By JOHN JAMES MARSHALL, Journal Sports
happens when a ball goes up in the air.
out of a football player,” Shreve head coach Adam Kirby says of Lee. “But he’s also everything
you want out of a kid. He’s very respectful and extremely hard working. He has a high football
IQ and makes our calls on defense. If my kids turned out like Landen, I’d be really proud.”
when the Gators take on Archbishop Rummel (Metairie) in the second round of the Division I
defeated Northwood last week.
1.5 quarterback sacks.
Lee says. “After that, I’m making sure I know what I’ve got to do – get to the ball with bad
intentions and punish somebody.”
where “if the defense didn’t know what to do, I had to step up and lead. The coaches threw me
in the water and I was right there. They’ve been able to trust me in that position,” he says.
area’s leading rusher in Jamarlon Otis, who had 1,680 yards and 18 touchdowns during the
three touchdowns against Northwood.
hungrier since last year wasn’t what we wanted. This year we wanted to come back and show
the city we are the real deal.”
a 9-1 record and a No. 8 ranking in the final Class 5A poll.
select bracket, will also be at home when they meet Southside (Youngsville) at 7 o’clock at
junior Ben Taylor. Airline will be trying to get the bad taste left from last season after losing in the first round.
(Alexandria), a winner last week over Houma Christian, at 7 o’clock at Jerry Barker Stadium.
hitting the road to take on No. 5-seeded Archbishop Shaw (Marrero). Evangel had a resounding
49-0 win over Belaire last week.
No. 18 RUMMEL (5-6) vs. No. 2 CAPTAIN SHREVE (9-1)
Where: Independence Stadium
LHSAA playoff bracket: Select Division I
Series: Rummel 1-0
Last week: Captain Shreve had a bye; Rummel beat Northwood 34-14
Rankings: Captain Shreve #8 in LSWA 5A poll, #2 in SBJ poll;
Notables: Shreve, making its 33rd playoff appearance, received its first bye in the playoffs since 1983 … The Gators have set a school record averaging 41.6 points per game in the regular season … RB Jamarlon Otis leads the offense with 1,680 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns … QB Quortni Beaner has run for 830 yards and 19 touchdowns … Landen Lee leads the defense with 86 total tackles … EJ McDonald has been the key turnover magnet with five interceptions and three fumble recoveries (one touchdown return) … Rummel is making its 36th playoff appearance … the Raiders have signature wins over University High and John Curtis … Senior running back Jaidyn Martin has 208 carries for 1,214 yards and 18 touchdowns — three TDs last week at Northwood.