NO. 7 BASTROP (11-1) AT NO. 15 O.P. WALKER (8-3) -- Bastrop quarterback Darren Anderson has put up some mind-boggling numbers this year, throwing for 3,147 yards with 42 TDs and only 5 INT.
RB Rodriguez Moore is the primary threat on the ground (997 yards), but he can also catch the ball out of the backfield (456 receiving yards). Moore has 21 touchdowns this fall.
Center Earl Ross Downs, who has multiple scholarship offers, is the best offensive lineman, and LB/DE Denzel Devall is the most consistent defender (81 tackles, 18 TFL).
"We are going to have to be able to hold up - upfront to have a chance to win," said Downs yesterday. "In the films we've been watching, their defensive line is just so fast and physical that they disrupt plays before they even start. We have to give Darren time to find his receivers."
There should be some interesting battles along the line of scrimmage in this game between Downs and defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, a five-star LSU commit who is ranked No. 4 in the nation at his position. DB Cortez Johnson, a Southern Miss commit, is the big name in the Chargers' secondary.
"Also, Kelley will line up in the slot at times. We didn't get any pressure on their quarterback and that's something that Bastrop will need to do."
Although the Chargers have a plethora of athletes on defense, Bastrop offensive coordinator Thomas Bachman knows how to spread out a defense and pick it apart.