BHS’s Sumrall is district Defensive MVP

Published 3:24 pm Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bogalusa defensive lineman Cody Sumrall is the District 7-3A Defensive Most Valuable Player this year.
“It feels great. You put in work everyday to be the best,” Sumrall said.
In addition to being the defensive MVP, Sumrall’s name was mentioned several times across the all-district teams. Sumrall is a first-team defensive lineman, second-team offensive lineman and second-team punter.
This season, Sumrall made 77 tackles, with 47 of them being solo stops. He recorded eight tackles for a loss, five sacks, a pass defensed and seven hurries.
Three Bogalusa are on the top team for offense, including running back Dianté Lenoir and wide receivers Tyrese Rousell and Chas Smith.
Rousell is also a first-team all-district defensive player at defensive back. Lenoir is a second-team linebacker. Smith is a second-team defensive back.
Lenior ran for 1,051 yards and 15 touchdowns during the regular season.
Rousell caught 18 passes for 438 yards in the regular season.
Smith caught 14 passes for 301 yards and seven touchdowns. He also ran 18 times for 140 yards.
In addition to Sumrall and Rousell, Bogalusa’s O’Trevious Gatlin is a first-team all-district linebacker. Gatlin is also a second-team tight end.
Gatlin led the Lumberjacks with 92 total tackles with 55 of them being solo. Gatlin made a half of a sack, he intercepted a pass, recovered two fumbles and had two hurries.
Rousell posted 57 total stops with 33 of them being individual tackles. Rousell made a tackle for loss to go with four passes defended, one interception, a forced fumble and a recovery.
The defensive stats include the playoffs.
The rest of the second-team offensive players are wide receiver Jared Jackson and quarterback Jay Baham.
Rounding out the second-team defensive players for Bogalusa are lineman Joemon Roberts, defensive back Isaac Carson and flex Sylas McGowan.
Bogalusa has one honorable mention player in linebacker/nose guard Kelton Harry.
This season, Bogalusa posted a 4-6 record and reached the playoffs as the No. 23 seed, but lost in the first round to 10th-seeded Jennings, 33-12. Jennings made it to the semifinals before being defeated by eventual state champion and sixth-seeded West Feliciana, 45-26.
The Offensive MVP is Loranger’s D.J. Hookfin.
Hookfin is joined on the top offensive squad by teammates Tanner Armstrong and Keaton Morgan, running back Shawn Toefield, wide receivers Luke Colona and Dejuan Carter and return specialist Alex Williams. Colona is also a second-team punter and Williams is a second-team running back.
Loranger’s first-team defensive players are lineman La’Darius Gordon, linebackers David Smith and Jerrel Brumfield and defensive backs Nick Scott and Will Wilson.
Loranger went 7-5 and made the second round of postseason before falling to No. 8 Richwood, 20-14. Richwood made it to the title game and lost to West Feliciana, 40-21.
Albany’s first-team offensive players are lineman Jordan Howse, running back Brad Lewis and athlete Kamryn Myers.
Albany’s first-team defensive players include lineman Latrell Alexander, defensive back Tyree Callahan and flex Kylin Sexton.
Albany tallied an 8-3 record this year and reached the playoffs as the No. 15 seed, but lost to 18th-seeded Crowley, 24-15, in the first round. Crowley reached the quarterfinals, but suffered a 14-0 loss to Jennings.
Archbishop Hannan’s first-team offensive players are lineman Christian Hoz, running back Brendan David and athlete Chris Rabensteiner and tight end Seth Caillouet. Caillouet also made the top team at place kicker.
Hannan’s first-team defensive players are lineman Carter Georges and defensive back Cameron O’Brien.
Archbishop Hannan posted a 9-3 record this year. No. 8 Hannan lost to top-seeded De La Salle in the quarterfinals of the Division II playoffs, 52-14. De La Salle is played in the title game.
Jewel Sumner’s top-team offensive players are lineman Chester Martin and wide receiver Cameron Lee. Lee is Sumner’s only first-team defensive player. Lee is a linebacker.
Sumner went 1-9 this season.
The rest of the second-team offensive players include Albany linemen Pierce Ziebarth and Dennis Moriarity, Archbishop Hannan lineman Frank Bretey, Loranger lineman Keorian McKnight, Jewel Sumner running back Jywan Woolridge, Sumner wide receiver Michael Evans and Hannan wide receiver/return specialist Dawson Millen.
The rest of the second-team defenders are linemen Albany’s David Perez, Archbishop Hannan’s Trey Nunez, Loranger’s Lane Huszar, Jewel Sumner’s Miguel Shields, linebackers Albany’s Casey Thompson, Hannan’s Evan Brouilette and Loranger’s Truman Faust, defensive backs Hannan’s Brennan Amari and Loranger’s Dante McGee. The flex is Loranger’s Montel Duncan, while Hannan’s Jacob Gaude is also at punter and Albany’s Orlando Piñeda is the place kicker.