OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER
DEREK TURNER • QB • West Feliciana
Turner was the driving force behind West Feliciana’s first Class 3A state championship. He accounted for more than 2,300 total yards and 35 touchdowns — passing for 1,396 yards and 19 TDs along with 1,049 yards rushing and 16 scores.
“Derek had an outstanding senior season,” West Feliciana coach Robb Odom said. “He did everything that was asked of him and more to make sure this team had an opportunity to reach its goals.”
JAYLIN WILLIAMS • QB • Donaldsonville
Completed 55 percent of his passes for 2,169 yards and 24 touchdowns. Added 467 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
MICHAEL HOLLINS • RB • University
Catalyst for Cubs with 186 carries for 1,571 yards and 34 TDs. Also caught 16 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown.
TYRESE WALKER • RB • Madison Prep
Earned second straight All-Metro honor with 205 carries for 1,432 yards (7.0 yards per carry) and 20 TDs.
DAVON HARRIS • RB • West Feliciana
Registered 1,049 yards and 15 TDs on 105 carries — a healthy 10 yards per carry — to go with 25 catches for 515 yards and 7 TDs.
JAKOB FUDGE • OL • West Feliciana
Repeat All-Metro selection is regarded as a relentless, hard-nosed leader and was a four-year starter for Saints, who averaged 40.2 points.
HOOTIE FREEMAN • OL • Episcopal
Versatile lineman who played on both right and left side of offensive line, helping Knights average 36.4 points and 330 total yards per game.
PAUL PHILLIPS • OL • University
Cubs’ center, the team’s most physical lineman, was the leader of a unit that produced a 1,000-yard rusher and 2,000-yard passer.
CHARLIE GIANELLONI • OL • Ascension Catholic
Guard was a big part of ACHS’ running game, which averaged 310 yards. Regarded for his technical ability and playing bigger than his size.
KARDELL THOMAS • OL • Southern Lab
Thomas, an LSU commitment and one of the nation’s best, had a big role in success of the offense, effective on the ground and through the air.
CLAUDE COLEMAN • WR • Baker
Topped the group of All-Metro receivers with 57 catches for 1,024 yards (17.96 yards per catch) and nine touchdowns.
JASCENT SCOTT • WR • Northeast
Provided Vikings with big-play threat, averaging 27.5 yards per catch with 29 receptions for 801 yards and 15 touchdowns.
CHRISTIAN HARRIS • WR • University
Big vertical threat in Cubs’ championship offense with 37 catches for 661 yards (17.86 yards per catch) and seven touchdowns.
LUKE STELLY • K • West Feliciana
Integral part of the Saints offense with 97 points, including 73 of 76 extra points and 8 of 14 field goals with a long of 44 yards.
OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER
BRYTON CONSTANTIN • LB • University
Constantin enjoyed a breakthrough season at linebacker for Division II state champions, anchoring one of the area’s top defensive units. Totaled 104 tackles with 23 stops behind the line of scrimmage, 6 sacks, recovered a fumble and returned an interception for a TD.
“Bryton was a tremendous playmaker for our defense,” U-High coach Chad Mahaffey said. “He was difficult to block for most offenses and was able to cause problems in both the run and pass games.”
ZAKK McKEEHAN • DL • West Feliciana
A consistent run stopper, he totaled 57 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, eight hurries, three sacks and three forced fumbles.
DONALD BERNIARD • DL • University
Was a force in the middle, registering 45 tackles with 10 stops behind the line, causing one fumble and recovering another.
TAHJ BROWN • DL • Donaldsonville
The Houston commitment played significant role in success of Tigers’ defense with 73 tackles, 10 stops for losses, and four sacks.
JASON DUMAS • DL • St. James
Led the Wildcats interior with 74 tackles, 22 stops behind the line of scrimmage, six sacks and five forced fumbles.
DAMONE CLARK • LB • Southern Lab
The LSU commitment nailed down a second consecutive All-Metro selection with 81 tackles and eight quarterback sacks.
RIYAN COTTON • LB • West Feliciana
Leading tackler for Class 3A state champions with 115 tackles, 29 stops for losses, 16 QB hurries and nine sacks.
SHAWN PRESTON • LB • St. James
The Mississippi State commitment topped the Wildcats with 81 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, four QB sacks, three caused fumbles and two INTs.
DEREK STINGLEY JR. • DB • The Dunham School
Led area with 11 interceptions, three returned for TDs. He also had 64 tackles and six pass breakups. Allowed one complete pass in 18 targets.
JORDAN CLARK • DB • University
Was a shutdown corner for Cubs with 3 interceptions and 11 pass breakups. Also registered 43 tackles.
DeANDRE BROWN • DB • Brusly
One of two repeat performers on the defense. Topped the All-Metro secondary with 84 tackles with 13 stops for loss and an interception.
RUSS ST. ROMAIN • P • Episcopal
Had a total of 23 punts for 1,023 yards for a 40.92-yard average for the Knights, who reached the Division III quarterfinals.
DAVON HARRIS • KR • West Feliciana
Served as a dynamic weapon on special teams with a 34-yard average and two TDs on kickoff returns and 10.5-yard average on punt returns.
COACH OF THE YEAR
CHAD MAHAFFEY • University
Mahaffey knows perfection, having guided U-High (13-0) to its fourth undefeated regular season and second overall perfect season capped by a 45-19 victory over De La Salle for the Division II state title. What made the Cubs’ season stand out from their perfect campaign in 2014 was the fact they defeated both the state champions in both Division I (Catholic High) and Class 5A (Zachary) during this run to the school’s fourth state title.