STM, Carencro Well Represented On Class 4A All-State Team
Cox and Harding represented the Acadiana area on the Class 4A All-State Team, and Cox's protector, Spencer Trepagnier, on the offensive line. All three were shining stars in 2016, so it should be no surprise they made the all-state team.
At 6'3"-290 lbs, Trepagnier is a disciplined bruiser up front. He has the size to play at the next level, and his football IQ checks out too. Offensive linemen don't often receive the attention they deserve, so this honor goes a long way for STM's anchor on offense.
Harding was a field general for Carencro at the linebacker position. Not only did he collect well over 100 tackles for the Bears, he constantly broke into the backfield and he directed traffic as the leader of the defense. He already committed to play for the ULM Warhawks, but there might be a few more colleges trying to lure him away from Monroe with the way he played during his senior season. He's built like a full grown man, and he acts like one on the field.
Last but not least, what can you say about Cox? He brought STM their first state championship in football, and he put up jaw-dropping numbers in 2016.
Cox tossed 48 TD's in his senior season and he broke the single game passing record in the state championship game by carving up a talented Parkview defense. His incredible height (6'8") allows him to see over the defense, and he always seems to make the right decision with the ball. He led the state in passing yardage as a senior, and it wasn't by accident. Cox is the real deal. Colleges have been slow to take interest, but scouts are starting to understand that his success was a result of his talent and preparation, not just the system he played in.
Two more local players made honorable mention as well. Carencro DB Kordell Williams and STM defensive lineman Hunter Clay both earned recognition for their play in 2016, and they are also getting attention from college scouts.
Class 4A is a deep lake of talent, but the Acadiana area still produced some of the biggest fishes. These young men put on a show in 2016, now they get to take a bow.
LSWA CLASS 4A ALL-STATE TEAM
WR Racey McMath Karr 6-3 210 Sr.
WR Christian Smith Bastrop 5-8 155 Sr.
WR Doyle Adams Benton 5-10 180 Jr.
OL Joctavis Phillips Neville 6-5 280 Sr.
OL Tanner Armstrong Loranger 6-2 260 Jr.
OL Abraham Delfin Plaquemine 6-2 300 Sr.
OL Montrell Burnham Woodlawn-Sh 6-0 270 Sr.
OL Spencer Trepagnier St. Thomas More 6-3 290 Sr.
QB Aldon Clark Karr 6-3 210 Sr.
RB Evan Johnson Loranger 5-8 175 Sr.
RB Delmonte Hall North DeSoto 6-2 210 Sr.
RB Kevin Dominique Plaquemine 6-1 200 Sr.
PK Daiwruin Arzu LaGrange 6-1 175 Jr.
ATH Nate Cox St. Thomas More 6-8 175 Sr.
Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Cl.
DL Christian Brooks Assumption 6-0 180 Sr.
DL Kevin Victorian LaGrange 6-3 225 Sr.
DL Tyler Casby Karr 6-2 235 Sr.
DL Phidarian Mathis Neville 6-4 287 Sr.
LB Zi’Kerrion Baker Minden 6-0 215 Sr.
LB Rashaad Harding Carencro 6-1 195 Sr.
LB Robert Williams Neville 6-1 208 Sr.
LB Patrick Queen Livonia 6-1 215 Sr.
DB Brad Stewart McDonogh 35 6-0 194 Sr.
DB Todd Harris Plaquemine 6-0 190 Sr.
DB Damien Tate Warren Easton 5-9 167 Jr.
DB Kenderick Marbles Neville 6-1 180 Sr.
P Luke Colona Loranger 6-3 175 Jr.
KR Wayne Toussant Plaquemine 5-11 175 Jr.
OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER: Aldon Clark, Karr
OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Brad Stewart, McDonough 35
COACH OF THE YEAR: Jerry Phillips, Warren Easton
HONORABLE MENTION: James Cole, Assumption; Mathew Winfield, Ben Franklin; Kayne Theriot, Assumption; T.J. Anderson, Benton; Melvin Young, Assumption; Colton Sessions, Benton; Gary Young, Carver; Tristan Authement, Ellender; Tahj Magee, Franklinton; Davontavean Martin, Ellender; Chandler Scott, Franklin; Jamire Mott, Ellender; Arvie Rice, Ellender; Dai’jean Dixon, Karr; Montae Smitherman, Ellender; Matthew Cormier, LaGrange; Reginald Williams, Ellender; Colton Frank, LaGrange; Jaelyn Edwards, Leesville; Devin Jack, LaGrange; Elijan Mundy, Leesville; Reginald Weldon, LaGrange; Vincent Wilson, LaGrange; Derrick Wells, Livonia; Wade Baham Armstrong, Loranger; Tolliver Tripeaux, Livonia; Deandre Brown, Loranger; Lawrence Keys, McDonogh 35; Jabari Coston, Loranger; D.J. Hookfin, Loranger; Jaiden Cole, Neville; Malcolm Perry, Loranger; Ortega Robin, McDonogh 35; LaCedrick Smith, Northwood-Shreveport; Courtney Moore, Pearl River; Nelson Jenkins, Plaquemine; Hunter Clay, St. Thomas More; Louis Blanchard, South Terrebonne; Logan Dubois, Tioga; Andrew Robison, Vandebilt Catholic; Detavius Eldridge, Tioga; Brennan Rogers, Vandebilt Catholic; Jalen Ivy, Tioga; Yo’heinz Tyler, Warren Easton; Corbin Malone, Tioga; Corey Bell, Woodlawn-Shreveport; Christian Smith, Tioga; Javin Myers, Woodlawn-BR; Josh Mosley, Woodlawn-Shreveport; Aaren Lemelle, Washington-Marion; Trivenskey Mosley, Woodlawn-Shreveport. Jacobi Taylor, Washington-Marion; Kordell Williams, Carencro.