The Parkview Baptist Eagles were coming off a highly intense and emotional win over Madison Prep last week. After a win like that, the message was to avoid an emotional letdown and take care of business against the Glen Oaks Panthers. They did just that defeating the Panthers by a final score of 56-6.
That was what the Eagles did as they leaned on the running game early on to pull away from the Panthers with four rushing touchdowns from Kayden Tureaud and a fifth rushing touchdown on the ground from Mason Warren. Turead was the Eagles’ sledgehammer as he finished with 15 carries for 125 yards and four scores.
“Hats off to my offensive line. No matter who we play, it is nothing without our line. I thank them for that. I feel like I got the best line in the district and maybe in the state. If we keep moving, we will see more of that.”Parkview Baptist 2024 RB Kayden Tureaud on 4 TD performance
When the Eagles did throw the football, they had success as well as Abram Johnston threw two touchdowns with one going to Brock Comeaux and the other going to Brant Melancon to help put the game on ice.
“We were just focused on what we have to do, the details, and to make sure that everything is perfect no matter the opponent for the next couple of weeks. We are just getting better every week. We went hard in practice and we ended up doing pretty well tonight.”Parkview Baptist 2024 QB Abram Johnston
It was a balanced offensive performance by the Eagles and despite the defense giving up one long touchdown pass to Glen Oaks’ Christopher Jackson, that side of the football was stingy all night.
“I thought we came out and played well in all three phases. The challenge of coming off a big win last week was to make sure that we didn’t have a letdown and feel like that we arrived, but we are not close to that yet. We pushed them hard in practice and we had some weather issues that set us back a little bit. We are pleased with how the guys came out for the most part and we were able to take care of business.”Parkview Baptist Head Coach Stefan LeFors
This past Thursday, there was some star power at the Parkview Baptist and Glen Oaks game as LSU Women’s head basketball coach Kim Mulkey was there to witness some history with it being the first time ever that an all-female referee crew was calling a Louisiana high school football game. Parkview Baptist Head Coach Stefan LeFors reflects on the historical significance of what that means to high school football.
“It’s a cool night for them. At the same time, they are professionals, and I am pretty sure that they didn’t want it to be about them. It was a well called game and they didn’t make it about them. They wanted it to be professional and they showed they can officiate as well as anyone. They did a great job communicating. It was easy and fluid for the most part. We will take it.”Parkview Baptist Head Coach Stefan LeFors on having an all-female officiating crew
Speaking of Kim Mulkey, LeFors talked about having the Hall of Fame Women’s Basketball coach at the game while also even talking about getting Hailey Van Lith, who came to LSU from LeFors’ former school Louisville.
“Kim Mulkey took our best player from Louisville in Hailey Van Lith. I don’t really appreciate that (jokingly), but that was more on Hailey. She should have stayed because that’s my alma mater, but no, that is pretty cool. I know some of our students in the stands and players even were seeing her out there. You heard all the talk and the chatter on the sidelines about Coach Mulkey being here. Obviously, she’s a national championship coach and somebody that has done it the right way for a long time. I respect what she does regardless of the sport and the level. She does a great job of what she does. She is fun to watch.”Parkview Baptist Head Coach Stefan LeFors on Kim Mulkey being at the game
Jokingly aside, the Parkview Baptist Eagles are on a mission as district play approaches with the Eagles taking their 4-1 record and three game winning streak back at home against Collegiate on Friday.
Meanwhile, first year head coach Anthony Jones and the Glen Oaks Panthers fall to 1-4 and will look to bounce back against Mentorship Academy on Friday.
Check out the photos taken by Billy Metcalf during the Parkview Baptist and Glen Oaks game!
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Week 2: Madison Prep vs. Southern Lab
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