Three point attitude: choosing the best games to watch
Published Sunday 21 August 2022 at 11:00 am
Point Stance, Editors Rodrick Anderson and Warren Arceneaux discuss the best games on the high school football schedule.
What is the best game for large school districts?
WA: Iowa at Lake Charles College Prep, Week 8. Last year, Prep won a district title showdown in Iowa and stopped a Yellow Jackets drive at the last minute to earn a 27-26 win. The stakes should be high this time.
RA: DeRidder at Leesville, Week 7. The 100th meeting between the rivals was a high-score battle that saw Leesville lead 48-41 behind six touchdowns by Caleb Gallashaw, despite DeRidder taking a 14-0 lead and going to halftime led. Leesville has controlled the rivalry in recent years, but DeRidder could swing it in his favor this year with a pair of 1,000-yard backs in Ronnie Crosby and Darien Castille.
What is the best game for small school districts?
WA: Basile at Oberlin, Week 7. With the move from Grand Lake to Class 2A, these perennial district title contenders could have the crown at stake. Both play an old school physical style. Basile won 20-13 last year.
RA: Rosepine in Avoyelles, Week 9. Rosepine dominated District 5-2A last year but finds himself in a new district and his biggest threat to winning District 4-2A is Avoyelles. The Mustangs lost two games totaling six points last season to 2A runners-up Many.
What is the best non-district game?
WA: Kids at Welsh, Week 1. The former district rivals start the season in style. Both teams are bringing back the majority of starters from last year and will look to open the year with a clear win.
RA: Grand Lake at Hamilton Christian, Week 1. Another big battle from former district rivals to open the season. Hamilton won 24-21 last year with a victory drive and scored with 14 seconds to go. The game will feature the Hornets’ old-school split back-veer offense and the Warriors’ new Air Raid offense under first-year head coach Ragan McDaniel.