Many, Ruston, North DeSoto headline Times All-Area football team

Jimmy Watson
Shreveport Times

High school football teams from Claiborne, Webster, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, DeSoto and Sabine parishes managed to navigate through a COVID-19 laced season last fall with some successes.

The positives were highlighted by Many winning the LHSAA Class 2A state title allowing the Tigers to land three major awards on the Times All-Areafootballteam.

Senior running back/linebacker Terrence Williams was selected the Athlete of the Year after rushing for 1,179 yards and 19 touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound run stopper has offers from Louisiana Tech, Utah State and South Alabama.

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Many's Terrence Williams runs the ball against General Trass Friday in a LHSAA Class 2A semi final game.

Sophomore safety Tackett Curtis, selected Defensive Player of the Year, hits like a locomotive at 6-2, 195 pounds. He collected 92 tackles and four interceptions while being a destructive force returning kickoffs. He holds offers from Miss. State, Houston and Virginia Tech among others.

After advancing to the Class 2A title game last season and coming up short, Many coach Jess Curtis, the Coach of the Year, guided his Tigers through a perfect campaign in 2020 finishing 12-0 after dispatching Kinder 16-13 in the championship game.

Although he didn’t get to compete in a full season due to an injury, Ruston’s Ketravion “Bull” Hargrove was the best running back we’ve seen in a while, so the senior earned Offensive Player of the Year honors. Hargrove picked up 793 yards in just five games, averaging 8.52 yards per carry against 5A competition. 

North DeSoto’s Kelvin Kinney won the nod at quarterback after marshaling a Griffin turnaround from an 0-3 start. Rushing for 840 yards, the junior led his team to a 5-0 run, including a first-round playoff victory before falling to No. 3 Tioga.

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North DeSoto's Kelvin Kinney talks about defeating Many

2020 Times All-Area Football Team

Offensive Player of the Year: Ketravion Hargrove, Ruston, Sr. 

Defensive Player of the Year: Tackett Curtis, Many, Soph.

Quarterback of the Year: Kelvin Kinney, North DeSoto, Jr. 

Athlete of the Year: Terrence Williams, Many, Sr. 

Coach of the Year: Jess Curtis, Many 

First team



Cadillac Rhone, Many, Sr. 

Trenton McLaughlin, Minden, Sr.

Running backs

London Williams, Many, Jr.

Jon Lewis, North DeSoto, Soph.

Dyllan Robinson, Mansfield, Sr.

Tyreke Williams, North Webster, Sr.

Wide receivers

Parker Hall, Minden, Sr.

David Atkins, North DeSoto

Adrian Green, Mansfield, Sr.

Brian Palmer, Red River, Sr.

Tight end

Josh Ford, Mansfield, Sr.


Terrenzo Winzer, Homer, Sr.

Offensive linemen

Cameron Combs, Minden, Sr. 

Brad Gibson, North DeSoto, Sr.

Richard Page, Ruston Sr.

Ethan Knippers, Many, Sr.

Tamarean Grant, Homer, Sr.


Austin King, Minden, Sr.   

Zintavious Smith, Red River, Sr.

Trey Sanders, Lakeside 


Davion McQuire, J-Hodge

Kick Returners

Stanley Maxie, Red River, Jr.

LaJavion Nichols, J-Hodge 


Defensive line

Kydre Clark, North DeSoto, Sr.

Jaylen Green, Minden, Sr.

Marcus Brewer, Red River, Sr.

Tyquendric Lane, North Webster, Sr.

Jalen Penegar, Ruston, Sr. 

Sheldon Eaves, Many, Sr.


Kentravion Lister, Minden, Sr.    

Evan Howe, North DeSoto

Cameron Keith, Red River, Sr.

Keaton Montgomery, Many, Soph.

Payton Haehn, North Webster, Sr.

Defensive backs    

Key'savalyn Barnes, Logansport

Quantavious Bogan, North DeSoto

Hunter Addison, North DeSoto  

Larance Davis, North Webster, Sr.  

Isaac Davis, Many, Sr.

Johnny Maxie, Red River, Sr.


Timothy Ary, Lakeside  


Trenton McLaughlin, Minden, Jr.     

Trotter Lafollette, Many, Sr.

Punt returner

Justin Callahan, J-Hodge 

Second team

Running backs

Kedrick Grider, Haynesville, Sr. 

Cameron Keith, Red River, Sr.

Stanley Maxie, Red River, Sr.

Second team WR

Tevin Hickman, Lakeview, Sr.

Carson Comeaux, Many, Sr.

Johnny Maxie, Red River, Sr.

Offensive linemen

Chance Hammons, Minden, Sr.

Colin McDaniel, North DeSoto, Sr.   

Derrick Rock, Lakeview, Sr.

Ashanti Cole, Red River, Jr.  

Caleb Pilkington, Many, Sr.

Carlus Griffin, Mansfield, Jr. 

Drew Hutchinson, North Webster, Jr.


Ryder Hogan, Red River, Jr.       

Kyrese Taylor, Arcadia, Sr.

Tyler Jefferson, Arcadia, Sr.

Defensive linemen

Hayden Seaton, North DeSoto

Javonte Morris, Minden, Sr.

Nate Mitchell, Red River, Sr.

Latavius Crump, Mansfield, Sr.

Amariund Chatman, Homer, Sr. 


Stanley Maxie, Red River, Jr.

Will Brantley, D'Arbonne Woods        

La'Javion Nichols, J-Hodge             

Jaylen Johnson, Lakeside   

Defensive backs

Tevin Hickman, Lakeview, Sr.

Manuel Hernandez, J-Hodge        

Reagan Walker, D'Arbonne Woods  

Jamarcus Stephens, North Webster, Jr.  

Michael Stevenson, Mansfield, Sr.


Luke Chapman, D'Arbonne Woods 

Honorable mention

RBs: LaJavion Nichols, J-Hodge; Gavin Rawls, D'Arbonne Woods; Monquavaris Wells, Mansfield, Jr.

LBs: Autravious Perry, Mansfield, Sr.; Jatarion Robinson, North Webster, Jr.; JaQualon Crane, Arcadia, Sr.

DL: Javion Andrews, J-Hodge; Jaylen Jackson, Lakeside; Cameron Winzer, Homer, Soph.; Dimitri Carr, Arcadia, Fresh.

OL: Cartavious Waters, J-Hodge; Ethan Ice, Darbonne Woods; Chris Redden, Lakeside; Nathan Greer, D’Arbonne Woods; Justin Davis, Mansfield, Sr.; Tyee Modisette, North Webster, Jr.; Cameron Winzer, Homer, Soph.; John Watts, Homer, Jr.; Imani Marcel, Lincoln Prep, Jr.