Ex-RHS star Williams, Grambling’s Eugene, Spears earn state awards
Offensive Player of the Year? It’s Grambling State University quarterback Bruce Eugene.
Defensive Player of the Year? Former Ruston High star Kyle Williams of LSU.
Coach of the Year: Melvin Spears of Grambling.
And overall, a total of 13 players with links to the parish are representatives on either the first, second or honorable mention lists of the squad selected by a voting panel comprised of LSWA members.
Eugene and Williams were overwhelming choices for their respective honors, each totaling 12 votes and beating out their nearest competitor by no fewer than eight ballots.