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West St. John’s Kylan Duhe and Fred Middleton of Oak Grove did not get the chance to play against each other yet there is a common bond. The duo headlines the Class 1A All-State football team selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Duhe was voted the Offensive Most Valuable Player after leading the Rams to their first LHSAA title since 2004, while Middleton garnered Defensive MVP honors for 1A semifinalist OGHS.
As a junior, Duhe powered the Rams with over 2,000 of total offense, including 1,704 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns, along with 430 receiving yards. Middleton, finished his senior year with 78 tackles and 14 sacks.
Ascension Catholic’s Drey Trosclair claimed Coach of the Year honors on the LSWA squad selected by a panel of sportswriters from across the state. Trosclair led ACHS to a Division IV runner-up finish in its first title-game berth in 25 years.
Duhe was one of four West St. John on the squad made up of Class 1A/Division IV players. Division IV champion Lafayette Christian also has four players on the unit, including linebacker Martin Lee.
Class 1A runner-up Kentwood placed three on the squad, led by running back Larry Carter. Logansport and Oak Grove also put three players on the team. Running back Jai Williams was one of two Ascension Catholic players selected.
LSWA CLASS 1A ALL-STATE FOOTBALL CHART
Position Name School Ht. Wt. Class
WR Trey Palmer Kentwood 6-1 185 Jr.
WR Kris Constantine Vermilion Catholic 6-0 150 Sr.
WR John Stephens Logansport 6-4 205 Sr.
OL Eric Dunn Kentwood 6-4 255 Sr.
OL John Bolding Oak Grove 6-4 305 Sr.
OL Calieb Batiste West St. John 6-3, 290 Sr.
OL Beau Badon Lafayette Christian 6-0 205 Sr.
OL Kardell Thomas Southern Lab 6-5 330 Jr.
QB Dalton Shaw Logansport 5-10 170 Sr.
RB Kylan Duhe West St. John 5-10 185 Jr.
RB Jai Williams Ascension Catholic 5-10 170 So.
RB Larry Carter Kentwood 5-11 220 Jr.
ATH Aaron Howell St. Mary’s 6-3 210 Sr.
PK Colin LaHaye Lafayette Christian 5-11 165 Jr.
Position Name School Ht. Wt. Class
DL Fred Middleton Oak Grove 6-1 195 Sr.
DL Ben Slusher Cedar Creek 5-11 225 Sr.
DL Covan Barnes West St. John 6-1 225 Sr.
DL Charlie Gianelloni Ascension Catholic
LB Wyatt Rawls Oak Grove 5-9 200 Jr.
LB Damone Clark Southern Lab 6-3 220 Sr.
LB Andre Reed Basile 5-10 185 Jr.
LB Martin Lee Lafayette Christian 5-11 200 Jr.
DB Will Fitzhugh Ouachita Christian 5-11 175 So.
DB Wantrell Williams West St. John 5-11 187 So.
DB Jarrious Jackson Logansport 5-9 165 Sr.
DB Ford Sparks St. Frederick 5-11 150 Jr.
P Keyshawn Lyons Elton 5-10 190 Sr.
KR Sage Ryan Lafayette Christian 5-10 180 Fr.
OFFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: KYLAN DUHE, WEST ST. JOHN
DEFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: FRED MIDDLETON, OAK GROVE
COACH OF THE YEAR: DREY TROSCLAIR, ASCENSION CATHOLIC
Honorable mention: Bryce Wallace, Ouachita Christian; Kevin Fair, Delhi; Trenton Grow, West St. John; Bailey Shelton, St. Mary’s; Derrick Finley, Elton; Sage Ryan, Lafayette Christian; Peyton Dinger, Centerville; Brett Bailey, West St. John; Jayuan Pierce, West St. John; Eli Stringer, LaSalle; Logan LeJeune, Elton; Donald Gray, Oak Grove; Tresmin Brown, Logansport; Matthew Nelson, St. Mary’s; Darnell Robinson, Elton; Chris Singleton, Central Catholic; Matthew LeBourgeois, Centerville; Ty Davis, Southern Lab; Desmond McCain Merryville; Brandon Williams, Delhi; D’Andre Gaudia, West St, John; Zachary Clement, Lafayette Christian; Kenan Caldwell, Oak Grove; James Monroe Opelousas Catholic; Jonathan Porter, West St. John; Kelon Gardner, West St. John; Cameron Stewart, Block; Kendall Wilkerson, Kentwood; Tyler Guidry, Southern Lab; David Bruce, Oak Grove; Niko Davis, West St. John; Devin Gabriel Logansport; Kason Lashley, Montgomery; Wes Daniel, St. Mary’s; Cooper LeBlanc, Central Catholic; Taydron Lee, Kentwood; Jaylen Dauphin, Lafayette Christian; Slade Bienvenu, St. Mary’s; James Kirklin, Oberlin; Jamar Barber, Ascension Catholic; Gared Beauvais, Catholic-Pointe Coupee; Nathan Carriere, Catholic-Pointe Coupee; Chandler Hay, Cedar Creek; Cedric Banks, Southern Lab; Mason Zeringue, Ascension Catholic; Dontrell Davis, West St. John; Errol Rogers Jr., Lafayette Christian; Je’Corie Ward, Houma Christian School; Damien Pennison, Houma Christian School; Zachariah Trujillo, Houma Christian School; Kavacion Webster, Haynesville; Joseph Evans, Haynesville.