Notre Dame dominates 6-3A All-District selections
CROWLEY – A change in districts didn’t seem to phase the Notre Dame Pioneers’ football team in 2013.
After leaving District 4-3A to join the likes of Abbeville, Erath, Kaplan, North Vermilion and West St. Mary in District 6-3A, the end result was pretty much the same as in years past - pure dominance.
The Pios ran roughshod through the new league and outscored their opponents 195-22 .
The end result was yet another district championship and a whopping 14 spots on the 4-3A All-District first team. In addition, the Pios swept the squads’ top honors in Coach of the Year Lewis Cook, Offensive MVP Brad Stoma and Defensive MVP Hunter Stelly.
Cook guided his Pios to an unbeaten regular season where his squad claimed non-district victories over LaGrange, Breaux Bridge, Teurlings, St. Louis and Catholic of New Iberia before cruising past each district foe.
The Pios earned the No. 3 seed in the Division III playoffs and advanced to the quarterfinals before being eliminated by Parkview.
Stoma, a junior quarterback, completed 60 percent of his passes (71-117) for 1,069 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also picked up 380 yards and 11 more touchdowns on 64 carries.
Stelly, a senior linebacker, racked up 90 tackles during the regular season. He had 55 solo tackles, six for a loss, and 35 assists to go along with one sack, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups.
Aside from Stoma, the Pios landed six other spots on the first team offense.
Senior tailback John Michael Besse earned a spot at running back after rushing for 831 yards and 12 touchdowns on 112 carries. He also had 281 yards and five touchdowns receiving.
Also earning spots were senior wideout Kevin Frank and senior tight end Conner Benoit. Frank led the Pios with 17 receptions for 255 yards and two touchdowns while Benoit had seven catches for 71 yards.
Christian Hundley, Patrick Hundley and Wyatt Breaux each received first-team honors on the offensive line.
Stelly was joined on the defensive unit by fellow linebacker Kade Smith, who had 16 solo tackles and 11 assists. He also had three tackles for a loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery and two interceptions.
Seniors Gavin Bourgeois, Rankin Bihm and Sam Veillon each nailed down spots as defensive backs. Bourgeois racked up 27 tackles, broke up six passes and had five interceptions while Bihm had 20 tackles and one interception. Veillon had 34 tackles and one pass breakup.
The final two spots went to junior defensive linemen Nate Link and Connor Kirsch. Link logged 50 tackles and had 11 sacks while Kirsch had 60 tackles and eight sacks.
The Pios earned six spots on the offensive second team in running back Lance Bertrand, wide receiver Royce Zaunbrecher, offensive linemen Connor Arceneaux, Reese Besse and Jacob Bruno and punter Dustin Reiners.
Linebackers Matt Hanks and Caleb Lambousy were joined on the second team defensive unit by defensive back Christian Landry, defensive lineman Curt Petitjean and kick returner Joe Faulk.
Jeff Michael Daigle and Shea Zaunbrecher were tabbed to the honorable mention list.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Cl.
WR Seth Patin N. Vermilion 5-9 15 Jr.
WR Kevin Frank Notre Dame 5-11 160 Sr.
TE Conner Benoit Notre Dame 6-0 190 Sr.
OL Zach Campos Erath 6-1 220 Jr.
OL Matt Boullion Kaplan 5-7 195 Sr.
OL Christian Hundley Notre Dame 6-10 260 Sr.
OL Patrick Hundley Notre Dame 6-3 260 Sr.
OL Wyatt Breaux Notre Dame 6-5 265 Sr.
QB Brad Stoma Notre Dame 5-9 150 Jr.
RB Elijah Mitchell Erath 6-0 185 Fr.
RB Tyson Broussard Kaplan 5-8 175 Sr.
RB John Michael Besse Notre Dame 5-11 170 Jr.
PK Trey Broussard N. Vermilion 5-10 200 Sr.
ATH Ty Bares Erath 6-1 190 Sr.
ATH Devontae Davis Kaplan 6-3 185 Sr.
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL Jalen Bates Kaplan 6-4 240 Jr.
DL Nick Cooper N. Vermilion 6-3 195 Sr.
DL Nate Link Notre Dame 6-2 225 Jr.
DL Conner Kirsch Notre Dame 6-0 215 Jr.
LB Collin Vaughn N. Vermilion 5-10 170 Sr.
LB Kade Smith Notre Dame 5-6 145 Sr.
LB Daylon Hatcherson W. St. Mary 5-10 190 Sr.
LB Hunter Stelly Notre Dame 5-11 205 Sr.
DB Laine Broussard Kaplan 5-10 165 Sr.
DB Gavin Bourgeois Notre Dame 6-0 185 Sr.
DB Rankin Bihm Notre Dame 5-9 160 Sr.
DB Sam Veillon Notre Dame 6-0 200 Sr.
P Trey Broussard N. Vermilion 5-10 200 Sr.
RS Aaron Green Erath 5-7 145 Sr.
FLEX Kyler Jackson W. St. Mary 6-1 205 Sr.
OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER
Brad Stoma, Notre Dame
OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER
Hunter Stelly, Notre Dame
COACH OF THE YEAR
Lewis Cook, Notre Dame
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
WR Dade Dieteich N. Vermilion 5-8 145 So. WR Royce Zaunbrecher Notre Dame 5-9 150 Sr.
TE Kasey Kass Kaplan 5-11 165 Jr.
OL Conner Arceneaux Notre Dame 5-11 225 Sr.
OL Kaleb Guidry Kaplan 5-8 180 Sr.
OL Nino Saprano W. St. Mary 5-9 235 Sr.
OL Bryston Louviere Erath 6-1 220 Sr.
OL Reese Besse Notre Dame 6-3 275 Jr
OL Jacob Bruno Notre Dame 6-0 210 Sr.
RB Kaylon Rudd Kaplan 5-10 170 Sr.
RB Lance Bertrand Notre Dame 5-8 175 So.
RB Torrence Ballet W. St. Mary 5-7 165 So.
PK Jovan Anderson W. St. Mary 5-10 145 Sr.
ATH Keyshawn Bessard Abbeville 5-9 175 Sr.
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL Curt Petitjean Notre Dame 6-0 175 Sr.
DL Nick Bourg Erath 6-1 190 Sr.
DL Castle Drummer N. Vermilion 5-10 285 Sr.
DL Dwalyne Spain W. St. Mary 6-0 250 Sr.
LB Thaddeus Gabriels W. St. Mary 6-1 190 Jr.
LB Matt Hanks Notre Dame 5-10 185 Jr.
LB Terrance Lollis N. Vermilion 6-0 180 Jr.
LB Nigel Pascual Kaplan 5-7 165 Jr.
LB Caleb Lambousy Notre Dame 5-10 180 Sr.
DB AJ Perro Kaplan 5-9 185 Sr.
DB Christian Landry Notre Dame 6-0 180 Sr.
DB Kylon Brown W. St. Mary 5-10 170 Sr.
DB Jawuan Windmon N. Vermilion 5-6 135 Sr.
P Dustin Reiners Notre Dame 5-9 205 Jr.
RS Joe Faulk Notre Dame 5-9 170 So.
FLEX Isaiah Antoine Abbeville 6-3 200 Jr.
Notre Dame - Jeff Michael Daigle, Shea Zaunbrecher; Abbeville - Tristan Greene, Blake Bodin, Daylon Boudreaux, Darryl Chambers; Kaplan - Tyler Lege, Dylan Roussel, Beau Frith, Matt Miller, Brooke Dumond, Chris Trahan, Cody Broussard, Matt Broussard, Joseph White, Austin Gaspard, Slade Bouillion; Erath - Broc Hidalgo, Tyler Guidry, Cameron Hebert, Tristan Vincent, Quinton Harrington; West St. Mary - Glenn Marsh, Darin Dwyer, Bryan Gibson, Terrance Matthews, Ta’Mon Lockett; North Vermilion - Cameron Touchet, Tristan Rue, Ryan Thompson, Jordan Windmon, Cole Latiolais, Ty Desormeaux.