Three Point Stance: Hounds, Hornets try to stay perfect

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, September 27, 2022

In this edition of the Three Point Stance, Rodrick Anderson and Warren Arceneaux discuss Week 5 high school football games involving area small schools.

What is the most interesting game involving an area small school?

WA: Welsh at Loreauville. The undefeated Greyhounds get a good road test this week visiting the Tigers (2-2). Loreauville has made several good playoff runs over the past decade and feature one of the state’s leading rushers in Evan Simon, who has 704 yards on the season.

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RA: Grand Lake at East Beauregard. Former District 5-1A rivals will meet on Thursday. While run oriented, both teams have put up some big numbers this season with both eclipsing 50 points twice. Ian Vigo leads the Hornets with 687 yards and 12 touchdowns, while the Trojans’ Gage Hildreth has 553 yards and eight scores.

Name a Class 1A player to watch.

WA: Oberlin’s Demarius Williams ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns on six carries last week, scoring on runs of 6 and 32 yards. He helps power Oberlin’s ruthless ground game, which will take on Hamilton Christian Thursday night in Lake Charles.

RA: Merryville senior running back Dakota Thompson produced his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game last week with 112 yards and a touchdown, plus nine tackles on defense. The Panthers will look to end a three-game losing streak on Friday when they host Elton.

Name a Class 2A player to watch.

WA: Lake Arthur’s Ashton Davis moved to running back last week and ran for 131 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, scoring on an 80-yard run. The Tigers play Pickering this week.

RA: Welsh junior defensive lineman Troy Pattum had a big game last week for Welsh with 14 total tackles and recovered a fumble for touchdown. The Greyhounds’ defense is allowing a miserly 8.7 points a game.