Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian fell 35-26 to Calabasas (Calif.) on Friday, but it wasn't any fault of four-star defensive back Deommodore Lenoir.
The Oregon commit did everything he could to help his team out. He played running back, receiver, cornerback, safety and returned kicks and punts. After Calabasas scored on the first offensive play of the game, Lenoir helped Salesian answer back. He scored on a 29-yard run to even the score. Lenoir finished with 71 yards rushing on six carries and added another 42 yards on six catches.
On defense, he moved around from safety to cornerback, sometimes drawing the unenviable task of guarding five-star prospect Darnay Holmes (#5 in the video) and other times going up against four-star receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. (#3 in the above video). Lenoir didn't back down. Instead, he relished in the competition, including the back and forth trash talking between the two teams.
"It was a lot of trash talking. I love to compete, so we was competing all game," Lenoir said. "We was going back and forth. Just competing."
Lenior also showed that he can break out the hit stick with a handful of big pops throughout the game.
And when Salesian was able to force a punt, Lenoir was there ready to try to spring a big play, which is exactly what he did when Calabasas punted on the first possession of the second half. He caught the ball on his 6-yard line, turned the corner with the help of a big block, made one defender miss and was off to the races for a 94-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Watch isolation clips of Deommodore Lenoir, above, against Calabasas. Since we were focusing on multiple players, we have highlighted Lenoir on plays that we didn't begin the play zoomed in on him.
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