Max Emfinger’s Louisiana High School Players of the Week #6

Last Friday, DeSean Smith caught nine passes for 178-yards and averaged 19.8-yards per catch which is phenominal for a tight end.


EDITOR’S NOTE: With so many nominations to check-out, it took me longer to get this Report to you, but we really appreciate all of the keen interest.
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Emfinger SuperScout Personal Evaluation (ESPE)
ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week – Week #6

1A. RET Brandon Williams – St Helena – Williams returning 99-yard kickoff for TD!
1B. RET Kimanae Claiborne – Springfield – Claiborne returning 98-yards for TD!
1C. RB Cameron Cosie – Chalmette – Cosie running for a 98-yard TD!
1D. RET Eugene Brazley – Carver – Brazley returning 97-yard kickoff for TD!
1E. RB Eglin Austin – Hammond – Edlin running for a 95-yard TD!
2T. RET Danny Johnson – Clinton East Feliciana – Johnson returning 91-yards for TD!
2T. RB Kaleb Blanchard – Denham Spngs – Blanchard returning 90-yard KO for TD!
2T. RET Javon Cormier – Rayne – Cormier returning 90-yard kickoff for TD!
2T. RB Jamarcus Jones – Ville Platte – Jones running for a 90-yard TD!
3. RB Dejuan Oliver – Assumption – Oliver running for an 88-yard TD!
4. FS Paul Broussard – Central – Broussard returning 87-yard fumble for TD!
5T. RB Shyheim Carter – Kentwood – Freshman Carter running for an 85-yard TD!
5T. WR Devin Scott – West Jefferson – Scott catching a 85-yard pass for TD!
6A. WR Dan Mitchell – Ellender – Mitchell catching an 81-yard TD!
6B. LB Matt LeBeaux – Bonnabel – LeBeaux returning 81-yard fumble for TD!
6C. RET Dominic Haggerty – C.E. Byrd – Haggerty returning 80-yard KO for TD!
6D. RB Titus Nelson – Southern Lab – Nelson running for an 80-yard TD!
7. RET David Siggers – Broadmoor – Siggers returning 79-yard kickoff for TD!
8T. RB Wade Bailey – Ascension Catholic – Bailey running for a 76-yard TD!
8T. RET Kavionte Haywood – New Iberia – Haywood returning 76-yard INT for TD!
9A. RB Dontrell Hilliard – Scotlandville – Hilliard catching a 74-yard pass for TD!
9B. WR Kevin Spears – Holy Cross – Spears catching a 73-yard TD!
10. RB Dannon Steib – E.D. White – Steib running for a 72-yard TD! 
11. CB Oscar Briggs – Independence – Briggs returning 67-yard fumble for TD!
12A. WR Brandon Butler – McKinley – Butler catching a 66-yard pass for TD!
12B. QB Chavin Gougis – West Jefferson – Gougis running for a 66-yard TD!
13T. RET Curley Blount – Oakdale – Blount returning 65-yard punt return for TD!
13T. FS Joe Este – Bonnebel – Este returng 65-yard interception for TD!
13T. RET Drake Davis – Dunham – Davis returning 65-yard kickoff for TD!
14A. WR Donald Gage – Zachary – Gage catching a 64-yard TD pass!
14B. RB Theron Williams – L.W. Higgins – Williams running for a 63-yard TD!
15. WR Kameron McKnight – East Feliciana – McKnight catching a 61-yard TD pass!
16. WR Jake Juneau – ST Thomas More – Juneau catching a 60-yard TD pass!


OFFENSE: Senior TE DeSean Smith (6-4, 230, 4.56) of Lake Charles Barbe was sensational for a tight end on Friday as he helped his Barbe team to a very impressive and close victory over Lafayette Acadiana by a close 31-28 score. In this game, Smith caught nine passes for 178-yards. Smith averaged a 19.8-yards per catch. His junior teammate Trey Quinn (6-2, 190, 4.4) also had a great game as he caught eight passes from Kennon Fontenot (5-9, 180, 4.6) for 171-yards. All of these Skill players were fabulous for Barbe, but Jamie McGee was the eventual Hero as he kicked a 25-yard field goal with no time left on the clock to give them the 31-28 victory. Smith has committed to LSU!

OFFENSE: Junior QB Chavin Gougis (5-11, 180, 4.5) of Harvey West Jefferson has been outstanding all season, but he was pretty sensational on Friday as he led his West Jeff team to a 38-30 victory over Brother Martin. In this game, Gougis completed 12 of 21 passes for 353-yards and three touchdowns and he also had a 66-yard touchdown run for a touchdown, giving him 419-yards of offense and four touchdowns. Devin Scott (5-11, 175, 4.4) caught six of his passes for 217-yards and two touchdowns; while Ronald Lewis (6-0, 190, 4.4) caught four passes for 84-yards and a touchdown. Super TE Draper Riley (6-4, 245. 4.7) caught one pass for 28-yards. His 66-yard touchdown run made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week. Scott is committed to ULL; Lewis is committed to Arizona State; and Riley is committed to Southern Miss.

OFFENSE: Junior QB Kennon Fontenot (5-9, 180, 4.6) of Lake Charles Barbe was sensational again on Friday as he completed 24 of 38 passes for 417-yards and three touchdowns as Barbe edged Lafayette Acadiana by a close 31-28 score. Two weeks ago, in the game that I went to, Fontenot completed 29 of 37 passes for 500-yards and three touchdowns and in that game, Junior WR Trey Quinn (6-2, 190, 4.4) caught passes for 211-yards and two touchdowns of 26 and 22-yards. TE DeSean Smith (6-4, 230, 4.56) also caught a 25-yard touchdown. Smith is one of the top tight ends in the country and is committed to LSU

OFFENSE: Senior QB Brett Courville (5-10, 210, 4.5) of Central completed 10 of 20 passes for 232-yards and a touchdown and led his team in rushing with 123-yards and another touchdown, giving him 355-yards of offense and two touchdowns as he led his team to a 45-28 victory over a very good Zachary team in a crucial District 4-5A game. In the first quarter, Courville faked a handoff and raced 52-yards for a touchdown to give the Wildcats a 14-0 early lead. Last week, in a 21-12 loss to St Amant, Courville completed 18 of 28 passes for 208-yards and a touchdown. 

OFFENSE: Senior QB Thocorence Hawkins (6-0, 190, 4.5) of East Feliciana had an outstanding game in a 53-39 loss to Parkview Baptist as he completed 10 of 22 passes for 275-yards and two touchdowns, including 26 and 61-yard touchdown passes. Hawkins also rushed for another 75-yards on 11 carries and two more touchdowns. This gave Hawkins 350-yards and four touchdowns, as he was playing quarterback, because starting quarterback Kendall Beckwith (6-3, 230, 4.56) was injured. His 61-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.

OFFENSE: Senior Hakeem “The Dream” Deggs (5-8, 160, 4.3) was sensational again on Friday night, but this time, he was sensational on offense. In a 49-31 victory over Baton Rouge Broadmoor, Deggs caught four passes for 106-yards, rushed for 93-yards on only five carries, and had 101-yards on returns, giving him an even 300-yards of total offense, as he averaged 25-yards per touch. Deggs scored three touchdowns on runs of 15 and 40 and a 29-yard reception. Remember last week, when Deggs had three interceptions.

OFFENSE: Senior QB Jay Christophe (6-4, 200, 4.5) of Brusly has been outstanding for three years and he was especially impressive on Friday night in a 43-7 victory over E.D. White. In this game, Christophe completed 11 of 17 passes for 143-yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another 155-yards on 20 carries and two more touchdowns, giving him 298-yards of offense and five touchdowns in this District 7-3A opener.

OFFENSE: Senior QB/ATH Darian Claiborne (6-2, 210, 4.56) of Port Allen had another great game on Friday as he completed 9 of 18 passes for 196-yards, including a 28-yard touchdown pass. Claiborne also rushed for another 97-yards and a 21-yard touchdown run, giving him 293-yards of offense. Claiborne also had an interception on defense and returned it down to the one-yard line. Claiborne is a Texas A&M Verbal.

OFFENSE: Senior QB Kevin Bourgeois (5-11, 185, 4.6) of Pointe Coupee Central was sensational again on Friday night as he threw for three touchdowns and ran for another touchdown as the Cougars beat Opelousas Catholic by a close 36-24 score. His 60-yard touchdown pass to Junior WR Delfontay Powell (5-9, 170, 4.5) gave them a 29-24 lead  in the victory. Two weeks ago, Bourgeois completed 18 of 44 passes for 364-yards and three touchdowns and he also ran for another touchdown in a 37-35 victory over Westminister. In that game, Powell caught five passes for 136-yards, including a beautiful 80-yard touchdown catch from Bourgeois.

OFFENSE: Senior QB Deonte Shorts (6-2, 180, 4.6) of Baton Rouge Southern Lab had an outstanding game on Friday as he completed 13 of 25 passes for 280-yards and two touchdowns. Shorts also had a 26-yard touchdown run, giving him at least 306-yards of total offense and three touchdowns as the Kittens won a key District 7-1A game as they beat Hammond Archbishop Hannan by a 50-20 score. Also rembember that the old Hannan HS was demolished in Hurricane Katrina and they rebuilt the school in Hammond.

OFFENSE: Junior QB Raymond Bonnette (5-10, 180, 4.6) of Loreauville was outstanding again as he completed an amazing 9 of 10 passes for 289-yards and six touchdowns as his Tigers beat West St Mary by a 47-14 score.

OFFENSE: Junior QB Tyler Lockhart (5-10, 175, 4.6) of Walker had an outstanding game in defeat as he completed 16 of 27 passes for 287-yards and two touchdowns in a 50-30 loss in District 4-5A. Last week, Lockhart completed 7 of 12 passes for 248-yards and two touchdowns as they beat West St Mary by a 40-10 score.

OFFENSE: Senior QB Brandon Bergeron (6-2, 200, 4.6) of Lafayette St Thomas More was outstanding again as he completed 23 of 29 passes for 271-yards and four touchdowns in a 31-21 UPSET victory over Lafayette Teurlings, ranked #2 in 4A. STM took advantage of two second half turnovers to help score 24 unanswered points in the key District 5-4A victory. Bergeron had touchdown passes of 1, 18, 7, and 60-yards. His 60-yard touchdown to Jake Juneau (6-0, 185, 4.5) made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week. Last week, Bergeron completed 17 of 26 passes for 356-yards and two touchdowns in the 42-35 UPSET victory over previously undefeated Lake Charles Barbe. Bergeron has thrown for 1,788-yards and 16 touchdowns in his first six games.

OFFENSE: Senior RB Jabbar Singleton (5-11, 195, 4.5) of New Orleans Brother Martin had an outstanding game two weeks ago, but this week against West Jefferson, Singleton was sensational as he rushed for 280-yards on 37 carries and scored three touchdowns as his team lost in a very close 38-30 game to West Jefferson. Singleton scored on runs of 13, 32, and 57-yards. Two weeks ago, in a 26-7 loss to New Orleans Higgins,  Singleton rushed for 176-yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown; while averaging 9.8 yards per carry.

OFFENSE: Junior QB Darion Williams (6-0, 190, 4.6) of Scotlandville had an outstanding game in leading the Hornets to a 34-24 victory in a key 3-5A game over Denham Springs. In this game, Williams completed 10 of 16 passes for 271-yards, including two touchdown passes of 74 and 54-yards to Junior WR Dontrell Hilliard (6-0, 200, 4.5). Williams also scored two touchdowns on one-yard runs, giving him at least 274-yards. The 74-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.

OFFENSE: Senior QB Trey Hills (5-11, 175, 4.5) of Zachary was outstanding again as he completed 18 of 27 passes for 264-yards and a touchdown, but the Broncos lost to Central by a 45-28 score. Hills hit Super WR Donald Gage (6-0, 175, 4.4) on a beautiful 64-yard touchdown pass, but the Broncos fumbled two plays and one was picked-up and run 87-yards for a touchdown and this really hurt the Broncos hope of winning. This 61-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.

OFFENSE: Senior AP Carlton Perkins (6-0, 190, 4.4) of Walker was outstanding in a 50-30 loss to Live Oak as he rushed for 130-yards, had 78-yards on kick returns, and 45-yards receiving, giving him 253-yards of offense. Last week in a 40-10 victory over West St Mary, Perkins rushed for 91-yards on 10 carries, scored three touchdowns, had 38-yards on kick returns, and caught two passes for another 105-yards, giving him 227 All-Purpose yards. One of his catches was a beautiful 93-yard touchdown. 

OFFENSE: Senior RB Hezekiah Randolph (6-0, 210, 4.5) pf Baton Rouge Parkview Baptist had a sensational game last Friday as he had his best game of the season when he rushed for 187-yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns. Randolph also caught touchdown passes of 40 and 25-yards, giving him 252-yards of total offense, while averaging 9.7-yards a touch and five touchdowns in a 53-39 victory over East Feliciana, without the services of Kendall Beckwith, who was out of the game with an injury.

OFFENSE: Junior RB Leonard Fournett (6-1, 210, 4.4) of New Orleans St Augustine had a pretty tough game last Friday night in a 30-21 loss to Holy Cross, but he was still able to get 162-yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. Fournette also caught four passes for another 90-yards, 252-yards of offense. Two weeks ago, Fournette had a  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 against Shaw was a mind-boggling 26.6 yards per touch.

OFFENSE: Senior QB/ATH Joey Louis (5-11, 180, 4.4) of New Orleans Carver was outstanding in defeat to John Curtis as they beat them 48-14. Against Curtis, Louis completed 21 of 31 passes for 202-yards and rushed for another 46-yards, giving him 248-yards of offense. Two weeks ago against Isadore Newman in the wild, but sensational and  unbelievable 72-68 loss to Newman. 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. Super WR Raheem Falkins (6-2, 190, 4.4) caught seven passes from Louis for 87-yards. Falkins is committed to Alabama.

OFFENSE: Junior WR Danny Johnson (5-11, 175, 4.4) of Clinton East Feliciana had an outstanding game against one of the top teams in Louisiana. In the 53-39 loss to Parkview Baptist, Johnson caught seven passes for 153-yards and one touchdown. Johnson also returned a kickoff 91-yards for another touchdown, giving him 244-yards of total offense and two touchdowns. Johnson made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.

OFFENSE: Senior QB Ruston Matherne (6-0, 180, 4.6) of Lutcher was outstanding again this past Friday as he completed 15 of 23 passes for 175-yards and three touchdowns and he also rushed for 66-yards and two touchdowns, giving him 241-yards of offense and five touchdowns as the Bulldogs shutout Istrouma by a 42-0 score. Matherne scored on touchdown runs of 19 and 43-yards. Last week in a 43-6 victory against Broadmoor,  Matherne completed 16 of 21 passes for 182-yards and four touchdowns.

OFFENSE: Junior QB Toi Jackson of New Orleans St Augustine had another outstanding game, but is was in a losing effort as his team lost 30-21 to Holy Cross. In this game, Jackson completed 12 of 23 passes for 183-yards and he also rushed for another 58-yards, giving him 241-yards of total offense. Two weeks ago, Jackson completed 24 of 29 passes for 327-yards and two touchdowns in a 40-14 victory over Archbishop Shaw.

OFFENSE: Junior QB/RB Shannon Cage (5-9, 235, 4.6) of Independence had an outstanding rushing game on Friday as he helped lead his team to a come-from-behind 39-35 victory over District 8-3A and neighborhood rival Amite. In that game, Cage rushed for 229-yards and three touchdowns.

OFFENSE: Senior QB/ATH James Almond of Haughton had another great game as he passed for 224-yards. Almond led his team to a 21-7 halftime lead over Shreveport C.E. Byrd, but his Haughton team lost the game by a 27-21 score. Almond also had a great game two weeks ago 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 for Almond was the fact that Haughton was losing 14-0 at one point in the game.

OFFENSE: Senior WR Devin Scott (5-10, 180, 4.4) of Harvey West Jefferson had a sensational game on Friday night as he caught six passes for 217-yards, including an 85 and 20-yard touchdown pass as as they beat New Orleans Brother Martin by a 38-30 score. Scott also had one rush for six-yards, giving him 223-yards of offense. The last touchdown pass by Chavin Gougis was an 85-yarder to Scott on third-down and nine. Scott caught the ball just beyond the first down marker then broke two tackles before racing down the sidelines for the touchdown to give West Jefferson a 38-27 lead. His 85-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.

OFFENSE: Senior RB Dominic Henry (5-10, 170, 4.4) of South Plaquemines was pretty sensational on Friday night as he helped lead his team to a 60-13 victory over a very explosive Isadore Newman team. In this game, Henry rushed 20 times for 212-yards and scored five touchdowns. He averaged 10.6-yards per carry and scored on runs of 1, 2, 5, 52, and 17-yards. Henry also scored on a two-point conversion, giving him 32-points of the 60-points that his team scored in the victory.

OFFENSE: RB Jamarcus Jones of Ville Platte had a great game on Friday as he rushed for 205-yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns as his team beat Mamou by a 35-0 score in a District 5-2A game. Jones scored on touchdown runs of 90 and 49-yards. His 90-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.

OFFENSE: Senior QB Tanner Lee (6-3, 195, 4.7) of New Orleans Jesuit is like having a coach on the field for the Jesuit coaches. Last Friday, Lee completed 7-15 passes for 160-yards and three touchdowns and he also rushed for another 29-yards as he led his Jesuits to a 35-7 victory over Chalmette. Lee also had a 61-yard touchdown pass to Senior WR Dontayue Fly (5-10, 170, 4.5) who had two catches for 75-yards. Two weeks ago, against John Ehret, Lee had a great first half and then retired to the sideline as Jesuit won 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. 

OFFENSE: Junior RB Julius Maracalin (5-10, 195, 4.45) of Plaquemine led all rushers with 188-yards on 17 carries and scored twice on runs of 12 and 7-yards as the Green Devils beat Baton Rouge Broadmoor by a 49-31 score. Two weeks ago, Maracalin had 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.

OFFENSE: Senior FB Conner Hodgeson (6-1, 220, 4.6) of Baton Rouge Parkview Baptist had his best game of the season and teamed with RB Hezekiah Randolph to dominate a very dominating running game in a 53-39 victory over East Feliciana. In this game, Hodgeson rushed for 185-yards on 19 carries, 9.7 yards per carry.

OFFENSE: Junior RB Sione Palelei (5-9, 180, 4.4) of East Ascension was very impressive on Friday as he helped his Spartans to a 35-19 victory in a key District 5-5A game. In this game, Palelei rushed for 108-yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns and caught three passes for another 74-yards and two more touchdowns, giving him 182-yards of offense and five touchdowns in the victory. Palelei scored on touchdown runs of 8, 3, and 53-yards and scored on passes of 45 and 13-yards.

OFFENSE: Senior RB Cameron Cosie (5-7, 165, 4.4) of Chalmette was outstanding in defeat against a very tough New Orleans Jesuit team that won the game by a 35-7 score. In this game, Cosie rushed for 176-yards on 17 carries and scored the only touchdown for his team on a beautiful 98-yard touchdown run, right up the middle of the field from his two-yard line. Cosie averaged a great 10.4 yards per carry. His 98-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.

OFFENSE: Senior QB Mason Nickens (5-11, 185, 4.5) of Dutchtown had another outstanding game on Friday as he led his Griffins to a 31-17 victory over St Amant. In this game, Nickens completed 4 of 9 passes for 55-yards and while running the option, he rushed for another 115-yards, giving him 170-yards of offense. After leading the Griffins to a 4-1 start, Nickens was leading the team in rushing with 421-yards on 46 carries and with a great 9.2-yards per carry average. Nickens has also completed 36 of 55 passes for 549-yards and five touchdowns. WR Shelby Christy (6-3, 185, 4.5) has caught 15 of his passes and three touchdowns.

OFFENSE: Senior RB Trey Washington (5-9, 185, 4.4) of St Amant was outstanding again as his team lost a 31-17 heartbreaker to Dutchtown. In this game, Washington led the Gators in rushing with 78-yards on 16 carries and he also caught seven passes for 73-yards, giving him 151-yards of offense. Last week,  Washington rushed for 200-yards and scored two touchdowns, including touchdowns of 99 and 54-yards. Two weeks ago, Washington rushed for 238-yards and scored four touchdowns as they beat Lafayette by a 51-7 score.


DEFENSE: Senior FS Paul Broussard (6-0, 185, 4.5) of Central was unbelievable in the 45-28 victory over Zachary as he picked up a fumble in the third quarter and ran 87-yards for a touchdown. Later in the third quarter, Broussard picked up a key interception when the Broncos were driving for a touchdown. Broussard, unofficially, recorded 10 tackles to go with his 87-yard fumble return, and interception. His 87-yard fumble return for a touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.

DEFENSE: Senior RB/LB Melvin Jones (6-4, 250, 4.56) of Washington-Marion scored both touchdowns last week that helped his Chargin’ Indians to defeat St Louis 14-6 in a key District 4-4A game. Jones is one of the best middle linebackers in the country and he has already committed to LSU.

DEFENSE: Senior CB Tevin Reed (6-2, 185, 4.5) of Dutchtown has been outstanding all season, but he was especially impressive on Friday as he picked off an interception and raced 41-yards for a touchdown in the third quarter as the Griffins beat St Amant by a 31-17 score. Reed also recorded eight tackles to go with his interception in the victory.

DEFENSE: Senior CB Andrew Ayres (5-11, 170, 4.5) of Denham Springs had an outstanding game in a 34-24 defeat by Scotlandville as he recorded eight tackles and two interceptions. Ayres returned his last interception to the 25-yard line and it set-up a touchdown by RB Kaleb Blanchard.

DEFENSE: Senior DE Earl Bridgewater (6-0, 220, 4.7) and Junior DT Morris Miller (6-2, 290, 5.0) of Port Allen had tremendous games for the Pelicans as they helped lead a defense that limited St James offense to 67-yards of offense in a 28-6 victory. Both Bridgewater and Morris had eight tackles in this key District 7-3A victory.

DEFENSE: Senior DE Tim Williams (6-4, 230, 4.56) of Baton Rouge University was impressive again as he led the U-High Cubs to a 57-10 victory over Episcopal. The Cubs were so dominating, they put their reserves into the game at the end of the third quarter, but before Williams came out of the game, he had already recorded 12 tackles and had four quarterback hurries. Sophomore FS Jarrod Franklin (6-0, 195, 4.5) was again outstanding as he recorded eight tackles. 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: Junior LB Blake Roussel (6-0, 210, 4.6) of Lutcher has been outstanding all season, but he recorded 14 tackles on Friday night as he recorded 14 tackles, including eight solo tackles in the 42-0 victory over Baton Rouge Istrouma. Roussel has been averaging ten tackles per game for the 5-0 Lutcher Bulldogs.

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 another incredible game with 14 tackles with four tackles for a loss, including two sacks for a minus 12-yards in losses as they beat Broadmoor by 40-31 score. Two weeks ago, 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 that game, Godchaux recorded 14 tackles, with four tackles for a loss, had three sacks, and four quarterback hurries. On one of the 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 CB/WR Deldrick Harris  (6-0, 180, 4.4) of West Feliciana was outstanding again on Friday as he made a huge play on defense for the second straight Friday. In a 34-6 victory over Baker, Harris picked-up a fumble  and scored with a five-yard touchdown. Last week, in a 36-21 losing effort to Zachary. Harris intercepted a Trey Hills pass and then made a beautiful 58-yard touchdown pass to end the scoring as the Broncos won the game. 

DEFENSE: Senior QB/FS Oscar Briggs (6-0, 200, 4.5) of Independence was pretty sensational as he stripped the ball lose and ran 67-yards for the winning touchdown as the Tigers came-from-behind to beat their storied rival Amite by a 39-35 score. Independence erased an early 15-0 lead by Amite and scored 26 unanswered points and had a 26-23 halftime lead. The second half featured four lead changes before Briggs stripped the football and scored the winning touchdown with only a few minutes left in the game to give the Tigers the victory in the District 8-3A opener for both teams. His 67-yard fumble return for a touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.

DEFENSE: CB Henry Glover of Slidell Salmen had a pretty impressive game on Friday in a huge 28-11 UPSET victory against Covington St Paul. In this game, Glover recorded two interceptions, and returned one of the interceptions 42-yards for a touchdown; had two pass breakups; and three solo tackles.

DEFENSE: Junior LB Charlie Payne (6-0, 220, 4.6) of Reserve East St John had a tremendous game of a lifetime as he picked off a pass and ran it 62-yards for a touchdown as he team beat John Ehret by a 28-0 score. Payne also had 12 tackles and two quarterback hurries. His 62-yard interception return for a touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.


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.

For the month of September, Tyler passed for an amazing 1,223-yards with 19 touchdown passes and only two interceptions and with an impressive 79.3% completion percentage.  Tyler has already done something that neither Peyton Manning or Eli Manning did as a Newman quarterback and that was to pass for six touchdowns in a single game. In fact, Tyler did it two times in September.

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: 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 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 commitment 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.

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 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 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 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 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.


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. 

Beckwith, DeSean Smith, Gage, Blanchard, Riley, Perkins, Falkins, Jefferson, Brazley, Lee, Deggs, and Christy have been selected to my recent 2012 Gulf-Coast Hot 199 Offense Team. Jones, Brazil, Reed, Cutrer, Patterson, Cage, and  Tim Williams made The 2012 Gulf-Coast Hot 100 Defensive Team.

CLICK THE LINK: 2012 Gulf-Coast Hot 100 Super Defense and Hot 100 Super Offense Teams by Max Emfinger


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My mission and goal is to search for that hidden high school football talent that has not been found yet. I then evaluate him and try to help him to get some publicity. In 2003, 2004, 2005. and 2006, I hosted my Annual 7on7 National Championship. My goal was to get great athletes to one area where I could evaluate them and then help them with college coaches. The only drawback was that college coaches wanted to see the hidden gems in a game-type highlight film and so the college coaches suggested to me that I host a real All-American Bowl Game so that they could view these talented players in a highlight film, playing against other talented players. It's noted that the NCAA doesn't allow the college coaches to attend All-American Games or practices and so the Game Film is a great tool for the college coaches. In 2005, I hosted my 1st Annual All-American Bowl Game. In nine games in nine years, my wife and I have helped 549 HS football players to get a scholarship that came to our first Bowl Game practice without a single scholarship offer. This also does not count over 1,000 players who we have helped that did not play in our game, including over 100 players in the 2010 Recruiting Season. My Super Elite Top Gun Camp idealogy, is of course, to get as many Top Football Players to a Top Gun Camp so that all of my coaches and I can evaluate them, rate them, rank them, and promote them. There will always be "Diamonds in the Rough" to be found. My First Annual Max Emfinger's Super Elite Top Gun Camp was in July of 2010. The Camp was amazing and loaded with unknown and known talent. Many of them were invited to play in our 2011 All-American Bowl Game Classic. In 2007, in my 3rd Annual All-American Bowl Game, a player by the name of Kareem Jackson came to our first Monday practice, without a single scholarship offer. Jackson decided to come out early and he became a #1 Draft Choice in the 2010 NFL Draft for the Houston Texans.
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