LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK #5
Lafayette, Louisiana – Last Friday I drove to Lafayette to watch Lafayette St Thomas More and Lake Charles Barbe play in a game that I thought was going to be one of the top games in the State. Also, I wanted to see Barbe tight end DeSean Smith (6-4, 230, 4.56) who I believe is one of the top tight ends in the country.
Last week, both of these teams put up huge passing stats and I felt that this game was going to be a “Real Classic” passing shootout and either team with a chance to win. The Barbe Junior quarterback Kennon Fontenot (5-9, 185, 4.6) had led his team to a 4-0 record and a 42-0 victory against Lafayette Comeaux the previous week.
The week before that, against Powerhouse Shreveport Evangel, Fontenot had completed 20 of 30 passes for 415-yards and five touchdowns in a 48-47 victory over Evangel. In that Evangel game, the Eagles quarterback Dakota Duron had passed for 509-yards. Also in that game against Evangel, Barbe Junior WR Trey Quinn (6-1, 185, 4.4) had caught nine passes for an incredible 341-yards and five touchdowns.
The senior quarterback for STM, Brandon Bergeron (6-2, 200, 4.7) hadn’t been fiddling around either, although his team was 1-3. His team, had also played Evangel and lost in a 36-33 heartbreaker as Bergeron completed 25 of 37 passes for 345-yards and four touchdowns. Senior WR Seth Kelley (6-2, 180, 4.5) caught eight of those passes for 141-yards and a touchdown.
Last year as a junior, Bergeron completed 197 of 308 passes for 2,813-yards and 25 touchdowns. Also remember! Barbe is a 5A powerhouse, STA is a 4A powerhouse, and Evangel is a 2A powerhouse, but when the passing game is involved, anyone can dominate.
DeSean Smith Profile
On his highlight film, DeSean Smith (6-4, 230, 4.56) is a real potential Super Star. He is a Hybred-End who is a is a big wide receiver who can also play H-Back, tight end, flex tight end, or blocking tight end. Smith is also one of the best pass-catching big receivers in the country. He has made a living of making one-handed catches and in the Photo, he is making another one-handed catch.
I believe that Smith can run a legit 4.6 or better in the forty and he did record an outstanding 4.32 in the pro-shuttle at a Super Camp in the summer. At one of the Super Combine Challenges, Smith was the most impressive tight end at the Combine. Smith has outstanding speed, hands, and outstanding size. He was impressive in every Combine and Camp that he participated in the Spring and Summer and with these performances, he definitely did not go un-noticed.
Before Smith gave LSU a verbal agreement, he had received offers from over 20 BCS schools, including Alabama, Boise State, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Illinois, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.
Bergeron (6-2, 200, 4.7) is a very good leader and Playmaker for a 5A passing powerhouse team in Louisiana. He is very accurate and he makes things happen on the field. I think that he will fet some offers and he may be one of the top quarterback surprises in recruiting. On his highlight film, Kelly (6-2, 180, 4.5) looks like he has great hands and runs great patterns. The only question is his speed. I think that he is fast enough to become a great college player, but the BCS college coaches are looking for the “Speed-Burners” to play in their offense.
Fonenot (5-9, 180, 4.5) is a short quarterback, but he is a tremendous playmaker and he has a very quick release. He plays in the Shotgun Offense and he does a great job rolling to his left and right and throwing the football on the run. Fonenot might be able to play another position in BCS football, but he is a very accomplished quarterback who might be able to play that position at a smaller school.
Quinn (6-1, 185, 4.4) is the junior Super Star receiver for Barbe and he has been as impressive as any player in the State this year. In that fabulous game against Evangel, Quinn had caught nine passes for an incredible 341-yards and five touchdowns. You know the Eagles know a little bit about playing defense, because they practice every day against Duron. Last year, Quinn was outstanding as he caught 67 passes for 1,220-yards and 12 touchdowns. Quinn was great last year, but he’s been sensational this year.
Barbe vs St Thomas More
This game was one of the most exciting games that I have ever seen. It had all of the excitement that I thought it was going to have. Both teams put on an incredible passing attack that you will not see very often, even in college. It was a glimpse of what we were going to see the next day in the West Virginia and Baylor game.
Fontenot completed 29 of 37 passes for 500-yards and three touchdowns for Barbe; while Berergon completed 17 of 26 passes for 356-yards and two touchdowns for STM. Quinn caught passes for 211-yards from Fontenot and Kelley had five catches for 223-yards from Bergeron. Smith caught three passes, including a 25-yard touchdown. So who won?
On their first play from scrimmage, Bergeron took the Shotgun snap and looked up the field to try to hit Kelley on a deep pass, but to his surprise, there was no defender covering Kelley. All that he had to do was not over or under throw him and it was a touchdown and he did to give STM a quick 7-0 lead after the extra point.
STM lead Barbe at halftime by a 28-7 score, but Barbe faught back in the second half STM only led 35-28 at the end of the third quarter.
Three of the biggest surprises of the game were the “Daring-Gambles” that STM pulled-off. They tried an onside kick and got it and they tried a fake field goal and got a first down. Both of these daring calls by Coach Jim Hightower worked and they both resulted in touchdowns before halftime that resulted in a great 28-7 lead for STM.
Those two gutsy calls were awesome, but STM saved their best one for last when on a fourth down and four situation on their own 26-yard line, the Riverboat Gambler Coach Hightower called for a fake punt and he got the first down. On this play, the football was snapped to one of the upbacks, Senior Tee Chenevert (5-9, 185, 4.5), who ran all the way to the 39-yard-line, thus giving STM a first down and keeping the football away from Fontenot and the explosive Barbe passing attack
This “fake-punt” kept the STM drive going and it finally ended when Senior RB Grant Dozier (5-9, 175, 4.5) plunged into the end zone with a two-yard touchdown and extra point putting STM ahead by a 42-28 score. Fontenot later hit Quinn with a 22-yard touchdown to finish the scoring and a final score and a 42-35 victory for STM.
This 25-yard touchdown by Quinn was an unbelievable catch. First of all, there were at least two defenders on him and they had him covered, but he raced past both of them; jumped-up between both of them; and caught the football. Then as he came down, he was able to maintain control of the football and he kept one foot in bounds for a miraculous catch. Then, on his 22-yard touchdown catch, Quinn was covered again, but he caught the football and dived into the end zone with 3:20 left in the game and the score 42-35.
Was this game exciting enough? At this point, I have no clue as to where I’ll be next week. Oh yes! DeSean Smith is a real Freak on the football field and he’s a really nice person.
Trey Quinn is also one of he best Playmakers that I have seen this year. Quinn already has an offer from LSU, A&M, and Duke. He also made one of the best catches of the season when the ball was underthrown and the defender was covering him step-by-step down the sideline. On this play, Quinn reached back and caught the ball at full speed.
Emfinger SuperScout Personal Evaluation (ESPE)
ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week – Week #5
1T. RB Trey Washington – St Amant – Washington running for a 99-yard TD!
1T. RET Jarrod Craft – Haughton – Craft returning 99-yard kickoff for TD!
2. RB Wade Bailey – Ascension Catholic – Bailey running for a 98-yard TD!
3T. WR Seth Kelly – St Thomas More – Kelly catching a 93-yard TD pass!
3T. AP Carlton Perkins – Walker – Perkins catching a 93-yard TD pass!
4T. WR Brice Brown – Walker – Brown catching a 90-yard TD pass!
4T. RET Mike Sparrow – East Ascension – Sparrow returning 90-yard kickoff for TD!
4T. RET Dane Landry – Northlake Christian – Landry returning 90-yd kickoff for TD!
5. RET DeJuawn Oliver – Assumption – Oliver returning an 83-yard kickoff for TD!
6. WR Shyheim Carter – Kentwood – Carter catching an 81-yard TD pass!
7T. RET Justin Harrell – Newman – Harrell returning an 80-yard kickoff for TD!
7T. WR Delfontay Powell – Point Coupee Central – Powell catching 80-yard TD pass!
8. RB Leonard Fournette – New Orleans St Aug – Fournette running for 77-yard TD!
9. RB Jaylan Rose – Carencro – Rose running for a 74-yard TD!
9.5. WR Matthew Hackney – Jesuit – Hackney catching 73-yard TD pass!
10T. RET Jon Chatman – Northeast – Chatman returning a 70-yard fumble for TD!
10T. WR Grayson Domingue – Dunham – Dominigue catching 70-yard TD pass!
10T. FS Luke Ponser – St Paul’s – Ponser returning 70-yard interception for TD!
11. RB Kaleb Blanchard – Denham Springs – Blanchard running for a 67-yard TD!
12. WR Johnny Guidry – Opelousas – Guidry catching 65-yard TD pass!
13T. QB Zach Borne – Denham Springs – Borne running for 59-yard TD!
13T. RB Russell Farris – Livonia – Farris running for a 59-yard TD!
14. WR Deldrick Harris – West Feliciana – Harris catching 58-yard TD pass!
15. RB Miguel Toefield – Loranger – Toefield running for 56-yard TD!
16. RB Wesley Bellard – Westminister – Powell running for 55-yard TD!
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OFFENSE: Junior QB Kennon Fontenot (5-9, 180, 4.6) of Lake Charles Barbe had an unbelievable passing night on Friday, but it still was not enough to win as Lafayette St Thomas More pulled off one of the biggest UPSETS of the season with a 42-35 victory. Barbe was undefeated (4-0) and STM entered the contest at 1-3, but that is why we play the game. Fontenot completed 29 of 37 passes for 500-yards and three touchdowns. Junior WR Trey Quinn (6-2, 190, 4.5) caught passes for 211-yards and two touchdowns of 26 and 22-yards. TE DeSean Smith (6-4, 230, 4.6) caught the other touchdown pass of 25-yards. Smith is one of the top tight ends in the country and is committed to LSU. Stats have been revised from original day-after game stats.
OFFENSE: Sophomore QB Jabiari Tyler (5-9, 165, 4.6) of New Orleans Newman had a Career-Game as he completed 32 of 41 passes for 457-yards and six touchdowns in a wild 72-68 victory over New Orleans Carver. Tyler also ran for another 135-yards on 15 carries and scored three more touchdowns, giving him an eye-popping and Geno Smith-type 592-yards of total offense and nine touchdowns. The passing total broke the school record. Teammate Justin Harrell also returned a kickoff 80-yards for a touchdown. Tyler is the son of former LSU quarterback, Herb Tyler. The huge return by Harrell made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Jaetarius “J-Man” Davis of Bastrop was pretty sensational as he led his team to a 37-23 victory over Rayville. In this game, Davis passed for 215-yards and three touchdowns and ran for another 187-yards and two more touchdowns, giving him 402-yards of offense and five touchdowns in the victory.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Kevin Bourgeois (5-11, 185, 4.6) of Pointe Coupee Central had an outstanding game on Friday against Westminister as he completed 18 of 44 passes for 364-yards and three touchdowns and he also ran for another touchdown in a 37-35 victory. Junior wide receiver Delfontay Powell (5-9, 170, 4.5) also had a huge game as he caught five Bourgeois passes for 136-yards, including a beautiful 80-yard touchdown catch from Bourgeois. The huge catch made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Brandon Bergeron (6-2, 200, 4.6) of Lafayette St Thomas More took advantage of some coverage mixups and completed 17 of 26 passes for 356-yards and two touchdowns in the 42-35 UPSET victory over previously undefeated Lake Charles Barbe. Bergeron took advantage of a Barbe mixup on their first play from scrimmage. He looked up and there was not anyone covering Senior WR Seth Kelley (6-2, 180, 4.5) and all that he had to do was hit him and he was in for the 93-yard touchdown. Bergeron had 223-yards passing at halftime and finished with 356-yards. Kelley had 223 yards in receiving and two touchdowns. Bergeron also scored on a one-yard sneak. The 93-yard catch made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Leonard Fournett (6-1, 210, 4.4) of New Orleans St Augustine had another sensational day as he rushed for 189-yards on nine carries and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 157-yards and two more touchdowns as they beat New Orleans Archbishop Shaw by a 40-14 score. The 346 All-Purpose Yards and four touchdowns by Fournette was mind-boggling and his 26.6 yards per touch was just as mind-boggling. Fournette also scored on a beautiful 77-yard touchdown. The 77-yard run made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Junior QB Donavan Isom (6-4, 230, 4.6) of Destrehan was almost a one-man offense for his Wildcats, but they still lost 42-21 to a very tough Dutchtown. In this game, however, Isom was unbelievable as he completed 22 of 34 passes for 216-yards and rushed for another 122-yards and three touchdowns, giving him 338-yards of offense and three touchdowns. WR Ricky Jefferson (6-1, 190, 4.47) made eight catches for 81-yards for the Wildcats. Jefferson is committed to LSU and is the brother of Jordan Jefferson.
OFFENSE: Senior QB/ATH Joey Louis (5-11, 180, 4.4) of New Orleans Carver was sensational in an unbelievable 72-68 loss to Newman. In this shootout, Louis passed for 191-yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 138-yards on 12 carries and two more touchdowns, giving him 329-yards of offense and four touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Junior QB Toi Jackson of New Orleans St Augustine had an outstanding game as he completed 24 of 29 passes for 327-yards and two touchdowns in a 40-14 victory over Archbishop Shaw. The 77-yard touchdown pass to Leonard Fournette made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Brennan Bozeman (6-1, 190, 4.6) of Baton Rouge Parkview Baptist had an outstanding game on Thursday night in the battle between the Baptists and the Catholics, Bozeman completed 11 of 20 passes for 165-yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another 138-yards and a touchdown, giving him 303-yards of total offense and four touchdowns as Parkview beat Baton Rouge Catholic by a 39-34 score.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Eugene Brazley (5-10, 185, 4.4) of Carver was outstanding in the shootout as he rushed for 196-yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns and caught two passes for another 56-yards, giving him 252-yards of offense in the 72-68 loss to Newman. Brazley is an Ole Miss committment averaged 15.75-yards per carry.
OFFENSE: Senior ATH/QB Jeryl Brazil (5-9, 175, 4.3) of Loranger passed for 184-yards and four touchdowns and rushed for another 66-yards and a touchdown, giving him 250-yards of offense and five touchdowns as he lead his team to a 4-0 record with a 39-19 victory over St Thomas Aquinas. Brazil is one of the top cover cornerback prospects in the country and he is committed to LSU. His legit 4.3 is also one of the fastest in the country.
OFFENSE: Junior QB Tyler Lockhart (5-9, 175, 4.5) of Walker was outstanding as he completed 7 of 12 passes for 248-yards and two touchdowns as they beat West St Mary by a 40-10 score. One of his touchdown passes was a 93-yard touchdown to Senior RB Carlton Perkins (6-0, 190, 4.4) and the other touchdown pass was to Junior WR Bryce Brown (6-1, 170, 4.4) for a 90-yard touchdown. Both of the touchdown passes by Lockhart made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior WR Seth Kelley (6-2, 180, 4.5) of St Thomas More had six catches for 245 yards in receiving and two touchdowns, including a beautiful 93-yard touchdown on the very first play from scrimmage for STM in the huge 42-35 UPSET victory over previously undefeated Lake Charles Barbe. The 93-yard catch from Brandon Bergeron made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Jacoby Davis (5-11, 190, 4.4) of Abbeville Vermillion Catholic had a sensational game in a losing cause as his team lost to Dunham in a very close 21-20 game. Davis rushed for 243-yards on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with about ten minutes left to play with an injured knee. Davis scored on touchdown runs of 51 and 8-yards.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Trey Hills (5-11, 180, 4.5) of Zachary completed 15 of 25 passes for 242-yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos beat West Feliciana by a 36-21 score. Hills had a lot of other great Playmakers who helped in the victory. His favorite receiver was Donald Gage (6-0, 170, 4.4) with 117-yards receiving and a touchdown. RB Boston Scott (5-9, 180, 4.5) rushed for 131-yards and scored four touchdowns for the Broncos.
OFFENSE: Senior QB/ATH James Almond of Haughton had a great game as he completed 12 of 14 passes for 242-yards and three touchdowns as they beat Shreveport Fair Park by a 51-28 score. What made this victory very Special was the fact that Haughton was losing 14-0 at one point in the game.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Rhyidh Wilson (5-11, 185, 4.5) of New Orleans Higgins was outstanding in his 26-7 victory over New Orleans Brother Martin as he rushed for 233-yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns. Wilson averaged an unbelievable 11.7 yards per carry in the victory.
OFFENSE: Senior AP Carlton Perkins (6-0, 190, 4.4) of Walker was outstanding is a 40-10 victory over West St Mary. Perkins rushed for 91-yards on 10 carries and scored three touchdown and caught two passes for another 105-yards. Perkins also had 38-yard on two kickoffs, giving him 227 All-Purpose yards. One of his catches was a beautiful 93-yard touchdown. As a junior, Perkins rushed for 1,807-yards and scored 24 touchdowns. The rushing total was second in the state. His 93-yard catch made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Junior WR Trey Quinn (6-1, 185, 4.4) of Lake Charles Barbe caught passes for 211-yards and two touchdowns of 26 and 22-yards in the big shootout with St Thomas More who won the big game by a 42-35 score.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Tanner Lee (6-3, 195, 4.7) of New Orleans Jesuit had a great first half and then retired to the sideline as Jesuit beat John Ehret 44-12. Lee completed 10 of 13 passes for 211-yards and three touchdowns and had led his team to a 37-0 halftime lead and did not play in the second half. This Tulane committment had led his team to 309-yards of offense and 15 first downs in the first half. Lee hit his favorite senior receiver Matthew Hackney (6-0, 180, 4.5) with four passes for 113-yards, including a beautiful 73-yards touchdown in the first half. The 73-yard catch from Lee to Hackney made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior AP Harrison Domingue (5-10, 205, 4.5) of Dunham was incredible in the 21-20 victory over Vermillion Catholic as he recorded 209 All-Purpose yards in the close victory. Domingue rushed for 111-yards on 21 carries and caught passes for 98-yards, giving him the 209 yards of offense.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Brett Courville (5-10, 210, 4.5) of Central completed 18 of 28 passes for 208-yards and a touchdown, but they lost to St Amant by a 21-12 score. Last week Courville completed 14 of 18 passes for 249-yards and scored on a 40-yard touchdown in the third quarter to defeat Baton Rouge Catholic by a 31-23 score.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Wade Bailey of Donaldsonville Ascension Catholic was pretty sensational on Friday night as he rushed for 206-yards on 20 carries and scored five touchdowns. His last touchdown was a 98-yard touchdown in the final minutes that proved to be the game-winning touchdown in a 42-40 victory over Morgan City Central Catholic. His other touchdowns came on runs of 5, 4, 19, and 54-yards. The 98-yard touchdown of Bailey obviously made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Trey Washington (5-9, 185, 4.4) of St Amant rushed for 238-yards two weeks ago and scored four touchdowns as they beat Lafayette by a 51-7 score. This week, Washington rushed for 200-yards and scored two touchdowns, including touchdowns of 99 and 54-yards as the Gators go 4-0 with a 21-12 victory over Central. Both of his long runs made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Leonard Davis (5-10, 185, 4.5) of Reserve East John was outstanding on Thursday night as he completed 12 of 17 passes fpr 194-yards as they beat Baton Rouge Capitol by a 41-20 score. Troy Gerald led with 81-yards in receiving while Dez Broussard added 51-yards in receiving. RB Kadeem Vance rushed for 59-yards and caught passes for 30-yards, giving him 89 All-Purpose yards. Last week, in the 51-22 loss to Parkview Baptist, Davis completed 11 of 23 passes for 275-yards and two touchdowns and Broussard caught five of his passes for 163-yards and both touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Ruston Matherne (6-0, 180, 4.6) of Lutcher was very impresive as he led his team to a 4-0 record in a 43-6 victory over Baton Rouge Broadmoor. In this game, Matherne completed 16 of 21 passes for 182-yards and an impressive four touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Jabbar Singleton of New Orleans Brother Martin had an outstanding rushing game in a 26-7 loss to New Orleans Higgins. In this game, Singleton rushed for 176-yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown and as he averaged a great 9.8 yards per carry average.
OFFENSE: Senior WR Gilly Andry (6-2, 180, 4.6) of New Orleans Newman had an outstanding game in the big shootout as he grabbed 10 passes from Jabiari Tyler for 174-yards and three touchdowns as his Newman team beat Carver by an unbelievable 72-68 score. In this game, both teams had 1,265-yards, 57 first downs, and 20 touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Wesley Bellard (5-11, 305, 4.5) of Westminster was outstanding although his team lost in a close 37-35 game to Pointe Coupee Central. In this game, Bellard rushed for 166-yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdown, including a beautiful 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Bellard also made eight tackles on defense. His 55-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Sophomore RB Nick Brossette (6-0, 210, 4.5) of Baton Rouge University rushed for 158-yards and scored three touchdowns on runs of 42, 28, and 8, as they beat Live Oak by a 26-14 score. Last week, Brossette rushed for 211-yards on 22 carries and scored six touchdowns as the Cubs beat Loyola Prep by a 55-0 score. Brossette had 1,551-yards rushing and scored 32 touchdowns as a freshman last year.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Jaylan Rose (5-8, 175, 4.4) of Carencro helped his team to defeat Sam Houston by a 33-14 score as he rushed for 131-yards on 13 carries and he scored three touchdowns. Rose also caught two passes for 26-yards, giving him 157-yards of total offense.
OFFENSE: Senior RB/LB Russell Farris of Livonia had a huge game in a very huge 13-12 UPSET victory over previously undefeated Brusly. In this game Farris rushed for 137-yards on 12 carries and scored both Livonia touchdowns on runs of 42 and 59-yards. Farris also caught two passes for 18-yards, giving him 155-yards of offense. His 59-yard touchdown run made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior QB/ATH Kendell Beckwith (6-3, 240, 4.56) of East Feliciana. Let me start off by saying that Beckwith is “The Real Deal” at quarterback. You can fiddle around with him on defense and he probably will become a difference-maker on that side of the football, but he is already a 6-3 dropback passing quarterback who can throw it 65-yards with touch and he can make every throw. In my years of Scouting, I have not seen too many that are better. In this game, Beckwith completed 25 of 35 for 403-yards and five touchdowns. He also completed a pass to himself for a minus 13-yard loss.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Dakota Duron (5-10, 175, 4.6) of Shreveport Evangel might have had two of the greatest back-to-back passing games in the last two weeks. Last week, Duron passed for 509-yards and five touchdowns, but lost to 5A power Lake Charles Barbe by a 48-47 score. This past week, Duron brought the Eagles from behind and completed 27 of 38 passes for 402-yards in a 36-33 victory over another 4A power, Lafayette St Thomas More. Duron is a great Playmaking quarterback who follows in the footsteps of three older brothers.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Daniel Fitzwater (6-6, 217, 4.8) of Shreveport Calvary Baptist completed 25 of 36 passes for 404-yards and two touchdowns in a 52-28 loss to Lafayette Teurlings Catholic. Fitzwater went to summer camps as a senior to be from Liberty, Texas, but he transferred to Calvary Baptist just before the season started.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Connor Cronin (6-5, 230, 4.8) of Lafayette Teurlings Catholic completed 23 of 28 passes for 288-yards and four touchdowns as 5A Power beat 3A Super Team Shreveport Calvary Baptist by a 52-28 score.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Kaleb Kador (6-0, 190, 4.4) of Baton Rouge Tara ran for 221-yards and scored three touchdowns last week as they beat Northeast 20-13 for their first win of the season. Kador also made 14 tackles on defense from his linebacker position.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Julius Maracalin (5-10, 195, 4.45) of Plaquemine led all rushers with 161-yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns as the Green Devils won their first game of the season by a 35-12 score over Assumption. Then this week, against Tara, Maracalin rushed for 109-yards on 21 carries and scored a touchdown as the Green Devils won their first Districr6-4A game of the season.
DEFENSE: FS/ATH Jeremy Cutrer (6-3, 185, 4.4) of Jewell Sumner is a tremendous athlete who plays a lot of positions for his team. On Friday, Cutrer, who has committed to LSU, returned a punt 40-yards to set-up a touchdown in the third quarter that put his team ahead 34-10 and they went on to beat St Michael by a 34-17 score. Cutrer later had a 50-yard interception to give his team their victory. In this game, Cutrer played safety, running back, and Quarterback in the Wildcat Offense, to the delight of LSU Head Coach Les Miles, who was sitting in the stands.
DEFENSE: Senior FS Timothy Johnson (6-1, 175, 4.5) of Amite helped the Warriors beat long-time rival Franklinton as he picked-up a fumble in the first quarter and raced 58-yards for a touchdown. This touchdown by Johnson broke a 7-7 tie but Amite still lost to Franklinton in a very close 34-28 score. Teammate Brandon Burton picked up a fumble in the second quarter and ran 82-yards for another touchdown.
DEFENSE: Senior CB/WR Deldrick Harris (6-0, 180, 4.4) of West Feliciana was outstanding on both side of the football in a 36-21 losing effort to Zachary. Harris intercepted a Hills pass just before the halftime, but they were not able to get a touchdown. Harris then made a beautiful 58-yard touchdown pass to end the scoring as the Broncos won the game. His catch made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
DEFENSE: Senior DE Tim Williams (6-4, 230, 4.56) of Baton Rouge University was impressive again as he recorded 12 tackles and had four quartrback hurries as he led the Cubs defense as they beat Live Oak by a 26-14 score. Sophomore FS Jarrod Franklin (6-0, 195, 4.5) was also outstanding as he recorded eight tackles and had two pass breakups. In the game that I saw Williams play against Jeryl Brazil and Loranger, he unofficially recorded 16 tackles, including two quarterback sacks, eight quarterback hurries, four tackles for a loss, and a tackle for a no-gain.
DEFENSE: Senior DE Michael Patterson (6-5, 240, 4.6) of Winnfield has been sensational all season. Last week, Patterson helped lead his team to a 21-0 shutout of Westlake as he recorded six tackles, including four solo tackles, three quarterback sacks, forced a fumble, had two pass breakups, and four quarterback hurries. Patterson has already committed to LSU.
DEFENSE: Junior DE Davon Godchaux (6-4, 248, 4.68) of Plaquemine had an incredible game with 14 tackles with six tackles for a loss, including four sacks for a minus 28-yards in losses as they won their first game of the season with the 35-12 victory of Assumption.
Then, this past Friday night, Godchaux helped lead a fired-up Green Devil defense that was sensational as they held Baton Rouge Tara to a minus five-yards of total offense, including a minus 18-yards rushing in a 28-0 Green Devil victory. In this game, Godchaux recorded another 14 tackles, including four tackles for a loss, had three sacks, and four quarterback hurries. On one of the Green Devils forced fumbles, Junior DT Jaron Hooks (6-0, 235, 5.0) picked up the loose fumble and ran it in for a touchdown.
DEFENSE: Senior FS Luke Ponser of Covington St Pauls was outstanding as he helped his teamto defeat cross-town rival Mandeville by a 16-13 score. In this game Ponser recorded six tackles and returned an interception 70-yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to help his team get the victory. His key interception made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
DEFENSE: LB Jon Chatman of Northeast helped his Vikings to a 23-6 victory over Varnado as Chatman picked up a fumble and raced 70-yards for a touchdown. His key fumble recover and 70-yard return made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
DEFENSE: Senior Hakeem “The Dream” Deggs (5-8, 160, 4.3) intercepted a pass and ran it back about 35-yards. This was not just an interception, because Deggs made at least three ninety-degree turns on the play and there were at least two and maybe three defenders that he had made look silly. Then, about five minutes later, Deggs picked off another pass and ran it 65-yards for a touchdown. Earlier in the first half, Deggs picked-off his first pass and returned it 66-yards for a touchdown, but it was called back because of a block in the back penalty.
DEFENSE: Senior LB Larry Cage (6-3, 195, 4.4) of Zachary had 12 tackles and two pass breakups in leading the Broncos in tackles again as they beat West Feliciana by a 36-21 score. Last week, against Dutchtown, Cage recorded 14 tackles and two pass breakups.
Beckwith, Smith, Gage, Blanchard, Perkins, Jefferson, Brazley, Deggs, and Christy have been selected to my recent 2012 Gulf-Coast Super 75 Skills Team. Brazil, Cutrer, Patterson, Cage, and Williams made The 2012 Gulf-Coast Defensive Team.
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