The senior cornerback, whose friends and family call him "Pop-Tart," played well in coverage on the perimeter most of the game, helping limit windows and force incompletions on Herring’s shots down the
An anticipated shootout between two of Louisiana’s top quarterback prospects lived up to the hype — and shattered a slew of records in the process.
Calvary Baptist junior Landry Lyddy completed 26 of 36 pass attempts for four touchdowns and 464 yards, the most ever in any classification level of LHSAA state championships.
His counterpart, Ouachita Christian senior Hunter HerringHunterHerring6'4" | QBOuachita Christian | 2021StateLA, a Louisiana (Lafayette) signee, meanwhile finished with a record 480 total yards — also the most at any classification level.
But the Cavaliers managed more defensive stops, including a pick-six and two other interceptions, and a few other stops.
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Roderick Harris — 5-8, 145 WR — Calvary Baptist
For all the attention on Jordan Wallace and Joseph WilsonJosephWilson5'10" | ATHCalvary Baptist | 2021StateLA, their fellow senior chimes in well, too, on an afternoon where Lyddy managed to get everyone involved. Harris caught five passes for 66 yards, including a 46-yard dash.
LaTarrus Jackson — 5-8, 150 DB — Calvary Baptist
The senior cornerback, whose friends and family call him "Pop-Tart," played well in coverage on the perimeter most of the game, helping limit windows and force incompletions on Herring’s shots down the sideline, and swiped two interceptions for a combined 89 return yards, including a 64-yard touchdown. Jackson recorded nine tackles to be among the team leaders.
Trey Kelly — 5-11, 192 ATH — Calvary Baptist
Kelly flew all over the field for 12 tackles, including one for a loss, and tallying a pass breakup.
Jordan Wallace — 5-9, 145 WR — Calvary Baptist
The electric leading receiver put a fitting end to his own impressive season with nine catches for 202 yards and two touchdowns, one 23-yard run and a Class 1A / Division IV record 64-yard punt. Wallace punted four times for 192 yards total for an average of 48.0 yards per kick, including two downed inside the 20.
Joseph WilsonJosephWilson5'10" | ATHCalvary Baptist | 2021StateLA — 5-10, 175 ATH — Calvary Baptist
The Air Force commitment caught eight passes for 89 yards and a touchdown and provided the Cavaliers’ primary rushing presence in the red zone with 12 carries for 38 yards and three touchdowns.
Hunter HerringHunterHerring6'4" | QBOuachita Christian | 2021StateLA — 6-5, 210 QB — Ouachita Christian
Herring battled through a second-quarter ankle injury to still manage his record-setting afternoon as a whole and keep his team battling to the finish. The Louisiana (Lafayette) commitment completed 26 of 45 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 15 times for 152 yards and two more scores.
Henry Messinger — 6-0, 185 DL — Ouachita Christian
Messinger led the Eagles with seven tackles, including one sack and two tackles for loss.
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Landy Lyddy — 6-0, 190 QB — Calvary Baptist
The junior completed more passes than any player in the history of Class 1A or Division IV state championship games and surpassed the aforementioned composite record for passing yards. In fact, he started the game so hot that he was nearly challenging class records. The UAB target, who also receives interest from Louisiana Tech and Vanderbilt among others, capped off a tremendous first season at the helm of the offense with another efficient performance getting the ball right where he needed to from start to finish.
Denham Smith — 6-1, 230 DL — Calvary Baptist
The Cavaliers received a tremendous performance on the other side of the ball from another junior, as Smith appeared to live in the Eagles’ backfield, harassing Herring the entire contest. He finished the contest with eight tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack and another quarterback hurry.
Casey Cobb — 6-3, 225 DL — Ouachita Christian
Cobb finished with five tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, a forced fumble and another quarterback hurry.
Tristan Wiley — 6-2, 185 WR — Ouachita Christian
The junior star caught a class-record 13 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns as Herring’s primary target through the air.
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Cade Bedgood — 5-10, 194 LB — Calvary Baptist
The junior linebacker was among the Cavaliers’ three defensive players with 12 or more tackles. Bedgood finished with 15 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and one pass breakup.
Dustin Lang — 6-1, 185 LB — Calvary Baptist
Lang led all players with a ridiculous 16 tackles, including one for loss.
Landon Graves — 5-10, 180 ATH — Ouachita Christian
The son of former star quarterback Sol Graves was another key weapon for Herring with four catches for 61 yards and a touchdown and also completed one of three pass attempts during the senior’s brief absence, punted three times for 97 yards — and average of 32.3 yards per kick — and recorded two tackles. Graves will follow Herrings’ footsteps at quarterback next season.
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Aubrey Hermes — 6-1, 150 WR — Calvary Baptist
The youngster of the receiving corps caught three balls for 89 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown.