There are more 2A teams in the state of Louisiana than there are spots on the all-state team, but there were still two local players that earned a spot.

Notre Dame's Patrick Burleigh and Loreauville's JeDan Jacob were stars for their teams this year, and the LSWA acknowledged both of them with one of the most prestigious honors a high school player can earn.

Burleigh led the Pioneers the last two seasons in tackles, and he led them to another undefeated regular season in 2016 as well. He was the undisputed leader of one of the best defenses in the state, and it was hard to ignore the impact he had during his senior season.

Jacob was a menace at receiver. His 4.54 40-yard dash time and 43 inch vertical made him one of the best athletes on the field, no matter who the opponent was, and he provided Loreauville's freshman quarterback, Zy Alexander, a consistent target week in and week out. There were a lot of studs in the state at the 2A level, but he locked down a spot at receiver in a very deep pool of talent.

Three other local products deserve some credit for earning honorable mention as well: Loreauville WR Bryson Broussard, Opelousas Catholic lineman Spencer Gardner and Catholic High-New Iberia LB Stephen Russell. Well done.

Remember these names. You might see them at the college level, making big plays on Saturdays and making their families, and cities, proud.



WR JeDan Jacob, Loreauville, 5-11 170, Sr.

WR Tank Davis, Calvary Baptist, 6-0 170, Jr.

WR Brian Savoie, Madison Prep, 5-10 175, Sr.

OL Colby Oliver, Kinder, 6-3 260, Sr.

OL Maverick May, Springfield, 6-2 265, Sr.

OL Glenn Bernard, Riverside Academy, 6-2 300, Sr.

OL E’Darrius Anderson, Madison Prep, 6-3 330, Sr.

OL Avery Jenkins, Country Day, 5-10 255, Sr.

QB Carson Clowers, Sterlington, 5-10 145, Jr.

RB Taylor Johnson, Kinder, 5-9 185, Sr.

RB A.J. Carter, Many, 6-0 220, Jr.

RB Tyrese Walker, Madison Prep, 5-10 195, Jr.

PK Andrew Rodrigue, St. Charles Catholic, 5-10 155, Sr.

ATH Garrick Gray, Welsh, 5-11 190, Sr.


DL Caleb Sampson, Northlake Christian, 6-4 285, Sr.

DL O’Cyrus Torrence, St. Helena, 6-5 350, So.

DL Troy James, Madison Prep, 6-3 285, Sr.

DL Bryan Jones, Madison Prep, 6-5 265, Sr.

LB Patrick Burleigh, Notre Dame, 5-10 210, Sr.

LB Kendrick Smith, South Plaquemines, 6-2 220, Sr.

LB Dawson Snell, Sterlington, 5-10 195, Jr.

LB Sean Badeaux, Menard, 6-0 220, Sr.

DB Demetrius Brown, St. Helena, 5-10 180, Jr.

DB Samaj Colvin, Sterlington, 6-1 200, Sr.

DB Isaiah Smith, Many, 6-1 185, Sr.

DB Jamal Walters, West St. John, 5-11 175, Sr.

P Will Hetzinger, St. Thomas Aquinas, 6-4 185, Jr.

KR Lloyd Nash, St. Charles Catholic, 5-11 160, Jr.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Jason Thompson, Sterlington

HONORABLE MENTION: Nick Morman, Northlake Christian; Anthony Chappetta, Pope John Paul II; Miles Lapeyre, Newman; Kobe Porche, Newman; Christian Kerut, Country Day; Chandler Wynne, Country Day; Dontay Hargrove, Pickering; Austin Talley, Pickering; Spencer Gardner, Opelousas Catholic; Drake Carroll, Menard; Bryson Broussard, Loreauville; Jordan Cordova, Kinder; Kyle Jones, Calvary Baptist; Stephen Russel, Catholic-NI; Robert McDonald, St. Charles Catholic; Zach Hayes, Welsh; Ricky Travis, St. Helena; Jordan Loving, Riverside Academy; Cade Hart, Calvary Baptist; Tony St. Julien, Vinton; Trey Hargrave, Lake Arthur; Devontae Douglas, Sterlington; Tyler Muse, Sterlington; Jeremy Gibson, Riverside Academy; Kidric Gray, West St. John; Landon Baronne, Menard; Kordavion Washington, Calvary Baptist; James Kelly, Ouachita Christian; Will Smith DeQuincy; Troy Hurst, St. Helena; Drew Sanger, South Plaquemines; Tymon Sanders, North Caddo; Grant Fitzhugh, Ouachita Christian; Tony Huey, Dunham; Covan Barnes, West St. John; Will Bordelon, Menard; Terrance Holmes, Oakdale; Mike Williams, Dunham; Aaron Hurst, St. Helena; Delvin Taylor, St. Helena; Jake Gitter, Country Day; Cade Spikes, Ouachita Christian; Harrison Heckathorn, Riverside Academy; Jared Hymel, Riverside Academy; Trey Catoire, Riverside Academy; Dellary Oubre, St. Charles Catholic; Edwin Kleinpeter, Madison Prep; Darion Miller, Many; Tasmine Walker, Madison Prep; Kirk Groome, Newman, Donnell Wallace, Madison Prep