WALKER – Walker wide receiver/return specialist Jalen Cook could only smile at the thought of what his game could have looked like in Friday’s 39-13 District 4-5A victory over Denham Springs.
ZACHARY – Zachary High School athlete Sean Burrell has been turning heads on the track since he was a freshman, but the junior sprinter is also beginning to make a name for himself on the football field.
WATSON – There was an obvious gleam in the eyes of Live Oak’s players, a distinct bounce in their step following Thursday’s 30-0 District 4-5A victory over Belaire.
WATSON – Buried beneath the low point in Live Oak’s season, a 37-7 setback last Friday at Scotlandville, was the type of individual effort and production that caught the weary eye of coach Brett Beard.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The belief Denham Springs had in the first three-plus minutes of Friday’s encounter with reigning Class 5A state champion Zachary quickly turned to disbelief.
BATON ROUGE - Going into halftime, Scotlandville was clinging to a narrow one-touchdown lead over Live Oak.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Before playing the game, Denham Springs High School doesn’t want to get caught by the name.
WALKER – Keondre Brown had conditioned himself for the time away from the playing field on Friday nights.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The sight of watching Ferriday’s defense continually try and crowd the line of scrimmage simply made the eyes of Denham Springs quarterback Luke Lunsford open wide.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Senior running back Treveon Muse of Denham Springs High School may be the most soft-spoken leading rusher on a football team.
WALKER – Even with a pair of state-playoff appearances under his belt, Walker middle linebacker Cade Seymour said the ramifications surrounding this week have pushed Friday’s 7 p.m. game at Zachary to another level of anticipation.
CENTRAL – For Central High’s defense, putting together a strong performance is all about confidence and trust.
CENTRAL -- After three straight losses to start the season, Central is steadily adding tallies to the win column.
SCOTLANDVILLE -- Walker took advantage of turnover luck and big plays to dispatch Scotlandville for the first time in school history, 50-22, in District 4-5A action.
WATSON – Fourth-year Live Oak football coach Brett Beard was succinct and to the point. The intensified tone in his voice grew by the moment.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Through four weeks of the season, Denham Springs’ defense has witnessed its share of dynamic playmakers and high-flying offenses that have chosen to spread the Yellow Jackets out and take advantage of mismatches in space.
WALKER – Prior to this season, Walker senior Ke’Andre Ventress twice went through undefeated starts through the first four weeks of the season.
DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs found the endzone early and often in their 43-6 rout of Belaire in the District 4-5A opener for both teams Friday night.
WALKER – There are a couple of metrics Walker interim football coach Cecil Thomas uses to determine the success of a starting quarterback, something he doesn’t measure just tangibly in passing yards alone.
ZACHARY - It’s hard to miss the contributions Caleb Jackson makes for the Zachary High football team. Through three games, the senior defensive lineman has been living in opponents’ backfields while piling up impressive statistics.