VHS’s Kemp selected at 1st-team all-district

Published 4:15 am Saturday, July 7, 2018

Varnado’s Armontee Kemp is a first-team all-district player this year for the 8-1A league.

Kemp is one of three Wildcats that are all-district.

This season, Kemp averaged 17 points per game.

Gary Crumedy and Jadarrell Magee are all-district honorable mention players.

Crumedy posted 13 points per contest this year and Magee posted nine points per game.

Varnado went to the playoffs this year as the No. 23-seeded team, but lost to No. 10 Jonesboro-Hodge, 89-63, in the opening round. Jonesboro-Hodge reached the quarterfinals before falling to state runner-up Delhi, 66-59, in double overtime.

Covenant Christian Academy’s Dakari Johnson is the league’s Most Valuable Player. His coach Troy Johnson is the district’s Coach of the Year.

Covenant Christian Academy made it to the regional round of the Division IV state playoffs as the eighth-seeded team, but lost to No. 9 Central Catholic, 47-40. Central Catholic lost in the quarterfinals to top-seeded and eventual state champion, Lafayette Christian.

The rest of the first team includes St. Martin Episcopal’s Brett Pfefferle, Houma Christian School’s Trent Washington, West St. John’s John Holmes, St. Martin’s Episcopal’s Andrew Devall, Houma Christian School’s Tré Washington, Covenant Christian Academy’s Devante Johnson, J.S. Clark’s Jaire Badon and West St. John’s Trenton Grow.

West St. John and J.S. Clark were Class 1A playoff teams.

West St. John was the 24th-seeded team and lost in the opening round to ninth-seeded Sicily Island, 60-49. Sicily Island made the quarterfinals, but lost to top-seeded and state semifinalist Tensas, 61-58.

Clark was the No. 32 team and lost to Tensas, 83-42, in the opening round.

Houma Christian School and St. Martin’s Episcopal made the Division IV postseason.

Houma Christian School the third-seeded team and a state quarterfinalist, but lost to second-seeded St. Mary’s, 53-41. St. Mary’s was the state runner-up after losing to top-seeded Lafayette Christian.

St. Martin’s Episcopal was the 11th-seeded team. They reached the quarterfinals, but lost to third-seeded and state semifinalist Hamilton Christian. Hamilton Christian was topped by St. Mary’s, 54-52.