In the spotlight ... Charles Brooks and Madison Daigle _lowres



Charles Brooks


By the numbers: Brooks accounted for 290 yards of offense in a 28-21 victory over the top-ranked team in Class 4A, Warren Easton. Brooks ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns and also passed for 130 yards and two more TDs.

What the numbers mean: Brooks shook off any issues from a minor concussion suffered two weeks earlier to put together his most complete game of the season. He made the all the correct reads and throws to help the Panthers cement their spot as one of the area’s most impressive Class 5A teams to date.

Woodlawn coach Brett Beard said: “Charles definitely played his best game so far this year. He was in control of the offense and made some reads that gave us some big plays.”


Madison Daigle

St. Joseph’s Academy

By the numbers: Daigle finished a notable week that included a big win over Mount Carmel Academy in SJA’s Red Hot Sticker Classic tournament, tallying team highs of 55 kills and 42 blocks. She also contributed nine digs and two aces for the defending Division I state champions.

What the numbers mean: Some front-row players are better at either offense or defense, but Daigle excels at both. Her blocking ability helps lead the SJA defense, while her powerful attacks set the tone on offense.

St. Joseph’s coach Sivi Miller said: “Madison has a presence on the court on offense and defense. She’s so quick and powerful on her attacks which makes her tough to defend. As a blocker she’s able to shut down attacks by the other teams.”