New Iberia Senior High 7-on-7 Photo Gallery

Dre Fusilier

The action was fast and furious last Thursday at New Iberia Senior High, as multiple local programs squared off in round-robin play at the Yellow Jackets' 7-on-7 tourney. NISH is led by '13 LB Dre Fusilier and '14 CB Daniel Lewis. Pics of those two prospects and more (Loreauville, St. Thomas More) included in this free photo gallery.

There was a nice array of talent on hand at the NISH 7-on-7, including '13 LB Dre Fusilier and '14 CB Daniel Lewis from the host Yellow Jackets.

Last year, both Fusilier and Lewis were star defenders for head coach Rick Hutson's Class 5A squad, which finished 8-3.

Lewis (5-11, 185) had three interceptions as a sophomore -- with a pick-six vs. Lafayette High. He turned in excellent performances this year at both the National Underclassmen Five-Star Showcase and NUC Ultimate 100 events. As a result, Lewis received a invite to the NUC Top Prospect Camp later this month in Oklahoma. He's already scored a 20 on his ACT and also competes in soccer.

Fusilier (5-9, 215) was invited to the USA Football Trials in Austin, Texas, where he picked off two passes in 7-on-7 competition. He racked up 60 solo tackles and forced six fumbles last year.

Class 2A Loreauville will miss the school's all-time leading rusher, Nick Julien, who signed with Langston University, but don't feel sorry for Tigers' offensive coordinator Rhett Peltier.

Peltier has plenty of weapons returning at the skill positions, such as '13 DB/WR Jermaine Antoine, '13 WR John Reed (Nicholls State offer), '13 TE Charles Francois, '14 QB/DB Raymond Bonnette and '15 WR Rhashid Bonnette.

On Thursday, Rhashid (younger brother of Raymond) was on fire with the deep routes. Loreauville (9-3 in 2011) also has a '16 college prospect in huge OT Lee Paul Castille.

Antoine could get a slew of big-time offers once he improves his test score by a point or two. He's been magnificent this summer during 7-on-7 competition. Antoine excels on both sides of the ball.

St. Thomas More, coached by legendary Jim Hightower, is coming off consecutive deep playoff runs in Class 5A (2010 season) and 4A ('11).

The Cougars dropped down to 4A last year following reclassification and advanced to the quarterfinals before losing a 35-31 thriller to Edna Karr.

STM posted an 11-2 mark last year. In 2010, the Cougars from Lafayette, Louisiana, went 13-1 with the sole loss coming at the hands of eventual state champ Acadiana in the semifinals.

While Acadiana took the postseason rematch vs. STM, the Cougars prevailed in a week five regular season contest against the Rams, 42-17.

STM lost RB Matt Flores (Northwestern State), WR Andrew Stevenson (LSU baseball signee) and RB Jon Juneau (LSU), but starting QB Brandon Bergeron and playmaking WR Jake Juneau are back for their senior campaigns.

Bergeron, who is arguably the state's best quarterback, has a Memphis offer. Juneau, who recorded the sixth-best SPARQ rating at a Dallas event earlier this year, is getting serious attention from Duke and other programs.

Juneau also participated in the Memphis Nike Football Training Camp.

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