My word, Ty’Von Griffin. The Crowley running back had a huge Week 8, scoring all five of the Gents’ touchdowns and running for 290 yards in a big 33-21 district win over Rayne. Griffin is no stranger to a big game, but even he had to be pleasantly surprised by this huge game.
Previously undefeated Opelousas Catholic did a really nice job of containing Catholic-New Iberia’s ultra-talented quarterback Jason Pellerin. That’s hard to do. But while the Vikings’ eyes were trained on the Panthers’ No. 7, it was No. 16, running back André Bellefontaine, who hurt them. Bellefontaine ran for more than 200 yards in the contest and scored on plays of 55 and 9 yards to lead the Panthers to the win.
After Catholic-NI toppled Opelousas Catholic in the Vikings’ house last week, only two area teams remain undefeated with two weeks to play: the Panthers and Church Point. The Panthers don’t have an easy route to an unblemished record, but it certainly is a bit easier to chew than Church Point’s. Like Catholic-NI did last week, the Bears will likely have to prove their mettle against another undefeated team as well when Livonia comes to town for the regular-season finale.
Despite playing without two of his top targets, St. Thomas More quarterback William Bellamy connected on 17 of his 25 passes (68 percent), four of which went for touchdowns in STM’s 55-14 win against Northside. The Cougars aren’t the same team without Trevor Begue and Tiger Bech, both of whom sat out with injuries they sustained against Teurlings Catholic, but with Bellamy running the show, they’ll be all right.