It seems like every week that goes by, Zachary quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. adds to his legendary season, and this week is no different.
I’ve been writing a lot about Scott and with good reason. Athletes like him don’t come around often, and their accomplishments should be celebrated.
My colleague, sportswriter Robin Fambrough, makes a strong argument that Scott has put up the best season ever for a high school football player in one season from the Baton Rouge region, and she makes a compelling case.
The senior signal-caller can add the 2015 Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Louisiana Farm Bureau/Mr. Football award to his impressive résumé.
Scott already has been recognized as a two-time state Most Valuable Player for Class 5A’s All-State Team. Last month, he led the Broncos to the Class 5A championship with a 46-12 triumph over John Ehret High School in the Superdome.
Guiding Zachary to a 14-1 record, Scott amassed 5,002 total yards and 61 touchdowns. He completed 163 of 255 passes for 3,039 yards and 33 touchdowns with just five interceptions.
Scott also ran for 1,963 yards on 228 carries and 28 touchdowns.
“Being the MVP last year was a big honor,” Scott said. “I felt blessed, but it also motivated me to work even harder in the offseason. In my mind, I needed to work on everything … my passing, my speed and my ability to read defenses.
“This wasn’t about me. It wasn’t about how many yards I got. Our goal as a team was to win a state title. I didn’t want to let my team down,” Scott said.
Zachary is the first East Baton Rouge Parish public school to win a state football title since Tara in 1974.
Scott finished the title game on Dec. 12 with 316 total yards and had a hand in five touchdowns. He ran for 87 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns while completing seven of 14 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns.
“He was the guy you want to have as the face of your program,” Zachary coach David Brewerton said. “Lindsey’s a great student in the classroom and on the football field. Everybody sees how hard he works. And he was a guy we could count on.”
USA Today honors ZHS trio
Besides being named Mr. Football, the Syracuse commitment was named MVP of the USA Today All-USA Louisiana Team. Also named to the first team were Bronco players Doug Coleman, a senior receiver, and senior lineman Kelton Hollins.
Scott shines in all-star game
Scott and Hollins recently participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Daytona Beach, Florida. While their Nationals team lost to the Americans, 37-34, Scott put on quite a show, completing 15 of 20 passes for 194 yards, gaining 94 yards on the ground and rushing for two touchdowns.
During the game, Scott was interviewed at halftime and reaffirmed his commitment to Syracuse, despite efforts by Tulane and Texas A&M to woo him.
Volleyballers make All-Metro
Two Lady Broncos were named to the 2015 All-Metro Volleyball Team: sophomore Leanne Sorrel, a versatile outside hitter and setter, who had 274 kills, a .370 hitting percentage, 230 digs and 314 assists; and senior Dreona Clayton, the Division 1, District 3 defensive player of the year, who had 406 digs, 62 assists and 28 aces.
Player Ana Williams was named honorable mention.
Hardin named All-Metro
Zachary High junior John Paul Hardin was named to The Advocate’s 2015 All-Metro Cross-Country Team. Hardin led the Broncos by placing fifth in the Metro meet and 16th in the Class 5A state meet.
Senior Rhagan Rider was named honorable mention on the girls’ squad.
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