OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER

ANTHONY ‘POOKA’ WILLIAMS

HAHNVILLE • RB • 5-9, 170, Sr.

Williams had one of the most prolific rushing seasons in Louisiana high school history. He rushed for 3,128 yards and 37 touchdowns on 315 carries in 15 games as the Tigers compiled a 12-3 record, which included an 11-game winning streak.

Williams also caught eight passes for 169 yards and a touchdown, returned six kickoffs for 333 yards and a touchdown and returned three punts for 64 yards and a TD. He fnished with 242 points via 40 touchdowns and one two-point conversion run.

The Kansas signee culminated his career with 220 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries in Hahnville’s 34-14 loss to Zachary in the Class 5A championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

OFFENSE

LANCE LEGENDRE • QB

Warren Easton • 6-2, 200, Jr.

Dynamic dual threat accounted for 2,019 yards, 24 TDs with his passing (1,613, 17 TDs) and running (406, 7 TDs).

CHRIS PENTON • QB

Lakeshore • 6-0, 175, Sr.

Totaled 4,106 yards, 51 TDs with his passing (3,789 yards, 43 TDs) and running (317, 8 TDs) to lead Lakeshore to its first state final.

TERRELL BROWN • RB

Ehret • 6-0, 190, Jr.

Patriots tailback rushed 186 times for 1,680 yards and 20 touchdowns, including three in a thrilling 46-41 win over Hahnville.

DEVIN BRUMFIELD • RB

Covington • 5-11, 220, Sr.

Carried 312 times for 2,307 yards, 25 TDs to lead the District 6-5A champions to the Class 5A quarterfinalists.

KEJOHN BATISTE • WR

Covington • 6-2, 180, Sr.

Caught 58 passes for 1,019 yards, 11 TDs in Lions’ advance to 5A state quarterfinals.

JACOB BERNARD • WR

Lakeshore • 5-11, 195, Jr.

Had monstrous numbers with 59 receptions, 1,298 yards and 14 TDs. Scored another 10 TDs via eight rushes, one kickoff and one punt return.

JA’MARR CHASE • WR

Rummel • 6-1, 195, Sr.

District 9-5A Offensive MVP and returning All-Metro performer, caught 61 passes for 1,011 yards, 15 TDs for Division I state quarterfinals.

DEVANTE JASON • WR

Landry-Walker • 6-4, 220, Sr.

Returning All-Metro selection, Mississippi State signee caught 41 passes for 732 yards and 10 TDs.

GLENN BEAL • TE

John Curtis • 6-5, 260, Sr.

Outstanding blocker who caught 14 passes for 259 yards, 2 TDs with a long of 83 yards for Catholic League champions.

TORIN BORNE • G

Hahnville • 6-0, 315, Sr.

Rare four-year starter as offensive lineman at the Class 5A level, top blocker for 3,000-yard rusher Anthony “Pooka’’ Williams.

AHMAD BRADLEY • G

Ehret • 6-2, 300, Jr.

All-District 8-5A selection who cleared way for two of area’s top yardage producers in RB Terrell Brown and QB Travis Mumphry.

LEMAR JOHNS • C

Karr • 5-10, 250, Sr.

Leader of an offensive line that cleared the way for 402 yards rushing, six TDs rushing in Class 4A state finals.

TYREE JONES • T

Karr • 5-11, 275, Sr.

Another prime time blocker for a Karr team that won two consecutive Class 4A state titles for the first time in program history.

WILL WANNER • T

Covington • 6-5, 320, Sr.

Three-year starter and top blocker for Brumfield and the Class 5A state quarterfinalists.

JAVON ANTONIO • ATH

East St. John • 6-4, 215, Sr.

Returning All-Metro selection, he played wide receiver as a senior and caught 39 passes for 965 yards and 12 TDs.

COLLIN GUGGENHEIM • ATH

John Curtis • 6-0, 185, So.

Totaled 2,011 yards, 25 TDs with his running (976 yards, 18 TDs) and passing (1,035, 7 TDs) for Division I state finalist.

CORIONE HARRIS • ATH

Landry-Walker • 6-1, 185, Sr.

Kansas signee as a DB accounted for 1,710 yards, 25 TDs with his passing (1,138 yards, 13 TDs) and running (572, 12 TDs) as starting QB.

IZEA HURST • ATH

Carver • 5-9, 170, Sr.

Rams QB accounted for 2,286 yards, 35 TDs with his passing (1,893 yards, 22 TDs) and running (393, 13 TDs).

DOUGLAS SAAVEDRA • K

Chalmette • 5-10, 160, Sr.

Two-time All-District 8-5A selection, kicked seven field goals with a long of 52 yards along with 38 PATs in scoring 59 points.

OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER

DAMIEN TATE

WARREN EASTON • S • 5-10, 180, Sr.

Tate represents another illustration of the fact that size does not always matter. A 5-foot-10, 180-pound three-way standout as a defensive back, wide receiver and return specialist, this Tulane signee was an impact player all over the field for the Class 4A state semifinalists.

A returning All-Metro selection, four-year starter and member of the program’s 2014 Class 4A state finalists, Tate recorded 39 tackles, two tackles for loss, broke up 11 passes and intercepted five passes as a senior, proving that height isn’t the only way to measure talent.

“If you really have the heart and the dedication toward what you want to do, you’re going to get the job done, and you’re going to do what you’ve got to do,” Tate said.

DEFENSE

RONELL BURBANK • DL

Edna Karr • 6-3, 260, Sr.

Excelled against run and pass, recording 41 tackles, 15 tackles for losses, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 passes broken up.

DANTÉ CARTER • DL

St. Augustine • 6-0, 315, Sr.

Catholic League Defensive MVP totaled 45 tackles, 16 tackles for losses, 8 sacks, 2 safeties, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.

JEFFREY HOLMES • DL

Warren Easton • 6-1, 330, Sr.

Recorded 43 tackles with 13 tackles for losses and four sacks as linchpin defensive tackle for Class 4A state semifinalists.

JAMIER JACKSON • DL

Karr • 6-2, 225, Sr.

Extraordinary pass rusher recorded 19 sacks, 39 total tackles, two forced fumbles, one interception and one pass breakup.

JUAN MONJARRES • DL

St. Augustine • 6-3, 225, Sr.

Another huge disruptive force in St. Aug’s defense, recording 65 tackles, 10 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

JAY CURTIS • LB

John Curtis • 6-0, 225, Sr.

Recorded 83 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, six sacks, 13 hurries, four forced fumbles, four recoveries, one INT and three passes defensed.

TYLER GRUBBS • LB

Holy Cross • 6-1, 235, So.

Only a sophomore, recorded 122 tackles with 1½ sacks, seven hurries, three INTs, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two recoveries.

AARON BRULÉ • LB

Rummel • 6-1, 205, Sr.

Recorded 77 tackles with seven tackles for losses, five hurries, two interceptions, one pass breakup, two forced fumbles and one recovery.

MACON CLARK • DB

Destrehan • 6-0, 180, Sr.

District 7-5A Defensive MVP scored four TDs while recording 72 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and two punt blocks.

BRANDON DAVIS • DB

John Curtis • 6-0, 180, Sr.

Top cover cornerback returned two interceptions and one fumble for TDs while recording 31 tackles, six interceptions and 21 passes defensed.

ERICK LASSAIR • DB

Brother Martin • 5-11, 185, Sr.

Crusaders cornerback totaled 10 interceptions for Division I state quarterfinalists.

DARIUS MONROE • DB

East St. John • 6-2, 180, Jr.

All-District cornerback intercepted eight passes, returned two for TDs and recorded 48 tackles and three fumble recoveries.

JOE FOUCHA • ATH

McDONOGH 35 • 6-0, 195, Sr.

District 10-4A Defensive Co-MVP recorded 68 tackles, six forced fumbles, four recoveries (with two returned for TDs) and five interceptions.

TYWAN FRANCIS • ATH

Landry-Walker • 6-0, 185, Sr.

Colorado State signee was District 8-5A Defensive Most Valuable Player and strong safety for three-time district champions.

LYNCOY REYNAUD • ATH

Hahnville • 5-11, 215, Sr.

An end-linebacker, he recorded 123 tackles with 16 sacks, 19 tackles for loss, 22 QB hurries, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick.

L.J. LEONARD • ATH

Salmen • 6-3, 175, Sr.

QB and offensive linchpin averaged 41.9 yards on 33 punts with more than one third of those (13) downed inside opponents’ 20-yard line.

CHAD ALEXANDER • RS

Landry-Walker • 5-8, 170, Jr.

Dynamic running back and All-District 8-5A return specialist for league champions.

COACH OF THE YEAR

CRAIG JONES • Lakeshore

Jones and the Titans achieved the finest season in the eight-year history of Lakeshore football in 2017 with a 14-0 run to the Class 4A state final in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Titans recorded the St. Tammany Parish school’s first undefeated regular season, its first outright district championship and a No. 2 seed in the state playoffs. They beat Pearl River (42-0), Tioga (40-19), Neville (55-24) and Rayne (33-0) before falling to top-seeded Karr 48-26 in the title game.