Week 2 of the high school football season is in the books.
Here is a look back at what has happened thus far in the second week of the season, which could be perhaps called “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.”
First, the good
Rummel-Hahnville was this newspaper’s Game of the Week.
Turns out, it made an early case for Game of The Year.
Rummel outlasted Hahnville 37-31 in a slugfest that took three overtimes to settle.
For first-year Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio, it was his first loss since 2012.
But having his team go toe-to-toe with Rummel in his second game surely has raised expectations this season at Hahnville.
He had won 16 consecutive games as a coach, including his 15-0 mark last season at East Jefferson.
East Jefferson had its 16-game streak snapped as well with a surprisingly lopsided 49-14 loss to St. Charles.
This was a heavyweight fight.
Too bad there is no chance for a Round 2 because of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s split playoff format. (Rummel competes in Division I. Hahnville competes in Class 5A.)
The bad: Mother Nature
Like she tends to do every football season, Mother Nature made her presence felt for a second straight week.
Several lightning delays led to a delay in a couple day games in the area.
Country Day, which had its game shortened to just one half because of lightning in Week 1, had to wait through lightning delays once again Friday before finally playing.
Warren Easton and West Jefferson never got the chance after about two hours of delay at Pan American Stadium.
Their game was postponed until Sunday. But more lightning found it way to Pan American on Friday night.
Well, at least a player who was quick as lightning.
Sulphur running back Derrick Guillory gave Holy Cross fits most of the night.
Pound for pound, you probably won’t find a better back in Louisiana.
The roster lists him at 136 pounds.
He insists he is 140.
The smallest player on the field carried much of the weight, rushing for a school record 340 yards to go along with 86 kickoff return yards.
But the bad news for Guillory.
Not many college coaches are giving him a look.
They say he’s too small.
Players on the Holy Cross defense would likely argue after trying to pen him up all night and holding on for a 34-27 victory.
Warren Easton and West Jefferson will make up their game on Sunday.
Chances are, it likely won’t be the last time Easton receiver Tyron Johnson, considered the nation’s top receiver, plays a football game on a Sunday.
You think the Hatfields and McCoys couldn’t get along.
The Walkers and the McCoys had their issues too.
Well, that’s Landry-Walker and Miller McCoy.
The two teams had their game stopped after a benches-clearing melee right before halftime.
Landry-Walker was leading 41-0 at the time.
Both schools may face discipline from the LHSAA.
Kenny Henderson, executive director of the LHSAA, declined to comment on the situation when reached Saturday, saying he hadn’t been notified about it yet.
Landry-Walker, ranked No. 3 in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10, is one of the favorites in Class 4A.
Here’s hoping an ugly incident doesn’t ruin what should be a special season for the second-year school.