Three-Point Stance: Projecting what to look for in Week 5

Published 2:32 pm Thursday, September 30, 2021

In this edition of the Three Point Stance, staff writers Rodrick Anderson and Warren Arceneaux preview Week 5 high school football games involving Southwest Louisiana large schools.

What is the best game involving a Class 3A team?

RA: Westgate at Lake Charles College Prep. The Trailblazers have played a tough schedule and will play up in class for the fourth time in five games. LCCP will not be able to afford the same penalties and special teams mistakes that cost it last week against De La Salle. Class 4A No. 3 Westgate has won three in a row since a season-opening loss to Class 2A No. 1 Lafayette Christian.

WA: Jennings at Sterlington. The teams played a playoff classic two years ago with the Bulldogs winning by one en route to the state championship game. That was a low-scoring game in a mud pit. This one figures to be a high-scoring game on the Sterlington turf. Trevor Etienne could be making his first start at quarterback after finishing the game there last week.

What is the most interesting Class 5A/4A game?

RA: Comeaux at Sam Houston. Sam Houston’s defensive line of Josh Lemoiner, O.J. Patterson and Jamorion Jackson will need to get to Comeaux dual-threat QB Sean Malveaux. Bronco freshman QB Gavin Stout had a solid debut, completing more than 50 percent of his passes last week. The game could come down to which defensive secondary makes a big play at the right moment.

WA: Minden at Leesville. The Wampus Cats have alternated wins and losses and get a chance to pick up a good win before opening District 3-4A play next week. Minden can put points on the board, but Leesville has scored 82 over the past two weeks. Leesville has allowed 54 and 35 points in its two losses. If they can keep the Crimson Tide under 30, the Wampus Cats should be able to get back into the win column.

Name a player to watch.

RA: Iota RB Daylan Lunson. Since missing Week 2 with an injury, the senior has back-to-back 100-yard games, including 199 yards and five touchdowns in a shootout loss to Jennings last week. Lunson could be in for another big game against a North Vermilion team that has given up 668 yards and 10 TDs on the ground.

WA: Sulphur QB Gage Trahan. The Tors QB has completed more than half his attempts and had double-digit completions in each game and has thrown for 417 yards over the past two weeks. The Tors host Lafayette, which has allowed 34 points per game over the past three weeks. A win is crucial to keep the Tors in the District 3-5A race.