Written for the LSWA
Two players who led their teams to LHSAA championships and a coach who returned to a title game for the first time in more than a decade headline the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A All-State football team.
Quarterback D’Wayne Winfield of Lutcher was voted the Offensive Player of the Year, while St. Thomas More defensive back Nicholas Beckwith was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year.
Dennis Dunn, who led North DeSoto to its first title-game appearance, was voted Coach of the Year for the squad selected by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.
Dunn, who won nine titles at Shreveport’s Evangel Christian, coached the Griffins to a 12-2 record and a runner-up finish to Lutcher and Winfield in the Division II nonselect final.
Winfield led the Bulldogs to their ninth LHSAA title with 4,657 yards of total offense and 70 touchdowns. The recent UL commitment passed for 2,187 yards with 32 TDs and rushed for 2,477 yards and 38 TDs.
Beckwith led STM to the Division II select title with 95 tackles and 6 interceptions, 2 of which he returned for TDs.
2022 CLASS 4A ALL-STATE FOOTBALL CHART
Pos Player School Ht. Wt. Cl
WR Kentrell Prejean Teurlings Catholic 5-9 155 Sr.
WR Parker Fulghum Evangel 6-2 190 Jr.
WR Christian McNees St. Thomas More 6-2 206 Sr.
OL Hayden Christman Tioga 6-7 305 Sr.
OL Jamarion Kennedy Northwood-Shreve Sr. 6-4 310
OL Zalance Heard Neville 6-6 310 Sr.
OL Kohl Brown St. Thomas More 6-0 265 Sr.
OL Caden Jones De La Salle 6-8 305 Sr.
QB D’wayne Winfield Lutcher 6-3 215 Sr.
RB Xavier Ford Leesville 5-11 190, So.
RB Fred Robertson Warren Easton 5-9 190 Jr.
RB P.J. Martin De La Salle 5-10 205 Sr.
PK Brendan Bourque St. Thomas More 5-8 152 Jr.
ATH JuJuan Johnson Lafayette Christian 6-0 175 Jr.
Pos Player School Ht. Wt. Cl
DL Ted Jackson West Feliciana 5-11 235 Jr.
DL Ta’Derious Collins Northwood-Shreve 6-5 235 Sr.
DL Matthew Fobbs-White Neville 6-2 225 Sr.
DL Melvin Hills Lafayette Christian 6-4 272 Jr.
LB Ty’jai Jones Assumption 5-10 190 Sr.
LB Owen Deboisblanc Teurlings 5-8 164 Sr.
LB Spida Lively Westgate 5-10, 215, So.
LB Jirrea Johnson Warren Easton 5-11, 220 Sr.
DB Brock Louque Lutcher, 6-0, 185, Jr.
DB Ty Lee Lafayette Christian 6-0 170, Jr.
DB Nicholas Beckwith St. Thomas More 6-3 210 Sr.
DB Thai Brown McDonogh 35 5-10 170 Jr.
P Chris Lopez Ellender 5-9 154 So.
KR Dedrick Latulas, Westgate, 5-8, 175, Sr.
ATH Hunter Addison North DeSoto 5-10 175 Sr.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: D’WAYNE WINFIELD, LUTCHER
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: NICHOLAS BECKWITH, ST. THOMAS MORE
COACH OF THE YEAR: DENNIS DUNN, NORTH DESOTO
Ronnie Crosby, DeRidder; Bryant Hammond, DeRidder; Jeremiah Caldwell, Tioga; Michael Mitchell, Plaquemine; Carter Fontenot, Teurlings; Hutch Swilley, St. Thomas More; Javion White, Franklin Parish; Bryce Curtis, Franklin Parish; Marc Denison, Northwood-Shreve; Royal Williams, Ellender; Eli Morrison, Grant; Tylin Johnson, Lutcher; Charles Barbarin, McDonogh 35; Cole Cory, North DeSoto; Devarre Dyson, West Feliciana; Jesse Jeffrey, Lafayette Christian; Raymond Howard, Shaw; Zarontay Smith, Ellender: James “Gage” Caskey, North DeSoto; Mason Lopez, North DeSoto; Santana Price, McDonogh 35; Luke Delafield, North DeSoto; Jaylon Coleman, Vandebilt Catholic; John Lewis, North DeSoto; D’Shaun Ford, Opelousas; Arnold Barnes, Booker T. Washington; David Kency, Shaw; Jaedon Voisin, Belle Chasse; Quintavion White, Northwood-Shreve; Joel Rogers, West Feliciana; Javon Ricks, South Terrebonne; Colby Ziegler, Lakeshore; Issac Casnave, Salmen; Gabriel Relliford, Evangel; Holden Matthews, St. Thomas More; Jameian Buxton, Warren Easton; Alex Sumler, McDonogh 35; Jordan Milton, North DeSoto; Marques Hampton, North DeSoto; Makhi Reed, Minden; Jacob Fairchild, Vandebilt Catholic; Kai Brown, Lutcher; Dontay Washington, Opelousas; Andre Williams, Westgate; Michael Thomas Jr., De La Salle; Jerome Victor, Shaw; Edric Williams, Booker T. Washington; Christian Johnson, Bossier; Jamal Jordan, Evangel; Craydon Long, Lutcher; Mar’Javious Moss, Northwood-Shreve; Kaleb Vaughn, Neville; Eric Horn, Carver; Torrion Alexis, Carver; JaShawn Mabry-Liles, Leesville.