Crowley's Mills, Notre Dame's Broussard tops Grid Stars
CROWLEY – With district play well underway, Week 7 of the 2011 prep football season was highlighted by a number of outstanding individual performances by Acadia Parish athletes.
However, none was more impressive than the performances put forth by Crowley High quarterback Andre Mills and Notre Dame running back Luke Broussard. That duo combined for 491 total yards of offense and eight touchdowns in leading their teams to District 4-3A victories over South Beauregard and Iowa, respectively.
In doing so, the pair shared top honors on this week’s addition of Grid Stars.
Mills helped lead the Gents to a 48-28 victory over South Beauregard by racking up 146 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He also completed eight passes for another 153 yards.
The first-year starting quarterback got Crowley on the board early with a 1-yard touchdown run and he added a 19-yard scoring scamper just before the half to put the Gents up 22-14.
Mills added a pair of 8-yard touchdown runs in the third and fourth quarters to help his squad pull away. Although he didn’t throw for a score, he did have a number of big pass plays, including a pair of completions to Chanz Moore (31 and 33 yards) and a 28-yard completion to Kaleb Cormier.
Broussard was just as impressive in Notre Dame’s 48-21 victory over Iowa. The senior tailback opened the game with a 52-yard scoring run on the Pios’ first offensive possession and he scored again on a 4-yard scamper midway through the second quarter. He added a 63-yard touchdown run on the final play of the third quarter and hit paydirt again just a minute and a half later from 69 yards out.
Also earning recognition last week were Crowley’s Davante Bourque, Notre Dame’s Nick Gossen and D.J. Petitjean, Church Point’s Jacob Boone and Gallen Williams, Rayne’s Clarence Leger and Dannie Harmon and Iota’s Brandon Fantroy.
Bourque actually led the Gents rushing attack, piling up 175 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. He scored on runs from 3, 12 and 66 yards.
Gossen followed Broussard with 124 yards on 19 carries while Petitjean had a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown for the Pios.
Boone (13-105, 2 TD) and Gallen (19-95, 2 TD) combined for 200 yards and four touchdowns as the Bears cruised to a 34-6 victory over Northwest to improve to 2-0 in District 5-3A play.
Leger was one of the few bright spots for Rayne, completing four passes for 106 yards and a touchdown in the Wolves’ 40-13 loss to Port Barre. Harmon was on the receiving end of two of those passes for 77 yards and a touchdown.
Fantroy was Iota’s leading rusher in the Bulldogs’ 21-14 loss to Oakdale. He picked up 115 yards and scored Iota’s only two touchdowns on 18 carries.