Church Point's Boone tops Grid Stars
CROWLEY - Church Point halfback Jacob Boone isn’t accustomed to being the featured back in the Bears’ potent offensive attack.
But when Devin Landry cramped up early in the Bears’ season opener at Beau Chene last Thursday, Boone took over that role and the Gators had no answer for him.
Despite not scoring, Boone carried much of the load for the Bears, rushing 21 times for 171 yards while also hauling in a 21-yard pass to set up a touchdown in Church Point’s 14-0 victory.
Those numbers were more than enough to earn Boone top honors on this week’s edition of Grid Stars.
“We don’t have that big-play guy, but we have some hard-nosed kids,” said Church Point coach John Craig Arceneaux. “And I can’t say enough about Jacob’s performance. Devin Landry kind of cramped up and the kid we had behind him is a defensive starter so we didn’t want to put him out there.
“Jacob jumped in and played the other side and did a great job - he broke a few tackles and had some nice runs. I can’t say enough about the kid and how hard he’s worked for four years to get himself into this position.”
Also earning recognition this week were Notre Dame’s Nick Gossen and Luke Broussard, Rayne’s Jalen Williams and Brody Bourque and Iota’s Brandon Fantroy.
Gossen led Notre Dame’s ground attack with 100 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries during the Pios’ 43-6 victory over Southwood Friday. Broussard also scored twice in the victory while racking up 56 yards on seven carries.
Williams and Bourque combined for 276 yards and four touchdowns in Rayne’s 34-7 victory over St. Edmund.
Williams ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries while Bourque had 91 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries.
Fantroy picked up 81 yards on 11 carries in Iota’s 12-6 loss to Vinton.
Notre Dame and Church Point’s defenses also earned an honorable mention slot. The Pios limited Southwood to just four first downs and 103 total yards while the Bears held Beau Chene to four first downs and 77 yards.