Dutchtown RB is on fire

Dutchtown outscored West Jefferson last night (42-35) to run its record to 2-0 on the season and the Griffins were groundhogs with the football, as both QB Leon Blouin and RB Effrem Reed rang up more than 200 yards rushing apiece. Find out more.

"Our quarterback, Leon Blouin (Tulane commit), made things a lot easier for me last night," said always-humble Dutchtown RB Effrem Reed following his team's marathon 42-35 win over West Jefferson. "He had 204 yards rushing and is another dangerous threat for us.

"Our wingback, Thaddeus Godfrey, also had a good game. Everything just clicked for us. We ran the football the entire game. I had 201 yards rushing on 16-to-18 carries with three touchdowns. I think they were from 12, 2, and 1 yards."

That gives Reed six touchdown scampers (and 367 yards rushing) through two games for Dutchtown (2-0), which had to hold off a pesky West Jefferson team late in the contest. The Buccaneers (1-1) came into Dutchtown sky-high after defeating highly-touted St. Augustine the previous week.

"They scored 28 unanswered points on us," said Reed. "They're really good. West Jefferson has speed, speed, speed, and they're big and fast. They'll make a run in the playoffs."

Reed's starting to garner some much-deserved recognition from college recruiters.

"Alabama, LSU, and Southern were at the game last night," said Reed. "They're starting to show some interest, from what I've heard."

Next week, Dutchtown puts its unblemished record on the line vs. Thibodaux (1-1), which was upset by Destrehan (1-1) last night.

"I was a little surprised that Destrehan won, but anyone can be beaten on any given night and our goal is to just take things week-by-week."

Reed is already academically qualified, but he still opted to take the ACT a second time on Saturday. His first score was a 23.

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