LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK #9
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ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week – Week #9
1B. WR Jamal Vaughn – St Amant – Vaughn catching a 98-yard TD pass!
1B. LB Hunter Brian – Parkview – Brian returning a 98-yard interception for TD!
2. RET Carlton Perkins – Walker – Perkins returning a 97-yard kickoff for TD!
3. WR Lamont Reed – O.P. Walker – Reed catching a 95-yard TD pass!
4. RET Tyran Green – Helen Cox – Green returning a 90-yard kickoff for TD!
5. RET Nigel Veal – Carver – Veal returning an 89-yard kickoff for TD!
6. FS Perez Thomas – Ville Platte – Thomas returning an 88-yard interception for TD!
7. WR Derek Denton – Eunice – Denton catching an 85-yard TD pass!
8A. RB Andrew Barthelemy – S. Plaquemines – Barthelemy running for 77-yard TD!
8B. WR Kalon Stevenson – Tara – Stevenson catching a 77-yard TD pass!
9. RB Leonard Fournette – St Augustine – Fournette running for a 74-yard TD!
10. RB Justin Martin – Denham Springs – Martin running for a 71-yard TD!
11. WR Lamont Reed – O.P. Walker – Reed catching a 70-yard TD pass!
12. CB Darious Robinson – Broadmoor – Robinson returning a 69-yard punt for TD!
13. QB Russell Matherne – Lutcher – Matherne running for 64-yard TD!
14A. CB Kendrick Burton – Tara – Burton returning a 63-yard punt for TD!
14B. RB Jeremy Smith – Hammond – Smith running for first 63-yard TD!
14C. RB Jeremy Smith – Hammond – Smith running for second 63-yard TD!
15. CB Rekeem Brumfield – W. Feliciana – Brumfield running 62-yard fumble for TD!
16. RET Donald Gage – Zachary – Gage returning a 60-yard punt for TD!
ESPE Sweet Sixteen MidField Kickers of the Week – Week #9
1. K Tyler Sarrazin – Dutchtown – Sarrazin kicking a 48-yard Field Goal!
2A. K Tyler Sarrazin – Dutchtown – Sarrazin kicking a 47-yard Field Goal!
2B. K Emmanuel Illedair – McKinley – Illedair kicking a 47-yard Field Goal!
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LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK #9
OFFENSE: Sophomore QB Jabiari Tyler (5-9, 165, 4.6) of New Orleans Newman had another Career-Game as he completed 38 of 54 passes for 456-yards and four touchdowns and this is not all, because he also rushed for another 132-yards on 29 carries and two more touchdowns, giving him a “Double Mind-Boggling” 588-yards of offense and six touchdowns in an even shocking 48-44 loss to Riverside Academy. In his earlier “Mind-Boggler” game, Tyler 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 592-yards of total offense and nine touchdowns. The passing total broke the school record. Tyler is the son of former LSU quarterback, Herb Tyler. 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: RB Jeremy Smith of Hammond had a career game on Friday night in a 55-28 victory over Pearl River. In a “Mind-Boggling” game, Smith rushed for an incredible 447-yards on 31 carries and seven touchdowns. The Tors were losing by a 28-27 score at halftime, and had given-up 360-yards on the ground, but they must have figured something out in the locker room, because it sure worked. Smith scored twice on 63-yard runs, plus 57, 45, 11, 25, and one yard touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Kevin Bourgeois (5-11, 185, 4.6) of Pointe Coupee Central was sensational again on Friday night as he completed 19 of 42 passes for 380-yards and a touchdown in a 38-19 victory over Catholic-Pointe Coupee. In an earlier game against Opelousas Catholic, Bourgeois threw three touchdowns and ran for another touchdown as the Cougars won 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. In an even earlier game, Bourgeois completed 18 of 44 passes for 364-yards and three touchdowns in a victory over Westminister. In that game, Powell caught five passes for 136-yards, including a beautiful 80-yard touchdown catch from Bourgeois.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Harrison Domingue (5-10, 205, 4.5) of Baton Rouge Dunham was incredible on Thursday night in a key District 7-2A. In that game, Domingue helped his Tigers to defeat Redemptorist in a 67-36 battle and in the game, he rushed for 262-yards on 17 carries and five touchdowns, scored a two-point cconversion, and caught three passes for 105-yards and three more touchdowns. So if you get your calculator out, you will see that Domingue recorded an amazing 367-yards of offense and eight touchdowns. “Harrison ran very hard tonight,” said Dunham Head Coach Guy Mistretta, who also coached current LSU running back Jeremy Hill when they both were at Redemptorist. “Jeremy Hill was one of he best backs that I have ever coached, but he never scored 50 points.” Domingue only played two and a half quarters and he also had two long touchdowns called back because of penalties.
OFFENSE: Freshman QB Deuce Wallace (6-1, 185, 4.6) of New Orleans Riverside Academy was sensational on Friday in a 48-44 victory over Isadore Newman as he completed 28 of 39 passes for 352-yards and four touchdowns. Senior RB Jonquial Sanders (5-8, 170, 4.5) caught seven passes for 91-yards and a touchdown; while Sophomore Van Julien (6-1, 150, 4.5) caught 13 passes for 236-yards and three touchdowns. Julien caught all three touchdowns from Wallace in the fourth quarter.
OFFENSE: Senior QB/ATH Joey Louis (5-11, 180, 4.4) of New Orleans Carver was outstanding in a 36-34 defeat to South Plaquemines. In that game, Louis completed 15-26 passes for 232-yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 95-yards, giving him 327-yards of offense and three touchdowns. Raheem Falkins (6-2, 190, 4.4) caught five passes for 102-yards and three touchdowns. Falkins is committed to Alabama.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Trenon Trosclair (6-1, 190, 4.5) of Eunice was unbelievably accurate on Friday night as he completed 13 of 15 passes for 256-yards and two touchdowns and he also rushed for 55-yards, giving him 311-yards of total offense in a 32-0 victory over Rayne. The win gave Eunice a perfect 9-0 record. “Trenon has battled ankle and heel injuries all season, but this great game by him did not surprise me,” said his dad and Eunicie Head Coach Paul Trosclair. “He’s able to do a lot of things for us and he sees the field so well. Afterall, he’s the son of a football coach and he’s been around the football field ever since he was two.” With 59 seconds left in the first half, Trosclair threw a beautiful 34-yard touchdown pass to Ben Allison in the corner of the end zone that was a play of real beauty. Then in the third quarter, Trosclair found Derek Denton behind the Rayne secondary and hit him with a beautiful 85-yard pass for their final touchdown. This 85-yard touchdowns made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week.
OFFENSE: Junior QB Layne Trahan (5-9, 170, 4.6) of East Ascension had his best game of the year as he helped the Spartans to a 35-13 victory over Woodlawn on Friday night in Gonzales. In his best game, Trahan completed 20 of 28 passes for a career-high 310-yards and three touchdowns. “We knew that we had to win this game,” said East Ascension Head Coach Paul Bourgeois, “and Layne Trahan turned in his best game of the season. We run a Spread-Option Offense and Layne did a great job of reading and reacting.” Junior RB Sione Palelei (5-9, 185, 4.4) complimented the passing of Trahan as he had 44-yards receiving and added 63-yards on the ground. A few 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 from Trahan for another 74-yards and two more touchdowns, giving him 182-yards of offense and five touchdowns in the victory.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Ruston Matherne (6-0, 180, 4.5) of Lutcher was outstanding again this past Friday as he led the Bulldogs to a 35-6 victory over Assumption and an 8-0 undefeated record. In this game Matherne rushed for 122-yards on 13 carries and ran for another 164-yards, including a 64-yard touchdown, and passed for another 100-yards and two touchdowns, giving him 286-yards of offense and three touchdowns. A few 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.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Brent Bourgeois of Pear River had a very unusual game on Friday night in Hammond. His Rebels rushed for 360-yards in the first half with Bourgeois getting 205 of those yards. His Rebs were ahead by a 28-27 score at halftime, but the Tors held Bourgeois to only 44-yards in the second half, giving him 249-yards rushing and two touchdowns, but they lost the game by a 55-28 score.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Hezekiah Randolph (6-0, 210, 4.5) of Baton Rouge Parkview Baptist had another sensational game last Friday as he rushed for 194-yards and scored three touchdowns and caught three passes for 46-yards, giving him 246-yards of offense in a 28-7 victory over West Feliciana on Friday night. A few 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. We’re a second-half team,” Randolph said. “We never give up. I saw our team get down, but I had to pick them up. I had to remind them that we’re a second-half team, and we always finish strong. We went out there and we did what we had to do.”
OFFENSE: Senior QB Zach Borne (6-2, 190, 4.5) of Denham Springs was outstanding on Friday in a 50-14 victory over Walker. In that game, Borne might have had his best game of the season as he completed five of six passes for 144-yards and rushed for another 98-yards and two touchdowns, giving him 242-yards of offense and two touchdowns. Borne had two great senior running backs to help him, including Justin Martin (5-9, 185, 4.45) and Kaleb Blanchard (6-1, 210, 4.4). Martin rushed for 112-yards, including a 71-yard touchdown and Blanchard rushed for 71-yards, moving him to second in school history in both rushing and scoring. Blanchard is committed to Arkansas.
OFFENSE: Sophomore WR Van Julien (6-1, 150, 4.5) of New Orleans Riverside Academy had a “Break-Out” game on Friday as caught 13 passes for 236-yards and three touchdowns in a 48-44 victory over Isadore Newman. Julien caught all three touchdowns from Deuce Wallace in the fourth quarter.
OFFENSE: Junior QB Marquise Kaigler (6-5, 220, 4.6) of Baton Rouge Istrouma had great game in a losing cause. His Indians lost in a very close 22-19 game to Broadmoor in a key District 6-4A game on Thursday night as Broadmoor celebrated their Homcoming. In this game, Kaigler completed 14 of 33 passes for 211-yards and scored two touchdowns on runs of one and 10-yards, giving him 225-yards of offense and two touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Junior RB Leonard Fournett (6-1, 225, 4.4) of New Orleans St Augustine was outstanding again on Friday night, but this time it was in a rare defeat for his team as East Jeffereson won the game with a 26-21 shocking victory. In that game, Fournette rushed for 217-yards on 28 carries and scored two touchdowns, including a 74 and 30-yard touchdown run. His 74-yard touchdown made the ESPE Sweet 16 Plays of the Week. A few weeks ago in a 60-8 victory against Warren Easton, 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. Earlier 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.
OFFENSE: Senior AP Jonquial Sanders (5-8, 170, 4.5) of New Orleans Riverside Academy was unbelievable on Friday night in a 48-44 victory over Isadore Newman. In that game, Sanders rushed for 114-yards and scored three touchdown and caught seven passes for 91-yards and another touchdown, giving him 205-yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Sanders scored on touchdown runs of 46, 5, and 47-yard.
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 one of his best game of the season. In a heartbreaking 26-25 loss to Central, Hilliard rushed for 194-yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns. In the huge 48-34 victory over Zachary, Hilliard rushed for 212-yards on 21 carries and four touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior QB Brandon Fields (6-1, 205, 4.5) of St Michael was outstanding in a 42-16 victory over Tara as he completed 9 of 14 passes for 99-yards and rushed for another 89-yards, giving him 188-yards of offense in the victory. RB C.J. Okpalobi rushed for a team-high 148-yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. In the heartbreaking 37-36 Overtime loss to Plaquemine, 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 Okpalobi, who finished with 140-yards of total offense and two touchdowns.
OFFENSE: Senior RB Trey Washington (5-9, 185, 4.4) of St Amant was outstanding in a 31-14 losing effort to Catholic. In that game, Washington rushed for 73-yards and threw a 98-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Vaughn, giving him 171-yards of offense. On the pass play, Washington took a direct snap on a third and 11 on his own two-yard line, rolled to his right and threw the pass to Vaughn who cauht the ball on the twenty and raced 98-yards for the touchdown. This gave St Amant a 13-3 lead in the second quarter.
OFFENSE: Junior QB Glen Cuiellette (6-1, 210, 4.5) of Mandeville was outstanding on Friday night as he completed 9 of 12 for 149-yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 20-yards, giving him 169-yards of offense in a 42-14 victory over Fontainbleau. Zach Boudreaux caught five passes for 131-yards and a touchdown; while Zach Tircuit caught two passes for 74-yards and two touchdowns. In the 28-7 win over Ponchatoula, Cuiellette completed 21 of 28 passes for 297-yards and two touchdowns in a 28-7 victory. In that 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.
DEFENSE: Senior CB Manny Mukes (5-9, 185, 4.5) of Parkview Baptist was very impressive in the 28-7 victory over West Feliciana as he recorded two key interceptions. Mukes ended the Saints’ next two drives with interceptions. Mukes recorded his first interception early in the second half and then got his second pick on a great play as he actually took the ball away from the receiver and ran the ball to the 22-yard line. Hezekiah Randolphlater scored on a few plays later on an eight-yard touchdown and then with a two-point conversion made the score 16-7 with 3:23 left in the third quarter. LB Hunter Brian (5-9, 170, 4.5) took an interception 98 yards for the Eagles’ final score as the final minutes ran out on the Saints.
DEFENSE: Senior ATH Brandon Zimmer (6-3, 200, 4.56) of St. Charles Catholic was sensational again for the second straight week as he helped his team in a 41-0 victory over St James. In this game, Zimmer recovered a minus two-yard punt in the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter to make the score 13-0. Then in the third quarter, Zimmer scored a touchdown on a six-yard run to end the scoring for the Comets at 41-0. Zimmer is a great-looking athlete who is being recruited as an athlete and an H-Back or fullback.
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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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/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: 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: 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: 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 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, Damian Williams, Deggs, Zimmer, Domingue, and Christy have been selected to my recent 2012 Gulf-Coast Hot 199 Offense Team. Melvin Jones, Brazil, Reed, Cutrer, Patterson, Dobbins, Cage, and Tim Williams have made The 2012 Gulf-Coast Hot 100 Defensive Team.
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