Shea Dixon gives you five things to watch for in the Louisiana prep ranks this weekend.
Something has to give
Haughton (5-0) vs. Byrd (5-0)
Haughton sent QB Dak Prescott
to Mississippi State
, but that hasn't slowed them this season – despite the jump from 4A to 5A. It's time to get district play going against Byrd, one of the hottest teams in the Shreveport area. At 5-0, Byrd already has statement wins over West Monroe and Marshall (Texas).
Something has to give in District 1-5A. Haughton, Byrd and Parkway are all undefeated through five weeks.
Baton Rouge bragging rights
U-High (5-0) vs. Episcopal (5-0)
If you are in Baton Rouge for the Florida
game weekend, get an eye on this showdown between local private schools. U-High is paced by 2015 RB Nicholas Brossette
, and 2013 ATH Tristan Cooper – the son of LSU
defensive backs coach Ron Cooper
– can make a difference on both sides of the ball. Episcopal has a strong passing game, but they also have mismatches in DE Tylor Harris
and TE Brian Bridgewater
. Last weekend, Episcopal handled an undefeated Many with ease.
Bridgewater, one of the state's top basketball prospects, is playing football for the first time.