PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR ALL-AMERICAN MVP GAVIN LANDRY
IN HIS OPERATION!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
Last week, I went to one of my Doctors in Plaquemine, Louisiana and he told me an Interesting and Disturbing Story. Dr Gerard Falgoust told me a story about our All-American Bowl Game West Team Co-Offensive MVP, Slot Back Gavin Landry of Plaquemine St John. Dr Falgoust is my Primary Care Doctor, but he is also the St John Football Team Doctor.
“Gavin Landry (#2 in Photo) is one of the Toughest Players that I have ever seen play,” said Dr Falgoust, “if he was a little bigger, he would be one of the Top Players in the State.”
“Landry has a Hole in his Heart,” said Falgoust, but he is going to have Surgery to Correct it.”
I had never heard of a Person with a Hole in his Heart, so when I got home, I Tweeted him to find out exactly what was going on. “I will have an Operation on March 30 and if it is successful, I’ll be OK; if not then I will have Open-Heart Surgery the Next Day,” said Landry.
I told him that I would be Praying that the First Operation would be Successful.
Landry (5-6, 170, 4.32) played Running Back, Quarterback, Slot-Back, Cornerback, Kicker, Punter, and he also Kicked-Off for Plaquemine St John.
In one of the First Games that I saw him play, Landry Never came out of the Game and he Played at 110% on Every Play and Consequently when he did come out of the Game, he was always Drastically Drained and he always had Cramps from Lack of Fluids. When he came to the Sideline, he could not ever catch his breath, because he was Cramping and Laying on the Ground.
While he was Laying on the Ground, he was trying to take some Sips of Water and I told him that he needed to drink the whole Bottle of Water and get it into his body as quick as possible, so the Cramping would stop. At that time, Landry did not know who I was, but I continued to tell him to drink the Whole Bottle of Water.
I later told Dr Falgoust about Landry Cramping-Up in Every Game and he just laughed and said that Landry always plays so hard on every play and he Never wants to Come-Out of the Game.
“I don’t ever get tired,” Landry said. “I can’t get tired, because St John depends on me a lot, and that’s the mentality that I have to take going into every game.”
The Lack of Size can be a disadvantage to some Players, but Landry has never let that slow him down, racking up more than 1,000-Yards Rushing through the St John Regular Season.
Super-Star St John Super Athlete Gavin Landry was a Super Freak all of this Football Season. I saw St John play Five Times and on each Occasion, Landry was the Super-Star of Every Game.
In their Huge District 6-1A 36-28 UPSET Victory over Rival Ascension Catholic, Landry was all over the Football Field as he Rushed for 182-Yards on 35 Carries and he Scored Two Touchdowns. Landry also threw a Touchdown Pass and Ran for the Winning Touchdown and then Scored on the Two-Point Conversion with only 1:46 Left in the Game. Landry also Recorded 12 Tackles on Defense.
After Eight Games, Landry Ranked Fifth among Area 2A and 1A Rushing Leaders with 969-Yards and 16 Touchdowns. I told Landry that if he decided to play in the All-American Bowl Game, the West Team Coaches would play him at SLOT Back and maybe Punter or Kicker.
So Gavin Landry (#5 in Photo), with his All-American Bowl Game Medal and MVP Medal, decided to play in our 2016 All-American Bowl Game and when we got to our First Two Practices, we found out that the East Team did not have a Field Goal Kicker, Punter, or a Kick-Off Guy. Although both Teams had players who had said that they were a Punter and a Kicker; none of those Kickers could kick the ball to the 20-Yard-line on Kickoffs and most of the Punters could not even kick a Spiral. The West Team had Two Players who could Punt really well in Gavin Landry and Josh Nowell and so we moved Nowell to the East Team.
OK! So this solved the Punting Problem, but the only Kicker who could do a great job on Kickoffs, Extra Points, and Field Goals was Slot Back Gavin Landry. With this in mind, we told Landry that he would Kick Extra Points and Field Goals for both Teams and we told our Super Refs before the Game that Landry was going to Kick for both Teams. Then, if in the Fourth Quarter or in Overtime, if Landry was requested to Kick the Winning Field Goal to win the Game for either Team; if he made the Winning Kick, then the Final Score would End in a Tie. All of The Coaches and Refs Loved this Special Rule that we made.
In the First Quarter, it was obvious that the East Team Quarterbacks were having a hard time Completing a Pass with the Unbelievable West Team Pass Rush and Chasing Down Quarterbacks. The First Quarter ended with the Score Tied at 0-0.
Then on the Second Play of the Second Quarter, West Team Quarterback, Aaron Feazelle, hit Super Wide Receiver Boedy Borill with a Beautiful Touchdown Catch inside the Left Goal-Line Pylon for the Touchdown and then with the Gavin Landry Extra Point, the West Team Went Ahead 7-0.
Later in the Second Quarter, West Team Free Safety Kevin Ransom of Port Allen made an Incredible Tackle that caused a fumble and Safety Tre’Veon Epps of Baton Rouge Southern Lab picked-up the Football and ran Six-Yards down to the 28-Yard Line, giving the West Team Great Field Position.
Then with 5:59 Left in the First Half, 2016 Bowl Game MVP QB Daron Williams of Napoleonville Assumption hit another Super Wide Receiver Darnell Williams of New Orleans McMain with an 11-Yard Touchdown. After the Landry Extra Point, the West Team went ahead 14-0 at Halftime.
Both Defenses were Spectacular, in this All-American Bowl Game, but with 2:51 Left in the Third Quarter, Landry and the West Team Scored again as Landry Kicked a 39-Yard Field Goal to End the Scoring for the Game at 17-0.
On National Signing Day, Gavin Landry Signed with Northwestern State.