The Amazing Madison Prep Story!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
Three weeks ago, I decided that I was going to go to a few Final Football Jamboree Scrimmages and there were two or three that I really wanted to see. If I played it just right, I could Evaluate Players on at least Six Teams.
One of the Jamborees that I was very interested in was the Baton Rouge Broadmoor Team, with new Head Football Coach Marcus Randall, and Baton Rouge Southern Lab Scrimmage and it was going to be in the Broadmoor Football Stadium and I had been there a few times and knew exactly how to get to that Stadium.
Then, after this game, I would drive back to Plaquemine and see the Plaquemine and White Castle Players in the Plaquemine Jamboree. What was really great was that the Game at Broadmoor was Scheduled at 6:00 P.M. and then the Game at Plaquemine was Scheduled at 7:00 P.M. With a Little Luck, I could Evaluate a lot of Players at two Different Stadiums in two Different Towns.
I really wanted to see Coach Marcus Randall to see if he wanted to be a Coach in my All-American Bowl Game again. In 2011, Coach Randall was the West Team Quarterback Coach and I wanted to invite him to Coach again this year.
So I got to Broadmoor Stadium and then I had to Walk a Mile to get into the Stadium, because they did not open the Back Gate in the Main Parking Lot. And then, when I finally got into the Stadium and onto the Football Field, I couldn’t find Southern Lab, but a Team Called Madison Prep was playing Broadmoor. At First, I was a little Upset, but then I realized that Madison Prep was a Fabulous Football Team and they were making some Incredible Plays.
Since I had Prepared to Evaluate Broadmoor and Southern Lab, I did not have any Notes and Jersey Numbers on Madison Prep, but since I was already there and Madison Prep looked like a Freak of a Team, I decided to stay awhile and take Notes.
It was very difficult to not see two of their Offensive Super-Star Players. Their Quarterback #12 and their little Return-Man and Wide Receiver #3 were simply Incredible as #3 Returned a Punt 75-Yards for a Touchdown. Then, as I started watching their Defense, their two Defensive Ends, #13 and #99, were Unbelievable and were making tackles all over the Football Field. Also #11 and #99 looked like Physical Freaks with Tremendous Muscle Tone.
On Offense, their Running Back #7 was Impressive, along with their Center #65 and Right Offensive Tackle #56 were Dominating and Very Impressive.
Now Remember! I did not have any Jamboree Scouting Info or Reports, so I did not know any of the players, but I did find out that the Quarterback and Wide Receiver were both a Junior and one of the Defensive Ends was also a Junior, but I did not have their Names or Measurables.
When I left the Broadmoor Stadium, I knew that I wanted to do my Scouting Reports on the Madison Prep Players and try to get back to one of their First Games of the Season and Evaluate all of those Super-Stars and I was Extremely Lucky.
The very next Friday, this Loaded and Very Talented 2A Madison Prep Team played Livonia, who in 2014 had just won The 3A State Championship for the first time in School History, thanks to a 43-14 Victory over Amite, in the Class 3A State Championship Game. Livonia was also returning many of their Starters, including their Outstanding Quarterback, Cee Jay Powell and Madison Prep won 13-7.
In that Game against Livonia, I found out that Junior DE #99 Bryan Jones (6-5, 240, 4.6) and Senior DE #13 Justin Wade (6-3, 240, 4.45) Combined for Three Quarterback Sacks and an Incredible Seven Tackles For a Loss. Outside and Middle Linebacker Combo #11 Malcolm Roach (6-4, 245, 4.6), Son of Head Coach Mike Roach, recorded 14 Tackles.
Super Defensive End and Linebacker Malcolm Roach
Baton Rouge Madison Prep, Louisiana
Then, the next Friday, after that Livonia Game, I could not believe it when I found out that Madison Prep was going to play White Castle at White Castle Stadium. It also had been raining for two days and it was pretty wet outside, but White Castle is about Five Miles from my house and I was going to go to White Castle to Evaluate both the White Castle and Madison Prep Super-Stars.
When I got to the Game and onto the Football Field, I immediately went up to Coach Roach, who was standing on the Fifty-Yard Line in the Middle of the Field and I Told him about the first time that I saw his team play. After we laughed for a few minutes, Coach Roach recommended several players for our 12th Annual All-American Bowl Game and he also accepted my invitation to be one of my West Team Coaches.
As the game Started, there were a lot of really Incredible Things that happened in this Game, but One of the Most Amazing Things was that although White Castle was Out-Numbered and Out-Manned by a very Talented Madison Prep Team, but White Castle Scored on the First Play from Scrimmage and went ahead 6-0.
You can read Football Stories for the Rest of the Season and not find a better Pass-Receiving Output than Junior WR #3 Brian Savoie (5-8, 170, 4.37, 4.09) who caught Four passes for 285-Yards and an Incredible Four Touchdowns. His Passing Battery Mate and Fellow Junior QB #12 Edwin Kleinpeter (6-2, 195, 4.6) Completed 8 of 12 passes for 295-Yards and led his Team to a 48-6 Half-Time Lead.
Madison Prep Super-Star Running Back Quincy Banks
Senior RB #7 Quincy Banks (5-10, 195, 4.4, 36) was Especially Impressive in the First Quarter and Finished with 70-Yards Rushing on 5 Carries, Averaging 14-Yards Per Carry and one Touchdown. The Offensive Line was also Led by Super Athletic Center #65 Thomas Sterling (6-1, 275, 5.0) who is a Great Leader and Shotgun Center Snapper.
The Madison Prep Offensive Players were Awesome, but the Defensive Players were also Unbelievably Dominating and Awesome. DE #13 Justin Wade Recorded 13 Tackles, including Two Tackles for a Loss. On one play, in the Second Quarter, he chased a Running Back all of the way across the field and Down the Sideline and then made the tackle on the opposite sideline.
Malcolm Roach (#11 in Photo) is the Defensive Team Leader and he plays both Outside and Middle Linebacker. Against White Castle, Roach Recorded 12 Tackles and had a Blocked Punt. Also, remember that Madison Prep was winning 48-6 at Half-Time and won the game 48-20. Most of the Madison Prep Starters did not play much in the Second Half.
After Evaluating Players for the First Half, I handed out Four Invitations to play in the 12th Annual All-American Bowl Game, including Two on Offense and Two on Defense.
#7 RB Quincy Banks^ 5-10 195 4.4 36 4.2 118 Madison Prep, LA 2,150 MEARS
#65 OC Thomas Sterling^ 6-1 275 5.0 30 4.8 106 Madison Prep, LA 2,120 MEARS
#13 DE Justin Wade^ 6-3 240 4.45 38 4.3 120 Madison Prep, LA 2,270 MEARS
#11 MLB Malcolm Roach^ 6-4 245 4.6 36 4.4 118 Madison Prep, LA 2,250 MEARS