VHS’ Abrams named District co-MVP, Oestriecher top coach

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Varnado’s Delrick Abrams was named co-District 8-1A Most Valuable Player and Wildcats coach Brad Oestriecher has been selected the league’s Coach of the Year as the all district team has been announced.

Abrams was picked the co-District MVP with Covenant Christian Academy’s Marquel Daigle.

Oestriecher was named Coach of the Year after helping the Wildcats to a District 8-1A title, a 21-6 record and a No. 5 seed in the postseason. Varnado reached the quarterfinals of the Class 1A state playoffs, but came up short to eventual state champion Arcadia, 65-62. After the win over Varnado, No. 4 Arcadia defeated top-seeded Lafayette Christian, 54-47, in the semifinals and No. 3 Southern Lab, 55-48, in the finals.

Two more Wildcats were named first-team players.

D.J. Jefferson and Andre Jones were picked for the first team.

A pair of Wildcats were named all-district honorable mention players, including Errol Varnado and Armontee Kemp.

Joining Daigle on the top squad was teammate Dakari Johnson.

Covenant Christian made the postseason as the No. 12 team, but suffered a 64-58 setback to No. 21 North Central.

Three Houma Christian players are on the first team, including Tre Washington, Trent Washington and Tom Washington.

Houma Christian went to the postseason as the No. 15 seed, but lost to second-seeded Northwood, 65-56, in the regional round.

Crescent City had two players on the first team, including Terrance Smith and Byron Joshua.

Crescent City made the regionals as the No. 14 seed, but lost to state runner-up Southern Lab, 68-50.

One player from St. Martin’s Episcopal, Kevin Bird, made the top team.

St. Martin’s was the No. 20 team, but lost in the opening round to Logansport, 46-43.

Four Covenant Christian players were named as honorable mentions. They were Ronkaz Alvis, Devante Johnson, Justin Jackson and Anthony Ruffin.

Crescent City’s Kaleo Kaohu, Cory Johnson and Jonathan Vaughan were also named all-district honorable mention.

Two Houma Christian players were picked for honorable mention. They were Manny Frye and JaCorey Ward.