LCCP regroups for Westgate, looks to correct last week’s breakdowns

Published 10:36 am Wednesday, September 29, 2021

A week after letting one slip away against De La Salle of New Orleans, Lake Charles College Prep gets another chance to take down a ranked opponent Friday when the Trailblazers host Westgate, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A.

The Blazers (2-2) are No. 7 in Class 3A.

The Tigers (3-1), who beat St. Martinville 39-21 last week, have shuffled players around on offense after losing starting quarterback Brennan Landry to injury in Week 1. Converted receiver Jordan Doucet started under center last week, throwing for 106 yards and two touchdowns, running for 81 yards and returning a kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. Running back Steven Antoine ran for 127 yards, his third consecutive game of 100 yards or more.

Despite starting three quarterbacks, Westgate averages 34 points per game.

LCCP suffered from missed chances last week. Two De La Salle touchdowns were preceded by fourth-down conversions. A Blazers interception was called back because of a penalty. De La Salle scored on a 37-yard touchdown pass on the next play. Prep also lost 31 yards on a bad punt snap that set up a short De La Salle touchdown drive. After scoring on the first play from scrimmage, Prep had three first-half possessions end on three-and-outs.

Prep was able to run the ball effectively, totaling more than 200 yards and scoring on runs of 31 and 60 yards by TreVonte Citizen and 38 yards by Devonte Guidroz.

Citizen finished with 154 yards on 17 carries.

Elsewhere

Washington-Marion (2-1) will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it hosts Booker T. Washington of New Orleans (1-1) Thursday night at LaGrange. W-M turned the ball over five times in a 24-22 loss to St. Louis last week. Derrick Paul had his third consecutive 100-yard game and Justin Thomas threw for a season-high 198 yards. BTW has allowed two offensive touchdowns and is coming off a 13-0 loss to Landry-Walker.

Leesville (2-2) will host Minden (2-2) hoping to bounce back from a 35-32 loss to Pineville last week. Pineville (2-2), which is 2-0 against Southwest Louisiana teams, will look to spoil Iowa’s perfect start when it visits the Yellow Jackets Friday night.