The stars shine

With the playoffs under way for high school teams across the country, the Tigers had a number of commitments and top prospects of interest in action. Here is a look at some of the stats as well as a roundup of the weekend's events.

LSU Commitments

 

Russell Shepard: Shepard guided Cypress Ridge to a 26-22 win over Round Rock Friday night. The 5-star signal caller passed for 71 yards and a touchdown and ran 29 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns.

 

On the season, Shepard has completed 97-of-196 passes for 1,529 yards and 17 touchdowns with only four interceptions. He’s rushed for 1,312 yards and 20 touchdowns on 198 attempts.

 

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Chris Garrett: Tupelo dropped its second game in a row, ending the season with a 19-16 overtime loss to Northwest Rankin in the second round of the Mississippi 5A playoffs. Garrett was good on 6-of-11 passing for 57 yards and a touchdown. He also scored a rushing touchdown for the Wave, who were unable to get the aerial attack going in the night's heavy rain.

 

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Michael Ford: Ford carried the ball 34 times for 207 yards and a touchdown in the Wampus Cats 28-7 win over St. Michael in the opening round of the playoffs Friday night.

 

On the season, Ford has rushed for 2,654 yards and 26 touchdowns.

 

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Dexter Pratt: The undefeated Navasota Rattlers welcome Silsbee this Friday in the team's opening action of the 3A Texas state playoffs.

 

Pratt closed out the regular season with 1,099 yards and 16 touchdowns on 149 carries. He added 12 receptions for 264 yards and a score.

 

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Kenny Bell: Bell and Rayville topped Winnfield 46-19 Friday night. The future Tiger pulled in three catches for 58 yards.

 

On the season, Bell has caught 41 passes for 782 yards and six touchdowns.

 

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Morris Claiborne:  Fair Park dropped their opening round playoff game 28-14 to Haughton Friday night. Claiborne played the Renaissance man on the night, tallying 195 total yards on 71 yards passing, 68 yards receiving and 56 on the ground. Claiborne's two touchdown effort fell just short of enough, seeing his team fade in the games final minutes from the sideline after he and a teammate were ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

 

Claiborne closed his senior season with 1,079 yards on the ground and 1,080 yards passing with 32 total scores.

 

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Drayton Calhoun:  Calhoun and the Tucker Tigers topped Whitewater 33-7 Friday night. Calhoun rushed for 99 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns, one on the ground and one through the air.


               

2009 Prospects

               

Rueben Randle: The Bastrop signal caller was good on 8-of-17 passing for 206 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-6 win over LaGrange. Randle also carried the ball three times for 29 yards, moving his season totals to 608 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. Through the air, Randle has completed 116-of-210 passes for 1,603 yards and 17 touchdowns.

 

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Trent Richardson: Richardson and the Escambia Gators dropped a 30-7 decision to Pensacola High Friday night. Richardson carried the ball 17 times for 124 yards and a touchdown. The talented running back wrapped up his senior campaign with 2,079 yards rushing.

 

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Orson Charles: The Plant Panthers topped Robinson 42-0 Friday night, moving into the first round of the Florida 4A playoffs against Lakewood next weekend. Charles pulled in seven passes for 101 yards and two scores in the route.

 

On the season, Charles has caught 48 passes for 1,019 yards and 15 touchdowns.

 

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The Seminole Trio: Dyron Dye and the Seminole defense recorded their fourth shutout of the season in a 45-0 win over the Lyman Greyhounds Friday night.

 

Ray Ray Armstrong accounted for 255 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in the win. He ran for 101 yards on 15 carries and threw for 154 yards on 8-of-16 passing. Armstrong opened the game with two consecutive rushing touchdowns, the second of which was followed by a successful two point conversion where Andre Debose faked the kick and dove in for the score. Debose rushed eight times for 37 yards and caught one pass for 18 yards.

 

               

2010 Prospects

 

Lache Seastrunk: The Temple running back was kept in check in Friday's 40-14 loss to DeSoto. Seastrunk carried the ball 16 times for 57 yards and returned two kicks for a total of 37 yards.

 

On the season, Seastrunk finished with 1,403 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground.

 

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Trovon Reed: Reed pulled in seven passes for 146 yards in Thibodaux’s 26-21 victory over Covington.

 

               

2011 Prospects

 

Kenny Hilliard: Hilliard helped Patterson top Capitol Friday night, carrying the ball 34 times for 240 yards and a pair of touchdowns.


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