Five for Friday – Week 2
St. Paul’s vs. Acadiana
This one has a couple of underlying plots that thicken the suspense. Acadiana was the Class 5A state champion in 2010, and St. Paul’s only loss on the year was at the hands of the Wrecking Rams.
St. Paul’s is riding high after a beatdown of Edna Karr. Can junior safety Jay Washington and the defense keep the Acadiana ground game in check?
Westgate vs. John Curtis
After losing to Evangel in the state championship game last December, John Curtis is back in the Superdome this weekend.
Here comes Jeremy Liggins
Lafayette (Miss.) vs. Evangel
LSU is still looking for a quarterback for the Class of 2012, and Lafayette High’s Jeremy Liggins might be the answer.
Liggins, a 6-foot-4, 240-pounder, might be have an unorthodox look, but opponents will see that he’s both mobile and can sling the football.
This weekend is the Battle on the Border, which brings Liggins and Lafayette High to Shreveport to take on reigning Class 2A state champion Evangel.
Last week produced a 21-0 loss to Union High from Tulsa, Okla. Evangel doesn’t want to start 0-2. With another out-of-state opponent on deck, this one should be a battle.
Can Davis get the best of Diarse?
Woodlawn-Shreveport vs. Neville
Torshiro Davis blew up the summer camp circuit this summer, and the LSU commitment is poised to become one of the most productive defensive ends in Louisiana this fall.
This weekend Davis gets a shot at one of Louisiana’s best, Neville quarterback John Diarse, who will bring the threat of both the run and pass, but expect Davis – one of the state’s top five prospects as ranked by to Scout.com – to keep him flustered all evening.
Which quarterback will they turn to?
West Monroe vs. Calvary Baptist
A week after West Monroe lost its opener to Byrd, the Rebels are on the wrong side of the conversation in week two. With the north Louisiana high school football scene buzzing about a potential Calvary Baptist win, West Monroe – which ended the 2010 season in the Superdome – needs answers at quarterback.
With Paul Turner graduated and gone to Baton Rouge, will West Monroe turn to Michael Mims or stick with Connor Osbourne? Mims has bailed Don Shows out already this season, but Osbourne continues to get the nod.
McDonogh 35 vs. Lutcher
Meet younger brother Carlos Henderson.
The younger Henderson ran wild to the tune of 274 yards and three touchdowns against St. Augustine in a 50-42 win earlier this week, but can he do the same against Lutcher, which fell to Dutchtown in week one despite a strong effort from running back Daniel Taylor.
It’s Taylor vs. Henderson in this one. May the best man – and team – take it home.