October 4, 2022
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Gridiron Football Louisiana Player of Week 1: St. Edmund High School Running Back Kevon Johnson

High school football is back, and Gridiron Football is excited to announce that each and every week, Andy Bryson and Jace LeJeune will announce a player of the week for the state of Louisiana each and every week. Not only will we announce the winner, but we will also give a shoutout to other outstanding performances by other players for that week as well. For week 1, our Louisiana player of the week is St. Edmund High School running back Kevon Johnson, who had a huge game as only a freshman with 248 yards rushing and two touchdowns on only 21 carries. He also added an 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Not only did this running back accomplish this feat as a freshman, but he did so against Class 5A competition making our player of the week. Check out this video to see who were some other standout candidates that caught our eye this week.

Check out the Gridiron Football Player of the Week show, which will be posted every week!

Honorable Mentions:

2. Edna Karr High School senior DE Jonathan Bax:

The Edna Karr High School senior defensive end and TCU commit Jonathan Bax accomplished something that not a lot of people accomplish and that is have six sacks in not only one game, but in only one half in a 40-6 victory over L.B. Landry High School.

Edna Karr High School senior DE and TCU commit Jonathan Bax

3. Lutcher High School senior QB D’Wanye’ Winfield

Lutcher High School quarterback D’Wanye’ Winfield shows time and time again why he is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the entire state by accounting for 427 total yards and seven total touchdowns in a 62-35 win over Thibodaux.

Lutcher High School QB D’Wanye Winfield

4. Riverside Academy senior RB Elijah Davis:

Riverside Academy senior running back and UL Ragin’ Cajuns commit Elijah Davis showed why he is one of the best running backs in the state with an incredible 304 yards rushing and seven touchdowns in a 62-23 win against St. Thomas Aquinas.

Riverside Academy RB and Ragin’ Cajuns commit Elijah Davis

5. Lafayette Christian Academy junior QB Ju’Juan Johnson:

Lafayette Christian Academy junior QB Ju’Juan Johnson put up an eye opening performance in a dominant statement 38-21 win over Class 5A powerhouse Acadiana with 348 total yards and five touchdowns.

Lafayette Christian Academy QB Ju’Juan Johnson

6. Many High School senior LB Tackett Curtis:

Everybody that knows about recruiting knows about Many High School’s star linebacker Tackett Curtis, who is currently committed to the USC Trojans. Tackett can beat you in so many ways obviously as a linebacker, but he is also the team’s quarterback as well. However, he is on this list this week because of what he did on special teams as he returned not one, not two, but three punts for touchdowns. Being a punt returner is one of the hardest positions to do in football and Tackett made it look very easy in a 38-3 win over Sam Houston.

Many High School LB and USC commit Tackett Curtis

High School coaches, keep an eye out for a text and email later this week from Jace and to fill out the form if you have a player that should be considered for the Gridiron Football player of the week!




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