LSU commits in the playoffs

Track which future Tigers are still playing for a state title.

  • Patrick Miller and Avery Johnson

    LSU's only two commitments out of the Sunshine State will face off in the Class 7A Regional Quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Pompano Beach wide receiver Avery Johnson and Blanche-Ely take a 7-3 record into Palm Beach Gardens and 9-1 host team Dwyer, anchored up front by offensive tackle Patrick Miller.

  • Vadal Alexander and Reid Ferguson

    Alexander and Ferguson are LSU's only two commitments from Georgia, and these two future Tigers currently play on the same team.

    Last week Alexander and Ferguson helped block for a ground attack that recorded 240 yards rushing in a 49-13 win over Temple.

    Undefeated Buford – ranked No. 7 in this week's Top 50 – takes on No. 18 Jefferson County on Friday.

  • Jalen Mills

    Saturday brings one of the best weekend matchups in Texas high school playoffs when Mills and 10-1 Desoto take on 11-0 Dallas Skyline – the fourth consecutive year that the two programs have met in the area round.

    The Texas powerhouses are both ranked in this week's Top 50, with Skyline at No. 17 and DeSoto at No. 37.

    Mills is surrounded by plenty of talent at DeSoto. Fellow four-star cornerback Bryson Echols is committed to Texas, as is five-star offensive guard Curtis Riser. Three-star defensive end Michael Richardson is committed to Texas A&M, and three-star outside linebacker Alexander Lyons gave his verbal to Rice.

  • Lamar Louis, Travin Dural and Kavahra Holmes

    The Breaux Bridge defense, headlined by Louis at linebacker, was as opportunistic as 11 men could be in the team's 46-0 Class 4A opening-round playoff win over Vandebilt Catholic, forcing eight turnovers and scoring four touchdowns.

    Dural added a score on a 1-yard pass, moving his season total to 19 touchdowns.

    The fourth-seeded Tigers (10-1) now welcome No. 13 Salmen-Slidell on Friday night. Salmen topped Broadmoor 30-26 in the opening round.

  • Dwayne Thomas

    O. Perry Walker will travel to Lafayette to take on Teurlings Catholic – the lone team to beat Breaux Bridge in the regular season.

    Teurlings beat Cecilia 31-6 in the bi-district round, while O.P. Walker got the best of LaGrange in a 34-6 win.

    Thomas, one of the state's best cornerbacks, will have a tall tasking in slowing the Teurlings passing attack, led by quarterback D'Shaie Landon, who has passed for 2,015 yards and 21 touchdowns.

  • Derek Edinburgh

    After a loss in the state championship game last season, Edna Karr looks to get back to the Superdome with a win over South Terrebonne, which took down Franklinton – the team that beat Edna Karr in New Orleans last December – in the opening round last week.

    The Cougars shut out Warren Easton 13-0 last Thursday, giving them an extra day of rest before welcoming South Terrebonne to town.

  • Dillon Gordon

    Without a blemish on its record, 10-0 John Curtis travels to Ville Platte for this week's regional playoff game.

    Gordon, an anchor on the outside of the offensive line and one of the team's top receiving threats as a tight end, and Curtis are the No. 1 seed in Class 2A. The Patriots are coming off a 56-7 opening-round win over Dunham.

    Last Friday, No. 17 Ville Platte took down No. 16 North Caddo 32-13.

  • Ronnie Feist

    Matched up against No. 11 St. John, No. 6 West St. John, led on the defensive side by Feist, carries an 8-2 record into the second round of the playoffs.

    West St. John routed No. 27 Sacred Heart 59-0 last weekend, punting only once and piled up 367 yards of total offense, while holding the Trojans to just 170 yards and forcing the offense to turn the ball over four times.

  • John Thomas

    Thomas' Airline team snuck past Covington 28-27 last week, putting it into a regional-round matchup against No. 3 Byrd – which tore apart West Jefferson 56-21 last Friday.

    Thomas, who has been sidelined all season with a torn ACL, will be back with the football team in the spring.

  • Jeryl Brazil

    LSU's only commitment for the class of 2013 has Loranger on track for its best finish since 1969.

    Loranger earned a No. 3 seed in the Class 3A state playoffs, and they took down West Feliciana in a 34-14 bi-district win last weekend. With Brazil playing wide receiver, running back and cornerback, Loranger finished the regular season at 9-1 – losing only to Amite in the second week.

    Loranger hosts No. 14 seed Port Allen at 7 p.m. Friday.

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