RB Sam Philley Oak Grove 5-9 215 Sr.
PK Gavin Corder St. Frederick 5-11 165 So.
ATH Jaleel Hampton Kentwood 5-11 180 Sr.


Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Cl.
DL McKenzie Carrier Oberlin 6-3 285 So.
DL Ben Slusher Cedar Creek 5-11 238 Jr.
DL Kendall Offord Delhi Charter 6-1 270 Sr.
DL Shannon Forman Southern Lab 6-2 285 Sr.
LB Fabian Washington Haynesville 6-0 190 Sr.
LB Nate Jennings Oak Grove 6-0 215 Sr.
LB Weston Swanner St. Frederick 5-8 195 Jr.
LB Chris Allen Southern Lab 6-4 235 Sr.
DB John Ellender St. Frederick 5-8 140 Sr.
DB Jalen Johnson Central Catholic 6-3 191 Sr.
DB Trey Palmer Kentwood 6-1 175 So.
DB Damone Clark Southern Lab 6-3 215 Sr.
P Keshawn Lyons Elton 5-9 170 Jr.
KR Tanner Disotell Cedar Creek 5-9 150 Sr.


HONORABLE MENTION: Jackson Carroll, St. Mary’s; Keldrick Carper, Plain Dealing; John Stephens Jr., Logansport; Trooper Peloquin, Oberlin; Chris Brister, East Beauregard; Mike Remondet, Ascension Episcopal; John Bolding, Oak Grove; Jake Vascocu, Ascension Episcopal; Aaron Howell, St. Mary’s; Trent Franklin, Haynesville; Quincy Fillmore, Southern Lab; Treyon Hunter, Haynesville; Chris Singleton, Central Catholic; Cameron Solet, Covenant Christian; Donald Gray Oak Grove; James Kirklin, Oberlin; Jacaolon Pitre, Lake Charles Prep; Burt Hale, Delhi Charter; Chris Meeks, Lake Charles Prep; Greg Leger, Central Catholic; Zachariah Trujillo, Houma Christian; Fred Middleton, Oak Grove; Matthew Webb, St. Frederick; Mack Kelly, Ascension Episcopal; Ethan Danos, Ascension Episcopal; Zack Clement, Lafayette Christian; Brontre Griffin, Highland Baptist; Ken Jones, Westminster; John Hurley, St. Martin’s; Gershom Thompson, St. Martin’s; Tyrion Davis, Southern Lab; Christopher Welch, Southern Lab; Jamar Barber, Ascension Catholic; D.J. Giroir, Ascension Catholic.