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Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Ascension Catholic head coach Drey Trosclair speaks with quarterback Daniel Mattingly (12) during a September game.

Ascension Catholic coach Drey Trosclair couldn’t contain his excitement after learning he had been selected as the Coach of the Year on the LSWA’s Class 1A All-State football team.

“This is so cool,” Trosclair said. “I don’t have words to describe this. It is amazing really, to be recognized, and also for our players and the other kids who made it.”

Trosclair coached the Bulldogs to an 11-3 record that included a runner-up finish in select Division IV. It was ACHS’ first appearance in a title game in 25 years.

The Bulldogs  coach shares top billing on the LSWA team with West St. John running back Kylan Duhe and Oak Grove defensive lineman Fred Middleton. The team was selected by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.

Duhe, a junior, powered the Rams to the Class 1A title with over 2,000 of total offense, including 1,704 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns. Middleton finished his senior year with 78 tackles and 14 sacks for 1A semifinalist OGHS.

Duhe was one of four WSJ players on the LSWA team. Class 1A runner-up Kentwood, a District 6-1A rival of Ascension Catholic, placed three players on the team — receiver Trey Palmer (41 catches, 917 yards, 13 TDs), running back Larry Carter (1,647 yards rushing, 25 TDs) and offensive lineman Eric Dunn.

ACHS and Southern Lab each placed two players on the team. Running back Jai Williams (1,628 rushing yards, 21 TDs) and defensive lineman Charlie Gianelloni (93 tackles 13 tackles for loss) are the Bulldogs on the team. Offensive lineman Kardell Thomas and linebacker Damone Clark (81 tackles, nine sacks) represent Southern Lab.

LSWA Class 1A All-State Football Chart

OFFENSE

Position Name School Ht. Wt. Class

WR Trey Palmer Kentwood 6-1 185 Jr.

WR Kris Constantine Vermilion Catholic 6-0 150 Sr.

WR John Stephens Logansport 6-4 205 Sr.

OL Eric Dunn Kentwood 6-4 255 Sr.

OL John Bolding Oak Grove 6-4 305 Sr.

OL Calieb Batiste West St. John 6-3, 290 Sr.

OL Beau Badon Lafayette Christian 6-0 205 Sr.

OL Kardell Thomas Southern Lab 6-5 330 Jr.

QB Dalton Shaw Logansport 5-10 170 Sr.

RB Kylan Duhe West St. John 5-10 185 Jr.

RB Jai Williams Ascension Catholic 5-10 170 So.

RB Larry Carter Kentwood 5-11 220 Jr.

ATH Aaron Howell St. Mary’s 6-3 210 Sr.

PK Colin LaHaye Lafayette Christian 5-11 165 Jr.

DEFENSE

Position Name School Ht. Wt. Class

DL Fred Middleton Oak Grove 6-1 195 Sr.

DL Ben Slusher Cedar Creek 5-11 225 Sr.

DL Covan Barnes West St. John 6-1 225 Sr.

DL Charlie Gianelloni Ascension Catholic 5-10 205 Sr.

LB Wyatt Rawls Oak Grove 5-9 200 Jr.

LB Damone Clark Southern Lab 6-3 220 Sr.

LB Andre Reed Basile 5-10 185 Jr.

LB Martin Lee Lafayette Christian 5-11 200 Jr.

DB Will Fitzhugh Ouachita Christian 5-11 175 So.

DB Wantrell Williams West St. John 5-11 187 So.

DB Jarrious Jackson Logansport 5-9 165 Sr.

DB Ford Sparks St. Frederick 5-11 150 Jr.

P Keyshawn Lyons Elton 5-10 190 Sr.

KR Sage Ryan Lafayette Christian 5-10 180 Fr.

OFFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: KYLAN DUHE, WEST ST. JOHN

DEFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: FRED MIDDLETON OAK GROVE

COACH OF THE YEAR: DREY TROSCLAIR, ASCENSION CATHOLIC

Honorable mention: Bryce Wallace, Ouachita Christian; Kevin Fair, Delhi; Trenton Grow, West St. John; Bailey Shelton, St. Mary’s; Derrick Finley, Elton; Sage Ryan, Lafayette Christian; Peyton Dinger, Centerville; Brett Bailey, West St. John; Jayuan Pierce, West St. John; Eli Stringer, LaSalle; Logan LeJeune, Elton; Donald Gray, Oak Grove; Tresmin Brown, Logansport; Matthew Nelson, St. Mary’s; Darnell Robinson, Elton; Chris Singleton, Central Catholic; Matthew LeBourgeois, Centerville; Ty Davis, Southern Lab; Desmond McCain Merryville; Brandon Williams, Delhi; D’Andre Gaudia, West St, John; Zachary Clement, Lafayette Christian; Kenan Caldwell, Oak Grove; James Monroe Opelousas Catholic; Jonathan Porter, West St. John; Kelon Gardner, West St. John; Cameron Stewart, Block; Kendall Wilkerson, Kentwood; Tyler Guidry, Southern Lab; David Bruce, Oak Grove; Niko Davis, West St. John; Devin Gabriel Logansport; Kason Lashley, Montgomery; Wes Daniel, St. Mary’s; Cooper LeBlanc, Central Catholic; Taydron Lee, Kentwood; Jaylen Dauphin, Lafayette Christian; Slade Bienvenu, St. Mary’s; James Kirklin, Oberlin; Jamar Barber, Ascension Catholic; Gared Beauvais, Catholic-Pointe Coupee; Nathan Carriere, Catholic-Pointe Coupee; Chandler Hay, Cedar Creek; Cedric Banks, Southern Lab; Mason Zeringue, Ascension Catholic; Dontrell Davis, West St. John; Errol Rogers Jr., Lafayette Christian; Je’Corie Ward, Houma Christian School; Damien Pennison, Houma Christian School; Zachariah Trujillo, Houma Christian School; Kavacion Webster, Haynesville; Joseph Evans, Haynesville.