Instead of a sophomore slump, there was triumph for Brown, who led the Broncos to their second LHSAA Class 5A title in three seasons. He completed 129 of 233 passes for 2,125 yards and 24 touchdowns. Brown also rushed for a team-high 1,188 yards and 20 more TDs.


Tyre Golmond • RB • Denham Springs

In addition to rushing for 1,211 yards 16 TDs in the regular season, he also became the Yellow Jackets’ all-time leading rusher.

Trenton Charles • RB • Scotlandville

Had multiple 200-yard games and helped the Hornets to the Division I semifinals with 1,225 rushing yards and 12 TDs.

Cade Nelson • RB  • St. Amant

The driving force behind the Gators’ running game churned out 1,657 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns in 12 games.

Grant Alexander • WR • St. Amant

Led area Class 5A/4A receivers with 41 catches for 713 yards and eight touchdowns for the Gators in the regular season.

Tehran Daggs • WR • McKinley

Proved to be a powerful weapon all season for the Panthers. He finished with 46 catches for 707 yards and nine TDs.

Vernon Powell • WR • Scotlandville

Was a powerful presence before a season-ending injury, making 29 catches for 535 yards and 11 touchdowns in just seven games.

Prince Pines • OL • Tara

Made an immediate impact in his only Class 4A season by paving the way for a 1,000-yard rusher.

Blake Anderson • OL • Zachary

Called one of the top linemen in Class 5A by opposing coaches and was the leader of the Broncos’ line.

Cameron Wire • OL • East Ascension

Played through a knee injury and powered through opposing defenses to lead a balanced offense.

Benji Stansel • OL • Parkview Baptist

The Eagles typically put their offensive production on the line, and Stansel shouldered the lead role.

Raymond Pope • OL • Scotlandville

Was equally adept at run- and pass-blocking for a Hornets offense that tallied 4,827 yards in 11 games.

Martell Fontenot • K • Zachary

Booting three field goals in the semifinals was one highlight for this four-year starter who was 14 for 18 overall.

Wayne Toussant • ATH • Plaquemine

A one-stop shop for firepower with 866 rushing yards, 526 yards receiving yards, 366 return yards and 19 touchdowns.




After taking some lumps early in the year, Brady was at the heart of a ZHS defense that delivered plenty of heavy hits en route to another 5A title. The junior finished the season with 82 tackles with 24 tackles for loss, 5 forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.


Johnny Johnson • DL  • St. Amant

Managed to make nearly all plays count with 72 tackles, 22 hurries, 16 tackles for loss and 13 sacks.

Elijah Reames • DL • Catholic

Was an impact performer on the front line with 53 solo tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 10½ sacks.

Myles Kinchen • DL • Live Oak

Two-way lineman led the Eagles to their first quarterfinal berth with 56 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and three sacks.

William Myles • DL • Scotlandville

Tallied 79 tackles, including 50 solos for the Hornets, along with 17 tackles for loss and eight sacks.

Cole Mayet • LB • Parkview Baptist

Did it all for the Eagles with 97½ tackles, 17½ sacks, 11 quarterback hurries and eight tackles for loss.

Adrian Johnson • LB • East Ascension

The Spartans’ man in the middle had 85 tackles, four tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions.

Andrew Gauthier • LB • Catholic

Made plenty of plays, tallying 83 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four sacks and three forced fumbles.

Kelvin Joseph • DB • Scotlandville

U.S. Army Bowl-bound senior compiled 113 tackles, including 82 solos, nine tackles for loss and three interceptions.

Van’Shon Grayson • DB • Dutchtown

Continued the Griffins’ “DB High” tradition with 38 tackles, 21 assists, 10 tackles for loss and six interceptions.

Xavier Lodge • DB • Woodlawn

The Panthers’ defensive ‘quarterback’ had 62 tackles, 19 assists, seven tackles, one sack and one interception.

Jimel London • DB • East Ascension

A true dual threat for the Spartans with 31 tackles and three interceptions along with 1,240 yards on offense.

Blake Davis • P • Catholic

Led all area punters by averaging 44.9 yards on 43 punts and had 22 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

Patrick Mensah • RS • Catholic

A 57-yard punt return in the Division I final is part of the story. Had 670 kick/punt return yards with three TDs.



The phrase “best two out of three” takes on new meaning for the Broncos and their coach.

Brewerton (105-36), in his fourth season at Zachary, notched his 100th career win and led the Broncos to their second Class 5A title in three years.