Harris, Matthews, Feaster receive BPT honors; Parkway, Airline stars also named first-team 5A All-State

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

Class 5A state runner-up Parkway took two of the top three honors on The Bossier Press-Tribune’s All-Parish football team.

Parkway senior quarterback Brandon Harris was named Offensive MVP, and David Feaster Coach of the Year.

Airline junior lineman Charlie Matthews was named Defensive MVP.

Harris, who graduated at mid-term and is bound for LSU, completed 179 of 330 passes for 3,518 yards and 37 touchdowns with 14 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,143 yards on 144 carries and scored 17 touchdowns.

Feaster, in his third year at the school, guided Parkway to the best record in school history.

The Pan-thers had the first perfect regular season in school history at 9-0. They also broke the school record for wins. The previous record was 11 in 2012.

Parkway also advanced past the quarterfinals of the playoffs for the first time and became the first Bossier Parish school to play for a state championship in the Superdome since the LHSAA moved all the title games there in 1981.

Matthews led an Airline defense generally considered to be the best in the parish. He had 22 tackles for loss and seven sacks.

Parkway led the All-Parish team with 11 first-team selections. You can find the team on Page 14 of today’s paper.

Harris, Matthews and Feaster were also honored on the Louisiana Sports’ Writers Association’s Class 5A All-State team.

Harris, who is playing in the Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 2 in St. Petersburg, Fla., was named first-team quarterback. He is the first quarterback in Parkway history to be so honored.

Matthews was named first-team defensive lineman. Feaster took Coach of the Year honors.

Parkway receiver Brodrick Jefferson and Airline defensive lineman OJ Smith were named All-State honorable mention.

New Orleans St. Augustine running back Leonard Fournette was named the Outstanding Offensive Player.

Fournette, generally considered the nation’s top running back, rushed for 1,802 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also caught 42 passes for 745 yards and six TDs.

Junior defensive back Ronald Broussard of Class 5A champion Acadiana was named the Outstanding Defensive Player.

Broussard had seven interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 33 tackles.