Church Point's Arceneaux tabbed as 3A Coach of the Year
Written for the LSWA
The two players who took home MVP honors in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Division II title game also claimed the top honors on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State football team.
Linebacker Kenny Young, of Division II champion John Curtis, was voted the Outstanding Defensive Player, while running back Nick Brossette, of runner-up University High, was selected as the Outstanding Offensive Player by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.
Church Point High’s John Craig Arceneaux garnered Coach of the Year honors.
Young, a catalyst in Curtis’ 32-0 title-game win over UHS, recorded 107 solo tackles in nine games, including eight tackles for loss. Brossette finished with 2,188 yards on 279 carries with 37 touchdowns.
Arceneaux led Church Point to a 9-4A record and the school’s first berth in the Class 3A quarterfinals.
Young is joined in the 3A squad by four Curtis teammates, receiver Malachi Dupre (73 catches, 1,479 yards, 22 TDs), running back George Moreira (108-999, 11 TDs) and defensive backs Terrence Alexander (29 solo tackles, two interceptions) and Hunter Dale (38 solo tackles, seven interceptions).
Offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield, linebacker Dylan Moses (158.5 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles) and return specialist D’Vante Dotson (453 return yards, two TDs) were the other University players selected.
Daylon Charlot, of Patterson, (48-1,055 yards, 16 TDs), and Jared Cornelius, of Evangel Christian, (82-1,189, 16 TDs), were the other receivers. Union Parish’s Cazavion Joiner, Amite’s Devon Johnson, St. Charles Catholic’s Austin Troxler and Parkview Baptist’s Luke Gomez completed the offensive line.
Omari Jones, of McMain, (201-of-325, 3,052 yards, 31 TDs), was picked as the quarterback. Livonia’s Russell Farris (222-1,693, 15 TDs) was the third running back selected. North Vermilion’s Trey Broussard (9-of-14 field goals, long of 51 yards) was picked as the kicker, while North Webster’s Devin White (1,094 rushing yards, 99 tackles as a linebacker) received the athlete designation.
Union Parish’s Lee Hill (64 tackles, four tackles for loss, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles), Notre Dame’s Nate Link (50 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 11 sacks), Evangel’s Chris Bradley (83.5 tackles, 11.5 sacks, four forced fumbles) and West Feliciana’s Jaylon Ferguson (129 tackles, 19 sacks) made up the defensive line.
Church Point’s Tedrick Citizen (150 tackles, nine tackles for loss) and Amite’s Jordan Ard (136 tackles, 36 tackles for loss 12 sacks) were the other linebackers.
Evangel’s Santos Ramirez (nine interceptions) and Amite’s Brandon Burton (47 tackles, seven interceptions, six fumble recoveries) also made the team as defensive backs. Patrick Juneau, of St. Charles (44.0 average), was picked as the punter.