2023 GF Player of the Week Award Winners:
If there was anyone who was locked in last Friday night, it was Lafayette High School QB Kevon’te Landry. In Lafayette’s 56-29 victory over St. Martinville, Landry put up 449 yards of total offense and was responsible for all of the Lions’ touchdowns. Landry completed 17 of his 27 passes with 337 yards and five passing touchdowns while running for 112 yards and five touchdowns.
Our second player of the week is none other than East Feliciana High School RB Herman Baptiste. In the Tigers’ 42-8 victory over Livonia, Baptiste was the star of the show. He rushed for 285 yards and four touchdowns on just 10 carries! Baptiste also made plays on the defensive side of the ball as well as he had an interception and a fumble recovery.
Westminster Christian Academy (Lafayette) QB Brock Stomps is another quarterback on this list that balled out last weekend. Stomps completed 28 of his 47 passes for 470 yards and six touchdowns. Despite his performance, his team lost 50-43 to North Iberville High School. However, Stomps and his team’s performance will be a wake-up call to any of Westminster Christian’s opponents that this team is serious business.
If there is one player on this list who you would consider an Iron Man, it is St. Thomas Aquinas RB/LB Kendrell Perry. In the Falcons’ 60-39 victory over Archbishop Hannan, Perry had 192 total yards (175 yards rushing and 17 yards receiving) with three touchdowns and a two-point conversion. On defense, he had 13 total tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.
Entering the season, there were a lot of questions surrounding the Zachary program after having a stable succession of quarterbacks after having three straight DI prospects with Lindsey Scott, Jr., Keilon Brown and Eli Holstein under center. However, the Broncos first-year starting senior field general, Hudson Spangler, answered those questions after his strong performance in their 48-7 dismantling of West Monroe.
Spangler completed 18 of his 25 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns. If he keeps having these types of performances, the Broncos will have a shot to add a fifth state title to their trophy case.
If you thought we were finished talking about Westminster Christian Academy (Lafayette) , you are dead wrong! 2025 WR David Beazley joins his teammate, QB Brock Stomps, on the Player of the Week List. Beazley had eight catches for 207 yards and three touchdowns during Westminister Christians’s 50-43 loss to North Iberville. The Stomps-Beazley connection will continue to be dangerous throughout the season and the next.
This season, Opelousas has a lot of talent on its team, including 2024 four-star OLB Corey Amos. However, there may be another player you need to watch out for on this team and that is RB D’Shaun Ford. Ford had 22 carries for 255 yards and four touchdowns in Opelousas’ impressive 54-12 win over Leesville. Ford will be a player that will be looked at by colleges if he keeps these types of performances up.
Despite his team losing 60-39 to St. Thomas Aquinas due to the efforts of Kendrell Perry, Archbishop Hannan High School RB Cartez Brown put on a show that was just as spectacular. Brown rushed for 318 yards and four tuddys. Nobody else on this list rushed for more yards than Brown did last weekend.
The Northshore has produced a lot of great running backs including Pro Bowler Matt Forte, former Tulane and Tennessee Titans RB Tyjae Spears and former Mississippi State RB Josh Robinson. There’s now another future star running back out of the Northshore area in Mandeville RB Nate Sheppard. In the Skippers’ 42-7 victory over district rivals Slidell High School, Sheppard had 11 carries for 187 rushing yards with four touchdowns. What makes this stat line so impressive isn’t because of the numbers but because he did this against a pretty good Slidell team. If Sheppard keeps putting up these types of performances, the Skippers might have a shot at a district title.
As of late, Terrebonne has been a feeder school of future D1 athletes including Florida State WR Jakhi Douglas, LSU DL Maason Smith and LSU commit 2024 four-star WR Kylan Billiot.
However, they may have another player that is flying under the radar and that is RB Jayce Johnson. Johnson rushed for 245 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns in Terrebonne’s 45-14 victory over Central Lafourche. He also caught one ball for 22 yards.
2024 Parkview Baptist RB Kayden Tureaud: 15 attempts, 125 yards, 4 TDs in 56-7 victory over Glen Oaks
2025 Episcopal High School RB Reid Chauvin: 30 carries, 210 yards, TD in 17-14 win over Ascension Catholic
2024 Southside High School RB Vernel Joseph: 9 carries, 168 yards, 3 TDs in 38-13 victory over Barbe High School
2024 Center High School (Texas) RB Kaden Dixon: 20 carries, 189 yards, 4 TDs in 76-48 victory over Rusk High School
2024 Cecilia High School LB Bronson Patt: 8 tackles (5 solo/3 assists) in 35-20 victory over Notre Dame High School (La.)
2025 Allen High School (Texas) RB Micah Ellis: 13 carries, 113 rushing yards, 4 TDs in 42-7 victory over Rock Hill High School
2024 Southern Lab QB Marlon Brown: 9-for-17, 126, 3 TDs, 1 INT; 13 carries, 106 rushing yards, TD in 35-23 victory over The Dunham School
St. Edmund High School Defensive Line: Held Oakdale to 114 yards in 30-20 win over Oakdale
2024 Allen High School (Texas) LB Andrew King: 5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT in 42-7 victory over Rock Hill High School
2024 St. Michael High School QB Preston Sentino: Completed 5 of 10 passes for 72 yards and 2 TDs; 12 carries for 84 yards and 3 rushing TDs (5 total TDs) in 45-27 win over Plaquemine
2025 St. Michael High School RB John Martinez: 31 carries for 195 yards and 1 TD in 45-27 win over Plaquemine
2025 Plaquemine High School RB Tyrese Mosby: 26 carries for 198 yards and 3 TDs averaging 7.6 yards per carry in 45-27 loss to St. Michael
2025 Westminster Christian Academy (Lafayette) WR Jack Lemoine: 14 catches for 149 yards and 2 TDs in 50-43 loss to North Iberville