The stars shine

There were some big performances by LSU commitments and other prospects of interest last week. Russell Shepard had another big outing and Michael Ford went over 2,000 yards on the season. Here is a look at those two outings as well as many more from last week's action.

Russell Shepard: Shepard led Cypress Ridge past Cypress Spring by a score of 56-28 Friday night. Shepard racked up five total touchdowns in the first half, including three passing scores to wide out Kevin Johnson. Shepard, who was pulled at halftime, finished 8-of-13 for 180 yards with three scores, and he added 120 yards and two touchdowns with his feet.

 

Shepard moves to 83-of-131 passing for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns. On the ground, the five-star signal caller has run for 933 yards and 13 scores.

 

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Chris Garrett: Garrett sat out for the second week in a row for Tupelo as a result of lingering effects from the concussion suffered in the final minutes of the South Panola game. Garrett, who will see a neurologist again this week, should be cleared in time for Tupelo's trek into the Mississippi playoffs.

 

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Michael Ford: Ford helped Leesville attain a victory in come-back fashion as the Wampus Cats topped Alexandria 35-27. Ford, who sparked the comeback with an 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, finished with 26 carries for 166 yards and a pair of scores.

On the season, Ford eclipsed the 2,000 yard rushing mark with the performance, moving his totals to 2,004 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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Dexter Pratt: Navasota remained unbeaten as they topped Cameron by a score of 42-21. Pratt, who was limited in offensive output throughout the game, managed two touchdowns for the Rattler ground game. Defensively, Pratt made the night's biggest play, sniffing out a reverse pass by Cameron's Brandon Freeman and knocking the ball from his hands before recovering the fumble at the Yoemen 17. The win sealed a district title for Navasota and snapped their 11 game losing streak to the Yoemen.

On the season, Pratt moves just short of 900 yards and 19 touchdowns. Navasota moved to 8-0 with the victory.

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Kenny Bell: Rayville traveled to Monroe and topped Wossman 28-7. The Hornets likely secured a playoff spot with the win, moving to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in District 1-3A. Bell remained quiet on the night with only two catches for 38 yards, but Rayville quarterback PhaQuinton Lawson connected on passes of 59, 69, 42, 18, 32, and 20 yards, opening up the air attack in a big way.

 

On the year, Bell now has 33 receptions for 659 yards and six touchdowns.

 

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Janzen Jackson: The 4-star cornerback picked off a pass, broke up three more, and forced a fumble in Barbe’s 21-0 victory over St. Thomas More.

 

2009 Prospects

Rueben Randle: Randle led Bastrop to a 44-6 victory over West Ouachita at Red Sims Stadium. Randle finished the evening 16-of-24 for 305 yards and three touchdowns as the Rams moved to 7-1 on the season. Bastrop also clinched a share of the District 2-4A title with its 17th straight district win. Seeking to clinch their fourth consecutive outright district championship, the Rams close out the regular season at home against Carroll on Thursday night.

On the season, Randle is now 103-of-185 passing for 1,307 yards and 13 touchdowns. On the ground, he has 500 yards with seven scores.

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Seminole Trio: Andre Debose was lights out on Friday in leading Seminole to a 35-14 victory over Lake Brantley. The 5-star receiver had a 77 yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and added a 3-yard scoring run after he took a wide receiver screen 60 yards. Dyron Dye hauled in a 20-yard scoring pass from Ray Ray Armstrong, who also rushed for a touchdown on the evening.


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Trent Richardson: Richardson ran for 351 yards and three touchdowns on a season-high 39 carries to lead Escambia to a 21-14 win against Catholic.

Richardson sits at 1,849 yards for the season, putting him well within reach of the 2,000-yard plateau as the Gators look to take on Pine Forest on Friday for a spot in the post season.

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Orson Charles: Charles showed off his range on Friday night, catching six passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns while carrying the ball twice for five yards and a touchdown. Plant topped Chamberlain 27-13.

On the season, Charles has hauled in 37 passes for 878 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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Christine Michael: Michael carried the ball 29 times for 192 yards and three touchdowns Friday night as West Brook topped Baytown-Sterling 41-23. West Brook takes on Galena Park, who is riding a 77-game regular season winning streak, next Friday.

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Morris Claiborne: Benton topped Claiborne and Fair Park by a score of 48-13. Claiborne, who was slowed at the quarterback spot all night by Benton, pulled the game within seven on a 64-yard touchdown run in the first half. Claiborne later connected on his lone touchdown pass of the night, a 38-yard score once the game had been decided.

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Marlon Brown: Brown was held in check once again this week, unable to record a catch in Harding's 56-14 win. Despite Brown's absence, the Lions managed to log 200 yards through the air on 12 completions. The Lions moved to 8-2 with the win.

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Dre Kirkpatrick: Gadsden City secured their spot in the playoffs with a 28-12 win over Clay-Chalkville. Kirkpatrick finished the night with two punt returns for 97 yards. For the season, the five-star cornerback has made 44 tackles, 20 assists, six interceptions, 10 pass break ups and recorded one touchdown.

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Josh Johns: Johns recorded 13 tackles and blocked a punt that went for a touchdown in Central's win over Denham Springs on Friday night.

 

2010 Prospects

Terrance Broadway: Capitol topped West Feliciana 27-6. The junior signal caller completed 18-of-26 passes on the night for 250 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.

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Sam Carter: Sharpstown, who had the weekend off, hosts Reagan this week. Carter heads into the game with 93 completions on 214 attempts for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Lache Seastrunk: Temple dominated Belton en route to a 46-21 victory. Seastrunk, who passed Gerald Watson for third place on Temple's career rushing list with 2,868 yards, helped the Wildcats gain 442 yards on the ground. Seastrunk finished the night with 145 yards and a touchdown, as well as an 86-yard touchdown on a Wildcat kickoff return.

 On the season, Seastrunk moves to 1,253 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.

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Marcus Lattimore: The Byrnes Rebels blew Mauldin away in a 70-27 rout. Lattimore scored three times on the evening, running for 148 yards while catching nine passes for 146 yards.

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Trovon Reed: The sensational athlete put on a show last Thursday as Thibodaux rolled to a 70-14 win over Central Lafourche. Reed accounted for seven touchdowns and 289 yards of total offense. He was perfect on all eight of his passes for 221 yards and four scores, and added 68 yards rushing and three more touchdowns.

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Taylor Burch: Neville only got into the endzone once and it was courtesy of a 25-yard touchdown pass by Burch. The junior signal caller finished the evening 12-of-26 passing for 128 yards with the one score and one interception.

 

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Logan Dopson: Sterlington defeated Lake Providence 32-26 behind the 324-yard and three touchdown performance by Dopson. He finished 23-of-36 passing on the evening.

 

 

2011 Prospects

 

Kenny Hilliard: Patterson’s sensational sophomore running back plowed through the South Lafourche defense for 280 yards and five touchdowns on 19 carries during the 48-19 victory.


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