Vidalia High landed three players as honorable mentions on the LSWA Class 2A All-State football team, while Delta Charter had brothers Juvari Singleton and Tyrin Singleton named as 1A honorable mentions.
Representing Vidalia as honorable mentions are senior quarterback Sema’J Hayes, junior lineman Kabari Davis and senior defensive lineman Devin Jackson.
Hayes completed 116 of 212 passes for 1,641 yards and 18 touchdowns, while rushing for 421 yards on 99 carries and 12 TDs.
Hayes also had 20 solo tackles and 15 assists on defense, intercepting two passes.
“I was very happy to be named as an honorable mention,” Hayes said. “It’s a big honor.
Hayes was one of several parish players competing in the Gridiron All-American Bowl in Orange Beach, Al., last week.
Hayes played wide receiver, catching two touchdowns passes for his West team, which defeated the East Thursday.
“That was a lot of fun,” Hayes said. “I played receiver my ninth grade year, and continued working there when I was playing quarterback. It just felt very natural. It was great playing around such a great group of guys.”
Kabari Davis led the Vikings during the regular season with 120 tackles, 76 solo, picked off a pass, recovered two fumbles and caused a fumble. He also had two sacks.
Jackson finished the season with 60 solo tackles and 42 assists for a total of 102. He also caused a fumble and collected a sack.
Juvari Singleton completed 86-of-121 passes for 1,219 yards and 18 touchdowns with three interceptions. He also carried the ball 123 times for 948 yards and 18 TDs.
Tyrin Singleton caught 65 passes for 750 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In the Storm’s first-round Division IV Select 48-46 playoff loss to Hanson Memorial, Juvari Singleton finished the game completing 14-of-18 passes for 270 yards and three TDs, while rushing for 211 yards on 27 attempts and four TDs. The junior signal caller had 481 total yards in offense and seven TDs. Tyrin Singleton, caught 11 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns.
Ouachita Christian quarterback Landon Graves and Homer lineman Walteze Champ claimed Player of the Year honors.
Frank Gendusa of St. Martin’s was voted Coach of the Year.
for the squad selected by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.
Graves, who went 28-2 as a starter, is the Offensive Player of the Year. He broke Jermaine Sharpe’s 30-year school record for most touchdowns responsible for in a career (108), led the Eagles to a Division IV Select LHSAA championship.
The senior QB completed 194-of-302 pass attempts (64%) for 2,814 yards and 33 touchdowns with seven interceptions, while adding 518 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 89 attempts. Graves is one of three OCS quarterbacks to ever throw for 6,000 or more yards in school history.
Champ, the shredded 6-foot, 225-pound senior lineman, did more than look the part on the field. The two-way starter played the part of enforcer on the defensive line. Champ recorded 101 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and scored three defensive touchdowns for the Division IV nonselect runnersup.
Gendusa coached St. Martin’s to the best season in school history. Since returning to coaching in 2018, he engineered the a huge turnaround at St. Martin’s.
St. Martin’s went from a three-win club in 2021 to an 11-2 record this season. Under Gendusa’s watch, St. Martin’s made its best postseason run in nearly five decades.
2022 LSWA CLASS 1A ALL-STATE
Pos Player school Ht. Wt. Cl
WR Antonio Donahue Southern Lab 6-1, 180, Sr.
WR Calvin Delone, Ascension Catholic 5-8, 160, Sr.
WR Tate Hamby Ouachita Christian 6-1, 180, Jr.
OL Alex Golden Vermilion Catholic 6-1 230, Sr.
OL Amiree Alexander, Riverside 6-2 315, Jr.
OL Edwin Wilson Kentwood 6-3 280 Sr.
OL Ryder Bentley Ouachita Christian 6-6 270 Jr.
OL Kemarion Ivory Haynesville 6-0 270 Jr.
QB Landon Graves Ouachita Christian 6-0 185 Sr.
RB Damondrick Blackburn Central Catholic 6-0 215 Sr.
RB Elijah Davis Riverside 5-9 215 Sr.
RB Harlem Berry St. Martin’s 5-11 215 So.
PK Payne Williams St. Mary’s 5-10 150 Jr.
ATH Jonathan Dartez Vermilion Catholic 5-8 165 So.
Pos Player school Ht. Wt. Cl
DL Lamikal Callahan, Kentwood, 6-0, 240, So.
DL Ben Devall Ouachita Christian 6-3 245 Jr.
DL Walteze Champ Homer 6-0 225 Sr.
DL Drake Griffin St. Mary’s 6-1 212 Jr.
LB Ashton Belaire Vermilion Catholic 5-11 185 Sr.
LB Luke Fontenot Basile 5-10 175 Sr.
LB Noah Lovelady Ouachita 6-1 205 Jr.
LB Rhett Johnson Glenbrook 5-9 180 Sr.
DB Travin Moore Vermilion Catholic 5-9 175 Sr.
DB Connor Achee Catholic-Pointe Coupee 6-0 185 Sr.
DB Landon Szubinski Ascension Catholic 6-0 190 Sr.
DB Carl Williams IV Southern Lab 6-0 185 Sr.
P Ethan LeBlanc Hanson 5-11 175 Jr.
KR Emmanuel Franklin Riverside 5-5 161 Sr.
ATH William Patrick St. Frederick 6-2 170 So.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: LANDON GRAVES, OUACHITA CHRISTIAN
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: WALTEZE CHAMP, HOMER
COACH OF THE YEAR: FRANK GENDUSA, ST. MARTIN’S
Jacori Johnson, Central Catholic; Carson Hebert, Covenant Christian; Cameron Eschete, Covenant Christian. Lawson Lillo, Cedar Creek; Lane Thomas, Cedar Creek; Brandon Heard, Lincoln Prep; Ashton Deaville, Basile; Gage Hildreth, East Beauregard; Kevante Carter, Kentwood; St. Frederick’s OL Vasser Day; St. Frederick’s ATH Micah Bell; St. Frederick’s Aaron Parker; RB Chris Brown, Opelousas Catholic, LB John Michael Jarrel, Opelousas Catholic; Tyrin Singleton, Delta Charter, Juvari Singleton, Delta Charter; Jermichael Carter, Kentwood; GeAuntre Nelson, Arcadia; Jamari Ayrow, Centerville; Ethan Busby. St. Mary’s; Brian Osborne, Cedar Creek; Alex Golden, Vermilion Catholic; Andrew Cavalier, Central Catholic; Jayden Meadows, East Beauregard; Travis Cedotal, Ascension Catholic; Camron Winzer, Homer; Luke Hymel, Riverside; Bryce Leonard, Ascension Catholic; Ty Feaster, Glenbrook; Khameron Boykins, Logansport; QB Adam Parker, St. Mary’s; Michael Thompson, St. Frederick; Toby Franklin, Haynesville; Elyjay Curry, Homer; Martell Henry, Riverside, So.; Milton Schexnayder, Centerville; Quincy Lewis, Cedar Creek; Grant Gendusa, St. Martin’s; Kaleb Brumfield, Riverside; Noah Carter, Oberlin, Sr.; Patrick Cancienne, Ascension Catholic; LB Alonzo Jackson, Haynesville; Stephen Holloway, Logansport; Tylon Hollins, Central Catholic; Seth Mandella, St. Martin’s; Maddox Mandino, Glenbrook.