Four Cougars, one Panther earn all-state honors

Quincy Lewis was one of four Cougars to earn all-stat honorable mention honors. (Photo by Tim Smith)

by Malcolm Butler

Lincoln Parish saw a total of five high school athletes earn Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 1A all-state honors which were released today.

Cedar Creek running back Lane Thomas, linebacker Quincy Lewis, linebacker Lawson Lillo and tight end Brian Osborne joined Lincoln Prep wide receiver/quarterback Brandon Heard on the all-state honorable mention list following their impressive seasons.

Thomas rushed for 1,226 yards and 18 TDs while catching 22 passes for 248 yards and three scores, earning first team all-LPJ and all-district honors. He also added 78 tackles and three sacks for the Cougars defense.

Lewis totaled 133 total tackles, including 99 assisted stops and 34 solo tackles while leading the Cougars on defense. The program’s all-time tackles leader also added 11 tackles for loss, including two sacks while also earning first team all-LPJ and all-district honors.

Lillo ranked second on the team with 86 tackles, including 66 assisted stops and 20 solo stops. He registered nine tackles for loss, including five sacks on the season and one interception (TD) while also earning first team all-LPJ and all-district honors.

Osborne led the Cougars with 46 receptions for 403 yards and three scores as he proved to be the top target in the passing game during the season. He recorded six receptions of 20-plus yards and 17 first down receptions while earning all-district and all-LPJ accolades.

Heard was a do-everything player for Lincoln Prep in 2022, seeing time at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, returner and on the defensive side of the football for the Panthers. As a receiver, Heard hauled in 40 passes for 656 receiving yards — that’s 16.4 yards per reception — and seven touchdowns.

Also seeing playing time at running back and even a little under center, Heard added 279 yards and three touchdowns on 55 carries while also returning kicks to push his all-purpose yards total to 998 yards on 96 touches.

OCS quarterbackLandon Graves and Homer lineman Walteze Champ claimied Player of the Year honors.



Pos Player school Ht. Wt. Cl

WR Antonio Donahue Southern Lab 6-1, 180, Sr.

WR Calvin Delone, Ascension Catholic 5-8, 160, Sr.

WR Tate Hamby Ouachita Christian 6-1, 180, Jr.

OL Alex Golden Vermilion Catholic 6-1 230, Sr.

OL Amiree Alexander, Riverside 6-2 315, Jr.

OL Edwin Wilson Kentwood 6-3 280 Sr.

​​OL Ryder Bentley Ouachita Christian 6-6 270 Jr.

OL Kemarion Ivory Haynesville 6-0 270 Jr.

QB Landon Graves Ouachita Christian 6-0 185 Sr.

RB Damondrick Blackburn Central Catholic 6-0 215 Sr.

RB Elijah Davis Riverside 5-9 215 Sr.

RB Harlem Berry St. Martin’s 5-11 215 So.

PK Payne Williams St. Mary’s 5-10 150 Jr.

ATH Jonathan Dartez Vermilion Catholic 5-8 165 So.


Pos Player school Ht. Wt. Cl

DL Lamikal Callahan, Kentwood, 6-0, 240, So.

DL Ben Devall Ouachita Christian 6-3 245 Jr.

DL Walteze Champ Homer 6-0 225 Sr.

DL Drake Griffin St. Mary’s 6-1 212 Jr.

LB Ashton Belaire Vermilion Catholic 5-11 185 Sr.

LB Luke Fontenot Basile 5-10 175 Sr.

LB Noah Lovelady Ouachita Christian 6-1 205 Jr.

LB Rhett Johnson Glenbrook 5-9 180 Sr.

DB Travin Moore Vermilion Catholic 5-9 175 Sr.

DB Connor Achee Catholic-Pointe Coupee 6-0 185 Sr.

DB Landon Szubinski Ascension Catholic 6-0 190 Sr.

DB Carl Williams IV Southern Lab 6-0 185 Sr.

P Ethan LeBlanc Hanson 5-11 175 Jr.

KR Emmanuel Franklin Riverside 5-5 161 Sr.

ATH William Patrick St. Frederick 6-2 170 So.





Jacori Johnson, Central Catholic; Carson Hebert, Covenant Christian; Cameron Eschete, Covenant Christian. Lawson Lillo, Cedar Creek; Lane Thomas, Cedar Creek; Brandon Heard, Lincoln Prep; Ashton Deaville, Basile; Gage Hildreth, East Beauregard; Kevante Carter, Kentwood; St. Frederick’s OL Vasser Day; St. Frederick’s ATH Micah Bell; St. Frederick’s Aaron Parker; RB Chris Brown, Opelousas Catholic, LB John Michael Jarrel, Opelousas Catholic; Tyrin Singleton, Delta Charter, Juvari Singleton, Delta Charter; Jermichael Carter, Kentwood; GeAuntre Nelson, Arcadia; Jamari Ayrow, Centerville; Ethan Busby. St. Mary’s; Brian Osborne, Cedar Creek; Alex Golden, Vermilion Catholic; Andrew Cavalier, Central Catholic; Jayden Meadows, East Beauregard; Travis Cedotal, Ascension Catholic; Camron Winzer, Homer; Luke Hymel, Riverside; Bryce Leonard, Ascension Catholic; Ty Feaster, Glenbrook; Khameron Boykins, Logansport; QB Adam Parker, St. Mary’s; Michael Thompson, St. Frederick; Toby Franklin, Haynesville; Elyjay Curry, Homer; Martell Henry, Riverside, So.; Milton Schexnayder, Centerville; Quincy Lewis, Cedar Creek; Grant Gendusa, St. Martin’s; Kaleb Brumfield, Riverside; Noah Carter, Oberlin, Sr.; Patrick Cancienne, Ascension Catholic; LB Alonzo Jackson, Haynesville; Stephen Holloway, Logansport; Tylon Hollins, Central Catholic; Seth Mandella, St. Martin’s; Maddox Mandino, Glenbrook.