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.
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
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
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