By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports
Captain Shreve 4-star athlete Kendrick Law and Parkway running back Ron Richmond were named to the Class 5A All-State first team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Law, an Alabama signee, ran for 413 yards on 41 carries and caught 27 passes for 419 yards and accounted for 9 touchdowns on the season for Shreve who finished with a 10-2 record.
Richmond finished an impressive season with 2,315 total yards and 26 touchdowns. The senior compiled 1,311 yards on the ground on 179 carries and scored 14 touchdowns. He also had 71 receptions for 1,014 yards and 12 touchdowns and was a key piece in the Panthers (8-5) reaching the 5A quarterfinals. His accomplishments also earned him the District 1-5A Offensive MVP.
Natchitoches Central defensive back Justin Aaron was named to the first team as well, giving District 1 three selections.
Top awards on the 5A team included Zachary junior quarterback Eli Holstein named the Outstanding Offensive Player.
Holstein’s coach, David Brewerton, was named the Coach of the Year after leading the Broncos to perfect 15-0 mark and the Class 5A State Championship.
Ponchatoula senior defensive back Jacoby Matthews was the Outstanding Player on defense.
Other players from Shreveport Bossier named to All-State teams released this past week included Huntington junior quarterback Kamron Evans, sophomore receiver Parker Fulghum of Evangel and junior defensive back Marjavious Moss from Northwood on the Class 4A team.
Evans set school records by passing for 3,630 yards, completing 61 percent of his 363 passes (223 completions), 44 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He passed for a city-record 588 yards against Bastrop hitting on 21-of-26 passes and 6 touchdowns.
Fulghum, one of the areas top receivers, took in 77 passes for 1,218 yards and 7 scores. His highlight game came against Woodlawn when he racked up 225 yards on 8 receptions and a score.
Northwood’s Moss caught everybodies attention when he intercepted five passes and scored the game winning-touchdown on offense in the Falcons defeat of North DeSoto for the District 1-4A title. He finished the season with an area-best 9 thefts.
The lone area representative on the Class 3A team was Nebraska signee Decoldest Crawford of Green Oaks. Crawford is the only repeat first-team selection.
North Caddo’s explosive offense produced a pair of selections to the Class 2A squad. Juniors Omarion Miller at receiver and running back Kelvin Black both enjoyed outstanding seasons. Miller led the area with 1,502 yards on 76 catches and 12 touchdowns. Black led the Titans with 1,846 yards on the ground on 161 totes, an average 11.5 per rush and scored 27 times.
Landry Lyddy, the state Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Football honoree, was the only area player named a state Most Valuable Player earning the offensive honor on the Class 1A team. He was joined on the 1A team by teammate and favorite target sophomore Aubrey Hermes at receiver and placekicker Caleb Clement a senior. Hermes amassed 1,210 yards on 58 catches and 14 touchdowns. Clement hit on 94 of 99 PATs and 4-of-5 field goals to lead area kickers with 106 points.
Shreveport Bossier area players named to honorable mentions on each team included:
Class 5A: Braylon Finney, Captain Shreve.
Class 4A: Evan Howe, North DeSoto; Mason Welch, Northwood; MZyion Claville, Huntington; Andre Walker, Northwood; Woody Cabrera, Northwood; Marlon Young, Huntington
Class 3A: Jacob Lafitte, Loyola Prep; Sedric Applewhite, Bossier.
Class 2A: none.
Class 1A: Denham Smith, Calvary; Hutch Grace, Calvary.
Area’s top athlete, 4-star standout Kendrick Law of Captain Shreve was named to the first team Class 5A All-State team.