Warner & Wolves are still undefeated

The Redemptorist Wolves are 7-0 with two games remaining on the regular season schedule. To stop the potent Redemptorist offense, defensive coordinators must determine a way to slow down the Wolves' dynamic duo of RB Jeremy Hill and WR Denzeil Warner. Read further to get the details on Warner's season and recruitment.

Despite a set of gaudy senior statistics, Redemptorist WR Denzeil Warner continues to wait for his first scholarship offer. However, there's immediate business that currently occupies Warner's attention; namely, the quest for a 3A state championship.

"I'm ranked as the number one receiver in 3A," said Warner. "I have 15 or 16 catches for 530 yards. I'm averaging over 30 yards per catch with eight touchdowns."

Last year, Warner took many of his snaps at tight end, but he's logged most of his time at wide receiver in 2010.

"I'm playing outside more. It's a role that's similar to what LSU does with Russell Shepard. Last week, I had 90 yards receiving and around 25 yards rushing."

The local news broadcast footage of Warner scoring on a sweep last Friday in an easy 41-13 win over first-year program Miller-McCoy. That game wasn't officially recognized by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, because Miller-McCoy (New Orleans) is a new program that's in its first year of football (and isn't a member of the LHSAA yet).

This week, Redemptorist is heavily favored vs. 2-6 Northeast. The regular season concludes the following week with the annual grudge match between the Wolves and Parkview Baptist (5-2).

"It should be a good matchup," said Warner of the Redemptorist/PBS game. "They have a big senior class. It's a hostile rivalry between north and south Baton Rouge. In the days leading up to the game, there's a lot of trash talking, via texts and Facebook.

"Right now, we haven't peaked, but we feel like our confidence level will peak in Week 10 against Parkview Baptist. We'll continue to work hard and work on the little things."

What's going on with recruiting?

"I'm talking with Miami, Ole Miss, Clemson, and ULL," Warner said. "I attended the ULL/Western Kentucky game last week.

"I don't know exactly where I stand with these programs, and at this point, it seems like things are up in the air."

In the meantime, Warner will continue to do what does best: haul in passes for huge gains.

He's part of a star-studded senior class at Redemptorist that includes OL Lael Collins, RB Jeremy Hill, and S Corey Trim.


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