"It was a shame, the way we had so many penalties in the jamboree. I think we had around 14 penalties for 140 yards that night, while we only had four for 40 yards against Patterson."
Borne and his colleagues on the East St. John defense kept four-star RB Kenny Hilliard in check Friday night. East St. John waltzed to a 28-7 lead and Hilliard, one of the top backs in the nation, was never a factor.
"We wanted to shut them down by hitting them hard on every play," Borne said. "Our gameplan was to make them run inside - not to allow them to get to the sidelines.
"I did good, but I could have done better. I had six or seven tackles, a tackle for a loss, and half a sack. I think Hilliard (who rushed for 2,512 yards in 2009) had 47 yards against us in the first half.
"I wanted to do well. I've seen my name on these recruiting lists of juniors that are coming out and I knew lots of scouts would be watching the game.
Does Borne have any favorites?
"The SMU/Texas Tech game was a great matchup. Bot teams had great athletes and SMU played good, but when you make mistakes and turn the ball over, it's usually going to cost you."
Borne and East St. John, which is ranked in the top 10 in Class 5A, are heavy favorites entering this week's game vs. Istrouma (Baton Rouge).