In last week's 48-19 romp over Iowa, Crowley junior running Davante' Bourque
rushed for 216 yards and five touchdowns, putting him at 1,063 yards and 18 TDs for the year.
This week, Crowley (4-2) hopes to stay unbeaten in District 4-3A action vs. Church Point (4-2). In addition to his exploits on the ground, Bourque has been a threat as both a receiver and return man.
Barbe (5-1) travels from Lake Charles to visit the Acadiana Rams (5-1) in a high-stakes Class 5A affair. The only loss for the Buccaneers came to Evangel Christian. Quarterback Jared Foster has been completing close to 75% of his throws this season. Acadiana RB/DB Micah Eugene has been averaging approximately nine yards per carry.
In the Cenla region, Leesville (4-2) is at Alexandria Senior High (4-2). The Wampus Cats are led by sensational senior Levander Liggins, who can play a variety of positions. Earlier this year, Liggins impressed the crowd at No. 1 5A powerhouse West Monroe and he scored five TDs last week vs. Peabody Magnet. ASH has an underrated defensive back in Michael Petty.
In Baton Rouge-area 2A action, Dunham (4-2) seeks to hand surging East Feliciana (5-0) its first loss. Dunham has benefited from the transfer of SMU commit Nyle Johnson, who has moved inside to RB from the WR position. Johnson played for University Lab in 2009. Dylan Yesso is another excellent option in the Tigers' Wing-T attack.
In the Shreveport/Bossier area, Huntington (3-3) hopes to upset undefeated Haughton (6-0) on the road. Huntington, which made a deep run in the playoffs last year with QB Jarrett Fobbs, has another fabulous signal-caller this season in Elliot Jones.
Jones threw for 309 yards last week against Woodlawn-SH and has just under 2,000 yards passing this season.
Haughton QB Dak Prescott (Mississippi State commit) has been on fire all year. Prescott has a 10:1 TD-to-INT ratio and he can also get it done with his feet. RB Marlon Seets and WR Damon Gladney help make Haughton's offense difficult to contain.
In New Orleans, Warren Easton (4-2) will have its hands full with 2-4 McDonogh #35. The Roneagles may not possess a gaudy record, but they've faced a rugged schedule in preparation for district play. Kentucky commit Theltus Cobbins directs the McDonogh offense and Utah commit Charles Henderson can make plays at both receiver and return man.
In the Teche region, E.D. White (4-2) heads to Patterson (4-2) in a District 6-3A battle. Both teams can run the football, with EDW relying on the combination of QB Grant Chiasson and FB Dylan Ledet. In turn, the Lumberbacks love to feed four-star back Kenny Hilliard (LSU commit) a steady diet of carries. Trevon Stewart, Jaydrick DeClouet, and Dexter Aucoin (Tulsa commit) are additional standouts for Patterson.
DeRidder hits the highway (La. 28, to be exact) for an encounter with Peabody Magnet. The Dragons (4-2) have an intimidating middle linebacker in Harrison Lewis (20 tackles and a sack last week vs. St. Louis Catholic).
Peabody (2-4) is better than its record indicates. The Warhorses own a win over Crowley and the Alexandria school features one of the top backs in the state: Jalen Richard (almost 1,400 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns, including seven TDs last week vs. Leesville).
St. Augustine (3-2) attempts to avoid a second loss in Catholic League play when Archbishop Shaw comes calling this weekend. The Purple Knights hope that freshman RB Leonard Fournette, who is averaging more than 200 yards rushing each game, can handle a heavy load.
Fournette suffered a bruised knee in last week's setback to Jesuit. Shaw loves to pound the football between the tackles with hard-charging runner Lawrence Breaud. Offensive lineman Chet Hebert is the big man up front for the Eagles. Shaw's defense is paced by LB Donald Phillips and safety Javis Aultman.
In a monumental Class A contest, Block (5-1) is at top-ranked St. Mary's (6-0). QB William Breland is the field general for St. Mary's. Block's top player is DE/TE Trey Vault, son of the head coach.
Crowley RB Davante' Bourque easily topped the 1,000-yard rushing mark last week for the 4-2 Gents. What's next on Bourque's agenda? We'll answer that question, as well as examine several other marquee games in Louisiana this week.