With the conclusion of fall sports for area high schools, the postseason honors have begun.
This year, Zachary, which advanced to the Class 5A state semifinals, dominated The Advocate’s 2014 All-Metro Football team for classes 5A and 4A. Junior quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. was named the All-Metro team’s outstanding offensive player. He completed 139 of 242 passes for 2,231 yards and 21 TDs with just six interceptions. He also rushed for 965 yards on 112 carries and scored 15 TDs. Scott was voted the District 4-5A offensive MVP.
First-year coach David Brewerton, who guided the Broncos to a 12-2 record, was named the All-Metro team’s Coach of the Year. He led the Broncos to the District 4-5A title and a No. 3 seeding in the state playoffs, where they lost to eventual state champion Acadiana.
Also recognized on this year’s All-Metro team were wide receiver and returner Douglas Coleman (52 catches for 852 yards and 10 TDs), offensive lineman Kelton Hollins, linebacker Donovan Perkins (144 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 5 sacks) and defensive back P.J. Cannon (66 tackles, 6 interceptions, 18 pass breakups and 3 return TDs).
In addition, Scott was offensive MVP of District 4-5A and Brewerton was Coach of the Year. Scott, Coleman, Hollins, Perkins, Cannon and defensive lineman Aaron Celestine, defensive back Khari Lowe and punter Martin Fontenot were named first-team All-District for 4-5A.
Zachary’s second-team all-district selections for offense were running back Terry Sullivan, receiver Shyron White, lineman Trevor Jackson and kicker Martel Fontenot. Defensive second-teamers were lineman Sylvester Perkins and linebacker Tywan Beardon.
More Broncos honored
Zachary’s senior volleyball player Keandra Williams was named to The Advocate’s 2014 All-Metro team. Williams led the Broncos with 275 kills, a .351 hitting percentage, 64 blocks and 32 aces. Zachary High’s Anna Williams was named honorable mention.
Three girls from Zachary were named to the Division 1, District 2 All-District volleyball team. Junior Lauren Kinchen joined both Williams. Coach Madeline Blanchard-Gugich was named Co-Coach of the Year along with St. Joseph Academy’s Sivi Miller.
Clayton Franklin of Zachary earned a spot on the All-Metro Swimming team after placing third in the 50 freestyle (23.05 seconds) as ZHS finished second at the Capitol City Swim League Championships.
Red Stick Bowl
Zachary senior wide receiver Chris Carrier got the 13th annual Red Stick Bowl started with a bang when he caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from Dunham School’s Jyron Walker on a halfback pass. The score staked the Rough Riders to an early 7-0 lead over the Black Knights, and Carrier’s squad cruised to a 35-23 victory.
Vikings earn recognition
Northeast defensive lineman Leroy Roddy earned a spot on this year’s Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A all-state football team. Roddy led the Vikings to the state semifinals this year, notching 41 solo tackles, 49 assists, nine tackles for loss and 31 1/2 sacks in 10 games.
Roddy was also named to the All-Metro team and the District 6-2A All-District squad. Also selected for first-team all-district were linebacker Dominick Yates, linebacker Marvin Minor and defensive back Marvin Ramsey. Named to the second team were defensive linemen Lakendrick Robinson Jr. and defensive back Jarmon Bradford.
Senior Pearl Jones of Northeast was named to The Advocate’s All-Metro volleyball team and the Division IV, District 2 All-District team. She averaged 10 kills per contest and had 187 kills, 78 digs and 61 blocks.
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