All-Metro, large schools (5A-4A) 

OuTSTANDING PLAYER OFFENSE AND DEFENSE

LANDON COLLINS

Dutchtown

Running back-defensive back 6-1, 208, Sr. One of the best two-way players to compete in the Baton Rouge area in decades was a pace-setter on offense and defense for the Griffins. Collins finished with 1,218 rushing yards on just 89 carries for an average of 13.7 yards per attempt and scored 21 touchdowns in his first varsity season as a running back. Considered one of the nation’s top defensive prospects as a defensive back, he also had 34 tackles, 11 assists, four tackles for loss and four interceptions, two of which he returned for TDs.

OFFENSE

JAMAAL LOFTON

Woodlawn

Wide receiver

5-11, 175, Sr.

Led area 5A receivers and the Panthers with 60 catches for 1,146 yards and 19 TDs.

CEVON CAGE

Scotlandville

Wide receiver

5-10, 170, Jr.

Finished with 55 catches for a team-high 915 yards and 14 TDs for the Hornets.

SONNY ADAMS

St. Michael

Wide receiver

6-1, 180, Sr.

Hauled in 50 passes for 678 yards and 14 TDs to help power the Warriors.

THOMAS TOMENY

Catholic

Offensive line

5-10, 275, Sr.

Top blocker for the Bears played through injuries to garner 5-5A all-district honors.

ZAC HILL

Dutchtown

Offensive line

6-0, 220, Sr.

Leader of Griffins’ line helped pave the way for one of the area’s most prolific offenses.

MICHAEL VICK

Broadmoor

Offensive line

5-11, 250, Jr.

Lead blocker who helped the Bucs post a winning record and claim a 4A playoff berth.

CHRIS TAYLOR

Zachary

Offensive line

6-2, 305, Jr.

Helped lead a diverse and wide-open offense that netted more than 300 yards per game.

AUSTIN LOUP

Denham Springs

Offensive line

6-2, 275, Sr.

Leader for the Yellow Jackets run-oriented offense that compiled more than 3,000 yards.

CARLTON PERKINS

Walker

Running back

5-11, 175, Jr.

Was the state’s top rusher most of the year with 1,807 yards on 224 carries with 24 TDs.

JULIUS MARACALIN

Plaquemine

Running back

5-8, 180, So.

Emerged as one of the area’s top backs with 1,018 yards, averaging 8.1 yards per carry.

KIMANI SMITH

Scotlandville

Quarterback

5-10, 170, Sr.

District 4-5A MVP completed 154-of-235 passes for 2,510 yards and 32 TDs for the Hornets.

TYLER SERRAZAN

Dutchtown

Kicker

6-4, 166, Jr.

Made 25-of-26 point-after kicks, 2-of-3 field goals with a long of 46 yards for the Griffins.

GARY TRIPLETT

Central

Return specialist

5-9, 160, So.

Rolled up 756 return yards averaging more than 27 yards per return, including four TDs.

DEFENSE

TEVIN LAWSON

Denham Springs

Defensive line

6-4, 275, Jr.

Finished with 40 tackles, including five tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in six games.

NICK BICKHAM

St. Amant

Defensive line

6-4, 246, Jr.

Had 34 tackles, 37 assists, 11 tackles for loss and 14 quarterback hurries for the Gators.

DAVON GODCHAUX

Plaquemine

Defensive line

6-5, 235, So.

Compiled 42 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks for the Green Devils.

DAVID ELIAS

Dutchtown

Defensive line

6-2, 245, Jr.

Finished the season with 47 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery.

ZACH HETRICK

Central

Linebacker

6-3, 235, Sr.

District 4-5A MVP had 150 total tackles, including 65 solos and 14 tackles for loss.

BRIAN COOK

Broadmoor

Linebacker

5-10, 175, Sr.

Helped Bucs to the 4A playoffs with 62 tackles, 38 assists and nine tackles for loss.

RYAN BRIGGS

Woodlawn

Linebacker

6-0, 220, Sr.

Voted District 5-5A MVP after tallying 72 tackles, including five total tackles for loss.

BRENDEN WILLIS

McKinley

Linebacker

6-1, 210, Sr.

Had 60 tackles, 15 assists, four sacks, four forced fumbles and three interceptions.

LOGAN METCALFE

Central

Defensive back

6-0, 190, Sr.

Finished with 63 tackles, 70 assists, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

DONDRE DOBBINS

Scotlandville

Defensive back

6-0, 200, Jr.

Finished with 48 tackles, 33 assists, six forced fumbles and four interceptions.

RUBEN STEPHENS

East Ascension

Defensive back

5-9, 170, Sr.

Tallied 50 tackles and 10 assists, four interceptions and a fumble recovery for a TD.

TERRY HUGHES

Dutchtown

Punter

6-1, 177, Sr.

Led all area punters in Classes 5A-4A with an average of 40.1 yards on 20 attempts.

KENDELL BARNES

Woodlawn

Athlete

6-0, 180, Sr.

Three-year starter completed 137 of 229 passes for 2,255 yards and 29 TDs for WHS.

COACH OF THE YEAR

KEN HILTON

Scotlandville

Coached the Hornets to a breakout year in Class 5A in his second season at the school. Hilton’s Scotlandville squad opened the year with five straight wins, nearly doubling the team’s 2010 wins total. The Hornets finished 8-3 overall after advancing to the playoffs.