Riverside quarterback Jordan Loving only got a chance to play 10 games his senior season.

Seven in the regular season and three in the playoffs.

But Loving still managed to throw for 2,936 yards and 29 touchdowns to help lead the Rebels to the semifinals of the Division III playoffs.

For his efforts, he was named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 2A All-State team.

Riverside had only eight games on its schedule, but the game against South Plaquemines was canceled because of threatening weather because of Hurricane Nate.

Loving still managed to put up monster numbers one season after helping his school win the Division III state championship.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Loving's best performance came in a 38-34 loss to Rummel. Loving threw for 545 yards and four touchdowns.

Loving is one of four Riverside players to be named to the all-state team.

Junior receiver Kash Foley, one of Loving's main targets, also was chosen. Foley caught 66 passes for 994 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Rebels also had two defensive players make the team.

Linebacker Jared Hymel and defensive back Garland Robertson also were selected.

Hymel led Riverside with 101 tackles to go with two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble. Robertson, who was named Defensive Most Valuable Player in Division 9-2A, had 40 tackles and two interceptions. He returned one of his interceptions for a touchdown. He also returned three kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns.

Newman offensive lineman Ryan White was the only other area player to earn All-state honors.

White is a two-time all district pick who helped the Greenies finish 11-1 and advance to the Division III semifinals.

Quarterback Zach Hayes of Welsh was named Offensive Most Valuable Player after throwing for 2,636 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Dantrieze Scott of Ferriday is the Defensive Most Valuable Player after recording 101 tackles, 49 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and two interceptions.

Catholic-New Iberia's Brent Indest was voted Coach of the Year. Indest led the Panthers to a 12-1 record and Division III state championship.


Position Name School Ht. Wt. Class

WR Rashad Naylor Rayville 5-9 160 Sr.

WR Da’Ren Zeno Welsh 6-0 180 Jr.

WR Kash Foley Riverside 6-0 170 Jr.

OL Dare Rosenthal Ferriday 6-7 305 Sr.

OL Mitchell Fruge Notre Dame 6-2 240 Sr.

OL O’Cyrus Torrence St. Helena 6-6 330 Jr.

OL Ryan White Newman 6-2 210 Sr.

OL Harrison Schexnayder Catholic-NI 5-11 210 Sr.

QB Jordan Loving Riverside 6-3 305 Sr.

RB A.J. Carter Many 6-1 221 Sr.

RB Donovan Haynes Mangham 6-0 180 Sr.

RB Jadan Stokes Catholic-NI 5-8 165 Sr.

PK John William Lamm Notre Dame 6-1 185 Jr.

ATH Zach Hayes Welsh 6-1 170 Sr.


Position Name School Ht. Wt. Class

DL Ishmael Sopsher Amite 6-5 285 Jr.

DL Dantrieze Scott Ferriday 6-5 245 Sr.

DL Alex Gardiner Notre Dame 5-9 235 Sr.

DL Joey McNeely Kinder 6-4 295 Sr.

LB Jared Hymel Riverside 6-2 215 Sr.

LB Aaron Hurst St. Helena 5-11 185 Sr.

LB Alec Iguess Welsh 6-0 205 Sr.

LB Thomas Stevens Notre Dame 5-11 205 Sr.

DB Garland Robertson Riverside 5-11 165 Sr.

DB Tobias Williams Many 5-11 180 Sr.

DB Derek Stingley Dunham 6-1 180 Jr.

DB Cam Dumas Episcopal 5-9 165 Sr.

P Russ St. Romain Episcopal 5-9 165 Sr.

KR Tony St. Julien Vinton 5-11 180 Sr.




Honorable mention: Pearse Migl, Welsh; Devonta Lee, Amite; Demondre Young, Lakeview; Hayden Hudson, Mangham; Drake Carroll, Menard; Da’Minya Milligan, Ferriday; Seth Shirley, Rosepine; Miliak Hayward, Oakdale; Nick Moorman, Northlake Christian; Shacori Collier, Many; Troy Hurst, St. Helena; James Powell, Rayville; Mason Hale, Delhi Charter; Michael Williams, Dunham; Diallo Landry, Catholic-NI; Jake Cooper, DeQuincy; Sam Robichaux, Catholic-NI; Parker Founds, Many; Randy Gayden Mangham; John Daigle, Welsh; Scott Wisby, Rosepine; Jordan Cordova Kinder; Hayden Williber, Bunkie; Warner Simon, Catholic-NI; Mac Kelly, Ascension Episcopal; Broc Romero, Catholic-NI; Joshua Tinnerello, Winnfield; Cam Nelson, Notre Dame.

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