An explosive offense that averaged more than 40 points per game carried Barbe to its first appearance in the Superdome Prep Classic and earned the Bucs six spots on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All State team. The Bucs also earned two of the three top honors, with junior quarterback Kennon Fontenot, top, winning the Offensive Most Valuable Player and Mike Cutrera winning Coach of the Year. (Rick Hickman / American Press)
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An explosive offense that averaged more than 40 points per game carried Barbe to its first appearance in the Superdome Prep Classic and earned the Bucs six spots on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State team.
The Bucs also earned two of the three top honors, with junior quarterback Kennon Fontenot winning the Offensive Most Valuable Player and Mike Cutrera winning Coach of the Year.
The other honoree is Defenisve Most Valuable Player Antonio McGhee of Parkway, who had 106 tackles and 11 sacks while helping the Panthers reach the quarterfinals.
Fontenot threw for 4,286 yards and 47 touchdowns while leading the Bucs to the state championship game. He is joined on the first time by five teammates: receiver Trey Quinn (2,141 yards, 26 TDS), tight end Desean Smith (815 yards, 11 TDs), offensive lineman Tanner Hooper, running back Courtney Galentine (1,110 rushing yards, 742 receiving yards, 20 TDs) and kicker Jamie McGee (14-21 FGs, 74-75 PATs).
Cutrera guided the Bucs to a 13-2 record and its first championship game appearance since 1980 in his second season as head coach at the school. Cutrera was a defensive back on the 1980 team and was an assistant coach at the school for more than 20 years.
State champion Rummel placed a pair of players on the team, with Damian Williams (2.595 total yards, 26 TDs) earning the athlete spot on offense and Terrance Jones (81 tackles, 1.5 sacks) making the defense as a linebacker.
Rounding out the offense are receiver Devin Scott (878 yards, 8 TDs) of West Jefferson; offensive linemen William Clapp and Ryan Hoefeld of Brother Martin, Cameron Robinson of West Monroe and Chad Harris of Acadiana and running backs Khalil Thomas (1,467 yards, 14 TDs) of Catholic-Baton Rouge and Donta Johnson (1,319 yards, 11 TDs) of Thibodaux.
Joining McGhee on the defensive line are Claude George of Acadiana (85 tackles, 9 sacks), Garrald McDowell (85 tackles, 10.5 sacks) of Covington and Tanzel Smart of Scotlandville.
Linebackers are Jones, Preston Winget (72 tackles) of Madeville, Dylan Burdeaux (124 tackles) of West Monroe and Braxton Acosta 87 tackles) of South Lafourche.
Defensive backs are Parry Nickerson of West Jefferson, Santos Ramirez (79 tackles, 4 INTs) of Captain Shreve, Trent Bourque (116 tackles, 2 INTs) of New Iberia and Todd Primo (39 tackles, 5 INTs) of Mandeville.
Tyler Sarrazin (40.5 avg) of Dutchtown is the punter. Kick returner is Xavier Woods (16.4 punt return avg.) of West Monroe.