Levander Liggins is Electric

The defending State Champion West Monroe Rebels end up winning big, withstanding an early flurry from Leesville's Levander Liggins.

Leesville Coach David Feaster went right after West Monroe. He knew he had to score early and often if his team was going to stay with the Rebels. It worked real well for most of the first quarter. West Monore would get their ground game rolling in the second quarter and took advantage of three consecutive turnovers.

Levander Liggins torched the Rebel defense on Leesville's first two possesions. Leesville went over the top on West Monroe and Liggins took two deep passes to the house. After flying by everyone on the field twice, Liggins ran through the defense on a long touchdown run. Leesville used an on-side kick to help build a 21-7 lead with six minutes left in the first quarter.

Liggins finished the game with 148 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He added a 40 yard touchdown run as he accounted for all 28 of his teams points. When West Monroe did kick to him, he was very impressive in the return game. When they didn't kick to him, he was a headhunter. After returning a kickoff across the 50 in the second quarter, Liggins was not going to get a chance on the following kickoff. The Rebels kicked away from Liggins, so he leveled the first would be tackler that was unfortunate enough to make it down the field. Levander Liggins is extremely fast and he is a physical blocker. If he plays like he did on Friday all season long, his offers will multiply.

The on-side kicks eventually hurt Leesville. The short field allowed West Monroe to score fast. Their defense allowed them to score often. Chuck Hunter was unstoppable. Leesville was unable to run up the middle on the senior defensive tackle, and a lot of times Hunter was making tackles on the sideline as well. The 6'0 304 pound big man was all over the field and had his name called often.

West Monroe has plenty of athletes and playmakers on defense. Jonathan Tyson forced a fumble and Michael Hunter ran it into the endzone. Jacob Tyson and Terrel Lathan combined for a big sack. On offense, the Rebels ran behind a dominant offensive line. Paul Turner ran through the Leesville defense and if they ever seemed to corner him, he would flip the ball to Tyler Cain. Cain walked into the endzone untouched on more than one occasion. With that offensive line and two great options to run the ball, West Monroe ran up 49 points in the first half and never looked back.

The stars were out in West Monroe on Friday night and they didn't disapoint.

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