Union Parish running back Trey Holly and St. James defensive end Sai'vion Jones lead the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Class 3A all-state football team, which also features a handful of Southwest Louisiana athletes.
Lake Charles College Prep has three selections in Dillon Simon (1,799 passing yards, 329 rushing yards, 31 total TDs) at athlete, Solomon Lewis (3 kick return TDs, 631 yds., 11 receiving TDs) at kick returner and Reginald Burks on the offensive line. Burks help clear the way for a Trailblazers offense that averaged 38.7 points and more than 200 yards rushing per game.
Iowa's Cejae Ceasar (50 tackles, 2 passes defended, 1 INT) is a defensive back and Jennings' Trevor Etienne (1,242 rushing, 257 receiving, 22 total TDs) made it at running back.
Ceasar is a Louisiana-Lafayette signee. Lewis signed with Louisiana Tech and Simon signed with McNeese State. Burks and Etienne, younger brother of former Clemson star running back Travis Etienne, are both juniors.
Holly was voted the Outstanding Offensive Player for the state runner-up Farmers. The sophomore led the state with 2,709 yards rushing and 44 touchdowns on 271 carries.
Jones, an LSU commitment, received the Outstanding Defensive Player award. He finished his senior year with 75 tackles and 10 sacks.
Madison Prep's Landry Williams was honored as Coach of the Year. The ninth-seeded Chargers captured their first football state championship after a 50-0 upset of previously undefeated Union Parish in the final.
St. James, a state quarterfinalist, had the most first-team selections — Jones, wide receiver Shazz Preston, offensive lineman Jaquan James, kicker/punter Alex Mahler, linebacker Kaleb Brown and defensive back Joel Cooper.
Union Parish placed four players on the first team. Madison Prep had three players selected.
LSWA Class 3A All-state team
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Cl.
WR Shazz Preston, St. James 6-1 190 Jr.
WR Jaylon Jackson, Green Oaks 5-9 165 Jr.
WR De'Coldest Crawford, Green Oaks 6-2 180 Sr.
OL Jack Monk, Union Parish 6-5 270 Sr.
OL Reginald Burks, Lake Charles Prep 6-2 280 Jr.
OL John Martin, De La Salle 6-5 360 Sr.
OL Ronald Harris, Madison Prep 6-3 280 Jr.
OL Jaquon Jones, St. James 6-3 270 Sr.
QB Zeon Chriss, Madison Prep 6-2 200 Jr.
RB Trey Holly, Union Parish 5-7 172 So.
RB Trevor Etienne, Jennings 5-10 210 Jr.
RB Ra'Saun Storks, Lutcher 5-10 195 Sr.
ATH Dillon Simon, Lake Charles Prep 5-10 170 Sr.
PK Alec Mahler, St. James 5-10 190 Jr.
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Cl.
DL Blake Ramsey, Union Parish 6-3 240 Jr.
DL Sai'vion Jones, St. James 6-5 250 Sr.
DL Tony Gibson, Church Point 6-0 300 Sr.
DL Quencey Wiggins, Madison Prep 6-7 270 Jr.
LB Hayden Edwards, Union Parish 5-8 185 Sr.
LB David Ellis, McDonogh 35 6-1 215 Sr.
LB Kaleb Brown, St. James 5-9 205 Sr.
LB Dylan Stelly, Church Point 5-9 180 Sr.
DB Cejae Ceasar, Iowa 6-3 210 Sr.
DB Joel Cooper, St. James 6-0 185 Sr.
DB Ethan Lee, E.D. White 5-11 170 Jr.
DB Jardin Gilbert, University Lab 6-2 175 Sr.
KR Solomon Lewis, Lake Charles Prep 5-10 165 Sr.
P Alec Mahler, St. James 5-10 195 Jr.
Outstanding Offensive Player — Trey Holly, Union Parish
Outstanding Defensive Player — Sai'vion Jones, St. James
Coach of the Year — Landry Williams, Madison Prep
Honorable mention — Curley Reed, Lake Charles College Prep; Glynn Johnson, Lake Charles College Prep; Logan Brown, Jena; Jonathan Wilson, St. James; Jace Philip, St. James; Tyrese Bartholomew, St. James; Ja'Kory Ester, St. James; Landon Brignac, E.D. White Catholic; Hunter Becnel, E.D. White Catholic; John Christian Hildenbrand, E.D. White Catholic; Lonnie Kinchen, Patterson; Kyler Paul, Patterson; Randan Paul, Patterson; Tanner Harrison, St. Martinville; William Perkins, Sterlington; Glynn Johnson, Lake Charles Prep; Terrence Isaac Jr., Green Oaks; Amyrion Mingo, Marksville; Tyrell Raby, Madison Prep; Dentrell Franklin, Union Parish; Owen Harmon, Iota; George Jackson, McDonogh 35; Ashton Miles, Booker T. Washington; Drake Dealminana, Hannan; Alex Goldberg, University; Tyrese Johnson, Booker T. Washington; Marquell Bergeron, St. James; Keith Baker, Green Oaks; Dawson Wallace, Iota; Ja'Than Royal, Lake Charles Prep; Montrell Johnson De La Salle; Jake Dalmado, Hannan; Daniel Jupiter, St. James; Ja'Me's Sanders, Green Oaks; Trevonte Citizen, Lake Charles Prep; Jordan Jackson, Jena; Cory Robinson, Hannan; Tray Taylor, Loyola; D'Wayne Winfield, Lutcher; Jack Watson, St. Louis; John Luke Larimore, Marksville; Ian Helmcke, De La Salle; Kameron Crow, Union Parish; Triston Jacobs, Marksville; Thomethian Williams, Jena; Cade Koch, Jena; Keenan Landry, Jennings; Darius Washington, Lake Charles Prep; Tariq Jones, McDonogh 35; Ja'Marian Peterson, De La Salle; Walter Robert, McDonogh 35; Isaiah Williams, Booker T. Washington; Javen Gibson, Church Point; Billy Williams, St. Martinville; Joshua Harris, Green Oaks; Cale Jacobsen, South Beauregard; Lazarius Stevenson, Lake Charles Prep; Parker Coley, Sterlington; Colin Foy, Sterlington; Derrick Carter, Carroll; Javon Sampson, Marksville; Jamarian Henderson, McDonogh 35; Edrick Williams, Booker T. Washington; Wyatt Coffee, Hannan; Holden Tabor, E.D. White; Micah Davey, University; Dylan Harris, Union Parish; Nick Uhlik, South Beauregard; Tajh Jones, Jena; Jadikus Johnson, Jena; Keith Hampton, Booker T. Washington; Damian Alexander, Booker T. Washington; Mandrel Butler, St. Martinville; Ke'Shawn Coleman, St. James.