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Anyone who watched the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's state championship game between John Curtis and Evangel Academy should have a good feel for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Class 2A all-state team.
Curtis topped Evangel 35-13, and the two programs land a combined 12 players on the 2A team, including both the defensive and offensive MVPs.
Evangel senior quarterback Dakota Duron is the Offensive Most Valuable Player after leading the state in regular-season passing yards. Curtis senior linebacker Duke Riley, who was also the championship game MVP after returning a fumble 80 yards for the games first touchdown and recording 8.5 tackles, was named the Defensive MVP.
Springfield High coach Ryan Serpas, who led his team to a 11-2 record and first semifinal berth in school history, is the Coach of the Year. Springfield lost to Curtis in the semifinals.
Duron passed for 2,968 yards, completing 201 of 286 passes with 32 touchdowns in the regular season. Riley had 99 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, two sacks and one interception that he returned for a TD.
Curtis has five players on the all-state offense, including junior wide receiver Malachi Dupre, senior offensive linemen Anthony Taylor and Brandon Godfrey, and senior running back Sherman Badie.
Evangel adds senior wide receiver Trent Taylor, who was the Eagles' MVP in the championship game, senior offensive lineman Josh Thomas, and Duron is also on the offensive team.
Senior receiver Raheem Falkins from Carver, senior offensive lineman Wade Wheat from Springfield, junior offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield and sophomore running back Nick Brossette from University High, senior running back Jermaine Antoine from Loreauville, senior place kicker John Shelton from Winnfield, and sophomore athlete Jabiari Tyler from Isadore Newman round out the offense.
On defense, Curtis has four spots. Senior defensive linemen Fred Beauford and Cyle Cortez and defensive back Richard Allen join Riley on the team.
Other players on the defensive unit incude University senior defensive lineman Tim Williams, Winnfield senior defensive lineman Michael Patterson, Springfield senior linebacker Tanner Wild, Winnfield senior linebacker Trey Williams, Homer senior linebacker Demeatre Casey, Calvary senior defensive back Weston Steelhammer, Springfield senior defensive back Kimanae Claiborne, University sophomore defensive back Jarrod Franklin, Welsh punter Sean Leleux, and The Dunham School senior kick returner Harrison Domingue.
Written for the LSWA By Brent Shirley
CLASS 2A ALL-STATE TEAM
WR Malachi Dupre John Curtis 6-3 195 Jr.
WR Raheem Falkins Carver 6-4 195 Sr.
WR Trent Taylor Evangel Christian 5-9 175 Sr.
OL Brandon Godfrey John Curtis 6-4 280 Sr.
OL Anthony Taylor John Curtis 6-7 320 Sr.
OL Wade Wheat Springfield 6-4 270 Sr.
OL Garrett Brumfield University 6-3 275 Jr.
OL Josh Thomas Evangel Christian 6-5 280 Sr.
QB Dakota Duron Evangel Christian 5-8 155 Sr.
RB Sherman Badie John Curtis 5-10 190 Sr.
RB Nick Brossette University 6-0 210 So.
RB Jermaine Antoine Loreauville 5-11 190 Sr.
PK John Shelton Winnfield 5-8 165 Sr.
ATH Jabiari Tyler Newman 5-9 165 So.
DL Fred Beauford John Curtis 6-1 205 Sr.
DL Tim Williams University 6-3 230 Sr.
DL Michael Patterson Winnfield 6-4 230 Sr.
DL Cyle Cortez John Curtis 6-2 260 Sr.
LB Tanner Wild Springfield 5-10 215 Sr.
LB Trey Williams Winnfield 5-8 185 Sr.
LB Demeatre Casey Homer 5-11 185 Sr.
LB Duke Riley John Curtis 6-1 205 Sr.
DB Richard Allen John Curtis 5-10 185 Sr.
DB Weston Steelhammer Calvary Baptist 6-3 185 Sr.
DB Kimanae Claiborne Springfield 5-11 160 Sr.
DB Jarrod Franklin University 6-0 190 So.
P Sean Leleux Welsh 6-1 175 Sr.
KR Harrison Domingue Dunham 5-11 205 Sr.
MVP OFFENSE: DAKOTA DURON, EVANGEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
MVP DEFENSE: DUKE RILEY, JOHN CURTIS
COACH OF THE YEAR: RYAN SERPAS, SPRINGFIELD
WR: Gilly Andry, Newman; Gabe Fuselier, Catholic-New Iberia; Jared Cornelius, Evangel; Taylor McFarland, Lake Arthur; TE: Will Sigl, Northlake Christian; OL: Alex Hammond, Rosepine; John Leglue, Menard; Leroy Hardwell, Winnfield; Travis Reed, St. Thomas Aquinas; Henry Rodriguez, Winnfield; QB: Joe Lissard, Catholic-NI; Blake Hinson, Rosepine; Daniel Fitzwater, Calvary Baptist; RB: Tevin Horton, John Curtis; Eugene Brazley, Carver; Javin Webb, Evangel; Jalen Richardson, Madison Parish Jacob Matthews, Menard; Darion Dunn, Homer; Marshall Harmon, Kinder; DeAnthony Jackson, Winnfield; Brandon Fantroy, Iota; ATH: Joey Lewis, Carver; Shaquille Smith, Springfield; DL: Chris Carter, Springfield; William Heinen, Welsh; Larry Hardwell, Winnfield; LB: Colby McGuire, Sterlington; Eric Thomas, Curtis; B.J. Allison, Oakdale; Deandre Doucet, Ville Platte; Tray Goodwin, Welsh; Trey Williams, Winnfield; DB: Brandon Porter, Curtis; Katreon Jones, Winnfield; Dane Landry, Northlake Christian.