Stars of the South: Louisiana
Jaylan Rose
Jaylan Rose
South Recruiting
Posted Sep 19, 2011
Mike Coppage


Scout Presents the Stars of the South, Louisiana Edition. We'll share with you the top performances from week three in the Pelican State.

  • Alex Johnson: RB - (5-10, 190) - Carencro

    Make it three straight weeks on the list for Johnson, who was already leading the state in rushing entering last Friday night's game vs. Calvary Baptist. Johnson padded his totals with 346 more yards and three TDs in a dizzying 69-48 brawl with Calvary. The senior will easily surpass the 1,000-yard rushing mark this week if he continues at his present pace.

  • Davante' Bourque: RB - (6-2, 200) - Crowley

    One week after being contained to 57 yards in a one-sided loss to Comeaux, Bourque helped his team get a road win over Washington-Marion. The senior LSU commit caught three passes for 115 yards and a TD and pounded out 96 yards on 27 carries with two more scores against a large, aggressive Washington-Marion front seven.

  • Quentin Gibson: QB - (6-2, 185) - Archbishop Shaw

    Only a sophomore, Gibson has already established himself as one of the state's top QBs. His team lost to undefeated 5A Jesuit on Friday, but Gibson was on target through the air for 349 yards and two touchdowns. The previous week, he was 9-for-10 passing.

  • Devante Noil: QB/WR - (5-10, 165) - Edna Karr

    Noil - another sophomore - is projected as a wide receiver on the next level, but he's multi-faceted. With his team reeling from an 0-2 start (after garnering the preseason No. 1 ranking in Class 4A), Noil made his debut appearance at quarterback for the Cougars, and it paid off to the tune of 365 yards of total offense and an upset win over previously unbeaten 5A Destrehan.

  • Jaylan Rose: RB - (5-10, 180) - Carencro

    Rose heped the nationally-ranked Bears stay perfect by running for five touchdowns from his wingback position. The junior scored Carencro's first four touchdowns with three coming in the first quarter alone. He also caught a 10-yard pass.

  • Nik McCarty: QB - (6-3, 175) - Calvary Baptist

    The senior signal-caller from Shreveport connected on 37-of-56 attempts for 569 yards and chipped in 20 more on the ground in the Cavaliers' road loss at Carencro. McCarty tossed six TD passes.

  • Trey Taylor: QB - (5-10, 180) - Evangel Christian

    Taylor graces the list again after racking up 368 yards (278 passing, 90 rushing) in his first full game as Evangel's starting quarterback. Taylor's exploits enabled the Eagles to get their first win over the season over previously undefeated 5A-ranked Barbe. That sets up this Thursday night's showdown between Evangel and highly-ranked Class 4A St. Thomas More (3-0) in Lafayette. The game will be broadcast statewide.

  • Jermaine Antoine: WR/KR - (5-10, 175) - Loreauville

    Antoine, a junior at 2A-ranked Loreauville, provided the game-winning margin on a 90-yard kick return in the waning minutes vs. Westminster Christian. Over the past two weeks, Antoine has returned four kicks (two punts, two KO) for touchdowns (one was nullified due to penalty). He also led all receivers Friday with 10 catches for 152 yards and two TDs.

  • Shelby Christy: WR - (6-3, 175) - Dutchtown

    Christy had a career-high 179 yards receiving and three TDs on six catches in his team's road win at Sulphur.

  • Brandon Bergeron: QB - (6-3, 195) - St. Thomas More

    Bergeron fired 20 completions (out of 25 attempts) for 267 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, both to WR Andrew Stevenson, as the Cougars knocked off Westgate, 28-12.

  • Brandon Wilson: RB - (5-10, 185) - Calvary Baptist

    More "fallout" from the Calvary Baptist/Carencro explosion that saw the two teams combine for 137 points and more than 1,200 yards total offense. Wilson, a senior who missed much of the past two seasons due to injury, answered any nagging questions about his health with a rousing effort that included 12 receptions for 183 yards and 20 carries for 93 yards (with four touchdowns).

  • Landon Collins: S/RB - (6-0, 205) - Dutchtown

    While Collins (pictured below) is a five-star safety ranked No. 2 in the nation at his position, he's also utilized on offense and special teams by the Griffins. Last week, the senior scored on runs of 38 and 39 yards, respectively, and also brought a punt back for a 49-yard TD.

    2012 S/LB Landon Collins of Dutchtown


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