Gents land four on 4-4A All-District squad
CROWLEY – When it came to the Crowley Gents, expectations weren’t particularly high heading into the 2013 prep football season.
And rightfully so.
After all, the Gents were coming off a 2-8 campaign, and worse, they were moving up in competition from Class 3A to 4A.
Add in the fact that the Gents were starting a large group of underclassmen and the possibilities of a big turnaround seemed remote at best.
But led by a small, yet determined, group of seniors, the young squad got better by the week and went on to win a surprising seven games and finish in a three-way tie for second place in District 4-4A with Eunice and Rayne.
Two weeks later, their season ended in the second round of the state playoffs, but not before they posted one of the biggest turnarounds of the 2013 season.
Not surprisingly, those efforts were rewarded when coaches met to select the District 4-4A All-District teams.
The Gents landed a total of 11 players on the units, including three players on the first-team offensive unit - quarterback Pate Broussard, tight end Jerry Dragin and offensive lineman Marshal Wilbert.
Broussard, a sophomore in his first year as a starter, surpassed expectations by completing 122 passes for 1,758 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also picked up 63 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 20 rushes.
Dragin was one of Broussard’s main targets through the air. The senior hauled in 28 passes for 321 yards and five touchdowns.
Marshal, a senior, led an offensive line that paved the way for second-team running backs Ty’Von Griffin and Chris Lewis. Griffin, a sophomore, posted 1,093 yards and 14 touchdowns on 203 carries while Lewis picked up 988 yards and 11 touchdowns on 175 carries.
Crowley’s JeJuan Delco also earned first-team honors on the defensive line.
Rayne running back Trent Duhon took home one of the league’s top honors when he was named the Offensive MVP. Duhon rushed for 1,389 yards and 21 touchdowns while also hauling in eight passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
The Wolves also landed four more players on the first-team offensive unit in linemen Matt Dore, Brennon Bourque and Grant Abshire as well as place kicker Ty Delahoussaye.
Delahoussaye was also named the second-team punter.
Rayne’s Desmond Cole also earned a spot on the defensive line.
Crowley’s Griffin and Lewis are joined on the second-team offensive squad by teammates Terrell Thomas at wide receiver and Christian Breaux on the offensive line.
Thomas led all receivers with 27 catches for 558 yards and six touchdowns.
Rayne’s Hunter Adkins was named to the second team at defensive lineman.
The Gents also nailed down three spots on the defensive second team in linebacker Ryan Girard, defensive back Curtis Broxton and return specialist Bryston Domino.
Honorable mentions for the Gents include offensive lineman John Cortez, wide receiver Jacq’Co Price, defensive lineman Kaj LeMaire, defensive backs Alex Ashby and Tiron Foreman and linebackers Jacob and Josh Doucet.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
WR Demond Delahoussaye Washington Marion
WR Martell Hawthorne LaGrange
TE Jerry Dregin Crowley High
OL Matt Dore Rayne
OL Brennon Bourque Rayne
OL Grant Abshire Rayne
OL Marshal Wilbert Crowley High
OL Daleon Brown LaGrange
QB Pate Broussard Crowley High
RB Trent Duhon Rayne
RB Darrious Richard Eunice
RB Tyler Guillory LaGrange
K Ty Delahoussaye Rayne
ATH Quaje Boutte Washington Marion
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL JeJuan Delco Crowley High
DL Melenski Thomas Eunice
DL Jalen Smith LaGrange
DL Desmond Cole Rayne
LB Brennan Ashley Eunice
LB Charles Wilridge LaGrange
LB Tyler Jenkins Opelousas
LB Chris Wiltz Washington Marion
DB Jewaski Thomas Eunice
DB Deonte Goodly LaGrange
DB Mandell Sam Opelousas
DB Harold Johnson Washington Marion
P Cole Cormier Beau Chene
RS Demond Delahoussaye Washington Marion
Trent Duhon, Rayne
Charles Wilridge, LaGrange
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jules Sullen, LaGrange
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
WR Mendall Sam Opelousas
WR Terrell Thomas Crowley High
TE Alphonse Ardoine LaGrange
OL Cole Prudhomme Eunice
OL Cameron Arredondo Beau Chene
OL Christian Breaux Crowley High
OL Caleb Villery Opelousas
OL Hunter Adkins Rayne
QB Quindon Berry LaGrange
RB Ty’Von Griffin Crowley High
RB Tyler Guillory LaGrange
RB Chris Lewis Crowley High
K Cole Cormier Beau Chene
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL Kendal Sylvester Beau Chene
DL Paton Duffy Opelousas
DL Olajuwon Eagline Washington Marion
DL Darren Duhon Washington Marion
LB Ryan Girard Crowley High
LB Mike LeDay LaGrange
LB Tirek Wellmaker LaGrange
LB Brian Sterling LaGrange
DB Andrew Lomas Eunice
DB Markel Thomas LaGrange
DB Curtis Broxton Crowley High
DB Quaje Boutte Washington Marion
P Ty Delahoussaye Rayne
RS Bryston Domino Crowley High
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Crowley High - Offensive Lineman John Cortez, Wide Receiver Jacq’Co Price, Defensive Lineman Kaj LeMaire, Defensive Back Tiron Foreman, Defensive Back Alex Ashby, Linebacker Jacob Doucet, Linebacker Josh Doucet.