Add more postseason honors for the Zachary football team.
MaxPreps and the Army National Guard presented the Broncos with a national ranking trophy, one of 50 presented across the nation Friday.
The Broncos, who finished the season ranked 64th in the final MaxPreps ranking, are the only Louisiana team to receive this honor.
The school received a trophy and a banner during a pep rally in the school’s gym. Quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. and linebacker Ty’wan Beardon received individual MVP honors.
Zachary won the Class 5A state title, the school’s first football state title, in December.
“It’s February, and we’re still talking about this football team,” Zachary coach David Brewerton said.
“I just want to say thank you. I want to say thank you so much to our student body and to our faculty and administration.
“For MaxPreps and the National Guard to honor the Zachary football program as being one of the top ones in the country means a great deal.”
Soccer teams needed
The Advocate is compiling a list of all-district soccer teams from the Baton Rouge area for publication. Only a few schools has submitted teams so far.
Please send all-district soccer teams to Robin Fambrough at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Dawson preseason All-America
Parkview Baptist shortstop Nicky Dawson was selected to the MaxPreps Preseason All-America softball team.
Dawson, an LSU signee, hit .609 as a junior with a 1.030 slugging percentage. The Advocate’s All-Metro MVP for Classes 3A and below had 59 stolen bases and drove in 41 runs.
DSHS Hall of Fame
Nominations are sought for the sixth class of the Denham Springs High/Sport-N-Center Athletic Hall of Fame.
Guidelines for nominations can be found on the school’s website at www.denhamspringshs.org or can be picked up at the school office. Nominations will be accepted between Feb. 1 and March 31.
Contact Jim Spring at (225) 588-0366 for additional information.
St. John of Plaquemine seeks a head volleyball and/or head girls basketball coach for 2016-17.
Applicants should email a resume, cover letter and references to SJHS Athletic Director Chris Harrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Baton Rouge High standout Mikiah Brisco of LSU ran the nation’s fourth-fastest time (8.06 seconds) in the 60-meter hurdles during the Friday night Twilight meet at LSU.
Brisco now ranks among the nation’s indoor leaders in the 60-meter dash and hurdles.
Compiled by Robin Fambrough