10 impressions of jamboree action
August 27, 2017 - Finding Carter
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The games naturally don’t matter in a record books.
Most coaches don’t even spend time game-planning for a opponent, so we shouldn’t appreciate a formula of jamboree football utterly so literally.
Still, we’re human. We saw, and initial impressions were made.
Below are 10 things that stranded out in a minds of The Daily Advertiser prep reporters James Bewers and Kevin Foote after observation area jamboree games and scores on Thursday and Friday.
1. Lalonde impresses during QB
Most of a speak surrounding Cecilia entering a deteriorate concerned ability positions guys like Kaleb Carter, Ryan Malbrough and Devin Briscoe and how new offense coordinator Clint Harrison would widespread a round around. But a actor who touches a round on each descent snap, new starting quarterback Landon Lalonde, is a pivotal to drumming a bomb intensity of a Bulldogs offense.
If a second half of a jamboree was any indication, a comparison has a collection to do that.
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Cecilia clearly couldn’t do anything right offensively by a initial 12 mins opposite a unbending Teurlings Catholic defense, though Lalonde found Carter on a 41-yard touchdown strike. That large play paved a approach for an considerable two-minute expostulate by Lalonde and a Bulldogs offense on their subsequent possession.
Cecilia converted dual fourth-down attempts on that drive, including a pass from Lalonde to Lance Williams and after a hasten by Lalonde to pierce inside Rebels’ territory. Lalonde showed utterly good athleticism in avoiding a pass rush on a fourth-down run. Lalonde afterwards finished a expostulate by rolling out and anticipating Carter for a brief touchdown pass.
It was a brief representation size, as any jamboree observations are, though Cecilia offense appears to be in good hands with Lalonde.
We went to Cecilia and found 5 things to watch for streamer into a Bulldogs’ 2017 season.
Note: Briscoe did not play in a jamboree due to a teenager injury.
2. Carencro’s invulnerability could be dominant
Neither a Carencro invulnerability nor a Comeaux invulnerability authorised any points in a 24 mins a teams were on a field. The disproportion in a diversion was an interception returned for a touchdown by Golden Bears linebacker Kelvondre Hebert. So for all intents and purposes, both defenses were really impressive.
But a Spartans invulnerability spasmodic gave belligerent before eventually buckling down. That simply didn’t occur to a Carencro defense.
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In fact, Comeaux finished adult with glorious margin position on dual apart occasions due to muffed punts by a Golden Bears (Carencro also had an additional prove blocked). On both occasions, a Spartans finished adult branch a round over on downs. Carencro swarmed to a round when Comeaux attempted to run it, and a Spartans had difficulty safeguarding quarterback Tre Harris when he forsaken behind to pass.
Carencro had 3 defensive players — defensive finish Keon Jean-Batiste, linebacker Jalen Angelle and two-way timber Traylon Barnaba — make a preseason All-Acadiana team, so it’s not startling to see a good arrangement by a Golden Bears defense. But a Golden Bears have some work to do in a other dual phases of a game, generally special teams.
We sat down with 3 members of a Carencro High football group during a Prep Football Media Day and asked them a few questions about their pregame routine, that involves throwing a few zzz’s.
We went to Carencro and found 5 things to watch for streamer into a Golden Bears’ 2017 season.
3. Girod star in making
He’s usually a sophomore, so his best competence still be on a horizon. But Breaux Bridge far-reaching receiver Dartravien Girod’s sophomore deteriorate started with a crash Thursday night.
Girod, a first-team All-District performer and a preseason All-Acadiana selection, was obliged for dual prolonged touchdowns opposite Lafayette. The initial came when Tigers quarterback Cole Mouton found Girod for a 62-yard score, an easy chuck for Mouton deliberation he had damaged giveaway into a secondary.
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The subsequent came on a opening kickoff of a second half, when Girod slipped by a core of Lafayette kickoff coverage to measure untouched.
Girod’s bomb touchdowns weren’t a usually large plays in a jamboree full of them. Mighty Lions using behind Corren Norman had runs of 52 and 70 yards, a latter of that was a touchdown in a initial half. Breaux Bridge using behind Kavion Martin also pennyless a prolonged touchdown run on a brush play in a second half, while Lafayette receiver Kio Thomas hauled in a brief pass and incited it adult a sideline for a 78-yard touchdown.
But Girod’s speed and fluidity make him game-changer each time he touches a ball. For my money, he was a many considerable contestant to take a margin during a Kiwanis of Lafayette Jamboree.
We went to Breaux Bridge and found 5 things to watch for streamer into a Tigers’ 2017 season.
4. STM QB conflict continues
St. Thomas More coaches believed both of their quarterbacks could play to start a season. With churned results, that valid to be loyal in a Cougars’ jamboree.
Senior Peyton Landry and sophomore Caleb Holstein separate time via a matchup with St. Martinville. The Cougars offense, as a whole, imposed a will opposite St. Martinville, and both quarterbacks had some splendid moments.
After Chris Primeaux returned a opening kickoff for a touchdown, Holstein found John Robertson on a prove route, and Robertson pennyless a tackle and raced 60 yards to a finish zone. Holstein, however, was intercepted in a St. Martinville domain on his subsequent possession.
Landry, with reduction a notation remaining in a half, led a 65-yard expostulate on 4 plays. He finished 3 of his 4 passes, including connectors of 13, 22 and 35 yards. The 35-yard execution was touchdown accepting by parsimonious finish Thomas Morton on a well-thrown ball.
The dual quarterbacks’ final statistics were sincerely similar, so there doesn’t seem to be many subdivision between a two. Landry was projected starter entering a season, though a two-quarterback complement could continue into a initial few games of a season.
We sat down with 3 members of a STM football group during a Prep Football Media Day to ask them a few discerning questions about how they get prepared for diversion day.
5. No surprises with Acadiana
As expected, Acadiana fits a check of a group that will be a favorite in District 3-5A and a contender in Class 5A.
Behind a complicated descent line, a Wreckin’ Rams split-back curve had widespread stretches opposite a typically stout, though now inexperienced, Notre Dame front seven. Acadiana’s initial possession of a jamboree was a scoring expostulate off 88 yards on 4 play. Ziggy Francis used his low core of sobriety to trip out of tackles and gnaw adult 68 yards on a drive, including a 47-yard touchdown run. Lucky Brooks also combined 30 yards on dual carries.
Later in a initial half, Francis found illumination and sprinted 66 yards for his second touchdown of a day. Francis alone had 143 yards on 7 carries in a initial 12 minutes. Aside from a fail in a second half, quarterback Jaylon Borel showed some elusiveness when he kept a ball. He was obliged for an 8-yard touchdown pass in a initial half.
Acadiana’s defense, that authorised usually 6 points, was also really active. Depth was a regard for a Wreckin’ Rams’ defensive line entering a season, though defensive finish Bishop Breaux shined Friday, including recuperating a fumble.
We went to Acadiana and found 5 things to watch for streamer into a Wreckin’ Rams’ 2017 season.
6. LCA offense scary
In no approach was it a surprise, though a LCA Knights’ offense really had a wow cause to it.
Yes, a Knights were bomb offensively final year and yes, they have many of a same names back. But we could tell in Thursday’s 21-14 detriment to Catholic High of New Iberia that another year has done a difference.
Trey Breaux is elusive, Zachary Clement has a clever arm, and man, Errol Rogers Jr. delivered a exclamation point. He’s usually a sophomore though showed a ability to go get a round as good as run divided from you.
And notwithstanding giving adult 21 points to a high-powered Catholic High offense, there were some moments on invulnerability as well. Time will tell if a Knights can get good adequate on invulnerability to make a critical run during a Dome, though a news final week about Southern Lab not being authorised for postseason play had to put some additional pep in their step.
We sat down with 4 members of a Lafayette Christian Academy football group during a Prep Football Media Day and asked them a few discerning questions.
We went to Lafayette Christian and found 5 things to watch streamer into a Knights’ 2017 season.
7. Encouraging start for VC
Much like NFL preseason football, jamborees can be deceiving.
For a many part, teams don’t gameplan for a opponent. They usually arrange of play to see where they are in a routine of possibly heightening adult or determining any position battles.
With that said, former UL quarterback Brady Thomas positively seemed to have a Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles headed in a right instruction in Thursday’s 14-7 win over Ascension Episcopal during Teurlings Catholic.
Like in many of a jamboree performances, carrying a seasoned quarterback seemed to make a large difference. JT Lege was on a mark, and his receivers done play. Even with his one interception low on Blue Gators’ territory, he had a intensity touchdown pass forsaken on a prior play.
There’s still a prolonged approach to go before VC can lapse behind to a informed place atop a District 7-1A standings. LCA is apparently really dangerous and Central Catholic is always frightful as well, though a Eagles’ flitting diversion could be manly again.
VC’s using diversion was non-existent, though it’s also puzzled a Eagles will be personification many teams as earthy as Ascension’s front 7 a rest of a way.
We went to Vermilion Catholic and found 5 things to watch for streamer into a Screamin’ Eagles’ 2017 season.
8. Stokes is fast-fast
With many of a preseason courtesy on three-year starting quarterback Diallo Landry, it was indeed using behind Jadan Stokes that stole a uncover for Catholic High with 197 yards rushing in a half of football during a 21-14 win over Lafayette Christian on Thursday.
Stokes apparently has prime-time speed and also showed a zeal to be a workhorse with steady carries, even after tweaking his leg on a run, in a jamboree.
Early expectations are that Catholic will be concerned in many blowout wins again this year, so it’s tough to know accurately how many carries Stokes will get, even if he’s healthy all season. Either way, he put his name in a shawl when perplexing to establish a biggest-home run hitter in a Acadiana area this fall.
The other thing Thursday’s jamboree win showed wasn’t as pleasing for Catholic. As good as a using diversion was with 289 yards rushing in 24 mins of play, a throwing diversion stays in a “needs improvement” category during 1-of-5 passing.
Preview video for 2017 Catholic-NI football
9. Bouncing back?
Two years ago, a Crowley Gents enjoyed a noted 10-0 unchanging season.
Last year, a Gents weren’t means to furnish an encore opening when injuries wrecked a offense on their approach to a unsatisfactory 2-8 campaign.
Since then, manager Josh Fontenot changed for a new commencement during Southside High and Jeptha Wall insincere to a bench during Crowley High. True, it didn’t count, though a Gents’ initial open opening underneath Wall was utterly a arrangement with a 46-21 win over Erath.
We went to Crowley and found 5 things to watch streamer into a Gents’ 2017 season.
And that’s with blank countless additional points.
The down cycle has lasted a few some-more years during Westgate High in New Iberia.
After a widen with mixed state semifinal appearances, Westgate has struggled to get wins in new seasons, settling for 4-6 final season. Scoring points has been a vital distress for a Tigers in new years, though carrying a horde of returning starters seemed to prove wish for a annulment in 2017.
The initial pointer was a good one with a 25-13 jamboree win over New Iberia.
Other teams anticipating to miscarry easily this tumble from unsatisfactory 2016 seasons are Church Point, that kick North Vermilion 15-12, and Opelousas, that competed with 3A juggernaut 8-0 in a initial diversion underneath new conduct manager Doug Guillory.
10. Happy coaches Monday
Sincere or not. Overreaction or not.
Every time we saw a flurry of penalties, or a receiver run a bad route, or a typically clever invulnerability concede a prolonged touchdown run, or a quarterback overpower a wide-open receiver, it came to my mind.
Boy, are some coaches in a Acadiana area going to have fun during use come Monday (weather permitting, of course).
Film from final year is one thing. So are a open and a struggle for that matter. But a jamboree is a initial “under-the-lights” form dress operation for these teams, so what a good lessons to learn.
Jamboree or not, it still was intolerable to see Acadiana’s curve conflict run right by Notre Dame’s invulnerability in a early going.
But it wasn’t usually a Pios, or any one team. Like in any jamboree, there was copiousness of room for improvement. And a initial day for that routine to start is Monday.
Have fun, guys.
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FRIDAY’S AREA JAMBOREE RESULTS
Lafayette Kiwanis Jamboree
St. Thomas More 28, St. Martinville 0
Acadiana 20, Notre Dame 6
LaGrange 35, Northside 0
Sugar Cane Jamboree
Loreauville 25, Delcambre 6
Jeanerette 18, Highland Baptist 0
Westgate 25, New Iberia 13
Gueydan “Bear Down” Jamboree
Gueydan 20, Hamilton Christian 6
Hamilton Christian 0, Southside 0
Gueydan 16, Southside 7
Opelousas Kiwanis Jamboree
Opelousas Catholic 41 Hanson 0
Westminster 13 University-Alex. 0
St. Landry Parish Public School Jamboree
North Central 6 Eunice-JV 6
Beau Chene 20, Port Barre 0
Northwest 8, Opelousas 0
THURSDAY’S JAMBOREE RESULTS
Lafayette Kiwanis Jamboree
Teurlings Catholic 17, Cecilia 13
Carencro 6, Comeaux 0
Breaux Bridge 29, Lafayette High 17
Iron Man Jamboree
Vermilion Catholic 14, Ascension Episcopal 7
Catholic-NI 21, Lafayette Christian 14
Acadia-Vermilion Parish Jamboree
Crowley 46, Erath 21
Rayne 35, Abbeville 14
Church Point 15, North Vermilion 12
(Notes: Rodney Dupuis 10-63, 1 TD)
Kaplan 29, Lake Arthur 0
Joe Nagata Jamboree
Sacred Heart-VP 28, St. Edmund 6
Eunice 27, Iota 7