Daniels’ breakout game tops Grid Stars
By Chris Quebedeaux
CROWLEY – It was the biggest stage thus far for Crowley High’s D’Myrus Daniels and the junior quarterback had no problem stealing the show.
In a District 4-AAA showdown of unbeatens, Daniels rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more to lead his Gents to a convincing 42-0 victory over Church Point Thursday.
Daniels’ performance was more than enough to earn him top honors on this week’s edition of Grid Stars.
Daniels got it done early in the first quarter. First, he had a 12-yard touchdown run and later, he hit Donavon Morris on a 70-yard touchdown strike.
He added another touchdown run from nine yards out in the second quarter and hit Kaleb Cormier on a 60-yard scoring strike in the third frame.
“D’Myrus is getting better,” said CHS coach Tommy Tate of Daniels. “That’s what we’ve been looking for all year out of him. He’s making good reads and starting to get a good feel for it. He’s throwing the ball well and running it well also.”
Daniels rushed eight times for 58 yards and two touchdowns while also completing nine of his 13 pass attempts for 216 yards and two scores.
Crowley’s defense was also stellar, holding Church Point to just 71 total yards of offense on the night. The Gents forced four fumbles and recovered two - one by Tyler Hebert and the other by Tuskani Figaro.
Also earning recognition this week are Notre Dame quarterback Ryan Leonards and the Pios defense.
Leonards helped led Class AAA’s top-ranked Pios to a 35-0 victory over Rayne by completing six of his nine pass attempts for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
He connected with Marshall Watson on a 25-yard scoring strike and hit Stu Cook on a 45-yard touchdown pass.
Notre Dame’s defense limited the Wolves to 120 total yards. Ricky Stoma had an interception for the Pios while Will Leger, Charlie Daigle, Paul LaCroix and John Rothermel each recorded six tackles.
Iota’s Colby Wickman also made the list, rushing eight times for 80 yards in the Bulldogs’ 14-7 loss to Lake Arthur Friday.