Athletes earn all-state honors
Patterson, Central Catholic and Berwick High schools all were represented on the recently released Louisiana Football Coaches Association All-State team.
Patterson and Central Catholic each had four selections, while Berwick had one selection.
The Lumberjacks were represented by quarterback Spencer Landry on the Class 3A second team and defensive linemen Nehemiah Augustus, offensive lineman Landon Thomas and wide receiver Mykel Jones were honorable mention selections
Berwick’s Brooks Richard was a second-team punter in Class 3A, while Central Catholic running back Stefano Guarisco, wide receiver Tyler Hoffpauir, offensive lineman Joe Michel and linebacker Garret LeBlanc were all honorable mention selections in Class 1A.
Landry tossed for 2,523 yards, completing 149 of 252 attempts. He threw 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Thomas blocked on an offensive line that helped the Lumberjacks produce 5,515 yards of total offense (3,204 passing and 2,311 rushing). He signed with McNeese State last week.
Jones, who has been honored by MaxPreps as a second-team sophomore All-American, and most recently, was a second-team sophomore All-American selection as an athlete by Student Sports, was named an honorable mention all-state selection after catching 58 passes for 989 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Augustus had 71 tackles for the Lumberjacks, including 51 solo stops. Twenty three of his tackles were for loss, while he recorded 17 sacks and returned a fumble for a touchdown.
“All of those guys, you can credit their good seasons this year to us being able to have the type of year that we had,” said Patterson coach Tommy Minton, whose squad advanced to the Class 3A quarterfinals this year.
However, one person missing from the squad was Daylon Charlot, a Class 3A first-team Louisiana Sports Writers Association selection earlier this year who caught more than 1,000 yards worth of passes.
“It’s a travesty, he didn’t make it,” Minton said.
Charlot recently earned junior honorable mention All-American honors from Student Sports and verbally committed to the University of Alabama.
At Berwick, Richard averaged 41 yards per punt.
“Brooks, he did everything for us. He played running back, receiver, punter, defensive back. It was a well-deserved honor … as a punter,” Brodie said.
The Berwick coach also gave credit to Berwick special teams coach Sean Comeaux, a former Nicholls State punter.
At Central Catholic, Hoffpauir caught 66 passes for 785 yards and nine touchdowns, while Guarisco rushed for 1,091 yards on 176 carries and scored 12 touchdowns. He also caught 38 passes for 597 yards and five touchdowns, returned 17 punts for 167 yards and a score and had 23 kickoff returns for 413 yards and a score.
Michel was part of an offensive line that churned out 294.7 yards a contest.
LeBlanc recorded 75 tackles, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries despite missing nearly two games.
“It was a great honor for the team — for those guys especially but for the team, for us not having the winning record but the kids playing hard. Early in the season we were in some games we had chances to win. The guys, they played hard and they were recognized for that.