Calvary Baptist QB Landry Lyddy named Louisiana’s Mr. Football – Crescent City Sports


By Jimmy Watson
Written for the LSWA

Not prone to hyperbole, Calvary Baptist coach Rodney Guin has seen plenty of quarterbacks come and go during his 40-year career as a Louisiana high school football coach.

Although current Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is among those Guin has mentored, the veteran coach isn’t sure he’s had a more complete quarterback than Landry Lyddy, who recently signed with Louisiana Tech.

“I don’t know a better young man – not just as a football player, but more importantly as a person,” Guin said at Landry’s signing ceremony in December. “Everything he’s done interview-wise, representing the school, has been incredibly top-notch.”

And the accolades keep rolling in for the 6-foot-0, 195-pound quarterback who was recently named Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 1A Most Outstanding Offensive Player.

Now Lyddy can add the LSWA Agricultural Bureau Insurance/Mr. Football title to his resume. He becomes only the second athlete from the Shreveport area in 26 years to win the prestigious award joining Evangel’s Brock Berlin (1999). The award was launched in 1995 and has featured some of the state’s most recognizable names, including Ryan Perrilloux, Derek Stingley and Leonard Fournette.

Lyddy went from a lanky youngster when he arrived on Calvary’s campus four years ago to a confident young man who led Calvary to an LHSAA Division IV state title in 2020. Guin has explained how Lyddy has matured with his position as field general.

“His understanding of his role in the team and his leadership skills – getting to the point of knowing what we were looking for before telling him,” Guin said.

LYddy completed 232 of 317 passes for a whopping 4,247 yards and 53 touchdowns last season despite going just over a half as the Cavaliers topped eight district opponents.

Lyddy, who maintained a 3.91 GPA, was a Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State selection last winter. He threw for nearly 8,000 yards and 100 touchdowns over the past two seasons. He has already completed the graduation requirements and will report to La. Tech in March.

Guin said Lyddy and Prescott, who played collegiate at Mississippi State, share a few similar traits.

“As far as the type of people they are – being a good, a good teammate – they both have those attributes and they will help any team they go to,” Guin said. “Landry is very coachable and success hasn’t gone to his head. He continued to want his teammates to do well. No matter how many yards he had, he was still working hard every day to improve. The work ethic has been great.

Farm Bureau Insurance / LSWA Mr. Football
2021: Landry Lyddy, Calvary Baptist
2020: Sage Ryan, Lafayette Christian
2019: Christian Westcott, Lakeshore
2018: Derek Stingley Jr., Dunham School
2017: Anthony “Pooka” Williams, Hahnville
2016: Keytaon Thompson, Landry-Walker
2015: Lindsey Scott, Zachary
2014: Deshawn Capers-Smith, Warren Easton
2013: Leonard Fournette, Saint-Augustin
2012: John Diarse, Neville
2011: Landon Collins, Dutchtown
2010: Anthony Johnson, O. Perry Walker
2009: Gavin Webster, Lucher
2008: Blake Matherne, Belle Chasse
2007: Randall Mackey, Bastrop
2006: Joe McKnight, John Curtis
2005: Charles Scott, Jonesboro-Hodge
2004: Ryan Perrilloux, East St. John
2003: Chris Markey, Jesuit
2002: Robert Lane, Neville
2001: Jason Miller, Iota
2000: Byron Robertson, Saint Thomas Aquinas
1999: Brock Berlin, Evangel
1998: Bradie James, West Monroe
1997: Adam McConathy, West Monroe
1996: Travis Minor, Baton Rouge-Catholic
1995: Cecil Collins, Leesville

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