Elzy, Southern Lab Pair Headline 2023 LSL Class 1A All-State Football Team

The 2023 Louisiana Sportsline Class 1A All-State team is led by the leading rusher in the state and two from Southern Lab’s state championship team.

The Offensive Player of the Year award goes to Ascension Catholic running back Chad Elzy, Jr. The junior led the state with 2,528 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns on 258 carries while helping to lead the Bulldogs to the Division IV Select quarterfinals.

The Defensive Player of the Year award goes to Southern Lab defensive back Dylan Day. The senior intercepted ten passes, returning five of them all the way for touchdowns, while also recording 58 tackles and breaking up an additional 30 passes. The Miami Hurricanes signee was a cornerstone for the Kittens second state title in three seasons.

The Coach of the Year award goes to Southern Lab head coach Darrell Asberry. He led the Kittens to a 12-1 record this season on the way to their second state title in his tenure as head coach.

Joining Elzy as first team running backs are Harlem Berry of St. Martin’s, the top running back in the nation for the Class of 2025 and a recent LSU commit, and Riverside’s Dedric Lastie. Berry accounted for over 2,400 total yards and 44 touchdowns while Lastie rushed for 2,528 yards and 41 touchdowns while leading the Rebels to a state-runner up finish.

Marlon Brown of Southern Lab is the first team quarterback after completing 70% of his passes for 2,720 yards and 29 total touchdowns.

The first team receivers are Vanderbilt signee Tate Hamby of Ouachita Christian (945 yards, 14 TD), Denim Hunt of Southern Lab (969 yards, 12 TD), and Rodrick Tezeno of Opelousas Catholic (805 yards, 12 TD). Houston signee Traville Frederick of Jeanerette (512 yards, 10 TD) is the first team tight end.

The first team offensive line consists of SE Louisiana signee Amiree Alexander of Riverside, Louisiana signee Ryder Bentley of Ouachita Christian, David Howard of Southern Lab, Edwin Wilson of Kentwood, and Nathan Wheless of Logansport.

The first team placekicker is Eli Bray of Haynesville (61/68 PAT, 6/11 FG) and the first team athlete is Jonathan Dartez of Vermilion Catholic (3,509 total yards, 47 touchdowns).

Joining Day as first team defensive backs are Ole Miss signee Katrevrick Banks of Homer (70 tkls, 2 INT), Zyre Colar of Jeanerette (45 tkls, 6 INT), and Jack Lipari of Central Catholic (87 tkls, 5 INT).

The first team defensive line features LaMikal Callahan of Kentwood (58 tkls, 21 sacks), Ben Devall of Ouachita Christian (74 tkls, 9 sacks), Jerren Smith of Southern Lab (81 tkls, 38 TFL), and Javonte Williams of Jeanerette (98 tkls, 14 sacks).

The linebackers named to the first team are Tylann Brumfield of Kentwood (148 tkls, 19 TFL), Alonzo Jackson of Haynesville (130 tkls, 4 INT), Noah Lovelady of Ouachita Christian (144 tkls, 9 sacks), and Mace Melancon of Ascension Catholic (140 tkls, 2 sacks).

The first team punter is Ross Cortez of Basile (41.7 average) and the first team kick returner is Michael Edwards of St. John (431 kick return yards, 2 touchdowns). The first team selection at the flex spot is Drake Griffin of St. Mary’s (134 tkls, 6 sacks).



QB Marlon Brown, Southern Lab (6’1 180 Sr.)

RB Harlem Berry, St. Martin’s (6’0 185 Jr.)

RB Chad Elzy, Ascension Catholic (5’10 180 Jr.)

RB Dedric Lastie, Riverside (5’4 160 Jr.)

WR Tate Hamby, Ouachita Christian (6’3 185 Sr.)

WR Denim Hunt, Southern Lab (5’8 150 So.)

WR Rodrick Tezeno, Opelousas Catholic (6’3 170 So.)

TE Traville Frederick, Jeanerette (6’4 240 Sr.)

OL Amiree Alexander, Riverside (6’2 315 Sr.)

OL Ryder Bentley, Ouachita Christian (6’6 280 Sr.)

OL David Howard, Southern Lab (6’1 275 Sr.)

OL Nathan Wheless, Logansport (5’10 260 Sr.)

OL Edwin Wilson, Kentwood (6’3 275 Sr.)

K Eli Bray, Haynesville (6’0 165 So.)

ATH Jonathan Dartez, Vermilion Catholic (5’8 165 Jr.)


DL LaMikal Callahan, Kentwood (6’0 205 Jr.)

DL Ben Devall, Ouachita Christian (6’2 255 Sr.)

DL Jerren Smith, Southern Lab (5’11 245 Jr.)

DL Javonte Williams, Jeanerette (6’2 245 So.)

LB Tylann Brumfield, Kentwood (5’10 185 Sr.)

LB Alonzo Jackson, Haynesville (6’2 205 Sr.)

LB Noah Lovelady, Ouachita Christian (6’1 215 Sr.)

LB Mace Melancon, Ascension Catholic (5’10 180 Jr.)

DB Katrevrick Banks, Homer (6’2 180 Sr.)

DB Zyre Colar, Jeanerette (5’9 150 Jr.)

DB Dylan Day, Southern Lab (6’0 170 Sr.)

DB Jack Lipari, Central Catholic (6’2 175 Sr.)

P Ross Cortez, Basile (6’0 175 Sr.)

KR Michael Edwards, St. John (5’8 150 Sr.)

FLX Drake Griffin, St. Mary’s (6’0 220 Sr.)


Offensive Player of the Year: Chad Elzy, Ascension Catholic

Defensive Player of the Year: Dylan Day, Southern Lab

Coach of the Year: Darrell Asberry, Southern Lab



QB Luke Vidrine, Ouachita Christian (5’10 180 So.)

RB Jukadynn Carter, Logansport (6’1 165 Jr.)

RB Ke’von Johnson, St. Edmund (5’9 150 So.)

RB Chase Sentell, Glenbrook (6’3 180 Sr.)

WR Kevante Carter, Kentwood (5’9 165 Sr.)

WR Taeshawn Jones, Centerville (6’0 185 So.)

WR Tylon Hollins, Central Catholic (6’1 160 Sr.)

TE Ben Bienvenu, St. Mary’s (6’3 190 Sr.)

OL Travis Cedatol, Ascension Catholic (6’3 285 Sr.)

OL Dakota Davis, Haynesville (5’10 230 So.)

OL Vasser Day, St. Frederick (6’4 250 Sr.)

OL Evan Picou, Central Catholic (6’1 195 Sr.)

OL Jackson Trahan, Vermilion Catholic (6’1 205 Jr.)

K Cooper Helmke, St. Martin’s (6’3 165 Jr.)

ATH David Beazley, Westminster-Lafayette (5’11 150 Jr.)


DL Manny Bejeran, St. Martin’s (6’1 230 Sr.)

DL Dayton Gipson, Riverside (6’1 180 Sr.)

DL Rory Lambert, Catholic-Pointe Coupee (6’4 285 Jr.)

DL Jayden Lavespere, Slaughter Charter (5’10 275 Jr.)

LB Chad Jones Jr., Southern Lab (5’11 220 So.)

LB Lawson Lillo, Cedar Creek (5’9 175 Sr.)

LB Hunter Martin, Logansport (5’9 155 So.)

LB Ike Perry, Sacred Heart (5’9 Sr.)

DB Parker Jewell, Catholic-Pointe Coupee (5’10 170 Jr.)

DB Caleb Johnson, East Beauregard (6’2 190 Sr.)

DB Owen O’Neal, St. Frederick (So.)

DB Ty Williams, Vermilion Catholic (5’10 175 Sr.)

P Gavin Polk, Ouachita Christian (6’1 160 So.)

KR Javon Vital, Hamilton Christian (5’9 170 Fr.)

FLX Kayden Dart, Oberlin (6’1 210 Jr.)