CROWLEY – Notre Dame’s trek to the 2012 state championship game was a memorable one to say the least.
And although it was a total team effort, there were a few individual standouts who spearheaded that magical run.
Those individuals were honored recently with their selections to all-district and all-state teams and today they add another batch of honors with the announcement of the Crowley Post-Signal’s 2012 All-Acadia Parish Football Team.
The Pios, as they have in the past, once again dominated the All-Parish selections, beginning with the top three awards.
Veteran Notre Dame coach Lewis Cook was once again tabbed Coach of the Year and Pios standouts Luke Broussard and Kipp Credeur were named the squad’s Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Players, respectively.
In addition, the Pios claimed 11 other spots.
Cook, in his 27th season as a head coach and 15th at the helm of the Pios, led Notre Dame to an 8-1 regular season mark, including a 5-0 run through District 4-3A. The Pios finished the regular season as the state’s No. 2 seed in the Class 3A playoffs and they continued their impressive run in the postseason with victories over Patterson, St. Charles, Iowa and East Feliciana before eventually falling to Parkview in the title game.
Cook has an overall record of 287-76 and is 187-39 at Notre Dame
Broussard was the offensive catalyst, leading the charge for the Pios with a spectacular senior season. The shifty running back racked up 1,574 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground in 14 games. He also had nine receptions for 101 yards.
Credeur, meanwhile, was the leader on defense. The senior linebacker logged 81 tackles during the regular season, including five sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. He was named Notre Dame’s MVP in the title game after a 20-tackle performance that included a forced fumble.
On the offensive team, Luke Habetz made the cut at tight end as did Andrew Valdetero, Nick Casanova and Patrick Hundley on the offensive line.
Credeur is joined on the defense by seven fellow Pios.
Chad Gibson (49 tackles, 7 sacks) and Sammy Graf (25 tackles, 9 sacks) made the team on the defensive line, while Hunter Stelly (81 tackles, 3 sacks) was named as one of the linebackers. Gavin Bourgeois (45 tackles, 5 INT) and Clint Faul (41 tackles, 3 INT) grabbed a spots at defensive back and Dustin Reiners made the team as a punter.
Nick Benoit is the return specialist.
Crowley High nabbed two spots on each side of the ball.
Quarterback Andre Mills and receiver Chanz Moore made the list offensively while Jesse Harmon and Damon Malbrough were the Gents’ defensive selections.
Mills completed 93 passes for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also rushed for 674 yards and four touchdowns.
Moore had 50 receptions for 599 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Harmon, a senior linebacker, had 49 tackles on the season and Malbrough, a senior defensive back, had 52 tackles and four interceptions.
Iota landed three spots on the team in Brandon Fantroy, Thomas Murrell and Hayden Meyers.
Fantroy made the squad at the athlete position after earning Offensive MVP honors in District 5-2A. The senior tailback rushed for 1,208 yards and 17 touchdowns on 190 carries. He also had 14 receptions for 329 yards and three touchdowns.
Murrell, also a senior running back, totaled 911 yards and eight touchdowns on 157 carries.
Meyers, a junior, made the team as an offensive lineman.
Rayne and Church Point each nailed down five spots.
Rayne’s Jaylen Williams earned a spot at running back after leading District 5-3A with 1,275 yards and 14 touchdowns on 175 carries.
Dannie Harmon made the offensive unit at a receiver with 20 receptions for 414 yards and four touchdowns. Brennan McKnight made it on the offensive line and Ty Delahoussaye is the team’s place kicker.
Andrew Broussard was Rayne’s lone selection on defense at lineman.
Church Point’s selections on offense include lineman Kane Brisco and running back James Bellard (129-951, 8 TD). The Bears’ defensive selections are lineman Dexter Charles, linebacker Tedrick Citizen and defensive back Chance Roy.
ALL-ACADIA PARISH OFFENSE
TELuke HabetzNotre Dame6-2215Sr
OLAndrew ValdeteroNotre Dame6-1205Sr
OLNick CasanovaNotre Dame6-1250Sr
OLKane BriscoChurch Point6-4252Jr
OLPatrick HundleyNotre Dame6-2245Jr
RBJames BellardChurch Point5-8165Jr
RBLuke BroussardNotre Dame5-6160Sr
ALL-ACADIA PARISH DEFENSE
DLDexter CharlesChurch Point6-2340Sr
DLChad GibsonNotre Dame5-8195Sr
DLSammy GrafNotre Dame6-0220Sr
LBTedrick CitizenChurch Point5-11205Jr
LBKipp CradeurNotre Dame5-10190Sr
LBHunter StellyNotre Dame5-10195Jr
DBChance RoyChurch Point5-9170Sr
DBGavin BourgeoisNotre Dame6-0185Jr.
DBClint FaulNotre Dame6-2165Sr
PDustin ReinersNotre Dame5-8190Soph
KRNick BenoitNotre Dame6-0180Sr
Offensive MVP: Luke Broussard, Notre Dame
Defensive MVP: Kipp Credeur, Notre Dame
Coach of the Year: Lewis Cook, Notre Dame
HONORABLE MENTION: Crowley - Danny Malbrough, JaJuan Delco, Thomas Cavell; Notre Dame - Brad Stoma, Austin Thibodeaux, Wyatt Breaux, Matt Venable; Church Point - Dennis Gurerro, Trevor Breaux, Deontae Lazaro; Rayne - Trent Duhon, Matt Dore, Brennan Bourque; Iota - Tyler Bushnell, Jarrette Fontenot, Billy Bean and Tim Lunson.