The stars shine

The high school football season passed the midway point in Louisiana on Friday. Here is a look at how several LSU prospects from the Bayou State fared, along with a look at some out-of-state targets for 2009 and 2010.

LSU Commitments

 

Michael Ford played only one series of the second half, but he did plenty of damage in the first two quarters of Leesville’s 49-0 win over Grant (La.). The 4-star running back carried 17 times and racked up 210 yards with a pair of touchdowns.

 

Ford’s season totals have now climbed to 1,390 yards and 16 touchdowns on 135 carries.

 

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Tupelo (Miss.) quarterback Chris Garrett led his team to a big 41-14 win over Southaven. Garrett passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns, and also added an 8-yard scoring run. We’ll get the actual numbers but the 9 of 21 that was reported may not be accurate.

 

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Navasota (Texas) cruised to a 35-0 shutout of Sealy, but Dexter Pratt was kept in check and out of the end zone. The 4-star back ran 16 times for 61 yards, and added a couple of receptions for 11 yards.

 

In four games, Pratt has rushed for 434 yards and six touchdowns on 55 carries, and hauled in five passes for 170 yards with no scores.

 

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4-star wide out Rantavious Wooten took one pass to the house for a 61-yard touchdown, and finished with four grabs for 93 yards and a score as Glades Central remained undefeated after a 35-30 win over Cardinal Gibbons.

 

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Kevin Minter had a pair of second-half sacks that helped Peachtree Ridge to a 17-9 victory over Mill Creek.

 

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Cypress Ridge held on for a 21-14 win over Cy-Fair on Saturday, but it wasn’t Russell Shepard’s finest hour. The 5-star signal caller completed only 4 of 10 for 65 yards with one of the tosses going for a 12-yard touchdown. Shepard added a 15-yard touchdown on the ground and finished with 65 yards on 17 attempts.

 

On the year, Shepard is 53 of 108 passing (49.1 %) for 820 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions. He leads his team in rushing with 580 yards and seven touchdowns on 103 rushes.

 

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Kenny Bell hauled in three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in Rayville’s 42-0 victory over Madison.

 

On the year, the 4-star wide out has 22 receptions for 460 yards and six touchdowns.

 

 

2009 Prospects

 

Rueben Randle put up his best numbers of the season in Bastrop’s 46-6 win over Franklin.

 

Randle completed 15 of 20 for 209 yards and three touchdowns, and also added 72 yards and two scores on six carries.

 

On the season, Randle has accounted for 15 touchdowns with nine courtesy of his arm and six on the ground. He is 54 for 104 through the air with 784 yards and has thrown one interception to go with the nine touchdown passes. On the ground, Randle has run 44 times for 259 yards and the six scores.

 

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Alabama commit Trent Richardson rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries but Pensacola (Fla.) Escambia dropped a 31-13 decision to Niceville. In five games, Richardson has rushed for 981 yards and 13 touchdowns on 115 carries.

 

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Dutchtown (La.) running back Eddie Lacy returned to action for the Griffins and led them to a 30-0 win over East Ascension. The 4-star prospect ran for 160 yards and scored all four of Dutchtown’s touchdowns.

 

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Central (La.) safety Josh Johns picked off a pass, forced two fumbles, and logged 10 tackles in a 30-22 win over Baton Rouge-Woodlawn.

 

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Tulsa commit Alex Singleton rushed for two touchdowns in East St. John’s 69-35 victory over St. Amant. Singleton scored on runs of 4 and 7 yards, and finished with 118 yards on 16 carries.

 

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Dominique Allen, who is committed to Tennessee but will visit LSU in two weeks, touched the ball only five times but he scored twice in Paris (Tenn.) Henry County’s 54-0 shutout of Brighton. The big fullback carried four times for three yards with a 3-yard touchdown run, and added a reception than went for a 1-yard touchdown.

 

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5-star wide out Marlon Brown led Memphis (Tenn.) Harding Academy to a 35-14 win over Bishop Byrne. The country’s 4th ranked receiver caught five passes for 74 yards and a touchdown, and he also picked off a pass from his safety spot.

 

That was not all though as Brown also threw a 2-yard touchdown pass where he took the direct snap and started to run, only to pull a Tim Tebow jump pass at the last second.

 

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Morris Claiborne of Shreveport (La.) Fair Park accounted for five scores and racked up 256 yards of total offense in a 41-20 victory over Northwood. Claiborne was 9 of 16 through the air for 144 yards and three touchdowns, and he rushed for 112 yards, including one long run that covered 73 yards for a touchdown.

 

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Orson Charles caught two passes for 45 yards with one being a 30-yard touchdown in Tampa (Fla.) Plant’s 42-0 win over Blake. He also rushed once for 24 yards in the victory, and added three tackles from his defensive end spot.

 

The 4-star tight end now has 20 receptions for 439 yards and seven touchdowns on the season. Charles has added seven tackles and a sack on the defensive side of the ball.

 

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Benton fullback Casey Henderson rushed for 157 yards in a 35-0 victory over Bossier.

 

 

2010 Prospects

 

Terrance Broadway only played half the game, but that’s all Baton Rouge-Capitol needed as the Lions put it on Baker in a 50-14 win. Broadway completed 10 of 20 for 154 yards with three touchdowns.

 

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Lache Seastrunk led Temple (Texas) to its first victory of the season by rushing for 291 yards and scoring four touchdowns on 17 carries in a 49-42 win over Killeen Ellison.

 

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Houston (Texas) Second Baptist quarterback Connor Wood completed 16 of 22 for 150 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles rolled to a 52-6 win over FB Baptist.

 

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Sam Carter and Houston (Texas) Sharpstown dropped a 33-22 decision to Davis. The dual-threat signal caller rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on 16 attempts, and went 12 of 38 through the air for 162 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

 

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Thibodaux (La.) athlete Trevon Reed had a big game under center in leading the Tigers to a 34-9 win over H.L. Bourgeois. Reed rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns, and added 125 yards through the air with two more scores. His scoring runs were from 25 and 21 yards out, while his touchdown tosses covered 12 and 99 yards.

 

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Logan Dopson of Sterlington (La.) completed 13 of 27 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns. The junior signal caller also threw three interceptions in the 41-20 loss to West Ouachita.

 

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Monroe-Neville cruised to a 47-12 win over Carroll behind the play of Taylor Burch and company. Burch accounted for three touchdowns, two passing and one rushing, and finished with 184 total yards of offense. He went 5 of 11 through the air for 140 yards, and added 44 yards on the ground on four carries.

 

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Jarrett Fobbs rushed for 198 yards, caught a touchdown pass, and intercepted one from his corner spot in Shreveport-Huntington’s 44-34 victory over Captain Shreve.

 

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Central (La.) signal caller Will Briscoe had a hand in two touchdowns in leading his team to a 30-22 victory over Baton Rouge-Woodlawn. Briscoe completed 15 of 27 passes for 187 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown on 17 attempts.

 

 

2011 Prospects

 

Kenny Hilliard had another huge outing as Patterson (La.) defeated E.D. White 42-7. The talented sophomore ran for 288 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries which pushed his season totals to 963 yards and 14 touchdowns on 100 rushes.

 

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Baton Rouge-Redemptorist running back Jeremy Hill carried the ball 18 times for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Wolves’ 20-6 victory over West Feliciana.

 

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Derek Milton ran wild against a good Acadiana defense but Pineville (La.) lost big by the score of 56-7. Milton scored on an 83-yard run and finished with 217 yards on 34 carries.


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