Class 4-A All-State list released
Although their roads didn’t end where they had hoped entering the Class 4A state football playoffs, both Neville defensive back Andrew Cagle and Lakeshore quarterback Christian Westcott had seasons their respective schools will be talking about for quite some time.
As a result, Cagle was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Defensive Most Valuable Player in 4A, and Westcott was the Offensive MVP.
A defensive lineman and fullback in the 2018 season, Westcott was moved to quarterback in the vaunted Titans offense this past spring, and it certainly paid dividends for coach Craig Jones.
All he did was account for 73 offensive touchdowns, all the while passing for 2,790 yards and 1,367 rushing for 13-1 Lakeshore.
Even in the 64-55 semifinals loss to Warren Easton, Westcott, an All-State player on defense as a junior, proved how dynamic he was in the fourth quarter alone. In his final 12 minutes of high school football, he passed for 279 yards, rushed for 45 more and had his hand in five touchdowns.
In his final two games, he accounted for 16 total touchdowns.
Cagle was a force for the Tigers, which gave up 14 or fewer points in seven of their 11 victories this season.
In all, the District 1-4A Defensive MVP had 73 tackles with four interceptions and six pass breakups. He added two fumble recoveries, and scored two defensive touchdowns.
For Coach of the Year, there was little question Karr’s Brice Brown had done his best work in leading the Cougars to their fourth consecutive Class 4A state championship.
In losing a plethora of seniors from the 2018 team, Karr started the season slow and some wondered if this was the season they finally would be knocked from their perch.
However, following a 47-12 loss to Catholic, the Cougars quickly regained their focus and won 10 straight games on the way to another title. They won their first four playoff games in dominating fashion – by an aggregate score of 188-70 – before winning a dogfight for the second consecutive season in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome over rival Warren Easton, 35-34.
Eunice lineman Jordan Oglesby was named to the Defensive first team, while Lane Devillier was placed on the honorable mention list.
LSWA CLASS 4A ALL-STATE
WR Kayshon Boutte Westgate 6-0 180 Sr.
WR Jack Bech St. Thomas More 6-0 170 Jr.
WR Destyn Pazon Karr 6-0 165 Jr.
OL DeWornge Brown Neville 6-3 280 Sr.
OL Cayden Guzzardo Lakeshore 6-0 285 Sr.
OL Zavione Willis Carencro 5-10 235 Sr.
OL Sedrick Van Pran Warren Easton 6-4 275 Sr.
OL Kenneth Bannister Karr 6-4 270 Jr.
QB Caleb Holstein St. Thomas More 6-5 215 Sr.
RB Kendrell Williams Carencro 6-0 195 Jr.
RB Corey Warren Pearl River 5-9 205 Sr.
RB Ashaad Clayton Warren Easton 6-0 210 Sr.
PK Ian Judice Teurlings 6-0 175 Sr.
ATH Christian Westcott Lakeshore 6-0 210 Sr.
DL Jordan Oglesby Eunice 6-1 230 Sr.
DL Tra’Mond Williams Assumption 6-2 190 Sr.
DL Zack Bernard Lakeshore 6-2 250 Sr.
DL Terry Delaney III Tara 6-3 315 Sr.
LB Kellin Burrle Helen Cox 6-0 205 Sr.
LB Germany Powell Bastrop 5-11 226 Sr.
LB Tyrese Martin Breaux Bridge 5-9 175 Sr.
LB Khari Coleman Carver 6-2 217 Sr.
DB Jamie Vance Karr 6-0 170 Sr.
DB Andrew Cagle Neville 5-11 165 Sr.
DB Dominic Zepherin St. Th. More 5-11 175 Jr.
DB Bailey Despanie Carencro 6-2 170 Jr.
P Ben Tate Teurlings 5-10 175 Jr.
KR Le’Veon Moss Istrouma 6-0 180 Jr.
OFFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Christian Westcott, Lakeshore
DEFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Andrew Cagle, Neville
COACH OF THE YEAR: Brice Brown, Karr
Tyran Cassie, Assumption; Peyton Parr, South Terrebonne; Jaden Tyler, Assumption; David Lirette, South Terrebonne; Lance Pellegrin, South Terrebonne; Jarred Whitrack, Ellender; Will Campbell, Neville; Andrew Brister, Neville; Derryck Dorsey, Neville; Tikey Reese, Neville; Jabez Thompson, Bastrop; Terrion Morgan, Bastrop; Devin Weilbaecher, Lakeshore; BJ Foster, Lakeshore; Mikell Marco, Salmen; Jalyn Thurman, DeRidder; James Christy, LaGrange; Jalyn Williams, LaGrange; Caleb Gallashaw, Leesville; D’Ante Gallashaw, Leesville; Jomarion Lilly, Tioga; Amery Edwards, Tioga; Ja’Darion Byrd, Peabody; Dartrevien Girod, Breaux Bridge; Kenneth Ravare, Tioga; Darius Sawyer, Leesville; Detraveon Brown, Northwood; David Atkins, North DeSoto; Ethan Howard, Cecilia; Luke Howard, St. Thomas More; Noah Allain, Leesville; Hunter Porche, Vandebilt Catholic; Nick Wolf, St. Thomas More; Ashton Francis, Westgate; Brandon Auguillard, Rayne; Jatavionne Lotts, Tioga; Zaquavion Watson, Bolton; Lane Devillier, Eunice; Leonard Kelly, Karr; Darius Gilliam, North Vermilion; Gavan Courville, Breaux Bridge; Blake McGehee, Tioga; Blake Shapen, Evangel Christian; Ron Roberts, Rayne; Zyion Madison, Westgate; Cameron Cannon, St. Thomas More; Kris Stewart, Peabody; Luke Bogan, Northwood; Kavion Martin, Breaux Bridge; Denarious Journet, Cecilia; Antonio Logan, Tioga; Trey White, Evangel Christian; Jakobe Brock, Tioga; Tre Brass, Peabody; Jacob Trahan, St. Thomas More; JaMarcus Monroe, Rayne; R.J. Tripp, Teurlings; Chandler Rhodes, Vandebilt Catholic; Blayne Delahoussaye, Westgate; Braden Heck, Vandebilt Catholic; Jack Pitre, South Lafourche; Thomas Miles, Peabody; Lynarise Elpheage Jr., Carver.