The Gatorade State Football Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Lindsey Scott
School: Zachary (La.)
Weight: 205 pounds
Athletic achievement: He has led the Broncos to 12-1 record and a berth in the Class 5A state semifinals against Parkway High, scheduled for Dec. 4. Entering the postseason final four, Scott had completed 149-of-227 passes for 2,674 yards and 29 touchdowns while rushing for 1,607 yards and 23 touchdowns on 171 carries. The 2014 Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A Outstanding Offensive Player and the 2014 The Advocate Large Schools All-Metro MVP, he accounted for 17 touchdowns in the Broncos’ first three postseason games.
Academic excellence: Scott has maintained a 3.77 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of the Zachary High Beta Club, he has volunteered locally as a youth mentor and as part of multiple community-service initiatives through his church.
“Lindsey Scott is an outstanding athlete,” said Dale Weiner, head coach of B.R. Catholic High. “He hurts opponents with his running and his passing. They won a few down-to-the-wire games this season. I don’t think they win those without him.”
THE FUTURE: Scott has verbally committed to play football on scholarship at Syracuse University in the fall of 2016.