Football

Nick Brossette

University High

By the numbers: The LSU commitment ran for 183 yards and 2 touchdowns and also tossed a 54-yard TD pass to Tre’ Jackson in the Cubs pivotal District 7-3A road victory over West Feliciana High last Friday. He now has 1,236 yards and 18 rushing TDs this season.

What the numbers mean: Brossette isn’t the fastest running back in Baton Rouge, but you can always count on him to be perhaps the most consistent. In addition to running the ball well in a key game he also converted a trick play into a TD pass.

UHS coach Chad Mahaffey said: “I really think the last couple of weeks the offense has done a lot of good things. I thought he (Brossette) ran for the ball well. He didn’t have a lot of big runs, but we were able to keep them off balance.”

Volleyball

Leah Williams

Woodlawn High

By the numbers: Williams help fuel a late surge by the Panthers that included wins over Baton Rouge High and Live Oak with 35 kills, 3 aces and 3 assists. She contributed a team-high 22 kills in the victory over Baton Rouge High.

What the numbers mean: Always known as a versatile player, Williams has seized her role as a hitter in recent weeks as Woodlawn made its late push for the Division I playoffs. The senior is saved some of her best performances for the last part of her high school career.

Woodlawn coach Nelson Malpica said: “Leah has been a four-year starter for her and she has been playing her best the last couple of weeks. I had to use her as a setter when we had some injuries, and now that she’s getting a chance to hit more, she’s taking advantage of it.”