Reed does it again

Last night, Dutchtown RB Effrem Reed stole the show once again from players that have received more attention on the recruiting scene. You could also say that Reed is making a habit out of slicing and dicing opposing defenses this year. Find out more here.

Effrem Reed prefers to talk more about his Dutchtown teammates than himself, but there's no denying that the senior running back is one of the main reasons for the Griffins' 3-0 start to the 2010 season.

Last night, Reed rushed for 147 yards on 11 carries (with three TDs) and caught a 60-yard pass for another score -- all in the first half of Dutchtown's 49-12 win over Thibodaux, a team featuring four-star lineman Greg Robinson and four-star LB Trey Granier.

"We just do what we gotta do," said Reed, who can be as evasive when asked to explain his accomplishments - as he is on the gridiron. "We ran a couple of Wildcat plays and I had a 70-yard touchdown on one of those.

"The TD catch came on a screen. We used some misdirection and threw more than usual, but we still haven't really opened the playbook yet. We used maybe seven plays last night."

Last year, Dutchtown was seeded highly entering the 5A playoffs, but the Griffins were upset in the first round. That early exit from the postseason has fueled the fire of Reed and his teammates.

"Our confidence level is high," he noted, "but we're not going to get satisfied. We know that we're good, but we're going to take things week-by-week and see how far we can take it. We're not going to underestimate any opponent."

While many senior prospects are gearing up for official (and unofficial) visits to colleges this weekend, that's not the case for the studious Reed, who is already qualified.

"I have a bunch of homework to do," he said. "My coach will let me know on Monday about any colleges that are showing interest. I know that Texas Tech was there last night."

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