Notre Dame's Credeur to play in annual Bayou Bowl

CROWLEY – For Notre Dame’s Kipp Credeur, walking off the turf at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome last December following a 42-7 loss to Parkview in the state finals was a somber feeling.

At that point, his football playing days were questionable at best.

Or so it seemed.

But the Class 3A All-State selection will not only continue his career at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, with whom he recently signed, but he will also get in one final prep game, that when he participates in the 11th Annual Bayou Bowl this  Saturday in Baytown, Texas.

The game pits some of Louisiana’s best prep players against a group of Texas all-stars.

“When I left the field after the championship game, it was somewhat disappointing because at that point, I was thinking that was my last football game ever,” said Credeur, who logged 20 tackles and had a forced fumble in the title game en route to being named Notre Dame’s MVP.

“But when I found out I was selected to play in this game (Bayou Bowl) I was pretty pumped.”

Credeur said he can’t wait for Saturday’s 7 p.m. kickoff at Stallworth Stadium.

“I’m really proud to be selected for this game and I’m just excited to get to suit up for one more high school game,” he said.

“This is a great honor and I just can’t wait to play in it.”

Credeur will line up against a Texas squad that is headlined by a pair of University of Houston wideouts in John Leday of Port Arthur and Caleb Hobbs of Langham Creek.

The quarterbacks on the Texas roster include Dulles High’s Robert Harris and P.A. Memorial’s Ricky Fisk. Harris is headed to Mary-Hardin Baylor while Fisk will play at Morgan State.

Texas’ running backs will be Blinn J.C. signee Jerricho Worrell of Eisenhower High School and Belhaven University signee Adam Johnson of Cinco Ranch.

“This isn’t like playing against a regular high school team,” said Credeur. “It’s an all-star game. It’s the best players in Texas playing against some of the best in Louisiana so I know it’s going to be a challenge. It’s going to be the closest to playing college football that you can get.”

Credeur finished his senior season at Notre Dame with 81 tackles, including five sacks and 11 tackles for a loss.

Joining him on the Louisiana squad are Acadiana area standouts Trent Trosclair and Kurt Viges of Eunice, Maxwell Fritscher and Brandon Bergeron of St. Thomas More, Jalen Williams and Matt Standiford of Westminster, Chad Harris of Acadiana and Jamal Chevis of Beau Chene.

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