Six Rosepine players receive all-state recognition
Published 11:58 am Friday, January 7, 2022
By Will Norris | BWS Sports
BATON ROUGE — The historic season that was Rosepine football has gotten even better.
A total of six Eagles were named to the Class 2A all-state football team, as selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Quarterback Ethan Frey and running back Grant Ducote were first-team honorees, while Isaiah Stinson, Cole Donahue, Michael Woods and Aiden Cline were all chosen as honorable mention.
“This is really awesome,” Rosepine Eagle head coach Brad Ducote said. “I don’t think Rosepine has ever had two players make first-team all-state, much less having six players total on the team. It is just a testament to the hard work these boys put in everyday.”
Frey, Ducote, Stinson, Woods, Donahue and Cline were the primary leaders on a team that not only tied the school record in single-season wins (11), but they also won in the second round of the playoffs for the first time in seven attempts, winning in overtime against Red River, 43-42.
Though Rosepine’s season ended in the state quarterfinals with a loss to eventual runner-up, Many, the Eagles accomplished several goals, including winning an undefeated district championships and playing for the first time in the quarterfinals.
“We are just elated to have so many players honored,” Coach Ducote said. “This gives our returners and our younger kids even more motivation in the future to do something like these six boys have done.”
Frey had a phenomenal season at quarterback, completing 124-of-180 passes for 1,913 yards and 23 touchdowns, along with rushing for 733 yards and 17 more touchdowns. Frey made the squad at athlete.
Grant Ducote, a junior who made the squad as a first-team running back, accounted for 2015 yards on just 202 carries with 35 touchdowns. setting the single-season record for yards and touchdowns at Rosepine.
Stinson, a wide receiver, reeled in 64 passes for 736 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Donahue had 31 catches for 653 yards and seven scores. Defensively, Woods led the Eagles with 139 total tackles, which included 11 sacks and 16 tackles for loss, while Cline was responsible for 69 tackles and seven interceptions at cornerback.
The Many Tigers swept the individual honors on the team as running back London Williams was the Offensive Outstanding Player, while Tackett Curtis was the Defensive Outstanding Player.
Williams rushed for 2.646 yards and 47 touchdowns for the Tigers, while Curtis had 103 tackles, including 13 for losses. Curtis was also responsible for 320 passing yards and 494 rushing yards.
St. Charles Catholic boss Wayne Stein was selected as the Coach of the Year.