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Several local players named to preseason Louisiana All-State Football Teams

MaxPreps Releases Preseason Louisiana All-State Football Teams

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  • Joel Rodgers

If you follow high school football -chances are- you’ve heard of MaxPreps. The popular source for high school sports has recently released a preseason Louisiana All-State Football teams.

Several members of the 2019 team are from Northwest Louisiana including Cory Marshall (Northwood), Vincent Hall (Woodlawn), Eric Reed Jr. (Calvary), Cameron Jackson (Haynesville), Blake Shapen (Evangel), and Seth Cranford (Northwood).

Six members of the preseason first team, including the state’s top two prospects: Jaquelin Roy of University Lab (Baton Rouge) and Kayshon Boutte of Westgate (New Iberia) are headed to LSU.

Several players from Zachary, West Monroe, John Curtis, Woodlawn, Catholic-B.R. can be seen September 13 &14 at Shreveport’s Battle on the Border.

Below is a complete list of all players to make the preseason MaxPreps Louisiana All-State Football Teams.

Congratulations guys, great job!

First Team Offense

QBKeilon Brown, Zachary | Sr. | 6-0 | 180
The Class 5A player of the year last season, Brown will play at Memphis next year. He threw for 2,770 yards and rushed for 1,354 yards as a junior.

QBCaleb Holstein, St. Thomas More (Lafayette) | Sr. | 6-5 | 210
The Class 4A player of the year as a junior, Holstein led the state in passing yardage and touchdowns with 3,854 yards and 47 touchdowns. He will play at Harvard next year.

RBDallas Reagor, Sterlington | Sr. | 5-9 | 165
A Class 3A all-state player last year, Reagor was among the state leaders with 2,086 yards and 22 touchdowns.

RBAshaad Johnson, Easton (New Orleans) | Sr. | 6-0 | 200
The No. 4 overall player in Louisiana and the No. 11 running back in the nation by 247 Sports, Johnson will pay at LSU next year. Formerly known as Ashaad Clayton, Johnson was Class 4A all-state last year.

WRKayshon Boutte, Westgate (New Iberia) | Sr. | 6-0 | 185
Ranked as the No. 2 overall player in Louisiana and the No. 7 wide receiver in the nation, Boutte caught 43 passes for 674 yards and eight touchdowns last year. He will play at LSU next season.

WRJa’khi Douglas, Terrebonne (Houma) | Sr. | 5-9 | 190
Florida State landed Douglas, the No. 8 player in Louisiana by 247 Sports. He threw for 965 yards, rushed for 685 and caught 12 passes for 251 yards last year.

TEDustin Dyson, St. Thomas Aquinas (Hammond) | Sr. | 6-4 | 210
The top-rated tight end in Louisiana by 247 Sports, Dyson will reportedly play at LSU next year.

OLSedrick Van Pran, Easton (New Orleans) | Sr. | 6-4 | 305
Georgia will be Van Pran’s new home next year. The state’s top offensive lineman is ranked as the No. 3 center in the nation by 247 Sports.

OLJoshua Remetich, Holy Cross (New Orleans) | Sr. | 6-4 | 280
Tulane has landed the services of Remetich, a 3-star prospect that is ranked as the No. 28 player in the state by 247 Sports.

OLRashad Green, University Lab (Baton Rouge) | Sr. | 6-3 | 305
Green will join Remetich at Tulane next year. He ranks as the No. 50 prospect in Louisiana.

OLVincent Hall, Woodlawn-Shreveport | Sr. | 6-4 | 320
A two-time all-district player at Woodlawn, Hall has been a starter on the varsity since his freshman season.

OLCory Marshall, Northwood (Shreveport) | Sr. | 6-3 | 332
Ranked No. 57 in Louisiana by 247 Sports, Marshall has committed to play at the University of Louisiana next year.

APCorey Wren, John Curtis Christian (River Ridge) | Sr. | 5-9 | 170
One of the fastest players in the state with a 10.4 clocking in the 100 meters, Wren rushed for 886 yards and 10 touchdowns last year and also had a punt return for a touchdowns. He will play at Georgia next year.

KAustin McCready, John Curtis Christian (River Ridge) | Sr. | 6-1 | 170
A former MaxPreps Sophomore All-American, McCready kicked nine field goals and converted 48-of-53 extra points as a junior.

First Team Defense

DL — Cameron Jackson, Haynesville | Sr. | 6-6 | 271
Selected to the Class 1A all-state team as an offensive lineman last year, Jackson is ranked as a 3-star prospect at defensive tackle.

DL — Jaquelin Roy, University Lab (Baton Rouge) | Sr. | 6-5 | 310
Ranked as the No. 1 overall player in Louisiana by 247 Sports and the No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation, Roy will play at LSU next year.

DL — Angelo Anderson, John Curtis Christian (River Ridge) | Sr. | 6-3 | 245
Tulane has landed Anderson, ranked as the No. 16 player in the state by 247 Sports. He was honorable mention Class 5A all-state last year.

DL — Jacobian Guillory, Alexandria | Sr. | 6-3 | 320
LSU has also landed Guillory, the No. 5 overall player in Louisiana and the No. 12 defensive tackle in the nation. He had 38 tackles and three sacks as a junior.

LB — Kelin Burrle, Cox (Harvey) | Sr. | 6-0 | 205
A Class 4A all-state player last year, Burrle has committed to playing at University of Texas-San Antonio.

LB — Brandon Williams, Newman (New Orleans) | Sr. | 6-3 | 220
A 4-star linebacker who’s ranked as the 20th best linebacker in the nation by 247 Sports.

LB — Edgerrin Cooper, Covington | Sr. | 6-2 | 205
Cooper will play at Oklahoma next year. He earned honorable mention all-state honors last year after posting 85 tackles.

DB — Brooks Miller, West Monroe | Sr. | 6-1 | 185
Miller has committed to play at Baylor next year. He was honorable mention Class 5A all-state as a junior.

DB — Major Burns, Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge) | Sr. | 6-2 | 175
The top-ranked defensive back in Louisiana by 247 Sports, Burns is the No. 6 overall player. He is headed to LSU next year.

DB — Eric Reed Jr., Calvary Baptist Academy (Shreveport) | Sr. | 6-1 | 200
A Class 2A all-state player, Reed had 40 tackles and 10 tackles for loss last year. He has committed to play at Ole Miss.

DB — Joel Williams, Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge) | Sr. | 6-1 | 180
Ranked as the No. 11 player in Louisiana by 247 Sports, Williams originally committed to Florida, but is now favored to be heading to Alabama.

AP — Donovan Kaufman, Archbishop Rummel (Metairie) | Sr. | 5-8 | 194
An honorable mention all-state selection, Kaufman averaged 34 yards on kickoff returns. He has committed to play at Vanderbilt.

P — Logan Klotz, Pope John Paul II (Slidell) | Sr. | 6-2 | 177
One of the top returning punters in the state, Klotz had a 41.9 yard average on 49 punts with 14 inside the 20.

Second Team Offense

QBTJ Finley, Ponchatoula | Sr. | 6-6 | 250
The LSU-bound quarterback threw for 639 yards in one game last year and finished the season with 2,736 yards and 23 touchdowns.

QBBlake Shapen, Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport) | Sr. | 6-0 | 183
Shapen begins his third season as the quarterback at Evangel Christian. Ranked as the No. 41 quarterback in the nation by 247 Sports, Shapen will play at Arizona State next year.

RBKyle Edwards, Destrehan | Sr. | 6-0 | 210
Played behind all-district MVP John Emery, but still managed to rush for 708 yards and eight touchdowns last year. Ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 17 prospect in the state.

RBJai Williams, Ascension Catholic (Donaldsonville) | Sr. | 5-10 | 186
Williams could finish his career as one of the state’s all-time leading rushers. With 2,668 yards and 32 touchdowns last year, the Class 1A all-state running back has 5,060 yards in his career.

WRKoy Moore, Archbishop Rummel (Metairie) | Sr. | 6-1 | 172
An honorable mention Class 5A all-state selection as a junior, Moore ranks as the No. 9 player in the state. He will play at LSU next year.

WRChristopher Hilton, Zachary | Jr. | 5-11 | 170
Already committed to LSU, Hilton ranks as the No. 2 player in the state in the Class of 2021. He caught 30 passes for 542 yards and seven scores last year.

TENoah Allain, Leesville | Sr. | 6-0 | 195
Allain caught 23 passes for 461 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior. He was honorable mention All-Central Louisiana.

OL — Kenneth Bannister, Edna Karr (New Orleans) | Jr. | 6-4 | 240
Made the Class 4A all-state first team as a sophomore as the anchor on the offensive line for the state champions.

OL — Joseph Alexander, Catholic-B.R. (Baton Rouge) | Sr. | 6-2 | 295
A 3-star prospect who earned Class 5A all-state honors from the football coaches association.

OL — Connor Finucane, Catholic-B.R. (Baton Rouge) | Sr. | 6-3 | 270
Committed to Louisiana Tech, Finucane was a two-way player who saw action on the defensive line and the offensive line at center.

OL — Brian Balestra, Jesuit (New Orleans) | Sr. | 6-3 | 275
An offensive center, Balestra has committed to play at Air Force next season.

OL — John Martin, De La Salle (New Orleans) | Jr. | 6-2 | 336
A 3-star offensive lineman who is ranked as the No. 21 player in Louisiana by 247 Sports.

AP — Sage Ryan, Lafayette Christian Academy (Lafayette) | Jr. | 5-11 | 195
Ryan earned Class 1A all-state honors as a kick returner and is ranked No. 3 in the state for the Class of 2021.

K — William Grand, St. Paul’s (Covington) | Sr. | 6-0 | 160
One of the leading field goal kickers in the state as a junior with eight field goals and 37-of-38 extra points.

Second Team Defense

DL — Patrick Jenkins, John Ehret (Marrero) | Sr. | 6-2 | 285
Bound for LSU, Jenkins is ranked as the No. 12 player in the state by 247 Sports.

DL — Jalen Lee, Live Oak (Watson) | Sr. | 6-3 | 294
LSU also landed Lee, a defensive tackle ranked No. 14 overall in the state by 247 Sports.

DL — Khari Coleman, Carver Collegiate Academy (New Orleans) | Sr. | 6-1 | 215
A four-year varsity player, Coleman ranks as the No. 33 player in the state and the 32nd best defensive end in the nation.

DL — Maason Smith, Terrebonne (Houma) | Jr. | 6-4 | 316
Ranked as the No. 1 junior in the state by 247 Sports, Smith is ranked No. 3 in the nation and is headed to LSU.

LB  — Taiwan Berryhill, St. Augustine (New Orleans) | Sr. | 6-1 | 200
Three-star recruited ranked No. 31 in the state by 247 Sports, Berryhill is headed to Kansas.

LB — Kershawn Fisher, Northshore (Slidell) | Sr. | 6-2 | 207
An honorable mention all-state selection, Fisher had 70 tackles as a junior, including 19 tackles for loss.

LB — Jabar Triplett, Southern Lab (Baton Rouge) | Sr. | 6-0 | 215
A three-star linebacker who is weighing offers from Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, Triplett was honorable mention Class 1A all-state.

DB — Ja’Darius Clark, Alexandria | Sr. | 6-1 | 180
Clark has committed to Virginia and earned Class 5A all-state honors as a junior.

DB — Daran Branch, Amite | Sr. | 6-1 | 168
A 3-star defensive back who is ranked as the No. 23 player in the state by 247 Sports.

DB — Donovan Johnson, Cox (Harvey) | Sr. | 6-2 | 180
A Class 4A all-state honorable mention selection, Johnson is ranked as the No. 37 safety in the nation by 247 Sports.

DB — Jamie Vance, Edna Karr (New Orleans) | Sr. | 5-10 | 155
Arkansas has a commitment from Vance, who is ranked as the No. 25 player in the state.

AP — Chy Rivers, Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge) | Sr. | 5-9 | 185
Ranked No. 35 in the state as an athlete, Rivers played running back and defensive back as a junior.

P — Seth Cranford, Northwood (Shreveport) | Sr. | 5-11 | 185
Cranford averaged 41.5 yard per kick and also had 48 touchbacks last year.

 

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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