From the Advocate, May 20, 2019
Derek Stingley, Jr '19 was selected as one of the Advocate's three finalists for the 2019 Boys Athlete of the Year Award presented at their annual Star of Stars Sports Awards banquet. He also received the Star of Stars Football Award for the most outstanding high school football player.
Stingley, the nation's number one cornerback recruit and LSU signee, was selected as Louisiana’s Mr. Football and was also an All-Metro and Class 2A MVP last fall. He was more or less Mr. Everything for the Tigers, a Division III quarterfinalist.
Stingley was rated the nation’s top 2019 football recruit by Rivals.com as a defensive back. He had 19 tackles, 11 assists, three pass break-ups and two interceptions on defense.
Stingley compiled 27 career interceptions and did not give up a touchdown in five varsity seasons. He was equally valuable on offense with 23 catches for 667 yards with eight TDs.
Stingley ran for 201 yards on 13 carries and also had four returns for TDs, three on punt returns and one on an interception.
The other Boys Athlete of the Year finalists included winner Zachary High School two-sport athlete Keilon Brown and basketball player Jalen Cook from Walker High School.