New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-12-01 15:38:00 –
The St. Martinville Tigers will meet Union Parish in the Class 3A playoffs for the third consecutive year as the 3rd Tigers host the 7th Farmers in the semifinals on Friday.
The first two meetings were dominated by farmers in their home field. In 2019, Farmers won 37-6 in the first round before reaching the semi-finals. Last year, Union won 47-6 in the quarterfinals, finishing as runner-up for Madison Prep.
“Hopefully, the third time is attractive,” said Tigers coach Vincent Derouin. “Two years ago, the game was closer than the score shown by them getting some slow scores. Last year we played in the Mad Bowl, but they didn’t affect them at all. Behaved like playing on the grass. Don’t groping, slipping, or falling that they didn’t. They took it to us pretty well. “
Not only is DeRouen excited to play at home on Friday, Tigers’ artificial turf will allow quarterback Tanner Harrison, running back Steven Blanco, and receivers Cullen Charles and Harvey Broussard to break through the big play. I’m looking forward to it.
“We’ve been on that vehicle for the past two years,” De Rouen said of a 220-mile trip to Farmerville. “Once you get to Farmerville, you can spit on Arkansas, so it’s only a few hours by bus. I’m happy to be back home. Hopefully the grass speed factor will work.”
Harrison occupied 2,994 yards with 42 touchdowns by the Tigers (11-2). Blanco is rushing 1,525 yards with a 149 carry of 25 TDs, and the main offense receivers who scored 56 points per game in the playoffs are Brothers (43-971, 12 TDs) and Charles (25-497, 6 TDs). is. ..
The 10-3 Farmers are also explosive with 4.065 rushyard and 53TD attacks. The junior tailback Trey Holly averages 9.1 yards per carry while rushing 2,195 yards and 27 TDs. Senior fullback Ja’Quarius Donald (5-10, 200) carried 231 yards at 1,527 yards and 23TD.
“They are double tight end, I-formation attacks,” Deluen said of Farmers (10-3). “They do it in your throat. They have huge aggressive linemen who do a good job of attacking off the ball. Fullback (Donald) is of almost every team. It could be the first tailback. Last week, Abbey Bill did a good job with Holly, but the fullback killed them. You can’t key one. “
Farmers quarterback Cole Dison returned last week after missing multiple matches due to injury. The senior defeated Abbeyville 45-6 and completed all four pass attempts with three TDs.
“When they throw, you have to focus on the run so that it works,” De Rouen said. “When they throw it, they have great play potential.”
DeRouen said the defensive back, led by End Quinton Butler, linebacker Kelton Marshall and defensive back Mandrel Butler, needs to end the union’s running back and make a third downstop.
“They want to snap the ball with the remaining two seconds of the play clock to shorten the match,” Deluen said. “If they get up a lot, it will be hard to come back. We want to surround their running back and put 11 hats on the ball. It’s not a one-on-one thing. Our grasp So it can happen like Houdini, so we need to keep it. “
Quinton Butler, who had three sack in the fourth quarter of a 59-42 win against the sixth ratcher last week, is eager to get another shot at Farmers.
“The last two games are the ones I want to forget,” he said. “We played sloppy. I wanted to have the opportunity to face them again, and I’m here.”
The winner of the game on Friday is No. 1 Starrington / No. Play against the winner of. 5 Church points for the state finals at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans on December 11.
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