ANOTHER SPECIAL FRIDAY AT BEAUTIFUL TEURLINGS CATHOLIC FOOTBALL STADIUM!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
Friday November 7, 2014 was Another Very Special Friday for The Super Scout, but the Game between Lafayette Teurlings Catholic and Lafayette Northside was also going to be a Very Special Friday for both of the Teams Involved. First of all, this was not just a Regular District 5-4A Game, this was a Huge Game between two Teams that are in the Same Neighborhood.
Teurlings needed a Victory to maintain their lead in the District and also to win the District, but they also needed to strengthen their 4A Power Rating for the Playoffs. The Biggest Hurdle they were going to Face with Northside was a Super Athletic Quarterback Named Ethan Rose.
In all of my years of Scouting and Evaluating High School, College, and Professional Football Players, I have NEVER seen a High School Quarterback that could completely change the Direction of the Game so fast, except maybe one guy that I saw Play in 2006. He was a Sophomore Quarterback from Copperas Cove, Texas and he Signed with The University of Houston. Oh Wait! He signed with the Head Coach of The Cougars, but when that Head Coach changed jobs; he took Robert Griffin III or commonly called RGIII to Baylor with him. Griffin then became the 2011 Heisman Trophy Award Winner.
This doesn’t count the Great Passing Quarterbacks, including Ty Detmer, Kliff Kingsbury, and Drew Brees, who led their High School Teams as Seniors to Championships, but since they did not get on the Early College Coaching Recruiting Lists, they were not Recruited as Seniors. Detmer and Brees were in New York for the Heisman Trophy Award and Detmer won it. Between the Three of them, there were only three Scholarship Offers and all three made it to the NFL.
The Speed of Rose and RGIII is about the same at around a 4.3 in the Forty. RGIII was and still is a Fabulous Passer and Great Runner; while Rose is a Fabulous Runner and Good Passer. Another Similarity is that both RGIII and Rose were Lightly Recruited which makes absolutely no sense at all to me; although they were both Super-Stars as Seniors in High School.
If Teurlings was going to win on Friday Night, they were going to have to Stop Ethan Rose, who has just given ULL Head Coach Mark Hudspeth a Verbal Agreement to play for the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. Stay Tuned, because I’ll mention Coach Hudspeth once again.
If you got to the Game in the Second Quarter, you would have been shocked to see the Scoreboard read that Northside was ahead of Teurlings by a 21-10 score, but about this time another Super-Star Quarterback by the name of Cole Kelley was just about to take over the game for Teurlings. This Quarterback named Kelley led the Rebels to an incredible 48 Straight Unanswered Points and a 65-35 Victory and a District 5-4A Championship for Head Coach Sonny Charpentier.
The Kelley Story is about a 6-7 Junior Quarterback who might be the best Passing Quarterback that I have seen in a few years, but I’ll tell you about him, later in this Story.
Before the Game started, I had already invited three players from the Vikings, including #17 QB/CB Ethan Rose (5-11, 185, 4.3, 4.2, 117, 15); #74 OT/DT O’Shea Dugas (6-5, 300, 4.8, 32, 4.6, 106); and #55 DT/OG DeMarcus Lee (6-1, 295, 4.87, 30). All three Vikings have accepted to play in our 2015 Eleventh Annual All-American Bowl Game.
I had also invited three players from the Rebels, including #23 SS Gavin Royer (6-0, 210, 4.56, 38); #25 MLB/DE Asa Miller (6-1, 230, 4.6, 34, 4.42, 116); and #22 AP/WR Sage Leblanc (5-8, 170, 4.4, 38, 4.06). Out of those three, Leblanc had already accepted to play, but before the game, both Miller and Royer said that they were seriously thinking about playing.
One additional player on the Rebels that had been making some incredible plays in the last two weeks and I wanted to check him out in this game. He was #7 WR Nathan Arceneaux (6-1, 190, 4.42, 36).
At the Start of the Game, an Amazing Turn of Events happened on this Special Friday. Northside was lined-up getting ready to Kick the Opening Kickoff from Right to Left, so I went down to the 10-Yard Line where the Rebels Two Deep Men, #7 (Arceneaux) and #22 (LeBlanc) were lined-up ready to receive the Kickoff.
I think that the Vikings were trying to kick the ball away from LeBlanc and when the ball was kicked, it looked like it was being kicked to me and I was about Two-Yards on the Sideline and on the 10-Yard Line. The ball hit the ground on about the 20-Yard Line and was bouncing toward me and then, all of a sudden, Arceneaux Zigged toward me, caught the ball on the second bound, Zagged, and ran 91-Yards, right up the middle for the Touchdown. This gave Teurlings a quick 7-0 lead.
When Arceneaux came to the Sideline, I handed him his All-American Bowl Game Invitation. I also asked him what was his best Forty Time and after going 91-Yards, with 4.3’s and 4.4’s chasing him, he said my best time is a 4.6 Forty. I told him that from now on, he was a 4.42 Forty Guy. Later in the Game, I asked Arceneaux again and he said I’m a 4.42 Forty.
Rose responded with a couple of great early runs and then scored on another beautiful 23-Yard Touchdown to tie the score at 7-7. Then Kicker Braden Blanchard kicked a 22-Yard Field Goal to give the Rebels another 10-7 Lead, but Rose came back and hit WR Phabien Ryan on a 14-Yard Touchdown, giving the Vikings another 14-10 lead.
After an Interception by Vikings CB Chance Sam, and with 8:23 Left in the First Half, Rose raced 36-Yards, down to the One-Yard Line, but the Play was called back for Holding. On the very next play, however, RB Cozenski Alfred broke free and raced 42-Yards to the Three-Yard Line to Set-Up a Three-Yard Touchdown run by Rose, giving the Vikings a 21-10 lead with 7:41 Left in the Half.
This time, the Vikings Kickoff Man, kicked it straight to #7 Arceneaux and this time, he raced 79-Yards to the 11-Yard Line. On the very next play, Kelley hit LeBlanc on a beautiful 11-Yard Touchdown on a Swing-Pass in the Right Flat and LeBlanc used his great speed to get inside the Goal-Line Flag. This brought the Score to 21-17.
Rose then drove the Vikings down the field and set-up for a Field Goal, but the ball was snapped over Rose, the holder, and he retrieved it and threw a completed pass to the Athletic Lee, but he was wearing #55 and so the ball went back to the Rebels.
The Rebels then drove 33-Yards, into Viking Territory and now the Incredible Cole Kelley Story. Arceneaux was playing Right Flanker for most of the night and the Football was placed on the Left Hash-Mark and Arceneaux with Single Coverage on the Right. The Play was for Arceneaux to run a 10-Yard Slant to the middle and he ran his pattern, but Kelley got Flushed out of the Pocket and he started running to his right and with the Football in his Left Hand, Kelley Signaled to Arceneaux with his Right Throwing Hand to run a Corner-Flag.
Upon seeing this signal from his Quarterback, Arceneaux planted his left foot and ran a beautiful Corner Pass Route and as soon as he broke clear from the Defender, Kelley hit Arceneaux on a perfectly executed Slant and Corner Pass Route for a 47-Yard Touchdown, making the Score Read 24-21 in favor of the Rebels.
All of the Coaches on the Sideline were telling me that Kelley (6-7, 235, 4.7, 38) was a great Basketball Player, so when he got to the Sideline after the Arceneaux Touchdown, I asked him which Sport did he like the most and he asked me “Have you seen me play Basketball” and I said I don’t have to see you play Basketball: “I’ve seen you play Football.”
The Rebels again got the Football back with 58-Seconds left in the First Half and Kelley did his Magic again as he hit LeBlanc over the middle for a 20-Yard Touchdown with 0:13 Seconds left in the First Half to give Teurlings a 31-21 lead at Half-Time.
In the Second Half, Kelley hit LeBlanc on another 44-Yard Touchdown and then again on a 28-Yard Touchdown. LeBlanc is an Amazing Little Playmaker and he had 12 catches for 155-Yards and Three Touchdowns. Kelley Completed 21 of 31 Passes for 312-Yards and an incredible Six Touchdowns in the 65-35 Victory. Arceneaux returned two Kickoffs for 169-Yards and caught at least one 47-Yard Touchdown, giving him at least 216-All-Purpose Yards.
Oh Yeah! I met with some Moms and Dads for Lunch to talk about the All-American Bowl Game and I left them at around 2:00 P.M. on Friday. I then headed to the ULL Campus to Look at the Beautiful Ragin’ Cajuns Football Stadium, but I made a Wrong Turn into a Dead-End Street. I then decided to make a U-Turn to get out of the Dead-End and I unexpectedly turned into a Bus Loading of the ULL Football Players that were headed to the Airport to go play New Mexico State and Guess who I saw? Who do you think is one of the most Famous persons in Lafayette at this time of the year. Yes! It was ULL Head Coach Mark Hudspeth