Marcantel earns All-State honors
Longtime rivals Oak Grove and Ouachita Christian accomplished the rarest of feats in bringing two state championships to District 2-1A.
Both combined for 11 first-team selections to the Class 1A All-State team voted by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Class 1A state champion Oak Grove led the way with seven players on the first team.
OCS quarterback Hunter Herring received the Offensive Most Valuable Player award after helping the Eagles capture the Division IV state title. Herring became the first quarterback in school history to run and pass for over 1,000 yards in the same season, amassing 2,919 total yards and 52 touchdowns.
Linebacker Collin Chatman of Oberlin was honored as the Defensive Most Valuable Player. Chatman made 141 tackles, including 19 tackles-for-a-loss, and had seven sacks for an Oberlin team that began the Class 1A playoffs as the second overall seed and reached the semifinals.
Coach of the Year David Simoneaux led Catholic-Pointe Coupee to a Division IV runner-up finish, which was the school’s first championship-game appearance since 1978.
St. Edmund senior standout Peyton Marcantel was added to the honorable mention list.
Marcantel finished the season with 1,373 yards rushing on 194 attempts with 11 touchdowns on the season. He also threw for three touchdowns.
On defense, Marcantel had 32 tackles, two quarterback sacks, five tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and an interception.
LSWA CLASS 1A ALL-STATE FOOTBALL
WR Keon Coleman Opelousas Catholic 6-4 185 Jr.
WR Reginald Johnson Southern Lab 6-2 190 Sr.
TE Dalton Allen Oak Grove 6-3 230 Jr.
OL Grant Mashaw Ouachita Christian 6-1 210 Sr.
OL Cole Pennock Oak Grove 6-2 275 Sr.
OL Nick Hilliard Ascension Catholic 6-2 300 Sr.
OL Reed Lambert Catholic-PC 6-4 240 Sr.
OL Gabe Carlson Gueydan 5-10 204 Sr.
QB Hunter Herring Ouachita Christian 6-4 200 Jr.
RB Ron Craten Oak Grove 5-11 215 Jr.
RB Jai Williams Ascension Catholic 5-11 180 Sr.
RB Matthew Langlois Catholic-PC 6-0 180 Jr.
PK Jared Joubert Oberlin 5-10 155 Sr.
ATH Javier Batiste White Castle 5-11 190 Sr.
DL Zyron Wilson West St. John 6-2 265 Sr.
DL Donovan Green Opelousas Catholic 6-0 250 Sr.
DL Kenean Caldwell Oak Grove 6-3 315 Sr.
DL Bert Hale Oak Grove 6-4 330 Sr.
LB Andre Leblanc Vermilion Catholic 5-8 185 Sr.
LB Collin Chatman Oberlin 6-1 210 Sr.
LB Ethan Hogan Ouachita Christian 5-10 205 Sr.
LB Jabar Triplett Southern Lab 6-1 215 Sr.
DB Will Fitzhugh Ouachita Christian 5-11 185 Sr.
DB Micah Cifreo Catholic-PC 5-10 170 Sr.
DB Brayden Richard Grand Lake 5-11 195 Sr.
DB Deuce Clement Oak Grove 5-11 180 Jr.
P Will Ellender St. Frederick 5-11 160 Sr.
KR Otis Moore Oak Grove 5-10 165 Sr.
OFFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Hunter Herring, Ouachita Christian
DEFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Collin Chatman, Oberlin
COACH OF THE YEAR: David Simoneaux, Catholic-Pointe Coupee
Nathan Hebb, Central Catholic; Michael Anthony Hill, Central Catholic; Tyler Williams, Country Day; Saul Dartez, Vermilion Catholic; Bud Holloway, Oak Grove; Jared Joubert, Oberlin; Patrick Mims, Logansport; Hunter Daigneault, LaSalle; Evan Bergeron, Westminster Christian; Trey Carrier, Opelousas Catholic; Colin Mier, Vermilion Catholic; Karter Cooley, East Beauregard; Justin Ibieta Country Day; Drew Lege, Vermilion Catholic; Levi Peloquin, Oberlin; Cade Hart, Calvary Baptist; Wantrell Williams, West St. John; Moe Maxile, Vermilion Catholic; Landon Devillier, Westminster Christian; Mikel Auge, Montgomery; Trevor Rider, Oberlin; Isaiah Ceasar, Basile; Marcus Williams, White Castle; Isaiah Brown, Calvary Baptist; Xavier Simpson, Logansport; Gage Larvadain, Riverside Academy; Angelo Izzard, Southern Lab; Peyton Marcantel, St, Edmund; J.T. Turner, Montgomery; John David Johnson, Montgomery; Damon LaGrande, St. Mary’s; Kendrick Fontenot, Hamilton Christian; Clifton Mosley, Calvary Baptist; Lane Breaux, Gueydan; Alex Fontenot, Oberlin; LaCadrian Grant, Logansport; Gordon Bennett, St. Frederick; Cameron Thomas, Calvary Baptist; Dakori Lewis, Hamilton Christian; Adrian Brown, Hamilton Christian; Eli Extine, Ouachita Christian; Justin Hollins, East Iberville; Kenyon Andrews, Southern Lab; Davidiyone Bias, Central Catholic.