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Two Wreckin’ Rams Make Class 5A All-State Team

(photo by Ryan Baniewicz)
(photo by Ryan Baniewicz)

Class 5A is the land of the heavyweights. Tons of talent comes out of the 5A ranks every year, and two players from Acadiana earned a spot on the All-State team.

The Wreckin’ Rams put two players on the Class 5A All-State team, and five players total made it from District 3-5A. Acadiana, Barbe, Sulphur and Sam Houston were all represented on the roster, proving that steel sharpens steel.

Bralen Trahan did everything aside from fill the water bottles for Acadiana, and the Wreckin’ Rams safety earned himself a spot, along with his fellow teammate, Jonathan Simon. Trahan already committed to play for the Ragin’ Cajuns, where he promises to be a playmaker in the secondary, and Simon is attracting a lot of attention on the offensive line. They were a huge part of Acadiana’s success in 2016, and this is just one of many honors they earned throughout the season.

J’Cobi Skinner represented Sulphur at the running back position, after collecting 2,270 yards on the ground as a senior, and he was joined by one of his offensive linemen, Brennon Broussard, who made honorable mention.

Barbe had four different players that made the list. Receiver Nate Briscoe and defensive lineman Darion Mitchell made the roster, and running back Kirkland Banks and defensive back Raymond Stevenson both earned honorable mention. The Bucs only lost one game during the regular season, and when you look at the talent they had on the roster, it becomes clear why they had so much success on the field.

Sam Houston defensive tackle Myles Simien was the final player from District 3-5A to get his name on the list, which brings the grand total to nine players from the district. Year in and year out, 3-5A produces some of the finest athletes in the state, and 2016 provided more proof of the talent in South Louisiana.

OFFENSE
WR Jorien Vallien, Alexandria, 6-3 185, Jr.
WR Nate Briscoe, Barbe, 5-9 165, Sr.
WR Terrace Marshall, Parkway, 6-4 185, Jr.
OL Jonathan Simon, Acadiana, 6-2 253, Sr.
OL Jacob Ingram, West Monroe, 6-3 272, Jr.
OL Corey Dublin, Jesuit, 6-3 275, Sr.
OL Adrian Ealy, East Ascension, 6-7 300, Sr.
OL Zach Tom, Catholic, 6-3 280, Sr.
QB Keytaon Thompson, Landry-Walker, 6-5 210, Sr.
RB J’Cobi Skinner, Sulphur, 5-10 175, Sr.
RB B. Jordan-Swilling, Brother Martin, 6-1 210, Sr.
RB Anthony Williams, Hahnville, 5-9 160, Jr.
K Briggs Bourgeois, St. Amant, 6-0 200, Sr.
Ath Levi Lewis, Scotlandville, 6-0 185, Sr.

DEFENSE
DL Darion Mitchell, Barbe, 6-0 240, Sr.
DL Tyrique Gibson, Ponchatoula, 6-2 255, Sr.
DL Davin Cotton, Evangel, 6-3 275, Jr.
DL Aaron Moffitt, Catholic, 6-3 260, Sr.
LB Anthony Ford, Covington, 6-0 200, Sr.
LB Derrick Munson, Rummel, 6-0 180, Sr.
LB John Bailey Gullatt, West Monroe, 6-0 225, Jr.
LB Micah Baskerville, Evangel, 6-2 215, Jr.
DB Garret Wallow, John Curtis, 6-2 200, Sr.
DB Bralen Trahan, Acadiana, 6-1 190, Sr.
DB Kelvin Joseph, Scotlandville, 6-2 192, Jr.
DB Corione Harris, Landry-Walker, 6-0 165, Jr.
P Carson Wyld, Ponchatoula, 5-11 190, Sr.
Ret Amik Robertson, Thibodaux, 5-9 170 Sr.

Outstanding offensive player: Keytaon Thompson, Landry-Walker
Outstanding defensive player: John Bailey Gullatt, West Monroe
Coach of the Year: Emanuel Powell, Landry-Walker

Honorable mention: Carlos Rubio, Alexandria; Drew Brewster, Airline; Deonta Washington, Alexandria; Josh James, Airline; Kirkland Banks, Barbe; Jaylyn Thomas, Airline; Raymond Stevenson, Barbe; Shimorye Hampton, Byrd; Jeremy Singleton, Brother Martin; Devin Brumfield, Covington; Jabari Watts, Brother Martin; Justin Jefferson, Destrehan; Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Catholic; Kristian Mosley, Destrehan; Drew Jones, Hahnville; Jaece Stroud, Destrehan; Javon Antonio, East St. John; Brandon Akkawi, Fontainebleau; Irving Benjamin, East St. John; Miles Meyer, East St. John;  Demond Stewart, East St. John; Justin Harris, East Ascension; CJ Turner, East St. John; Terrell Bailey, John Ehret; Chris Turner, Hammond; Darrius Campbell, John Ehret; Jake Chanove, Jesuit; Dwayne Fisher, John Ehret; Marquese Albert, John Curtis; Mack May, West Monroe; Anthony Hamilton, John Ehret; Tevin Bush, Landry-Walker; Travis Mumphrey, John Ehret; Tanner Ash, Evangel Christian; Ethan Harvey, Evangel Christian; Devonta Jason, Landry-Walker; Ardarrius Washington, Evangel Christian; Brandon Davis, John Curtis; Mikhail Bush, West Jefferson; Preston Faulkner, Live Oak; Lance Mayfield, John Curtis; Darren Steele, Mandeville; Devion Warren, Ouachita;  Johnathan Jones, Parkway; Jalen Pines, Ponchatoula; Dalton Meshell, Parkway; Tyree Rhodes, St. Augustine; Justin Rogers, Parkway; Jacob Adams, West Monroe; Justice McCoy, St. Augustine; Jakyle Holmes, Ponchatoula; Carlos Hunt, Ruston; Ja’Marr Chase, Rummel; Myles Simien, Sam Houston; Takulve Williams, St. Augustine; Cameron Jackel, Shaw; Wayne Griffin, Slidell;  Donniel Ward-Magee, St. Augustine; TJ Bedford, St. Paul’s; Slade Bolden, West Monroe; Trey Icamina, St. Paul’s; Bradley Mashburn, St. Paul’s; Christian Roberts, St. Paul’s; Brennon Broussard, Sulphur; Dennis Collins, West Monroe; Sawyer Passman, West Monroe; Taylor Young, West Monroe.

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