Written for the LSWA 

Catholic High of Baton Rouge quarterback Daniel Beale and Ruston linebacker Jadon Mayfield earned top honors on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A All-State football team. 

Beale and Mayfield were selected by a statewide panel of sports writers as the Offensive and Defensive players of the year, respectively, after each helped his school win an LHSAA state championship. Each was a returning all-state player. 

Dutchtown’s Guy Mistretta earned Coach of the Year after he guided the school to the first semifinal appearance in school history. 

Beale led Catholic to the Division I select championship with 2,974 yards passing and 39 touchdowns. He completed 213 of 338 passes and had just eight interceptions. In the state final, Beale completed 18 of 26 passes for 360 yards and four touchdowns as Catholic defeated Acadiana 55-31. The UL commitment completed his four-year varsity career with more than 8,400 yards passing and 105 touchdowns. 

Mayfield spearheaded the Ruston defense as the Bearcats won a state championship for the first time since 1990 after they reached the state final for a second year in a row. Ruston defeated Zachary 31-17 in the state final. Mayfield had 12 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two tackles. 

The Louisiana Tech signee and District 2-5A defensive MVP ended the season with 116 tackles, 16 for loss, six sacks and one fumble recovery. 

Mistretta coached a Dutchtown team that won 11 games, reached the state semifinal and clinched share of the district title with an 8-1 regular-season mark. 


Pos Player School Ht. Wt. Cl. 

WR Jarvis Davis Airline 5-10 160 Jr. 

WR Trey’Dez Green Zachary 6-7 230 Sr. 

WR TaRon Francis Edna Karr 6-2 205 Jr. 

OL Devin Harper Captain Shreve 6-6 295 Jr. 

OL Joseph Cryer Natchitoches Central 6-4 290 Sr. 

OL Nate Green West Monroe 6-5 310 Sr. 

OL Kavion Broussard Zachary 6-6 280 Sr. 

OL Bryce Godfrey John Curtis 6-3 280 Sr. 

QB Daniel Beale Catholic-BR 6-1 195 Sr. 

RB Jordan Hayes Ruston 5-9 160 Jr. 

RB Cashmire Batiste Carencro 5-9 175 Sr. 

RB Nate Sheppard Mandeville 5-11 180 Jr. 

K Aeron Burrell Parkway 6-2 180 Sr. 

ATH Koby Young Holy Cross 6-1 182 Sr. 


Pos Player School Ht. Wt. Cl. 

DL Talan Bingham Terrebonne 6-2 235 Sr. 

DL Geordan Guidrey Ruston 6-3 260 Sr. 

DL Dominick McKinley Acadiana 6-7 280 Sr. 

DL Corey Adams Edna Kar 6-4 265 Jr. 

LB Jadon Mayfield Ruston 6-0 228 Sr. 

LB Shamarius Harris Acadiana 5-11 215 Sr. 

LB Kolaj Cobbins Destrehan 6-3 215 Sr. 

LB Tah’j Butler Edna Karr 6-2 225 Sr. 

DB Aidan Anding Ruston 6-0 165 Jr. 

DB Carter Hanberry Dutchtown 6-0 200 Sr. 

DB E.J. McDonald Captain Shreve 6-2 180 Sr. 

DB Anthony Robinson Destrehan 6-1 190 Sr. 

P John Chance Captain Shreve 6-1 200 Sr. 

RS Jaden Bardales Walker 5-8 150 Sr. 

ATH Amyrion Mingo Alexandria 5-11 170 Sr. 




Honorable mention 

Russell Babineaux, Acadiana; Jackson Hammond, Acadiana; Ezekiel Hypolite, Acadiana; Bob Patterson, Airline; Ben Taylor, Airline; Sincere Walker, Airline; Jason Blackwell, Alexandria; Jeremiah Jeffers-Wright, Alexandria; J.T. Lindsey, Alexandria; Jadon Weber, Brother Martin; Jamarion Otis, Captain Shreve; L.J. Prudhomme, Captain Shreve; Ervin Smith, Catholic-BR; Brooks Wright, Catholic-BR; Chantz Babineaux, Carencro; Kameron Cyprien, Carencro; Kevin Jefferson, Chalmette; Jaden Williams, Chalmette; Dashawn McBryde, Denham Springs; Arrington Adams, Destrehan; Jackson Fields, Destrehan; Jayce Mitchell, Destrehan; Lakedrin Harvey, Dutchtown; Diego Spears, Dutchtown; Richard Anderson, Edna Karr; Edward Brown, Edna Karr; Rahji Dennis, Edna Karr; Sebastian Miller, Fontainebleau; Cole Canatella, Holy Cross; Nick DiGerolamo, Holy Cross; Krosse Johnson, Holy Cross; Dagan Bruno, John Curtis; Zachary Drake, John Curtis; Michael Turner, John Curtis; Edis Chavez, John Ehret; Khayree Lee, John Ehret; Wardell Mack, John Ehret; Camryn Davis, Natchitoches Central; Kyle Williams, Northshore; Kristian Doyle, Ouachita; Bishop Davis, Ponchatoula; Jaidyn Martin, Rummel; Semaj Jones, Ruston; Sam Nations, Ruston; Zhy Scott, Ruston; Jahkeem Stewart, St. Augustine; Cayden Arnold, St. Paul’s; Cale Daigle, St. Paul’s; Drew Talley, St. Paul’s; J.D. Lafleur, Sulphur; Kylan Billiot, Terrebonne; Jayce Johnson, Terrebonne; Jalil Mathews, Terrebonne; Jamari Evans, Walker; Chris Dade, West Monroe; Hayden Federico, West Monroe; Collin Watkins, West Monroe; Tyson George, Zachary; Stetson Bell, Zachary; Kam Peterson, Zachary; Kameron Thomas, Zachary; Greg Manning, Benton