Louisiana Prep Football: Week 8

Breaux Bridge junior WR Travin Dural brought back two long kickoff returns for touchdowns in the Tigers' loss to Northside last Friday. What's in store for Dural and BBHS this week? We'll answer that question, as well as examine several more pivotal games on the slate this week in Louisiana.

Breaux Bridge junior Travin Dural had a phenomenal effort on special teams last week, returning two kickoffs for touchdowns in the Tigers' 20-13 loss to Northside. This Friday, things continue to heat up in District 6-4A competition, as Teurlings Catholic (5-2, 2-1) makes the short trip east on Louisiana Hwy. 94 to face Breaux Bridge (4-3, 2-2).

Teurlings, having defeated 5A Lafayette High last week, has momentum on its side. The Rebels have an excellent junior prospect of their own in dual-threat QB Dshaie Landor.

Continuing in the south-central region, New Iberia Senior High puts its perfect 7-0 record on the line at Carencro (3-3, 1-0). The visiting Yellow Jackets (2-0 in District 4-5A) are led by QB Jordy Joseph, who is averaging approximately 265 yards a game through the air.

NISH, which lost to the Bears by three points (10-7) last year, has a sure-handed receiver in senior Kyle Lamothe. Carencro has won two in a row, although its last game (vs. Miller-McCoy, a new school located in eastern New Orleans) wasn't officially recognized by the LHSAA.

In the Shreveport-Bossier area, Haughton (7-0, 5-0) seeks to continue its torrid streak vs. Benton (3-4, 2-3). The Buccaneers rang up an amazing 84 points last week vs. Huntington, including 63 in the first-half.

QB Dak Prescott, a Mississippi State commit, has been brutally efficient with the football for Haughton. His favorite targets including WRs Damon Gladney and Jordan Craft. RB Marlon Seets rushed for 206 yards on only 12 carries earlier this season vs. Northwood.

In the New Orleans metro area, South Plaquemines (4-3, 2-0) heads north on Hwy. 23 into the city for a bout with Country Day (6-1, 3-0). Bradley Sylve, an Alabama commit, has lightning speed and has scored in a variety of ways for South Plaquemines.

Hahnville (5-1, 2-0) looks to hand Dutchtown (7-0, 2-0) its first loss in a battle of District 6-5A heavyweights. Hahnville, the visiting team, relies on a salty defense that includes LB/DE JonTrell Lockett and LB/S Lindzell Rhodes.

The homestanding Griffins play their own brand of stingy defense. Junior Landon Collins and senior LB Cole Harp are part of a unit that has surrendered only 19 points over the past three games. RB Effrem Reed is averaging nearly 160 yards per game.

A little further north, Class A Southern Lab (5-2) is at undefeated Class 2A East Feliciana (6-0). Southern Lab, winners of four straight, has a tremendous trio of senior prospects in lineman Ezekiel Alsander, QB Michael Roach, and LB Charles Butler.

Back in south Shreveport, 7-0 Calvary Baptist faces Evangel Christian (4-2) in the annual grudge match between the rival 2A private schools. Quarterback Nik McCarty has thrown for 1,502 yards (20 TDs, 3 INT) for the Cavaliers. Evangel, which features five-star DE Jermauria Rasco, has outscored its last two opponents by a 90-0 margin. Each school is 2-0 in District 1-2A action.

In another Class 2A showdown, St. Charles Catholic (7-0, 4-0) heads south on I-10 for an encounter with John Curtis Christian (6-1, 4-0). The Comets have a two-pronged attack on offense with the speedy duo of Marcus Hall and Jeffrey Hall.

Curtis counters with a huge defensive front seven that includes 6-foot-5 junior DE/LB Torrey Bell, aggressive junior DT Marcel Andry, senior LB Seth Jones, and sophomore LB Duke Riley.

The northshore region has a huge game in Ponchatoua (6-1, 4-0) at St. Paul's (7-0, 4-0). LB Kaleb Muse and DT Jonathan Kinchen anchor the Green Wave defense.

St. Paul's is tough against the run, as DT Mickey Johnson commands constant double-teams. Sophomore free safety Jay Washington is third on the team in tackles, while WR Jermaine Sams is a home-run threat.

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