Crowley’s Harmon tops list of Grid Stars
The fourth week of the 2017 prep football season saw some impressive performances on both sides of the ball from each Acadia Parish team.
The five area teams combined to score 181 points and amass 1,983 yards in going 4-1 on the week.
The area squads were even more impressive on the defensive side where two of them pitched shutouts – Crowley and Notre Dame – while Rayne and Church Point combined to give up just 19 points.
In the four victories, Crowley, Notre Dame, Rayne and Church Point limited their opposition to just 579 total yards.
The most impressive individual performance on the defensive side was turned in by Crowley High senior Desmond Harmon.
Harmon was all over the Eunice backfield and pressured EHS quarterback Jaden Brasseaux the entire night in the Gents’ 39-0 victory. He logged two solo tackles, two sacks and also blocked a punt, which he recovered and returned eight yards for a touchdown.
Offensively, Harmon also made an impact when he got in on a two-point conversion attempt and rambled in for the score.
Teammate Jalean Jenkins also had a big game for the Gents with five tackles and an interception that he returned 52 yards for a touchdown.
Notre Dame’s Thomas Stevens and Alex Brouillette had exceptional games in the Pios’ 37-0 thrashing of Catholic High of New Iberia.
Stevens logged eight tackles, including a sack for a 10-yard loss. Brouillette had four tackles, including a pair of sacks, and had two quarterback hurries.
Offensively, Rayne’s Trent Winbush made a push for top honors this week after an impressive showing in the Wolves’ 35-7 victory over Erath on Thursday.
Winbush carried the bulk of the load for the Wolves, rushing for 294 yards and five touchdowns on 19 carries. He scored on runs of 61, 50, 34, 16 and five yards.
Zach Fontenot also did his part by hauling in five catches for 87 yards.
Rayne totaled 430 yards of offense on the night. Winbush and Fontenot combined for 381.
Other offensive standouts include Church Point’s Rodney Dupuis and Gavin Richard, Iota’s Kaleb Guillory and Trae Rambin, Notre Dame’s Waylon Bourgeois and Crowley High’s Keith Wilson and Obadiah Butler.
Dupuis and Richard combined for 162 yards and two touchdowns during the Bears’ 51-12 romping of Pine Prairie.
Dupuis picked up 154 yards on 14 carries and scored on a 22-yard burst. Richard posted 108 yards on 12 carries, scoring on a five-yard scamper.
Guillory and Rambin were both impressive in the Bulldogs’ 34-19 loss at Northwest.
Guillory had another big night, rushing for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries despite sitting out for over a quarter with an injury.
Rambin also fared well, completing eight of 24 pass attempts for 120 yards, including a 34-yard scoring strike to Tyrone Charlot late in the game.
Bourgeois made the best of five carries for the Pios, picking up 37 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Wilson was the Gents’ rushing lead with 93 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Butler followed close behind with 15 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown.