LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK #10
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ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week – Week #10
1. RET Joshua Rogers – Broadmoor – Rogers returning a 93-yard kickoff for TD!
2. CB Jalen Williams – Westminister – Williams returning 85-yard pick for TD!
3. RB C.J. Okpalobi – St. Michael – Okpalobi catching an 82-yard TD pass!
4. WR Hayden Marze – Westminister – Marze catching an 80-yard TD pass!
5. WR Spencer Roussel – Lutcher – Roussel catching a 77-yard TD pass!
6. WR Larry Clark – Scotlandville – Clark catching a 72-yard TD pass!
7. RB Kaleb Blanchard – Denham Springs – Blanchard running for a 70-yard TD!
8. RB Dontrell Hilliard – Scotlandville – Hilliard catching a 70-yard TD pass!
9. RET Deamphrany Davis – Lutcher – Davis returning a 70-yard kickoff for TD!
10. RET Brandon Tynes – Sumner – Tynes returning a 70-yard kickoff for TD
11. RB Sadrian Jackson – Northwest – Jackson running for a 70-yard TD!
12. RB Ghermaine Ashton – Springfield – Ashton running for 68-yard TD!
13. RB Trent Duhon – Rayne – Duhon running for 65-yard TD!
14. WR Robert Trout – Kentwood – Trout catching a 61-yard TD pass!
15. RB Torrance Mosley – Dutchtown – Mosley running for 61-yard TD!
16. FS McCalleus Womack – Arcadia – Womack returning a 60-yard fumble for TD!
ESPE Sweet Sixteen MidField Permanant Kickers of the Week
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 #10
Lutcher, Louisiana – The Lutcher Bulldogs have become a Louisiana powerhouse in the last few years and under their current Head Coach Tim Detillier have become one of the top high school football teams and their head coach is one of the best in the State of Louisiana. The Bulldogs lost 14 starters from a 12-2 team in 2011, but with a perfect 8-0 record, they just re-loaded and have not skipped a beat. On Friday night, they would entertain a Plaquemine team that might be one of the most talented teams in the State of Louisiana, but under a new Head Coach, Paul Distefano.
The Green Devils had lost their first three games of the season, but then won their next six straight games and they would be coming to town with some unknown talented players, including Senior AP Hakeem Deggs (5-6, 160, 4.3), Senior AP Myron Jack (5-8, 160, 4.33), Junior RB Julius Maracalin (5-10, 200, 4.45), Junior DE Davon Godchaux (6-4, 248, 4.68), Senior DE Jared Tackno (6-4, 240, 4.7), Junior LB Orlando Batiste (6-0, 230, 4.6), Junior WR Raekwon Thomas (6-1, 175, 4.4), and Junior DT Jaron Hooks (6-0, 240, 4.8).
The Bulldogs are equally talented and are led by quarterback Ruston Matherne (6-0, 180, 4.5) who might be one of the top Playmaking quarterbacks in the State of Louisiana. Matherne has probably made the Weekly MVP Team five or six times this season and his favorite receiver Spencer Roussel (6-3, 180, 4.5) has also made the MVP Team several times. Other top players for the Bulldogs included CB Christophe Garon (5-11, 177, 4.5), Junior LB Blake Roussel (6-1, 205, 4.6), LB Chase Calderera (5-10, 220, 4.7), and Super Freshman DE Sully Laiche (6-2, 220, 4.7).
An important Side-Note about Ruston Matherne is that he is a highly impressive quarterback from a long heritage of Matherne Family Quarterbacks and his dad, Taylor Matherne and Grandfather, Durel Matherne both played for the Lutcher Bulldogs. His Grandfather played with Billy Cannon and was the LSU quarterback on the 1958 National Championship Team.
This was a game that I was not going to miss, so at around 5:00, my Brother-in-Law, Frank Pasqua and I headed to Lutcher. We got there a little after 6:00 and both teams had just taken the field for Pre-Game warmups. This gave me a chance to go to the Lutcher sideline and meet some Lutcher people and find out some info on their players.
So I walked over to where the Lutcher players were warming-up and I started talking to some people about their players. As the Universe would have it, the second person that I talked to was Todd Roussel, the Dad of Spencer Roussel and he introduced me to Taylor Matherne. So you might conclude that I was able to get the Straight Scoop on most of what was happening before the game started.
One of the things that I got from the Lutcher people was that Coach Detillier had convinced them that the Green Devils were a very talented team and that they would have to play their best game and make no mistakes to beat them.
Myron Jack, who has been over-shadowed by Hakeem Deggs all season, scored first for the Green Devils on a beautiful 51-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. After highly under-rated kicker Alex Koupasis kicked the extra point, the Green Devils led 7-0.
This lead did not last for long as Matherne ran a quarterback draw, untouched, up the middle, for a 32-yard touchdown to tie the score at 7-7. Just before halftime, Deggs ran a beautiful 79-yard punt return for a touchdown to give the Green Devils a 14-7 lead, but on the play, a Lutcher player was injured and the game was stopped.
In all of my many years of watching and playing in football games, I have never seen what happed next. After about five minutes of a game delay, a penalty flag was thrown for blocking in the back, thus nullifying the touchdown by Deggs and a possible Green Devil lead at halftime.
Then on the second half kickoff, Deamphrany Davis took a short “pooch-kick” near the right sideline where I was, raced to the middle of the field, untouched, and ran 70-yards for the touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 13-7 lead.
A few minutes later, Deggs returned a punt 67-yards, but it was called back for holding and then later in the third quarter, Deggs ran a 60-yard kickoff back, but it was also called back for a penalty.
In the meantime, Roussel caught a beautiful pass over the middle from Matherne and ran 46-yards, untouched, for a touchdown, making the score read 19-7, in the third quarter, after the kick failed. Near the end of the third quarter, Matherne ran 19-yards for another touchdown and after Matherne hit Davis for the two-point conversion, the score was 27-7.
Then in the fourth quarter, as the Universe would have it, and a fitting finish, Ruston Matherne hit his favorite wide receiver and best friend, Spencer Roussel on a beautiful 77-yard touchdown to finish the scoring at 34-7.
Matherne completed 12 of 18 passes for 235-yards and two touchdowns. Matherne also scored on touchdown runs of 32 and 19-yards, giving him at least 286-yards of offense. Roussel only caught two passes from Matherne, but they both went for touchdowns of 46 and 77-yards, giving him 123-yards of offense. Davis scored on a 70-yard kickoff and a two-point conversion. Sully Martin averaged 43.8 on four punts for the Bulldogs.
For the Green Devils, Deggs had at least 206-yards and one touchdown called back because of penalties. Jack had the beautiful 51-yard touchdown run. On defense, Godchaux recorded 12 tackles, including two tackles for a loss of 13-yards; while Tackno recorded 10-tackles and also had two tackles for a loss of 14-yards; and Batiste recorded 12 tackles.
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