In Louisiana's prep football playoffs, a 21 seed (New Orleans/McDonogh 35) made the Class 4A semifinals, a 22 seed (Kendell Beckwith-led Clinton/East Feliciana) made the Class 3A semis and three teams seeded 21 or lower made the Class 2A quarterfinals.
Leonard Fournette is now in off-season mode. The dream's long over for Jeryl Brazil and countless others. But for 20 Louisiana teams and many of the state's top prospects, semifinal week brings them within one game of their ultimate goal as high school football players from the Pelican State: A chance to play at the LHSAA/State Farm Prep Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
In the Louisiana High School Athletic Association football playoffs, Thanksgiving weekend is the time the state's football playoffs shift gears. With each of the five classes down to eight teams, the quarterfinals usually give football fans plenty of intriguing matchups for fans after Black Friday shopping is done.
As Louisiana's high school football playoffs reach their second week, the matchups get better in the five classes, each whittled down to a field of 16 remaining teams, many who feature some of the state's top prospects.
Senior safety Justin Strong (Fontana, Calif./Summit) committed Saturday to play in the Pac-12 for Oregon State, multiple sources report. Strong, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect, also received scholarship offers from Nevada and San Diego State.
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Barbe's 48-47 win against Evangel Christian on Friday night will probably be a contender for prep game of the year when it's all said and done. Barbe jumped out to a 28-7 lead before allowing the Eagles back into the game.
ACC Florida State Denzel Ware DE Crestview, FL, Crestview HT: 6-2 WT: 215 Class of 2014 Big East Pittsburgh Anthony Covington S Charlotte, NC, Mallard Creek HT: 5-11 WT: 195 Position Rank: #48 S Stars: 3 Big Ten Wisconsin Conor Sheehy DE Milwaukee, WI, Marquette University HT: 6-4 WT: 255 Class of 2014 Pac 12 Arizona State Ronald Lewis WR Harvey, LA, West Jefferson HT: 6-0 WT: 185 Position Rank: #116 WR Stars: 3 Oregon State X'Zavier Preston ILB Shreveport, LA, Evangel Christian Academy HT: 5-11 WT: 225 Postion Rank: N/A Stars: Evaluation Pending SEC Florida Alvin Bailey ATH Seffner, FL, Seffner HT: 5-11 WT: 175 Position Rank: #6 ATH Stars: 4 Kentucky David Washington DT Lovejoy, GA, Hinds CC HT: 6-2 WT: 310 Missouri A.
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Senior inside linebacker X'Zavier Preston (Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian) has committed to play in the Pac-12 for Oregon State, multiple sources report. Houston, Louisiana-Lafayette and Memphis also extended scholarship offers to the 5-foot-11, 225-pound defender.
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