Lafayette County vs Shaw breakdown

Hurricane Katrina has delayed and canceled many games throughout the state of Mississippi and Louisiana.One of those games that was canceled was Lafayette County vs Horn Lake that was set to be played on September 9th.Lafayette County filled in the game with Shaw (2A). It was not much of a contest, but both squads had to make the most out of a bad situation.

The following pictures were taken at the Lafayette County vs Shaw game:

Justin Woodall

Justin Woodall

Jamie Phillips

Markeno Lee


The Rebels have pegged Justin Woodall (6' 1 1/2", 208) as a "must have" for their 2006 Class. Justin plays quarterback and free safety for Lafayette County. In the season opener, Justin had 3 picks in the first half alone against Holly Springs. He took back one to the house for a 68 yard TD. On offense, Justin threw a 74 yard TD on the second play of the game. LafayetteCounty sat out their starters in the second half.

Justin ran a 4.71 forty at the Scout combine that was held in Starkville this past Spring. But like Jerry Rice, do not let the forty time fool you. Woodall has football speed. He has very long strides and very good quickness for a man his size. But what makes Justin so valuable is his knack for knowing where the ball is headed. Hint, it is no mistake that Woodall has 33 interceptions in the last two seasons and one game!!

Jamie Phillips (6' 0", 210) starts at fullback and linebacker for Lafayette County. Linebacker is where Jamie makes more of an impact on the field for Lafayette County, where Phillips had 118 tackles and 5 sacks last season. But it is at fullback where the Rebels are recruiting Phillips to play. Jamie is built sturdy and is a hard nosed player. He looks for contact which is essential for any fullback. Jamie will have to put on some weight for the next level, but he has the body to hold the needed weight.

One player who we knew nothing about that jumped out at us was Markeno Lee (6' 4", 245). Markeno plays left defensive end for Lafayette County. We were impressed with his explosiveness and speed as Markeno ran down the running back from behind on several plays. Lee is just a junior, and he definitely will be one to watch for the Class of 2007.

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