2014 Spotlight: Spencer Mitchell
No. 14 Loreauville got past No. 19 Ville Platte 35-25 last night without the services of junior running back Spencer Mitchell. "I didn't play because of an ankle injury, but I'll be back next week," Mitchell said. "It's just a sprained ankle." The Tigers travel to Baton Rouge in round two for a date with No. 3 University Lab (four-star DE Tim Williams, four-star OL Garrett Brumfield, 2015 RB Nicholas Brossette). "They're a well-disciplined team," Mitchell said after reviewing film of University earlier Saturday. "We'll need our line to do a good job coming off the ball." Mitchell and senior backfield mate Jermaine Antoine have combined to rush for approximately 1,700 yards and approximately 30 TDs. "I feel like I've had an okay season for my first year being a starting running back," Mitchell said. "Our team has done real well this year. "My strengths are my blocking and pounding (primarily between the tackles) in the red zone. I think I could play running back or fullback in college." Mitchell excels in the classroom; he mentioned two colleges of interest. "I'm a straight-A 4.0 student," he said. "I like South Carolina and Grambling. I like Steve Spurrier and the coaching system at South Carolina. I like Grambling because most of my family went to college there."