Week 2 Players of the Week
Bronze: H.L. Bourgeois quarterback Jude LeCompte – The Braves are now on a roll, and a lot of it has to do with LeCompte, who is quite an athlete under center for the Braves. Playing on a field that was torn to bits by the rain throughout the week, LeCompte’s long touchdown run helped push the Braves past Ellender on Friday night. He eclipsed 100 yards in the game, and consistently was able to push forward against the Patriots defense on Friday night.
Silver: Central Lafourche fullback Zachary Bilbo – Friday morning’s rain made passing the football incredibly tough to do on Friday night. But don’t tell that to Zachary Bilbo and the Central Lafourche Trojans. With the game on the line and just one play to make something happen, Trojans quarterback Austin Aucoin hit Bilbo in the open field during overtime on Friday night. The clunky fullback secured the ball, squared his body and dove into the end-zone for the game-winning touchdown on the last play of the game.
Gold: Terrebonne athletes Joseph Alvis and Blake Verrett – Terrebonne has a sneaky good running game – one of the best in the area. The one-two punch of Alvis and Verrett was huge on Friday night – each going over 100 yards to top South Terrebonne. The duo got the lion’s share of the nearly 400 rushing yards that Terrebonne accumulated in the lopsided win that made the Tigers now 2-0 on the young season.
By The Numbers for Prep Football Week 2
0: No local non-5A team won a game in Week 2, marking the first time in several seasons that this took place. South Terrebonne, Vandebilt, Ellender, South Lafourche, CCA, E.D. White and Houma Christian all lost on Friday night, giving a somber tone to the rainy Friday night. Class 5A locals were 3-1 on Friday with Terrebonne, H.L. Bourgeois and Central Lafourche getting wins.
73: Ellender looked poised to take an early lead against H.L. Bourgeois on Friday night. The Patriots pushed the ball 73 yards down the field and were inside the Braves 5-yard-line. But instead of scoring, Ellender fumbled, and the Braves took it all the way back for a touchdown – a play that tilted the entire game in H.L. Bourgeois’ favor.
20: With CCA leading late over Hannan, the Hawks needed 20 yards to get a first down to keep a late drive alive. They got something even better – a touchdown. Backup quarterback Timmy McDonald tossed a deep touchdown pass on the late play to shock the Lions and help Hannan secure a one-point win.
3: Through two games in the 2015 season, there are only three undefeated local teams. H.L. Bourgeois, Central Lafourche and Terrebonne are all 2-0, making them the sole survivors in our area’s quest to have a 10-0 season. Want an ironic stat regarding the team’s successes? The three unbeaten were just a combined 8-22 last season.
0: One week after turning the football over four times in the first half, South Lafourche quarterback Jaydon Cheramie was much more composed against Carver, playing a turnover-free game. Cheramie completed more than 70 percent of his passes, and did an admirable job considering how wet and soggy the field at Memorial Stadium was in the game.
1. Central Lafourche: The Trojans are No. 1 in our high-five for the first time in the four-year history of our prep football page. Central Lafourche coach Keith Menard is an excellent coach, and he has the Trojans hitting on all cylinders. The team’s early-season successes should come as a surprise to no one. This storm has been brewing for quite a while.
2. H.L. Bourgeois: The Braves are 2-0, and are riding high after beating Ellender on Friday night. The Braves have talent – that’s something the program has been having for the past few seasons. But old coach Daron Franklon gave the team confidence and new coach Carey Melvin has built on that, and has turned the team into a legitimate threat to do big things.
3. Terrebonne: Gary Hill’s Tigers were a team that everyone sort-of wrote off in the offseason after a tough season in 2014. But Terrebonne seems to be back, and is scoring points in bunches throughout the early stages of the season. It will be fun to see if the Tigers can keep their momentum going in district play.
4. E.D. White: The Cardinals got lit up for 44 points on Friday night against a very good Lakeshore team. That’s the bad news. The good news is that E.D. White still had chances to win the game late, thanks to a dominant offense that continues to score points in droves.
5. South Lafourche: Wet, sloppy field conditions really affected the Tarpons’ offense on Friday night against Carver. On a field that was relegated to a mud pit by the second quarter, South Lafourche’s spread attack couldn’t ever find a rhythm, which allowed Carver to score a win.