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Hahnville High School senior Pooka Williams scores the first touchdown of the game against John Ehret High School in Harvey, La., on Friday, Sept.8, 2017.

Advocate photo by Shawn Fink

Add another honor for Hahnville running back Anthony "Pooka " Williams.

Williams was named Offensive Player of the Year on USA Today's All-Louisiana football team released Wednesday.

It is the second honor in three days for the 5-foot-9, 165- pound running back who was named Offensive Player of the Year on The New Orleans Advocate's All-Metro Team for Large Schools on Monday.

Williams, who signed with Kansas on Friday, finished the season with 3,128 yards and 37 rushing touchdowns in leading the Tigers to the Class 5A state championship game.

He 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.

In five playoff games, Williams rushed for 1,403 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Williams was one of five players from the greater New Orleans area to be named to the first-team offense. His teammate, offensive lineman Larry Dixon was also selected to the team.

They were joined on the offense by Covington running back Devin Brumfield, Rummel receiver Ja'Marr Chase and John Curtis tight end Glenn Beal.

Brumfield, who has committed to Texas Tech, rushed for 2,307 yards and 25 touchdown to lead the Lions to the District 6-5A championship and to the Class 5A quarterfinals.

Chase, who was offensive Most Valuable Player in the Catholic League, caught 61 passes for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns this seadon for the Raiders.  

Beal caught 14 passes for 259 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Catholic League champion Patriots.

Two local players were named to the first team-defense.

De La Salle defensive lineman Jamiran James, named Defensive Player of the Year on The New Orleans Advocate's All-Metro Team for Small Schools as a junior and a senior, was selected. James, a Tulane signee, finished with 76 tackles, four sacks and one fumble recovery to help the Cavaliers reach the Division II championship game.

Karr defensive back Devin Bush, a junior, was also a first-team pick.

The second-team had a local flavor as well, with seven players (two offense, five defense) making it.

Lakeshore quarterback Chris Penton, who accounted for 4,106 yards and 51 touchdowns, was the second-team quarterback. Penton, who helped the Titans reach the Class 4A state championship game, threw for 3,789 yards and 43 touchdowns and ran for 317 yards and eight touchdowns.

He was joined on the second-team offense by Karr offensive lineman Titus Jones, who helped the Cougars win their second straight Class 4A title.

Local players chosen to the second-team defense were: Lakeshore defensive lineman Tylan Driver, Landry-Walker defensive lineman Josh Smith, Curtis defensive back Donald Clay, Easton defensive back Chester Kimbrough and De La Salle defensive back Lance Robinson.

Robinson signed with Kansas State last Wednesday.

Scotlandville's Kelvon Joseph was named Defensive Player of the Year.

Robert Arvie, who led Richwood to the Class 3A state title game, was named Coach of the Year.

Follow Rod Walker on Twitter, @rwalkeradvocate.