THREE POINT STANCE: Eye on Iowa’s Deville

In this edition of the Three Point Stance, staff writers Rodrick Anderson and Warren Arceneaux preview Week 8 high school football games involving area large schools.

What is the most interesting game?

WA: Iowa at Westlake. The Rams can get back in the District 4-3A title chase with a win while the Yellow Jackets are looking to maintain their perfect record. The game features two of the area’s most dynamic offensive players in Westlake quarterback Jamaal Guillory and Iowa running back/wide receiver Curtis Deville.

RA: Sulphur at Barbe. Since hurricane damage canceled the 2020 edition, both teams have been looking forward to this week. The Bucs won in 2019 24-21 with some late defensive stands. The Tors are coming off their best defensive performance of the season and will need it to stop Barbe WR Jamaal Levi.

Name a 3A player to watch .

WA: Jennings RB Jamaric McZeal. Over the past six weeks McZeal has run for 600 yards and three touchdowns, providing a second running threat behind QB Trevor Etienne. The Bulldogs are 2-1 in games that McZeal has run for more than 90 yards.

RA: Iowa’s Curtis Deville continues to play on another level with four TDs longer than 50 yards last week. He has 14 total TDs and with 1,325 all-purpose yards, nearly 200 yards per game.

Name a 5A/4A player to watch .

WA: Leesville QB Parker Maks. In the two Wampus Cats district wins, Maks has thrown for 405 yards, four TDs and no interceptions. Leesville is averaging 44 points per game over the past five and have won four games in that stretch.

RA: Sulphur junior linebacker Dillon Bird had a huge impact in the Tors’ District 3-5A win over Comeaux last week with eight tackles, including three behind the line of scrimmage and a fumble recovery. Since the district season started, he has averaged eight tackles a game with 45 for the season.

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