Focus 2014: Raymond Bonnette

Loreauville junior QB Raymond Bonnette is having a terrific season. His team is 7-1 with Bonnette setting school records throwing the football.

Raymond Bonnette is piling up the yardage for the Loreauville Tigers. The 5-11, 175-pounder has passed for approximately 1,600 yards with 21 touchdowns.

The Tigers lost a district grudge match on Friday to Catholic-New Iberia, although Bonnette had his customary sparkling performance (285 yards through the air with four total TDs).

"We're doing good," Bonnette said. "We're hoping to go to the Dome. I couldn't have set the record (for passing touchdowns in a season) without my line.

"I want to play quarterback in college but I would switch to cornerback. I've mainly been hearing from Mississippi State with letters; I'm really interested in Miami. I like the tradition and legacy at Miami."

While Bonnette racks up big numbers, he's not concerned with stats.

"I'm not worried about any of that," he said. "We just have to keep working harder every day to improve."

Bonnette's younger brother - 2015 wide receiver Rhashid Bonnette - is an elite talent who leads the team in receiving.

Rhashid (6-0, 185), who is averaging nearly 30 yards per catch, already owns the Loreauville record for most touchdown catches in a year with nine.

"It feels good to be throwing the ball to my brother," Raymond said. "We've been doing it all our lives. Rhashid is an excellent player."

Loreauville has scored at least 35 points in every contest. Offensive coordinator Rhett Peltier's charges have hung a minimum of 47 on the scoreboard five times.

Raymond Bonnette (No. 4, right) is pictured below with 2014 running back Spencer Mitchell (No. 3) in a 54-31 week one win over Central Catholic.

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