In this edition of the Three Point Stance, staff writers Rodrick Anderson and Warren Arceneaux review Week 5 of high school football.
Which team had the biggest win?
WA: Iowa, which had a rough preseason in terms of injuries, is suddenly in good shape heading into District 4-3A play after beating Class 4A DeRidder 13-3 to improve to 3-2. The win was the third in four weeks for the Yellow Jackets, whose traditionally strong defense seems to be rounding into form.
RA: Grand Lake's best season in school history keeps getting better. The Hornets beat Basile 28-13 for win No. 5. Quarterback Brayden Richard threw three touchdown passes in the first half, including two to Luke McCardle, and the defense shut out Basile in the second half. Grand Lake will travel to play unbeaten Oberlin on Friday in a District 4-1A showdown.
Which large schools player was most impressive?
WA: Iota's Luke Doucet surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark with 319 yards and three TDs to lead the Bulldogs to a win over North Vermilion.
RA: Sam Houston senior receiver Tavyen Grice accounted for four TDs in the Broncos' 45-27 win over Comeaux. Grice scored on runs of 7, 6 and 17 and caught a 35-yard TD from Kyle Bartley. Grice finished with 219 total yards (97 rushing, 122 receiving) on 23 touches. Grice has scored 10 TDs in five games (5 rushing, 5 receiving) and thrown one as well.
Which small schools player was most impressive?
WA: Lake Charles College Prep's Glynn Johnson caught eight passes for 121 yards and a TD and helped save a score on defense by forcing a fumble inside the red zone to help the Trailblazers to a 27-20 win over Kinder.
RA: Lake Arthur's Daylon Charles did a little bit of everything Thursday in the Tigers' 55-7 road win over Pickering. He scored on runs of 7 and 81 yards, caught a pair of TDs (18 and 83 yards from Tyler Breaux) and scored on a 68-yard pick-six in the third quarter. In five games, Charles 654 rushing yards 183 receiving and 14 TDs, one more than Iota's Doucet.