Bossier Parish athletes enjoyed success in the class room as well as in competitions during the fall sports season.
Four of those athletes — Parkway’s Logan Bazo (boys cross country), Haughton’s Morgan Smith (girls swimming), Benton’s Kaitlyn Bland (girls cross country) and Benton’s Matt Boggs (football) — made Academic All-State composite (all classes) teams in their respective sports.
To make a composite team, the LHSAA requires a senior student-athlete to maintain a four-year, 4.0 cumulative grade-point average.
Several student-athletes made Academic All-State in their respective classes or divisions. That requires a 3.5 average of higher.
Airline quarterback Hayden Hildebrand and Parkway defensvie lineman Antonio McGee, the MVPs on the Press-Tribune’s All-Parish team, both made the 5A Academic All-State team.
Hildebrand has a GPA of 3.8776, and McGhee has a 3.5510.
Two other All-Parish players, Airline placekicker Matt Hanisee (3.7400) and receiver Laterious Pouncy (3.6667), also made it
Other football players who made it were Haughton’s James David Almond (5A, 3.8333), Haughton’s Brandon Garcia (5A, 3.9592), Airline’s Josh Smith (5A, 3.8333), Airline’s Tyler Wooten (5A, 3.6471), Haughton’s Jorge Cardenas (5A, 3.6327), Benton’s Trent Hoffman (4A, 3.8545) and Benton’s Jermiah Robins (4A, 3.6327).
Parish athletes making Academic All-State teams in other sports were Parkway’s Andrew Webb (5A cross country, 3.7885), Airline’s Matt Henry (5A cross country, 3.5417), Parkway’s Corey Fyte (5A cross country, 3.5), Parkway’s Bailey Tejada (5A cross country, 3.5), Benton’s Brooklyn Roberts (4A cross country, 3.6), Benton’s Hunter Long (4A cross country, Division II swimming, 3.86), Parkway’s Brandon Lewis (4A cross country, 3.5227), Airline’s Amy Rabinowitz (Division I swimming, 3.75), Airline’s Sydney Romain (Division I swimming, 3.6038) and Parkway’s Courtney Pierce (Division II swimming, 3.6839).