Gridirion Football Player of the Week (Week 10 Edition: Oakdale HS (La.) QB Deekota Johnson

Previous Gridiron Football Player of the Week Winners:

Week 1: LCA 2024 QB & LSU Commit Ju’Juan Johnson

Week 2: Westwood High School (TX) 2026 WR Kaysn Dial

Week 3: St. Martin’s Episcopal High School 2025 RB Harlem Berry

Week 4: Evangel Christian Academy 2024 WR Parker Fulghum

Week 5: Lafayette High School 2025 QB/ATH Kevon’te Landry

Week 6: Ascension Catholic High School 2025 RB Chad Elzy

Week 7: Hutto High School (TX) 2024 WR Alex Green

Week 8: Westwood High School (TX) 2027 QB Kavian Bryant

Week 9: McDonogh 35 High School 2024 DE/OLB Peyton McFarland

Player of the Week: QB Deekota Johnson, Oakdale (La.), 2024

Our Week 10 Player of the Week is Oakdale High School quarterback Deekota Johnson. In Oakdale’s 47-6 victory over Rosepine, Johnson only put up 45 passing yards with a touchdown and an interception. However, the reason why he was able to get the most votes was because of his legs, not his arm.

Johnson had 12 carries for 367 yards and five touchdowns, bringing his touchdown total to six. Moreover, he also was responsible for two two-point conversions (one passing and one rushing) and was 1-for-3 on extra-point attempts.

2nd Place: ATH Diesel Solari, Cecilia (La.), 2025

Cecilia High School was given the No.2 seed in the LHSAA Division II Non-Select Playoffs and a good bit of it has been due to the gaudy performances that Diesel Solari has put up.  

In his team’s huge 55-35 victory over Iowa, Solari had 448 total yards of offense with seven touchdowns. Most of those offensive yards came off of his legs as Solari had 19 carries for 347 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, Solari had five tackles, one of them for a loss.

3rd Place: RB Jayce Johnson, Terrebonne (La.), 2024

For the second time this season, Terrebonne High School running back Jayce Johnson was a nominee for our Player of the Week. In the Tigers’ 42-28 victory over district rival Hahnville, Johnson bulldozed his way for 300 yards and five touchdowns on 33 carries.

4th Place: DL Blair Rousseau, Catholic-Baton Rouge (La.), 2024

A huge reason for Catholic’s 35-28 victory over Zachary was its defensive line. Leading the way was defensive lineman Blar Rousseau, who had probably the best game of his career. Rousseau had 10 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and three sacks.

5th Place: QB Mason Wilson, Archbishop Shaw (La.), 2025

Coming in at fifth place with 400 votes is quarterback Mason Wilson of Archbishop Shaw High School. Wilson was a huge part of Shaw’s 57-50 upset victory over Lafayette area powerhouse Carencro. Wison completed four of his 11 pass attempts for 148 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 197 yards and four touchdowns in one of the biggest statement wins of the year.

6th Place: QB Amyne Darensbourg, John F. Kennedy (La.), 2024

Coming in at 6th place with 260 votes, we have quarterback Amyne Darensbourg of John F. Kennedy High School in New Orleans. In his team’s 56-0 shutout win over Sophie B. Wright to close the season, Darensbourg completed 14 of his 23 pass attempts for 320 yards and six touchdown passes.

7th Place: DL Titus Amos, Madison Central (Miss.), 2025

For the first time in a few weeks, one of the Player of the Week nominees is from the talent-rich state of Mississippi. Defensive lineman Titus Amos from Madison Central High School had a stellar performance in his team’s 35-3 victory over Clinton. Amos had 10 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a blocked punt.

8th Place: QB Darius Bailey, DeSoto (Texas), 2024

Coming in eighth place is quarterback Darius “D.J.” Bailey from the Texas powerhouse program, DeSoto High School. In his team’s 63-24 victory over Mansfield, the Sam Houston State commit threw for 326 yards and five touchdowns.

9th Place: QB Peyton Fulgham, Evangel Christian Academy, 2024

Peyton Fulghum, one of the most accomplished active quarterbacks in Louisiana, comes in ninth place with 36 votes. In the Eagles’ 42-6 victory over Booker T. Washington (Shreveport), Fulghum completed 17 of his 24 passes for 428 yards and six touchdowns.

10th Place: WR Tyreek Robinson, Evangel Christian Academy, 2024

Coming in at 10th place is Fulghum’s teammate and one of the biggest sleepers in the state of Louisiana, wide receiver Tyreek Robinson. Robinson hauled five catches for 151 yards and three touchdowns.

Honorable Mentions

QB Dagan Bruno, John Curtis Christian, 2024: 9-for-11 for 155 yards and three touchdowns; eight carries for 66 yards

QB Johnathan Dartez, Vermillion Catholic, 2025: 12-for-23 for 196 yards and three touchdowns; 18 carries for 132 yards and 3 touchdowns in 43-14 victory over Hanson Memorial 

QB Jaiden Johnson, Madison Central HS (Miss.), 2024: 10-for-16 for 226 yards and two touchdowns in 35-3 win over Clinton

QB Symeon Malone, Jonesboro-Hodge (La.), 14-for-21 for 191 yards and four touchdowns in 20-20 win over Winnfield

RB Cristian Matthews, Breaux Bridge (La.), 2024: 18 carries for 178 yards and three touchdowns in 42-6 win over Livonia

RB Kam Casenave, Northlake Christian (La.), 2024: 22 carries for 191 yards and five touchdowns in 44-20 win over Independence

RB Jason Banks, De La Salle, 2024: 17 carries for 228 yards and a touchdown in 37-14 win over Booker T. Washington (New Orleans)

WR Parker Fulgham, Evangel Christian Academy (La.), 2024: five catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns in win over Booker T. Washington (Shreveport)

WR Tyler Mitchell, John Curtis Christian (La.), 2024 : three catches for 99 yards and two touchdowns in 41-7 win over Edna Karr

DE Shane Zimmerman, St. Charles Catholic (La.), 2025: nine tackles, three tackles for a loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles