Walker FB vs. Denham Springs: Brian Thomas

Walker High's Brian Thomas (11) combined for more than 1,800 yards of all-purpose yards. He was the Wildcats primary receiving threat, but also returned kicks and played defensive back.

There’s not many times Zachary’s standout quarterback Keilon Brown has had company at one of the premier positions on the District 4-5A football team.

That was until this season when Walker High wide receiver Brian Thomas was voted by the coaches, along with Brown, as the district’s Co-Most Valuable Player on offense.

The 6-foot-4 Thomas, a junior, certainly established himself as a versatile offensive threat as both a receiver and return specialist where he produced 1,881 all-purpose yards and 20 touchdowns.

Thomas was a key part in a Walker team that went 8-3 overall, finished as the District 4-5A runner-up and won its first Class 5A state playoff game before falling to eventual state champion Acadiana.

Thomas had nearly half of his 75 catches on the season in district play, making 34 grabs for 428 yards and six touchdowns. He wound with 1,272 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns for the year.

Thomas added 10 kickoff returns for a 33.3-yard average and returned eight punts for a 24-yard average, combining for three scores.

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Zachary quarterback Keilon Brown (15) earned a second straight berth on the Class 5A All-State first team.

Thomas was one of 14 players earning first-team All-District 4-5A honors from Livingston Parish.

Thomas was joined on the first team offense by Walker teammate Ethan Ladney (tackle), Keondre Brown (running back) and Bradley Cain (punter).

Senior safety Aubrey Womack was the Wildcats' lone represented on the first-team defensive unit.

Running back Kee Hawkins was one of six representatives from Live Oak.

The Eagles also landed senior defensive tackle Jalen Lee, linebacker Gabe Kimble, defensive back Darian Richard, flex player Bret McCoy and deep snapper Carson Jones.

Denham Springs also had three players on the team – offensive tackle Alex Harris, linebacker Tristan Duhe and return specialist C.J. Johnson.

Elsewhere, Albany landed four players on the District 8-3A All-District team -- Rhett Wolfe, who made the team at receiver and linebacker; offensive lineman Ronnie Tubreville, defensive lineman David Perez and linebacker Tyler Bates.

Springfield's first-team selections on the District 10-2A All-District team include running back Koby Linares, receiver Tyler Ratcliff, tight end/receiver Noah Bonura, offensive lineman Ty Jackson and Travon Washington, who made the offensive team as a return specialist and athlete.

Washington also made the first team on defense as a defensive back, along with Tylan Armstrong (defensive back) and defensive linemen Josh Coleman and Jaden Conley.

2019 All-District 4-5A Football Team

First Team


QB - Keilon Brown, Zachary

RB – Isaiah Rankins, Central

RB – Kee Hawkins, Live Oak

RB – Keondre Brown, Walker

TE – Covadis Knighten, Scotlandville

WR – Reginald King, Scotlandville

WR – Brian Thomas, Walker

WR – Chris Hilton, Zachary

C – Dylan Landry, Zachary

G – Logan Scott, Central

G - Martrell Thomas, Scotlandville

T – Alex Harris, Denham Springs

T – Jacorie Joseph, Scotlandville

T – Ethan Ladner, Walker

K – Andrew Medine, Central

P – Bradley Cain, Walker

ATH – Sam Kenerson, Central


DL – Jovonte Whiten, Central

DL – Jalen Lee, Live Oak

DL – Jonathan Horton, Scotlandville

DL – Charles Selder, Zachary

LB – Riyan Cotton, Central

LB – Tristan Duhe, Denham Springs

LB – Gabe Kimble, Live Oak

LB – Kenyon Martin, Zachary

DB – Da’Veawn Armstead, Central

DB – Darian Ricard, Live Oak

DB – Donald Jones, Scotlandville

DB – Aubrey Womack, Walker

KR – Andrew Myrick, Central

KR – C.J. Johnson, Denham Springs

FLEX – Bret McCoy, Live Oak

DS – Carson Jones, Live Oak

CO-OFFENSIVE MVP – Brian Thomas, Walker, Keilon Brown, Zachary

DEFENSIVE MVP – Riyan Cotton, Central

COACH OF YEAR – David Brewerton, Zachary

Second team


QB – Ethan McMasters, Walker

RB – Hagan Long, Live Oak

RB – Chance Williams, Scotlandville

RB – Marlon Gunn, Scotlandville

RB – RJ Allen, Zachary

TE – Pierce Patterson, Central

WR – Byron Smith, Live Oak

WR – Josiah Rankins, Central

WR – Jayden Williams Zachary

C - Tyler Tullier, Central

C – Tim Lawson, Walker

G – Andrew Cangelosi, Central

G – Arman Cook Brown, Scotlandville

T – Grant Dunn, Central

T – Spence Thomas, Scotlandville

K – Cameron Beall, Denham Springs

P – Thomas Walker, Live Oak


DL – Kaydon Berard, Denham Springs

DL – Elijah Hill, Zachary

DL – Tyler Scott, Central

DL – Bryce Cage, Scotlandville

LB – Darius Williams, Scotlandville

LB – Jeremiah Williams, Scotlandville

LB – Roger Brooks, Walker

LB – David Beathley, Zachary

DB - Christopher Daigre, Scotlandville

DB - Jermaine Spears, Central

DB - Mike Brown, Scotlandville

DB - Kerry Flowers, Walker

LS – Alex Morrison, Denham Springs

HONORABLE MENTION: DENHAM SPRINGS | Leo Montanez, Omari Warren, Josiah Raymond, Hayden Horne, Preston Holwager, Gavin Weindenbacher; LIVE OAK | Rhett Rosevear, Kyle Kitto, Tyler Braun, Cole Crenshaw, Aiden Saunders; WALKER | Demetri Wright, Peyton Richard, Tristan Thompson, Kobie Moncree, Garret Wilson, Patrick Scanlon