By Warren Arceneaux // Written for LSWA
After shining on the big stage while leading their teams to LHSAA championships, Calvary Baptist quarterback Landry Lyddy and Oak Grove defensive back Bud Holloway claimed top honors on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A all-state football team.
Lyddy is the Outstanding Offensive Player. He threw for 3,566 yards and 43 touchdowns on the season and set a state record with 464 yards in Calvary’s 62-41 win over Ouachita Christian in the Division IV state championship game.
Lyddy is joined on the first team by teammates Jordan Wallace, a receiver, and linebacker Dustin Lang.
Holloway was voted the Outstanding Defensive Player. He contributed 44 tackles and 7 interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns for Oak Grove, which won its second straight Class 1A title with a 33-7 win over Grand Lake.
Holloway led a defense that allowed only 9.5 points per game during the playoffs. Other Oak Grove players on the team are tight end Dalton Allen, offensive lineman Kade Klink, running back Ron Craten, defensive lineman Bryson Baker and linebacker Kaleb Proctor.
Grand Lake’s Jeff Wainwright was picked as the 1A Coach of the Year after guiding the Hornets to the Class 1A title game. Grand Lake had never advanced past the regional round and had to overcome catastrophic damage from Hurricanes Laura and Delta, including playing home games 40 miles away from campus.
Hornets’ players on the team are offensive lineman Bryant Williams, defensive back Levi Murrell and kick returner Eli Fountain.
2020 LSWA CLASS 1A ALL-STATE FOOTBALL CHART
Pos Player School Ht. Wt. Cl.
WR Tristan Wiley Ouachita Christian 6-2 190 Jr.
WR Jordan Wallace Calvary 5-9 160 Sr.
TE Dalton Allen Oak Grove 6-4 240 Sr.
OL Kade Klink Oak Grove 5-8 245 Sr.
OL Andy Weatherford Ouachita Christian 6-3 290 Jr.
OL Alex Ross Riverside 6-2 215 So.
OL Bryant Williams Grand Lake 6-8 325 Sr.
OL Andrew Bonaventure Catholic-PC 6-1 250 Sr.
QB Landry Lyddy 6-1 190 Jr.
RB Ron Craten Oak Grove 5-9 220 Sr.
RB Eijah Davis Riverside 5-10 205 So.
RB Matthew Langlois Catholic-PC 6-1 180 Sr.
PK Jacob Dunn Ascension Catholic 5-8 160 Sr.
ATH Hunter Herring Ouachita Christian 6-4 215 Sr.
Pos Player School Ht. Wt. Cl.
DL Bryson Baker Oak Grove 6-0 300 Sr.
DL Casey Cobb Ouachita Christian 6-3 225 Jr.
DL Nick Washington Riverside 6-1 250 Sr.
DL Noah Nelson Hamilton Christian 6-2 270 Sr.
LB Kaleb Proctor Oak Grove 5-10 210 Jr.
LB Kailep Edwards West St. John 6-2 235 Jr.
LB Dustin Lang Calvary 6-1 185 Sr.
LB Shane Forman Southern Lab 5-10 185 Jr.
DB Bud Holloway Oak Grove 5-10 150 Sr.
DB Levi Murrell Grand Lake 5-11 170 Sr.
DB Noah Heard St. Mary’s 5-10 155 Sr.
DB Trey Perkins East Iberville 6-0 170 So.
KR Eli Fountain Grand Lake 6-2 190 Sr.
P Landon Graves Ouachita Christian 5-10 185 So.
OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER: LANDRY LYDDY, CALVARY BAPTIST
OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER: BUD HOLLOWAY, OAK GROVE
COACH OF THE YEAR: JEFF WAINWRIGHT, GRAND LAKE
EJ Anderson, Oak Grove; Zack Hegwood, Oak Grove; Dillon Dougan, Ouachita Christian; Thomas Marsala, St. Frederick; Brennan Woods, St. Frederick; Bryson Fields, Cedar Creek; Carson Riley, Cedar Creek; Adam Parker, St. Mary’s; Dane Files, St. Mary’s; Mikel Auge, Montgomery; Dexture Jefferson, Block; Malachi Ayo, Covenant Christian; Kieran Davis, St. Edmund; Connor Diaz, St. Edmund; Baylor McCoy, Basile; Wesley Lejeune, Basile; Khai Prean, Ascension Catholic; Saul Dartez, Vermilion Catholic; Ashton Belaire, Vermilion Catholic; Kaejean Kindrick, West St. John; Kyler Little, Grand Lake; J.T. Turner, Montgomery; Joseph Wilson, Calvary; Keon Coleman, Opelousas Catholic; John Robert Allums, Vermilion Catholic; Terrenzo Winzer, Homer; Sammy Facheaux, Riverside; Adam Patrick, Oberlin; Landon Mayeaux, Calvary; Tamarean Grant, Homer; John Watts, Homer; Jude Roger, Vermilion Catholic; Drew Lege, Vermilion Catholic; Kedrick Grider, Haynesville; Lutrell Pruitt, Southern Lab; Angelo Izzard, Southern Lab; Gage Larvadain, Riverside; Deuce Clement, Oak Grove; Graeme Fidelak, St. Mary’s; Key’savlyn Barnes, Logansport; Roderique Valentine, East Iberville; Myles Liggans, Highland Baptist; Reid Milligan, Oak Grove; Beau Bennett, St. Frederick; Jason August, West St. John; Cole Matt, Grand Lake; Denham Smith, Calvary; Amariund Chatman, Homer; J’Mond Tapp, Ascension Catholic; Lane Warren, Oak Grove; Jaydon Hamilton, West St. John; Trey Kelly, Calvary; Hugh Hamer, Central Catholic; Jacob Ellis, West St. John; Dylan Simmons Country Day; Scott Isacks, Country Day.