Thompson player of the year, Brown coach of the year at QB club awards

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The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation quarterback club presented its yearly and weekly awards at its final 2016 meeting Tuesday at the Cannery in Mid-City.

Landry Walker quarterback Keytaon Thompson, who led his team to the 5A state championship, was named Best Chevrolet best player of the year, and sportsnola.com, R&L Carriers, and WGSO player of the year. Thompson accounted for 72 touchdowns including 46 passing and 26 rushing.

Karr head coach Brice Brown was voted Allstate Sugar Bowl coach of the year, and R&L Carriers, sportsnola.com, and WGSO coach of the year.

Brown won coach of the year honors for the second straight season. He led Karr to the 4A state title, snapping Neville's 39 game win streak with a 34-21 win last Saturday night. Brown spoke of the shooting death of former Curtis star Joe McKnight December 1st and the shooting death of former Karr quarterback Tollette George this summer.

Thompson led the Chargin' Bucs to a 50-21 win over West Monroe in Saturday night's 5A final. He said when he was in the 8th grade he told head coach Emanuel Powell he would bring him a state championship.