SPORTS

Parish trio notches first team All-State 1-A grid honors.

TRYVE BRACKIN
WC DUO…White Castle High senior duo of Tyree Bracken, left, and Terrance Taylor, right, notched Class 1-A first team All-State football honors from the La. Sportswriters Assn. last week.

Iberville Parish’s trio of Tyree Bracken, Terrance Taylor, and Da’vante Williams notched first team honors on the La. Sportswriters Assn. Class 1-A All-State football team.

Bracken netted his second-straight first team spot. He made the team as a junior at the running back position after leading White Castle High to the state championship in 2010. This year he claimed the Athlete position on the first team offensive unit after rushing for 1,888 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Taylor, also a member of the state championship team in 2010 at White Castle, made the La. Football Coaches Assn. All-State team as a junior. This year he notched the LSWA first-team honors at defensive back. He also was the Bulldogs’ leading receiver in 2010 and 2011.

Williams has been a key member of the SJHS football program since playing as a freshman. He notched first-team honors at the defensive back position, along with WCHS’ Taylor. Williams also was a valuable running back and pass receiver for the Eagles the last three seasons.

Four St. John players notched All-State Honorable Mention listing, while another WCHS Bulldog was on the H.M. list.

The SJHS Eagle offense was one of the most potent in Class 1-A this year and the offensive trio of center Chris Bordelon, tackle Nathan Voisin, and running back Christian Primeaux, all seniors, notched Honorable Mention recognition. Joining them was defensive lineman and junior Curtis Jones. Bordelon was a veteran leader on a veteran offensive line for SJHS. Voisin was a key blocker on offense and a defensive end on the other side of the ball. Primeaux joined Williams in giving St. John a tremendous one-two rushing punch that accounted for an average of over 280 rushing yards a game and well over 30 touchdowns. Primeaux finished high in the 1-A and state highest scoring list. Jones was the key stopper in the middle of the SJHS dcfensive line in his third year as a starter. He played offense more this year than in the past as well.

Joining the Eagle foursome was White Castle High senior Isaac O’Bear. He was a first-team All-State pick in 2010 at defensive back after helping to lead the Bulldogs to the state crown. He played both starting quarterback and defensive back his senior season, but was injured through the middle of this recent season. He was still recognized as an Honorable Mention because of his value to the WCHS team.

West St. John High, which topped St. John and White Castle for the local District 9-1A crown and went on to become this year’s classification state runner-up team, placed four key Ram players on the first team All-State unit. They were LSU signee and defensive end Ronnie Feist, wide receiver Jarius Moll, offensive lineman Willie Youngblood, and running back Kylum Favorite. Notching Honorable Mention for the WSJHS Rams were quarterback Austin Howard and linebacker Dontre Turner.

EAGLE ALL-STATER…St. John High’s Da’vante Williams netted Class 1-A first team ll-State football honors from the La. Sportswriters Assn. last week.