The stars shine

Michael Ford turned in another outstanding effort last week and several other LSU commitments and prospects of interest turned in big performances as well. Here is a look at some stats and a roundup from last week's action.

LSU Commitments


Leesville running back Michael Ford turned in his best performance to date, carrying the ball 37 times for a school-record 443 yards with six touchdowns in the Wampus Cats 42-15 win over Tioga. In the first half alone, Ford rushed for 218 yards and four scores.


On the season, Ford moved his totals to 2,447 yards and 25 touchdowns.




Cypress Ridge signal caller Russell Shepard showed off his dual threat abilities once again, piling up 286 yards and six touchdowns in the Rams 48-41 win over Langham Creek. Shepard completed 8-of-11 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing 24 times for 148 yards and four scores.


Shepard has accumulated 1,453 yards and 16 touchdowns on 89-of-142 passing. On the ground, Shepard moved over the century mark, totaling 1,081 yards and 17 touchdowns.




Tupelo quarterback Chris Garrett returned to action in a big way after a two-week absence resulting from lingering effects of a concussion suffered against South Panola. Garrett threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns in the Wave's 45-34 loss to Olive Branch. Garrett also rushed for a pair of touchdowns on the evening.




Navasota running back Dexter Pratt kept the Rattlers undefeated season alive against Madisonville, totaling four touchdowns in the 54-21 victory. Pratt has accounted for 24 scores on the season.




Rayville wide receiver and LSU commitment Kenny Bell caught five passes for 65 yards in a 55-14 win over Shreveport-Booker T. Washington.


Bell finished the regular season with 38 receptions for 724 yard and six touchdowns.



2009 Prospects


Bastrop quarterback Rueben Randle completed 5-of-8 through the air for 90 yards with a touchdown in a 47-14 win over Carroll. He also rushed five times for 79 yards and two scores.


On the season, Randle has completed 108-of-193 passes for 1,397 yards and 14 touchdowns. On the ground, he has 579 yards and nine more scores.




Escambia running back Trent Richardson rushed 16 times for 106 yards and a touchdown in a 31-10 loss to Florida-powerhouse Pine Forest.


Richardson fell just short of the 2,000-yard mark on the season, closing out his senior campaign with a total of 1,955 yards on the ground.




Plant High tight end Orson Charles caught four passes for 40 yards and carried the ball once for three yards in the Panthers 30-7 win over Jefferson. Defensively, Charles made three solo tackles and recovered a fumble, which he returned for a touchdown.


On the season, the 4-star tight end has pulled in 41 passes for 918 yards and 13 touchdowns.




Morris Claiborne completed 20-of-38 passes for 229 yards in Fair Park's 31-7 loss to Minden Friday night. Claiborne also led the way on the ground, rushing for 133 yards on 23 carries.




Andre Debose carried the ball four times for 65 yards, threw the ball once for sixteen yards and hauled in two catches for 19 yards in Sanford's 34-0 win over Winter Springs. Ray Ray Armstrong completed 6-of-13 passing for 54 yards while carrying the ball eight times for 45 yards and a touchdown. Dyron Dye recovered a fumble, returning it 16 yards for the score.




Josh Johns recorded nine tackles, including two for a loss, an interception and a pair of pass break ups in Central's 17-14 win over Catholic Friday night. The victory gave Central a share of the district title.



2010 Prospects


Lache Seastrunk carried the ball 15 times for 123 yards and a touchdown in Temple's 42-14 win over Shoemaker.


On the season, Seastrunk has carried the ball for 1,376 yards and 14 touchdowns.




Trovon Reed completed 6-of-9 passes for 175 yards and three scores in Thibodaux's 62-33 win over Terrebonne.



2011 Prospects


Kenny Hilliard carried the ball 39 times for 313 yards and six touchdowns in Patterson's 68-34 win over Franklin.




Redemptorist running back Jeremy Hill ran for a game-high 117 yards on six carries and scored two touchdowns in the Wolves’ 28-14 victory over Parkview Baptist. He scored on a 12-yard tote and then sealed the game with an 89-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

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