Gridiron Football Louisiana Player of the Week Previous Winners:
1. Haughton High School senior QB Colin Rains:
What better option for our Playoff Round 1 edition of Gridiron Football’s Louisiana Player of the Week than to give it to the quarterback that led one of the biggest upsets in the state this past week. Haughton High School senior quarterback Colin Rains is a big time leader for the Haughton Buccaneers and he led the #27 ranked Buccaneers to a 36-26 win over the Airline Vikings. After losing to the Vikings earlier this season, Colin and the Buccaneers got their revenge in the first round of the Division I (Non-Select) Playoffs. It was the senior signal caller’s performance that not only gave his team the upset, but also got him the number one performance of the week and for good reason. Colin pulled off the ever rare hat trick at quarterback. He completed 7 of 12 passes for 79 yards and 2 TDs, ran 22 times for 223 yards and a touchdown, and then also had a 5 yard TD catch. As rare as it is, this is actually the second time that the veteran Haughton quarterback has pulled this off in his career.
Once again, we appreciate every coach for sending in your player nomination. All of the players that were sent by coaches were talked about in the article or on the show. To check out this week’s Gridiron Football Player of the Week show, click below as Jace and intern Tyler Barros breakdown the standout performances in Louisiana from this week below.
2. Avoyelles High School junior RB Decareyn Sampson:
Avoyelles High School junior running back and former Gridiron Football Player of the Week Decareyn Sampson had another big showing this time in the Mustangs’ 60-0 first round playoff victory against Lakeside. In the win, Decareyn had 10 carries for 180 yards and 3 TDs rushing plus an additional 3 catches for 74 yards and 2 TDs. To add the 2 two point conversions, the Mustangs’ touchdown machine accounted for 34 of the team’s 60 points.
3. East Feliciana High School junior ATH Stanley Gilmore:
With all of the weapons that East Feliciana has, it was junior running back/wide receiver Stanley Gilmore that stole the show. Whether it is running the football or catching it, Stanley can do it all. In the Tigers’ 48-0 first round playoff victory over Elton, the all-purpose player had 125 yards and 1 TD receiving, 95 yards and 1 TD rushing, and also had 4 tackles plus a sack on defense.
4. Opelousas Catholic High School senior RB Christian Brown:
Opelousas Catholic High School senior running back Christian Brown accounted for a lot of points in the team’s 52-20 first round playoff win against St. Edmund High School. In the win, Christian had 15 carries for 121 yards and a TD while also making two extra points. He also had 4 catches for 167 yards and 3 TDs. Overall, Christian accounted for half of the team’s 52 points.
5. Lutcher High School senior QB D’Wanye Winfield:
Lutcher High School senior quarterback D’Wanye Winfield had a dominant statistical playoff run last season and is on his way to having another one to cap off his legendary Bulldogs career. The Bulldogs dual threat quarterback has accounted for over 8,000 total yards of offense and 129 total touchdowns and will get to chance to add more of those numbers to the list after leading the team to a 42-12 win over Wossman as he completed 8 of 10 passes for 146 yards and 3 TDs while also rushing for 167 yards and 2 more TDs on 20 carries.
6. Oakdale High School senior RB Cedrick Allison:
Oakdale High School senior running back Cedrick Allison has had a phenomenal statistical season this year, and that season continues thanks to his performance in a 30-20 first round playoff win over Franklin with 13 carries for 140 yards and 2 TDs plus 2 catches for 60 yards and the go ahead/game winning score to help the Warriors advance to the next round of the Division IV (Non-Select) playoffs.
7. Loreauville High School senior RB Evan Simon:
After making the list last week, Loreauville High School senior running back Evan Simon is back on the list after having another busy day in the end zone in the team’s 50-6 win over Vidalia with 18 carries for 244 yards and 4 TDs.
8. Metairie Park Country Day High School senior RB Taj Oberhelman:
Metairie Park Country Day High School senior running back Taj Oberhelman had a busy night on both sides of the football in a 34-12 win over Green Oaks High School with 28 carries for 240 yards and 2 TDs plus 4 solo tackles and 2 PBUs on defense.
9. Brother Martin High School senior RB Torey Lambert:
After being down 20-0 early, Brother Martin High School senior running back Torey Lambert took over the rest of the game in order to get a 45-20 win over Woodlawn High School. In the first-round playoff victory, the Texas State commit had 30 carries for 254 yards and 3 TDs for the Crusaders.
10. Evangel Christian Academy junior DE Gabriel Reliford:
Evangel Christian Academy junior defensive end Gabriel Reliford is one of two Eagle performers that were on our standout performances list for Week 11. In a 60-0 win over Istrouma, Reliford had 16 tackles, which is incredible coming from a defensive lineman, and also added 2 tackles for loss, a sack, and a quarterback hurry.
11. Iota High School senior LB Dayton Boone:
Iota High School senior linebacker Dayton Boone was everywhere for the Bulldogs in the team’s 28-0 win over Northwest. Boone played a big part in the shutout victory with 12 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 PBU, and to cap it all off, a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown.
12. Cecilia High School senior ATH Germonie Davis:
Cecilia High School senior athlete Germonie Davis has been a versatile weapon for the Bulldogs this season and he filled the stat sheet completing 5 of 8 passes for 58 yards and 1 TD at quarterback while having 13 carries for 156 yards and 3 TDs as a running back, and also made some plays as a receiver with 3 receptions for 27 yards in the Bulldogs’ 35-28 win over Franklinton.
13. Evangel Christian Academy junior WR Parker Fulghum:
Evangel Christian Academy junior wide receiver Parker Fulghum was on the receiving end on 3 TDs and had 9 catches for 163 yards in the Eagles’ 60-0 win over Istrouma. The son of former Evangel Christian Academy and LSU quarterback Josh Booty is having a great statistical season with 63 catches for 847 yards and 9 TDs in 2022.
14. Rosepine High School senior RB Grant Ducote:
Rosepine High School’s all-time leading rusher Grant Ducote had another consistent performance in which he has done over his entire high school career when he ran for 136 yards and scored 4 TDs (3 rushing, 1 receiving) in the Eagles’ 34-6 win over Red River. He also had 4 tackles and a tackle for loss in the game too.
15. Berwick High School senior RB Jayden Milton:
Berwick’s workhorse running back Jayden Milton helped carry the load for the Panthers rushing for 180 yards and 3 TDs in the team’s 38-26 win over Jewel Sumner.
Honorable Mentions (No Particular Order):
- Abbeville High School senior RB Jaysen Shelvin: 12 carries for 94 yards and 2 TDs in 36-14 win over Brusly
- Southern Lab High School junior RB Joshua Davis: 12 carries for 162 and 2 TDs in 53-0 win over River Oaks
- Archbishop Hannan High School sophomore WR/SS Brody Smith: 25 yard pick 6 and 5 yard TD reception; Starts in all three phases of the game in 34-21 win over Kenner Discovery
- St. Martinville High School junior QB Kaden Zenon: Completed 7 of 11 passes for 236 yards and 2 TDs in 28-7 win over DeRidder
- Breaux Bridge High School senior RB/MLB Antonio Alexander: 19 carries for 58 yards and 2 TDs on offense and 5 solo tackles, 2 assists, and 1 third down stop on defense in 21-17 win over Carroll
- Parkview Baptist High School junior QB Abram Johnston: Completed 18 of 26 passes for 222 yards and 2 TDs plus 10 carries 59 yards in 31-0 win over Holy Savior Menard
- Eunice High School senior WR Tylon Cooper: 9 catches for 175 yards and 2 TDs in 34-30 loss to Erath