Lindsey Scott Jr. and Bryce Beekman played on rival teams in high school. And they are scheduled to meet again at 3 p.m. Sunday in the National Junior College Athletic Association in Perkinston, Mississippi.
Scott, the former Zachary High School star and LSU signee, is the starting quarterback for East Mississippi Community College (10-1). Beekman, who played his senior season at Scotlandville and signed with Southern University originally, is a safety for Arizona Western (9-0).
Both players earned first-team All-America honors from the website Gridiron RR last week.
Scott has passed for 3,311 yards and 27 touchdowns, completing 243 of 370 passes. He also has 689 rushing yards and six TDs. Beekman had three interceptions in one game this season.
Booth services held
A memorial service for former Parkview Baptist quarterback Brad Booth was held Saturday near his home in Birmingham, Alabama.
Booth led the Eagles to their first football championship in 2001. He died Wednesday following a seven-year battle with cancer.
“He was a leader for our team spiritually and physically,” said Kenny Guillot, Parkview’s athletic director who was also Booth’s head coach. “He was a heck of a player, but he was also one of the good guys. Brad never got in trouble and was there for his teammates on and off the field.”
Booth, an attorney, played safety at Samford and had lived in Birmingham for a number of years but traveled to Baton Rouge often to visit family and friends, including a final visit last weekend. Guillot said Booth is survived by his wife and two children.
Guillot saw Booth, along with current PBS coach Jay Mayet and former PBS teammates, including Nicholls State assistant coach Anthony Camp and Catholic-Pointe Coupee head coach David Simoneaux last weekend.
Booth was the title-game MVP of the Eagles' 61-19 victory over Belle Chasse in the the 2001 final. He ran for 127 yards and passed for 106 yards and three touchdowns that 3A final.
Camp and Simoneaux were among the former PBS players who shared pictures and posts on social media throughout the week.