Riverside’s Gage Larvadain named CCS High School Football Player of Year

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Gage Larvadain

Gage Larvadain of Riverside Academy has been named the CrescentCitySports.com, NASH ICON 106.1 FM and Friday Night Football Prep Player of the Year for 2020 in the metro New Orleans area.

Larvadain was tremendous for the Rebels on both sides of the ball.

Offensively, Larvadain accounted for 33 touchdowns in three different capacities. The senior completed 40-of-70 passes for 547 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed 129 times for 1,421 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Larvadain caught 19 passes for 430 yards and six touchdowns.

On defense, Larvadain had 30 tackles, one interception and broke up eight passes, leading Riverside to the Division IV state quarterfinals with a 7-3 record.

Riverside coach Kevin Dizer raves about his star player.

“I’m so happy for him because everything Gage does, he does it with someone else in mind,” Dizer said. “He is motivated to get a scholarship so his mother didn’t have to worry about paying for an education. He wanted so badly to turn the program around for me and his teammates. He came into the season with a chip on his shoulder. He did it unselfishly and sacrificed his body. He wanted to prove how good he could be with his size. He did.”

Dizer watched significant improvement of Larvadain from his junior to senior season.

“The one thing he improved on that impressed me the most this year was that as a sophomore and junior, he wanted to do everything by himself,” Dizer said. “This year, he trusted the play calls and did things the way it was designed. Once he got into the open field, it was good luck tackling him. He is an exceptional basketball player but he deserves football scholarship offers. He is a proven winner who does everything right.”

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Ken Trahan

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Sports Media Association, National Football…

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