4A 2nd Round Playoff Predictions, Part II

4A 2nd Round Playoff Predictions, Part II

No. 2 Salmen and T.J. Price, who holds an offer from Louisiana Tech, are at home this Friday versus No. 15 O.P. Walker and five-star defensive tackle Anthony Johnson. Will Johnson and the Chargers stun the Spartans in Slidell? We have the answers here.

NO. 14 WOODLAWN-BR (9-2) AT NO. 3 HAUGHTON (11-0) -- You have to admire the toughness of Haughton QB Dak Prescott. After the Mississippi State commit was banged up in the ninth week of the season, there were questions about whether he would even play the following week against then-undefeated Parkway.

But play he did, and he definitely played well, guiding Haughton to victory in the Parkway game. Last week, Prescott threw for 231 yards and four TDs -- in little more than a half of action -- as the Buccaneers raced to a 41-7 lead over St. Michael.


Marlon Seets
Haughton eventually held on for a 64-54 win, and RB/LB Marlon Seets clinched it with a 97-yard interception return for a touchdown. Seets also picked up 168 yards rushing with three more scores.

The WR trio of Jordan Craft, Damon Gladney, and Trent Jacobs caught all four of Prescott's scoring passes, with two going to Craft.

Woodlawn took charge at halftime in its first-round game against Ruston, scoring 21 unanswered points after the break to advance, 35-14.

RB Kenneth Collins (14-95) scored three TDs, and QB Kendall Barnes threw for 175 yards and another score for the Panthers.

Prior to the season, there were avid debates concerning the identity of the best quarterback in Louisiana. Now, 11 weeks of action later (not including jamborees), the answer is clear: Dak Prescott.

Woodlawn hasn't seen a quarterback with Prescott's skills, but will Haughton's defense be able to put the clamps on the Panthers' balanced attack?

Haughton, 45-28

NO. 11 LEESVILLE (9-2) AT NO. 6 FRANKLINTON (10-1) -- This matchup is another potential offensive extravaganza. Last week, Leesville all-purpose star Levander Liggins scored five touchdowns for the fourth time this season.

There's no doubt that Leesville head coach David Feaster can scheme with the best of the offensive gurus.


Josh Robinson
Which brings us to Franklinton. Head coach Shane Smith and the Demons have been a scoring machine over the past few years, and it starts with the one-two punch of QB Terrance Magee (LSU commit) and RB Josh Robinson (Mississippi State commit).

The Demons, whose only setback was to Abilene, Texas, have scored almost 600 points and Robinson (15-plus yards per carry) and Magee (10.9 yards per carry) are both physically superior athletes that simply run through would-be tacklers.

WRs Chris Briggs and Vincent Wilson and RB Reggie Wilson are other important factors for Franklinton, which was the 2009 Class 4A state runner-up.

Franklinton, 50-31


Jevante Watson
NO. 10 VANDEBILT CATHOLIC (8-2) AT NO. 7 BASTROP (10-1) -- Vandebilt Catholic has played inspired football after the tragic death of its starting quarterback, T.J. Cantrelle, in a September automobile accident.

Freshman Elijah McGuire has over 1,000 yards rushing for the Terriers, who smashed McKinley last week, 42-6. McGuire ran for three scores and threw for two more in that game.

Bastrop, in the first-round, downed Alexandria Senior High, 64-9. The Rams received outstanding efforts from center Earl Ross Downs, RB Rodriguez Moore, and WR/DB Jevante Watson in building a 52-7 lead at the half.

Head coach Brad Bradshaw and the Rams are still hopping mad after Neville outscored them, 56-44, a few weeks ago.

Bastrop, 38-18

NO. 15 O.P. WALKER (7-3) AT NO. 2 SALMEN (9-1) -- Tulane commit Robert Kelley ran for 211 yards and three touchdowns last week in O.P. Walker's 34-6 rout of Minden. Five-star defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, an LSU commit, registered a safety as the Chargers' defense contained the Crimson Tide all night.

O.P. Walker isn't merely a running team, either. QB Devin Powell had two TD passes last week.


Daniel Sams
Salmen's defense also played well in the first-round, shutting down Benton's offense. The Spartans only allowed 165 yards of total offense to the No. 31 Tigers.

Quarterbacks Daniel Sams (Kansas State commit) and Matt Lipham combined to throw for just under 300 yards, and Sams caught a touchdown pass from Lipham.

Sams and Lipham, as high-profile QBs, get most of the publicity on Salmen's team, but three seniors on the defense -- DT Malcolm Pichon, DE T.J. Price, and CB Chrishawn Dupuy -- have all enjoyed top-notch seasons.

With plenty of big, fast, and talented prospects on the field, there should be some big hits dished out in this game

Salmen, 35-22

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