Abraham ready for season opener

Bryson Abraham of Jennings has three scholarship offers, but the senior is concentrating on what's right around the corner - a crucial Interstate 10 showdown with the Crowley Gents.

Bryson Abraham is the starting quarterback for the Jennings Bulldogs, but he's being recruited by colleges as either a wide receiver or defensive back. The senior has three scholarship offers - from Louisiana Tech, ULM, and McNeese State - but he's putting recruiting on the back burner for now, in order to direct all his attention to running the Bulldogs' offense.

"We'll mainly run the split-back veer and the I-formation," said Abraham. "My teammates and I love to practice and play together. We scrimmaged Barbe a week ago and we executed well on a few plays. We didn't really use much of our playbook - maybe 10 plays.

"We saw what we needed to work on, and we know that we can always do better. I threw a touchdown pass to my tight end, and one of our cornerbacks had some big hits early in the scrimmage. Our running back, Davondrick Phillips, had a big run to get things started."

This week, Abraham and the Bulldogs face 3A Crowley, which has an explosive offense led by junior RB Davante' Bourque. In Friday night's jamboree, Bourque rushed for a whopping 143 yards on 7 carries (20 yards per carry) versus Erath.

"We're ready to get out there; we're ready for them," said Abraham. "Crowley has a good team on both sides of the ball, and we'll have to play hard to win. Later in the season, I'm looking forward to the DeRidder game. They got us last year (21-14 DeRidder win) and I'm looking forward to playing them again."

What's going on with recruiting?

"I haven't talked to many college coaches lately," Abraham said. "I'm focused on the season. All of the schools that have offered me - or are showing interest - are pretty equal to me, and I plan on attending games at each of those schools this season."

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