LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK #8
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ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week – Week #8
1. RB Deion Monroe – Church Point – Monroe running for 88-yard TD!
2A. RB Akeem Henderson – Ouachita Christian – Henderson running for 85-yard TD!
2B. FS Brice Harris – Central Private – Harris returning 85-yard fumble for TD!
3. RB James Ballard – Church Point – Ballard running for 84-yard TD!
4A. QB Deonte Shorts – Southern Lab – Shorts running for 82-yard TD!
4B. WR Marquise Ricard – Southern Lab – Ricard catching an 82-yard TD pass!
5. RB David Stiggers – Broadmoor – Stiggers running for an 80-yard TD!
6. RB Khalil Thomas – Baton Rouge Catholic – Thomas running for 79-yard TD!
7A. WR Forrest Town – Zachary – Town catching a 78-yard TD pass!
7B. CB Gabe Richards – St Amant – Richards returning 78-yard interception for TD!
8. RB Dedward Cormier – Acadiana – Cormier running for 75-yard TD!
9. RB Javin Webb – Evangel Christian – Webb running for 73-yard TD!
10. RB DeJuawn Oliver – Assumption – Oliver running for 73-yard TD!
11. RS Jeremy Cutrer – Jewel Sumner – Cutrer returned 71-yard kickoff for TD!
12 RB Sione Patelei – East Ascension – Patelei running for 68-yard TD!
13. RET Terrell Chatman – Central – Chatman returning 67-yard kickoff for TD!
14A. RB Josh Pennebaker – Ouachita Christian – Pennebaker running 64-yard TD!
14B. CB Scott Hebert – Acadiana – Hebert returning 64-yard fumble for TD!
15. RB Tommy Murrell – Iota – Murrell running for 61-yard TD!
16A. RB Erik Martinez – Parkview Baptist – Martinez running for a 60-yard TD!
16B. Andrew Ayres – Denham Springs – Ayres returning 60-yard kickoff for TD!
16C. FS Deandre Bickham – Loranger – Bickham returning 60-yard INT for TD!
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LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK #8
Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Last Thursday night, I drove to Baton Rouge and to Doug Williams Stadium to watch Plaquemine and St. Michael play in a key District 6-4A game that I thought was going to be one of the top games in the Area, and especially on a Thursday night. I wanted to see Hakeem “The Dream” Deggs, DE Davon Godchaux, QB Ricky Aro, and RB Julius Maracalin of Plaquemine and also QB Brandon Fields and RB C.J. Okpalobi of St. Michael.
If you have been keeping-up with Senior Deggs (5-6, 160, 4.3) of Plaquemine, you know that he has been a phenomenon on both offense and defense all year for the Green Devils. Deggs is a Tyrann Mathieu clone with four fumble recoveries and six interceptions after the first seven games of the season. Deggs also had 653-yards rushing and 412-yards receiving. And we’re not even counting his kick-return yards.
Junior defensive end, Davon Godchaux (6-4, 248, 4.68) of Plaquemine has been a phenom for at least two years and he has been outstanding all of this season. In the Broadmoor game, he was incredible with 14 tackles and had four tackles for a loss, including two sacks for a minus 12-yards in losses as they beat Broadmoor by 40-31 score. Three 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 victory. In that game, Godchaux recorded 14 tackles, with four tackles for a loss, had three sacks, and four quarterback hurries. After seven games, Godchaux had 44 tackles and nine sacks.
Junior RB Julius Maracalin (5-10, 195, 4.45) is another good-looking college prospect for the Green Devils and he also is only a junior. Three weeks ago, Maracalin 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. Four 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. Maracalin had 659-yards and seven touchdowns after seven games.
Senior QB Ricky Aro (5-8, 170, 4.45) rushed for 129-yards last week and is very dangerous when running the option with Deggs. Two weeks ago, he led his Green Devils to their fourth straight victory with a 48-8 win over Istrouma. In this game, Aro completed 7 of 12 passes for 138-yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another 96-yards and two more touchdowns, giving him 234-yards of total offense. Both touchdown passes were to Junior WR Raekwon Thomas (6-1, 180, 4.5) for 28 and 57-yards.
Senior quarterback Fields (6-1, 210, 4.5) is a great athletic quarterback who was one of my quarterbacks on my 2011 Super Select 7on7 Team. Fields has had a great senior season and he had led his St Michael team to a very good 5-2 record with 827-yards passing and around 300-yards running. Their only District loss was to #3 Ranked Lutcher.
Senior RB C.J. Okpalobi (6-0, 185, 4.5) is also a key player for St Michael on offense as he has rushed for 462-yards after seven games and a 5-2 start.
PLAQUEMINE VS ST MICHAEL
I know that when I say that this game was one of the most exciting games that I have ever seen, you’re going to say: Yeah, you say that about every game. Well then, let me tell you the story about the game and then you can decide.
After the opening kickoff, Fields led his team on a 13 play drive that ended with a two-yard touchdown run by Okpalobi to give St Michael a 7-0 lead after the extra pont kick by sophomore Kicker Christopher Reid.
After Deggs made a beautiful 44-yard touchdown run down the left sideline, the score was tied at 7-7 in the first quarter. After the Deggs touchdown, Reid (5-10, 165) kicked a great 35-yard field goal to give St Michael a 10-7 lead.
Then, one of the greatest plays that I have seen this season happened in the second quarter. St Michael was on the Green Devils 34-yard line and it was a passing situation. As Fields dropped back to pass, he was pressured by Godchaux and Junior DT Jaron Hooks (6-0, 240, 5.0) and so Fields scrambled to his right and ran almost to the right sideline. As Fields almost got to the right sideline, he was almost tackled by a couple of defenders, but they missed the tackle and so Fields started scramble back to the middle of the field. As Fields got back to the middle of the field, he spotted Okpalobi in the endzone and he hit hit him with a 34-yard touchdown pass.
Shortly after that touchdown, Fields hit Logan Rome with a great 20-yard touchdown pass and after the Reid extra pont kick, St Michael went into the locker room at halftime with a 23-7 lead. The strange thing is that the first half was dominated by St Michael and except for the 44-yard touchdown by Deggs and the 34-yard touchdown by Okpalobi, the first half was actually boring.
Deggs and Fields were both outstanding in the first half, but the Green Devils defense had not been very consistant. Trailing by 16-points at halftime, the Green Devils scored on a 10-yard touchdown run by Aro on their second possession in the second half and Deggs scored again on a 28-yard touchdown run, but the Green Devils missed both extra points. The first extra point pass was dropped in the endzone and the second extra point kick by senior kicker Alex Koulpasis (5-10, 170) was blocked, leaving the score at 23-19 in favor of St Michael.
Right after the 28-yard touchdown run by Deggs, St Thomas kickoff return man, Matthew Butler, ran the kickoff back about forty-two yards to the Green Devils 26-yard line. A couple plays later, Fields ran an option-keeper to the right for a 26-yard touchdown and brought the score back to a 30-19 lead. On the next series for the Green Devils, Aro scored on a one-yard touchdown run and after Aro scored again on a two-point conversion, the score was 30-27.
By now, we are deep into the fourth quarter, but the Green Devils get the football back for one last possible chance, but there is only 4:07 left to go in the game and the Green Devils have to go 88-yards to score a touchdown. On a third and six, Aro completed a pass to the 34-yard line, but there was only 2:45 left. Then Deggs ran 12-yards to the 46-yard line.
After two more runs by Deggs, the ball was on the 22-yard line, but there was only tw0-seconds left in the game. This is when Super Kicker Alex Koulpasis, under a tremendous amout of pressure, kicked a 22-yard field goal to tie the score at 30-30.
So now, we are in Overtime! The Green Devils got the football on the 10-yard line first with an opportunity to score and on a fourth down and goal from the half-foot line, Aro sneaked over for the go ahead touchdown and after the extra point kick by Koulpasis, the score was 37-30. On the first play for St Michael, on the 10-yard line, Fields ran around the left end, untouched, for the touchdown, making the score 37-36. After the mixed extra point kick, bringing the Final Score to 37-36 in favor of the Green Devils and this was the first time that the Green Devils ever was ahead in the game.
In this unbelievable game, Hakeem “The Dream” Deggs recorded 259-yards of offense and two touchdowns, while Ricky Aro recorded 140-yards of total offense. St Michael quarterback Brandon Fields, completed 9 of 25 passes for 153-yards and two touchdowns, while running for another 62-yards and two touchdowns, giving him 215-yards of total offense and four touchdowns. C.J. Okpalobi finished with 140-yards of total offense and two touchdowns.
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. In the game against Archbishop Shaw, Lee completed an incredible 23 of 32 passes for 552-yards and seven touchdowns which is the best passing performance in the State of Louisiana this season. This past Friday night, Lee completed 7 of 15 passes for 218-yards and two touchdowns to lead the Jesuit offense in a 31-6 victory over Brother Martin. Two weeks ago, Lee completed 7-15 passes for 160-yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another 29-yards in a 35-7 win 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. Lee is a Tulane committment.
OFFENSE: Junior QB Omari Jones (6-2, 180, 4.6) of Eleanor McMain had another career night on Friday as he completed 27 of 42 passes for an amazing 490-yards and six touchdowns in a 54-48 victory over Pearl River. This passing figure is the #4 best in the State of Louisiana for this season. In a few weeks back, Jones led his team to a 48-8 victory over Sarah Reed in a District 10-3A game. In that game, Jones completed 12 of 16 passes for 309-yards and six touchdowns. In an unbelievable first quarter, Jones completed 7 of 11 passes for 199-yards and five touchdowns. Jones threw his first touchdown on the second play from scrimmage and his team scored 34 points in the first quarter. Senior WR Michael Andrace (6-2, 195, 4.5) caught seven of his passes for 153-yards and two touchdowns; while Khalic Smith (5-8, 180, 4.6) caught five passes for 145-yards and three touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Daniel Fitzwater (6-6, 217, 4.8) of Shreveport Calvary Baptist was outstanding again on Friday in a 49-41 heartbreaker loss to Shreveport Evangel. In this game, Fitzwater passed for 364-yards and five touchdowns, including two second quarter touchdown passes to WR Weston Steelhammer. A few weeks ago, Fitzwater 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: Junior RB Elijah “Magic” McGuire (5-10, 180, 4.4) of Vandebilt Catholic was outstanding again on Friday night in an unbelievable 44-42 win over Assumption as he completed 8 of 11 passes for 71-yards and rushed for 271-yards and scored three touchdowns, giving him 341-yards of total offense in the victory. McGuire scored on a 10-yard touchdown, in the closing moments and scored the two-point conversion to give his team in Overtime the victory. McGuire led the State of Louisiana in rushing last week and now has 1,614-yards and 20 touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Brett Courville (5-10, 210, 4.5) of Central has been a sensational quarterback all season and last Thursday he helped lead his team to a 38-13 victory over Denham Springs. In this game, Courville completed 11 of 23 passes for 174-yards and a touchdown and he also ran fo 163-yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns, giving him 337-yards of offense and three touchdowns. A couple weeks ago, Courville completed 20 of 26 passes for 271-yards and three touchdowns and ran for a 14-yard touchdown, giving him at least 285-yards of offense in leading the Wildcats to a 54-24 victory over Walker in a key District 4-5A game. In the game against Zachary, Courville 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 in a 45-28 victory over a very good Zachary team in another crucial District 4-5A game.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Trey Hills (5-11, 175, 4.5) of Zachary was outstanding again on Friday night as he completed 16 of 25 passes for 332-yards and three touchdowns, including a 78-yard touchdown to Forrest Town, in a 49-18 victory over Walker. Hills, the eighth leading passer in the State of Louisiana, went over the 2,000 yards passing and now has 2,046-yards for the season. The 78 yard touchdowns made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week. Two weeks ago, he completed 19 of 31 passes for 280-yards and three touchdowns, including a 34 pass to Donald Gage; a 36 pass to Kentrell Fisher, and a 11-yard pass to Justin Kitchen; but the Broncos lost 48-34 to Scotlandville.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Deonte Shorts (6-2, 180, 4.5) of Baton Rouge Southern Lab was sensational on Thursday night as he led his Kittens to a 24-0 victory over Christian Life at A.W. Mumford Stadium. In this game, Shorts completed 9 of 18 passes for 163-yards and two touchdowns and he rushed for 141-yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns, giving him 304-yards of total offense and four touchdowns. Shorts is a pretty Special Athlete as he had an 82-yard touchdown run and an 82-yard touchdown pass. Both 82-yard touchdowns made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week. Against Archbishop Hannan, Shorts completed 13 of 25 passes for 280-yards and two touchdowns and a 26-yard touchdown run, giving him 306-yards of total offense and three touchdowns as the Kittens won by a 50-20 score.
OFFENSE: QB Jason Jones of New Iberia completed 23 of 41 passes for 290-yards in a close 28-26 losing cause to South Lafourche. South Lafourche jumped-out to a 28-7 first half lead and held on to the 28-26 victory in a key District 7-5A. After eight weeks. Jones was ranked as the #8 Passer in the State of Louisiana as he has completed 123 of 194 passes for 1,925-yards and 15 touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Cameron Blame of Assumption had a great game on Friday in defeat as they lost 44-42 to Vandebilt Catholic in key District 8-4A game. In this game, Blame completed 14 of 27 passes for 271-yards and a touchdown pass.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Hakeem “The Dream” Deggs (5-6, 160, 4.3) was sensational again on Thursday night, in another unbelievable game, as he recorded 259-yards of offense and two touchdowns in the 37-36 Overtime victory. Last week, Deggs forced two fumbles and had one interception on defense and also recorded 168 All-Purpose Yards on offense as the Green Devils won their fourth straight game by beating Baton Rouge Istrouma by a 48-8 score. Two weeks ago, 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. Three weeks ago, Deggs had three interceptions.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Hezekiah Randolph (6-0, 210, 4.5) of Baton Rouge Parkview Baptist had a sensational game last Friday, but he only got to play a few plays in a 63-0 rout of Glen Oaks. Randolph rushed for 77-yards and three touchdowns on only four carries. They actually played with a running clock in the second half. A couple of weeks ago, Randolph rushed for 187-yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns and he 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.
OFFENSE: Junior QB Tyler Lockhart (5-10, 175, 4.6) of Walker had another outstanding game in defeat as Zachary beat them in a 49-18 contest. In this game Lockhart completed 14 of 25 passes for 155-yards and rushed for 83-yards, giving him 238-yards of total offense. Two weeks ago, he completed 16 of 27 passes for 287-yards and two touchdowns in a 50-30 loss in District 4-5A.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Khalil Thomas (5-8, 180, 4.4) of Baton Rouge Catholic had a sensational game on Friday as he rushed for 237-yards and scored four touchdowns in a 55-28 victory over St Amant. Including in his four touchdowns was a beautiful 56 touchdown in the third quarter and a beauriful 79-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The 79-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Jaylan Rose (5-8, 175, 4.4) of Carencro was outstanding in a 28-23 loss to Acadiana of Friday night as he rushed for 225-yards and three touchdowns. Rose had 99-yards in the first quarter and 155-yards in the first half alone. In a 41-37 loss to Barbe, Rose rushed for 179-yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 52 and 43-yards in the first quarter.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Miguel Toefield (5-10, 175, 4.4) of Loranger had an another great game on Friday as he rushed for 218-yards and four touchdowns in leading the Wolves to a 45-7 victory over his former team, Independence. Two weeks ago, Toefield rushed for 264-yards on 17 carries, and scored three touchdowns, including an 89-yard touchdown in a 42-18 victory over Bogalusa. His 89-yard touchdown run made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Brandon Fields (6-1, 205, 4.5) of St Michael was outstanding in a losing cause on Thursday night as his Warriors lost a heartbreaker to Plaquemine by a 37-36 score in Overtime. In this game, Fields completed 9 of 25 passes for 153-yards and two touchdowns, while running for another 62-yards and two touchdowns, giving him 215-yards of total offense and four touchdowns. Both of his touchdown passes were to C.J. Okpalobi, who finished with 140-yards of total offense and two touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior AP Donald Gage (6-0, 175, 4.4) of Zachary has been outstanding all season, but on Friday night, he was sensational as he helped lead his Broncos to a 49-18 victory over Walker. In that game with Walker, Gage caught six passes for 93-yards and two touchdown passes and he returned two punts for touchdowns, including touchdown returns of 56 and 48-yards. With his returns and receptions, Gage recorded 207-yards of total offense in the victory.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Connor Cronin (6-5, 225, 4.7) of Teurlings Catholic had another outstanding game on Friday. In this game, Cronin completed 12 of 17 passes for 203-yards and two touchdowns in a 42-6 rout of Cecilia.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Ruston Matherne (6-0, 180, 4.6) of Lutcher was outstanding again this past Friday as he led the Bulldogs to a 55-0 victory over Belaire In this game, Matherne did not play very much as he completed five of eleven passes for 171-yards as he led his team to a 28-0 halftime lead. Matherne had a 41-yard touchdown pass and a 54-yards touchdown pass to Senior WR Spencer Roussel (6-3, 180, 4.5) in the first quarter. The 41-yard rouchdown was on the first play of the game from scrimmage. Two weeks ago, in a 25-0 victory over St Michael at Lutcher, Matherne completed an amazing 21 of 24 passes for 149-yards and a touchdown and also rushed for another 119-yards and two more touchdowns, giving him 268-yards of total offense. Three weeks ago, against Istrouma, Matherne completed 15 of 23 passes for 175-yards and three touchdowns and 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.
OFFENSE: Senior WR Marquise Ricard (6-2, 180, 4.45) of Southern Lab was sensational on Thursday night as he helped lead his Kittens to a 24-0 victory over Christian Life at A.W. Mumford Stadium. In this game, Ricard caught nine passes for 163-yards and two touchdowns, including an 82-yard touchdown on a fourth down and 23-yards to go. The 82-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Junior WR Mitch Alexander of New Orleans Jesuit was outstanding on Saturday as he caught four passes for 163-yards and two touchdowns to help lead the Jesuit offense in a 31-6 victory over Brother Martin.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Sione Palelei (5-9, 185, 4.4) of East Ascension was very impressive again on Friday, but his team still lost 55-28 to Baton Rouge Catholic in a key District 5-5A game. In this game, Palelei rushed for 151-yards and a 68-yard touchdown. The 68-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week. Two weeks ago, in a 35-19 victory in a District 5-5A 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.
DEFENSE: Senior FS Javaris Washington (5-10, 190, 4.5) of Baton Rouge Istrouma was outstanding on both offense and defense on Friday night in a 35-12 victory over Tara. On offense, Washington caught three passes for 68-yards, including a 55-yard touchdown in the first quarter. On defense, Washington recovered two fumbles and intercepted three passes, returning one fumble for a one-yard touchdown and returned an interception23-yards for another touchdown. What was amazing about Washington on Friday night was that he also had a fumble and an interception called back. With four seconds left in the game, Washington returned an interception 85-yards for a touchdown, but an illegal block nullified the score.
DEFENSE: Senior FS Dondre Dobbins (6-2, 190, 4.5) of Scotlandville has been great all of his senior season, but he was pretty sensational on Friday night in a close 20-14 victory over Live Oak. In this game Dobbins picked-off a pass in the second quarter and returned it to midfield with only 6:35 in the first half and stopped a last minute scoring drive. The Hornets entered the second half with a 20-7 lead and Dobbins picked-off another interception and ran 56-yards for a touchdown with 2:01 left in the third quarter, but it was called back because of a holding penalty.
DEFENSE: Senior CB Terrance West (5-10, 165, 4.4) of Brusly was outstanding in a tough 31-19 loss to St Charles on Friday night. In this game, West recorded eight tackles, two pass breakups, and an interception that he returned 38-yards for a touchdown with 3:58 left in the first quarter. Blake Manola kicked the extra point for a 7-0 lead. Junior Teammate DE Montel Williams (6-0, 240, 5.0) was also outstanding as he recorded 12 tackles and had two tackles for a loss, including losses for a minus three and a minus two.
DEFENSE: Senior DE Luke Jackson (6-3, 220, 4.7) and Senior CB Sam McMahon (5-8, 170, 4.45) of Lake Charles were outstanding on defense in the 31-19 victory over Brusly on Friday night. Jackson was a dominating pass rusher who recorded 12 tackles, including one tackle for a loss, and at least two quarterback hurries. McMahon recorded six tackles and had one tackle for a loss of minus six-yards as their defense dominated.
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. Last Friday as he helped his team to a 42-0 victory and shutout of Albany. In this game, Cutrer recorded 12 tackles and returned the second half kickoff 71-yards for a touchdown. The 71-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week. A few weeks ago, Cutrer, 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. Cutrer has committed to LSU and 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 in that game.
DEFENSE: Senior DE Frederick Frazier (5-8, 222, 4.8) and Senior CB James Brown (5-8, 150, 4.5) of Dutchtown were outstanding in the 28-0 victory over Woodlawn. Frazier had a fumble recovery in the third quarter as the Panthers tried to get back into the game. Brown intercepted a pass in the end zone to stop another Panther threat in the fourth quarter. The Griffins scored their final touchdown after the Frazier fumble.
DEFENSE: Senior CB Josh Magee of Franklinton was outstanding on defense for the Demons in a 32-21 victory over Hammond. In this game in Hammond, Magee accounted for both second half turnovers as he recovered a third quarter fumble that led to a touchdown with 4:07 left that gave them a 25-21 lead. Magee added an interception in the fourth quarter that led to another touchdown and a 32-21 final score.
DEFENSE: Senior CB William Wall and FS Ryan Helm of New Orleans Jesuit were both outstanding on defense in a 31-6 victory over Brother Martin. After giving up 49 points in their second game of the season with Archbishop Shaw, Jesuit has only given up seven points in a game since. In the Saturday game, Wall had a key interception and Helm had eight tackles and recovered a fumble to lead a tough defense in the victory.
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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. Smith is committed to LSU!
OFFENSE: Junior QB Glen Cuiellette (6-1, 210, 4.5) of Mandeville was outstanding on Friday night as he completed 21 of 28 passes for 297-yards and two touchdowns in a 28-7 victory over Ponchatoula. In this spectacular game, Cuiellette also rushed for 58-yards on seven carries, giving him an amazing 355-yards of offense. Senior WR Zach Boudraux (6-1, 185, 4,5) caught eight of his passes for 117-yards and both touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Junior QB James Tabary (6-0, 180, 4,7) New Orleans Holy Cross had a career night on Friday as Holy Cross beat Fountainbleau by a 49-3 score. In this victory, Tabary completed 11 of 12 passes for 310-yards and five touchdowns. Senior WR Kevin Spears (6-3, 190, 4.5) caught three passes for 179-yards, including 79 and 40-yard touchdowns. The 79-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Junior QB Kennon Fontenot (5-9, 180, 4.6) of Lake Charles Barbe was sensational again on Friday in a 41-37 victory over a very good Carencro team. In this game, Fontenot completed 25 of 39 passes for 295-yards and two touchdowns. Fontenot also scored on touchdown runs of 1 and 11-yards, giving him at least 307-yards of offense. Two weeks ago in a 31-28 victory over Layayette Acadiana, Fontenot completed 24 of 38 passes for 417-yards and three touchdowns. Three 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, 4.38) caught passes for 211-yards and two touchdowns. TE DeSean Smith (6-4, 230, 4.56) also caught a 25-yard touchdown. Smith is committed to LSU.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Brian Williams of Bogalusa was outstanding in a 42-18 loss to Loranger as he completed 20 of 47 passes for 297-yards in a key District 8-31 game.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Leonard Fournett (6-1, 225, 4.4) of New Orleans St Augustine was unbelievable in a 60-8 victory last Friday night against Wareren Easton. In this game, Fournette returned two long kickoffs of 85 and 70-yards for touchdowns; ran for four other touchdowns; and rushed for 129-yards. With his 129-yards rushing and two kickoffs for 155-yards; Fournette recorded 284-yards of offense and he did no play in the second half. His two kickoff returns for touchdowns made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week. Two weeks ago in a 30-21 loss to Holy Cross, he was still able to get 162-yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns and catch four passes for another 90-yards, giving his 252-yards of offense. Three 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 in a 40-14 victory over New Orleans Archbishop Shaw, giving him 346 All-Purpose Yards and four touchdowns and a fabulous 26.6 yards per touch.
OFFENSE: Senior AP Carlton Perkins (6-0, 190, 4.4) of Walker was outstanding again in a 54-24 loss to Central as he rushed for 162-yards, including a beautiful 81-yard touchdown run and another beautiful 62-yard touchdown catch, coming out of the backfield. Perkins also had four kickoff returns for 58-yards, giving him 282-yards of All-Purpose yards. Two weeks ago, in another 50-30 loss to Live Oak, Perkins rushed for 130-yards, had 78-yards on kick returns, and 45-yards receiving, giving him 253-yards of All-Purpose offense. Three weeks ago, 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: Sophomore RB Jeremy Jackson (5-9, 170, 4.4) of Edgard West St John was outstanding on Friday night in a 62-21 victory over Ascension Catholic. In this game, Jackson rushed for 128-yards and scored a touchdown and made four catches for another 122-yards and three touchdowns, giving him 250-yards of offense in the victory.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Robert Franklin (5-11, 170, 4.45) of White Castle had an outstanding game on Thursdat night in their 54-7 victory over Plaquemine St John. In this game, Franklin rushed for 171-yards and scored two touchdowns and caught a 57-yard touchdown pass, giving him 228-yards of offense. In this game, White Castle scored more than 50-points for the fourth straight game.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Damian Williams (6-1, 215, 4.55) of Rummel was outstanding on Friday night as he helped his team to a 40-9 victory over a very good West Jefferson team. In this victory, Williams had 108-yards passing and two touchdowns and rushed for another 117-yards, giving him 225-yards of offense. Williams is a great left-handed athletic quarterback, who is being highly recruited. Senior H-Back Cethan Carter (6-2, 240, 4.6) was also outstanding in making several key clearing blocks.
OFFENSE: Sophomore QB Nick Nezami (6-2, 190, 4.7) of Baton Rouge Dunham had a great game of Friday as he completed 8 of 13 passes for 223-yards and three touchdowns as the Tiger beat Northeast by a 49-0 score. Nezami had touchdown passes of 18-yards to Senior RB Harrison Domingue (5-10, 205, 4.5); 26-yards to Senior WR Grayson Domingue (6-3, 210, 4.5); and a 91-yard touchdown to Freshman Drake Davis (6-3, 210, 4.5). The 91-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Junior QB Darion Williams (6-0, 190, 4.6) of Scotlandville had another outstanding game as he led his Hornets to a huge 48-34 victory over Zachary. In the Zachary game, Williams completed 5 of 9 passes for 91-yards and 130-yards rushing, giving him 221-yards of offense. His two touchdown passes went to Senior WR Larry Clark (6-2, 175, 4.5) for 21-yards in the first quarter and A’Darian Northern for 57-yards in the second quarter. Two weeks ago, in a 34-24 victory over Denham Springs, 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.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Dontrell Hilliard (6-0, 200, 4.45) of Scotlandville has been playing great all season, but on Friday night, he probably had his best game of the season. In the huge 48-34 victory over Zachary, Hilliard rushed for 212-yards on 21 carries and four touchdowns, including runs of 5, 5, 51, and 66-yards. His 66-yard touchdown run made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Carlos Henderson (5-10, 170, 4.4) of New Orleans McDonough 35 had another great game on Friday night in leading his team to a 34-21 victory over Shaw. In the game, Henderson rushed for 131-yards on 8 carries and scored three touchdowns, including a 68-yarder and he had one catch for 21 yards, and two kickoff returns for 58-yards, giving him 210-yards of total offense. His 68-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week. Henderson has already committed to Utah.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Jay Christophe (6-4, 200, 4.6) of Brusly has been outstanding for three years and he was especially impressive again of Friday night as he completed 8 of 11 passes and two touchdowns. Christophe also rushed for 101-yards on eight carries and two touchdowns. Christophe recorded 202-yards of offense and four touchdowns. Senior RB Dimario Jackson (5-8, 165, 4.45) caught a 10-yard touchdown and rushed for 133-yards, giving him 143-yards. Two weeks ago, in a 43-7 victory over E.D. White, 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 WR Kevin Spears (6-3, 190, 4.5 of New Orleans Holy Cross was outstanding in a 49-3 victory over Slidell Fountainbleau as he caught three passes for 179-yards, including a touchdown pass from James Tabary for 79-yards. His 79-yard touchdown catch made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Jamiah Nelson (5-9, 175, 4.5) of St Martinville had a great night on Friday as he helped his Tigers to defeat Cecilia 28-26 in a key District 5-4A game. In this game, Nelson rushed for 163-yards on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Kirk Elisar of St Amant was outstanding on Friday night in a 42-0 shutout over Woodlawn. Elisar rushed for 117-yards and scored two touchdowns on runs of 61 and 24-yards and caught a 43-yard touchdown pass, giving him 160-yards of offense and three touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior WR Michael Andrace (6-2, 195, 4.5) of Eleanor McMain was outstanding in a 48-8 victory over Sarah Reed as he caught seven passes for 153-yards and two touchdowns.
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: 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 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: 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: 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.
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: 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 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: 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 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 5 scores. WR Shelby Christy (6-3, 185, 4.5) caught 15 of his passes and 3 scores.
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
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 is 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. 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: 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 Newman beat Carver by an unbelievable 72-68 score. In this game, both teams had 1,265-yards, 57 first downs, and 20 touchdowns.
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 FS Paul Broussard (6-0, 185, 4.5) of Central was unbelievable again as he recorded 10 tackles and a key interception as the Wildcats beat Walker by a 54-24 score, despite the great heroics of Carlton Perkins who scored on an 81-yard touchdown run and a 62-yard touchdown pass. Last week in the 45-28 victory over Zachary Broussard 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.
DEFENSE: Senior ATH/QB Jeryl Brazil (5-9, 175, 4.3) of Loranger was outstanding on both sides of the football on Friday night in a 42-10 victory over Bogalusa as he scored two touchdowns on a seven and one yard runs and then on defense, Brazil scored on a 25-yard interception return to help his team to a 6-0 record. In the fourth game of the season, Brazil 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.
DEFENSE: Senior RB/LB Melvin Jones (6-4, 250, 4.56) of Washington -Marion scored the winning touchdown again for the second straight Friday night. Last Friday, Jones scored the winning touchdown with 1:20 remaining in the game to give his Chargin’ Indians to a 22-15 District 4-4A victory over DeRidder, bringing their record to 6-1. Last week against St Louis, in a 14-6 victory, Jones was the difference-maker, scoring both touchdowns in the 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 LB Michael Kennedy of Archbishop Rummel was outstanding on Friday night as he helped his team to a 40-9 victory over a very good West Jefferson team. Kennedy was dominating from his lineback position as he recorded 13 tackles, including eight solo tackles; had one forced fumble; one tackle for a loss; and a QB hurry.
DEFENSE: Senior NG Cyle Cortez (6-0, 275, 5.0) of John Curtis helped lead the defense that pitched another 50-0 shutout against Isadore Newman on Friday night. Cortez has been one of the senior leaders on defense that has only allowed 31 points in a 7-0 season. Against Newman, Cortez recorded eight tackles, including six solo tackles and four tackles for a loss with two quarterback sacks and two quarterback hurries.
DEFENSE: Junior FS Travonne Hobbs of O. Perry Walker was outstanding on defense as he helped his team to a 39-6 victory over Helen Cox. In this game, Hobbs recorded two interceptions, including one that he returned 50-yards for a touchdown on the Cougars first possession in the second half. In the fourth quarter, Hobbs picked-off another pass and returned it 32-yards to seal the victory as they brought their record to 5-0. O.P. Walker probably has the #1 defense in the State as it has only given up 20-points all season and only eight points with the #1 defense on the field.
DEFENSE: Junior FS Jamal Smith of Hahnville was unbelievable on defense in helping his team to a 26-16 victory over East St John. Smith had two interceptions in the game and he reurned one of them 65-yards for a touchdown. His second interception came with only 2:35 left in the game and sealed the victory. His 65-yard interception for a touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
DEFENSE: Senior LB Ed Duplessis of Covington St Paul was outstanding on Friday night in a 35-0 victory over Slidell. In this game, Duplessis recorded ten tackles, including six solo tackles with two tackles for a loss, one quarterback sack, and two quarterback hurries.
DEFENSE: Junior CB David Stiggers (5-8, 160, 4.5) of Baton Rouge Broadmoor did a great job on Thursday night in a 21-6 victory over Baton Rouge Tara as he led his Buccaneers on defense with 10 tackles and he had an interception that he returned 54-yards for a touchdown. With 5:45 left in the second quarter, Stiggers gave the Bucs a 6-0 lead at halftime after the kick failed.
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: 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 pass and made a 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.
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, Randolph, Falkins, Jefferson, Brazley, Lee, D. Williams, Deggs, and Christy have been selected to my recent 2012 Gulf-Coast Hot 199 Offense Team. Jones, Brazil, Reed, Cutrer, Patterson, Dobbins, Cage, and Tim Williams made The 2012 Gulf-Coast Hot 100 Defensive Team.
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