Junior Update: Damon Gladney

Haughton had one of the most explosive offenses in the state of Louisiana this season, and the number one target for QB Dak Prescott & the Class 4A quarterfinalist Buccaneers was first-team all-state WR Damon Gladney.

The Haughton Buccaneers enjoyed quite a year in 2010, capturing 12 consecutive wins before losing a 49-41 thriller to eventual state champ Franklinton in the Class 4A quarterfinals.

The Bucs' offense - led by WR Damon Gladney, QB Dak Prescott (Mississippi State commit), WR Jordan Craft, and RB Marlon Seets - put up some stunning numbers, including 84 points vs. Huntington and 64 vs. St. Michael.

Gladney, the top target of Prescott, was named first-team all-state after catching 70 passes for 1,227 yards and 15 touchdowns.

"We accomplished a lot and it was the most fun that I've had in awhile with football," said Gladney. "My biggest games were against Woodlawn (Baton Rouge), where I had 185 yards receiving, and the Franklinton game, where I had 10 catches for 177 yards and 4 touchdowns."

Despite his gaudy, eye-popping stats, Gladney isn't hearing from too many schools just yet.

"I'm getting mail from Texas A&M and Arkansas," he said. "But I don't get mail from colleges at the house, so I'll have to see what's in my locker when we return to school.

"I like a lot of schools - Mississippi State, of course, because Dak's going there and we're good friends. That's a place that I'm definitely interested in."

Gladney is an unassuming, humble player who also takes care of business in the classroom.

"I couldn't believe it when I when I saw that I made first-team all-state," he said. "After the Franklinton game, everyone said that I would at least make honorable-mention, but I wasn't so sure."


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