Hillard, Collins Honored

LSU commitments Kenny Hilliard and La'el Collins were chosen as First-Team All-State in Class 3A by the Louisiana Sports Writer's Association. Hilliard was also selected as Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year for the third straight season.

Kenny Hilliard began his senior campaign battling injury, but the 6-foot, 228-pounder closed strong, breaking the state’s career rushing record en route to an appearance with Patterson High in the state title game.

While a 24-20 loss to Parkview Baptist stopped Hilliard short of grabbing a championship trophy, his 1,804 rushing yards was good enough to push his career totals to 8,603 yards – the most in the history of Louisiana high school football, regardless of classification.

The LSWA named Hilliard to the First-Team for his efforts, and grabbing the state’s career rushing total helped the longtime LSU commitment secure the Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year honors for the third straight season.

He wasn’t the only future Tiger to be showered with postseason accolades.

Five-star offensive tackle La’el Collins, who was the first commitment to LSU’s 2011 class, was named to the First-Team as an offensive tackle. The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder helped Redemptorist running back Jeremy Hill to his best season yet, finishing with 2,260 yards – a school record – and 36 touchdowns. Hill, who was once committed to LSU but is now undecided, was also named to the First-Team.

LSU pledge Alonzo Lewis, who played safety and wide receiver at St. James, was selected as an honorable mention.


First-team Offense

WR      Darryl Watson   Holy Cross          5-11    170     Sr.

WR      RonDarious Morris      Bogalusa      6-2     185     Sr.

TE      Denzeil Warner  Redemptorist    6-0     205     Sr.

OL      Landon Jones    Holy Cross      5-11    235     Sr.

OL      La’el Collins   Redemptorist    6-5     310     Sr.

OL      Tyler Viator    Parkview Baptist        5-11    230     Sr.

OL      Joe Henry       Patterson       6-0     310     Sr.

OL      Tyler Fogleman  Marksville      6-1     220     Sr.

QB      Justice Jones   Patterson       6-1     178     Jr.

RB      Jeremy Hill     Redemptorist    6-1     225     Sr.

RB      Kenny Hilliard  Patterson       6-0     228     Sr.

RB      Dylan Ledet     E.D. White      5-11    210     Sr.

PK      Justin Burke    Bolton  5-9     185     Sr.

ATH     Davante Bourque Crowley         6-2     195     Jr.


First-team Defense

DL      Lorenzo Phillips        Patterson       6-2     210     Jr.

DL      Tom Bove        Parkview        6-0     250     Jr.

DL      Terrence McCrea        Bunkie          6-1     245     Sr.

DL      Donald Pennington       Amite           6-3     310     Sr.

LB      Juwann Rogers   Amite           6-0     230     Jr.

LB      Paxton Cook     Parkview         5-11    210     Sr.

LB      John Rothermel  Notre Dame      6-1     190     Sr.

LB      Brenton Bowman  Holy Cross      5-9     200     Sr.

DB      Ricky Stoma     Notre Dame      6-1     170     Sr.

DB      Tyler Stoddard  Westlake        6-2     200     Sr.

DB      Dexter Aucoin   Patterson       5-9     185     Sr.

DB      Byron Cobb      West Feliciana  5-10    170     Sr.

KR      Gene Pete       Iowa            6-2     215     Sr.

P       Brandon Johnson        Parkview       6-0     225     Jr.




COACH OF THE YEAR: Jackie Hamilton, Carroll


Honorable mention: Akeem Lewis, Abbevile; Alonzo Williams, Abbeville; Christian Cotton, Albany; Heath Phillips, Albany; James Pea-Milton, Amite; Reginald Porter, Amite; Hudson Bain, Bunkie; Jamond Collins, Carroll; Tyree Hollins, Carroll; Hakeem Parker, Clark; Tuskani Figaro, Crowley; Jesse Gros, De La Salle; Grant Chiasson, E.D. White; Philip Ledet, E.D. White; Jacob Rodrigue, E.D. White; Vondray Vallare, Eunice; Ryan Deemes, Holy Cross; Ed Eagan, Holy Cross; Taylor Eymard, Holy Cross; Trey Hooper, Holy Cross; Marshall Bellazan, Independence; R.J. Richardson, Jena; Jeremy Cutrer, Jewel Sumner; Jalen Baker, Kaplan; Gilbert Boudreaux, Loranger; Jeryl Brazil, Loranger; Brennan Catalano, Loranger; Austin Mathias, Loyola; Jake Dunbar, Marksville; Peyton Dunbar, Marksville; Christian Kelly, Marksville; Chance Vercher, Marksville; Brandon LeBeau, McMain; Joshua Rounds, McMain; Stu Cook, Notre Dame; Pete Petitjean, Notre Dame; Jerry Menard, Notre Dame; Brooks Godbery, Parkview Baptist; Tyler Brewer, Patterson; Tremaine Lightfoot, Patterson; Alonzo Lewis, St. James; Christian Verret, St. James; Devin Eaglin, Westlake; Deshawn Morrison, West Feliciana; Wallace Scott, West Feliciana; David Haile, West Feliciana; Neil Scott, Parkview Baptist; Jason Mejeur, Parkview Baptist; Corey Trim, Redemptorist.

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