by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner
LAKE CHARLES — The selections for the 2021 All-GeauxPreps Large School Football Team is highlighted by some of the top talents across the state of Louisiana.
The team is composed of student-athletes from Class 5A, Class 4A and Class 3A.
Zachary quarterback Eli Holstein was selected as the top quarterback amongst the largest schools after turning in an exceptional performance on the gridiron this season capped by a Class 5A state title. Holstein completed 204 passes of 313 attempts for 3,228 yards and 30 TDs with six interceptions. He rushed for 518 yards along and added 14 touchdowns on the ground.
Perhaps, it was the performance of Barbe junior receiver Jamaal Levi that turned heads across Louisiana. The District 3-5A Offensive MVP led the entire state in receiving yards and broke two school records for most receiving yards in the regular season with 1,597 yards plus most 200-yard receiving games with 3. Both records were formerly held by All-American Trey Quinn.
Union Parish tailback Trey Holly rushed for a state-best 2,815 yards on 320 carries along with 34 touchdowns in helping lead his team to a second consecutive state title appearance. He rushed for 200 yards or more four times
Ponchatoula junior Jacobey Mathews captured Defensive MVP honors for District 6-5A as well as the state’s most valuable defensive player after totaling 51 tackles, 14 PBU, 4 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 defensive touchdowns, and 2 punt returns for touchdowns. He helped lead the Green Wave to its first state title appearance since the 1950’s.
Defensive back Derek Williams finished the season with 127 tackles, including 10 for loss and 2 sacks. The junior 4-star recruit also forced three fumbles, recovered three fumbles (one for a touchdown) and broke up seven passes on the way to leading Westgate to its first state title in school history.
2021 All-GeauxPreps Large School Selections
|RB||Trey Holly||Union Parish||Junior|
|RB||Kaleb Jackson||Liberty Magnet||Junior|
|WR||Shazz Preston||St. James||Senior|
|OL||Reginald Burks||Lake Charles College Prep||Senior|
|OL||Cam East||St. Augustine||Senior|
|OL||Emery Jones||Catholic-Baton Rouge||Senior|
|PK||Alec Mahler||St. James||Senior|
|DL||Tygee Hill||Edna Karr||Senior|
|DL||Quency Wiggins||Madison Prep||Senior|
|LB||Jaiden Ausberry||University Lab||Junior|
|LB||Carmycah Glass||Ouachita Parish||Senior|
|LB||Daylon Sibley||Lake Charles College Prep||Junior|
|DB||Justin Aaron||Natchitoches Central||Senior|
|DB||Ethan Lee||E.D. White||Senior|
|P||Alec Mahler||St. James||Senior|
|KR||Aaron Anderson||Edna Karr||Senior|