Baton Rouge, La.
Member since May 2012
re: Barbe-WM game (Posted on 11/26/12 at 8:53 pm to YMCA)
I also know Barbe has some big time players. With that said WM always finds a way and they always seem to do it (Evangel withstanding) against teams with good passing and or run games. Barbe hasn't faced a team as good as WM this year and the final score will reflect that.
I'm assuming a WM win too, but there are things that give me pause.
Fitzwater put up some big numbers on WM and Barbe has a much better passing game than Calvary. Fitzwater may be a slightly better prospect than Kennon. He certainly has the measurables over Kennon, but Kennon throws it really well and is a good dual threat guy. I think they could both land state school scholarships, although Kennon will play baseball.
But Barbe has much, much better receivers. I'd suspect that if Quinn's season isn't the most prolific receiving season in the history of the state, it's close.
And like I said in an earlier post, the No. 2 receiver is an SEC TE and the No. 3, Leger, is at least a very good high school receiver and possibly a state school-type receiver.
Now, I suspect, as usual when these teams play, West Monroe will have a man v. boys advantage on the lines. But with Fontenot's ability to extend plays, I don't know if that matters much. He's going to create time to make throws and I'll be real curious to see if WM can cover those guys.
I can see Barbe winning a 35-28 type game. I don't see Barbe putting up 40 because WM will control clock when it has the ball. But I do see Barbe getting some big plays.
This post was edited on 11/26 at 10:49 pm
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Member since Dec 2003
West Monroe is not as strong this year! Barbe will be state champs
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Member since Apr 2012
I read Barbe threw three picks in the first half, but they were still tied 28-28 at halftime. If Barbe didn't shoot itself in the foot repeatedly, they probably would have had the game iced by halftime, it sounds like.
Parkway shot itself in the foot as well. They were up 28-21 with a little over 2 min. left in the first half and were at the Barbe 30 and driving down the field when they fumbled the ball. They could have been up 2 scores and received the ball the begining of the second half. Parkway had 3 turnovers and Barbe did what good teams do and capitalized on them. Parkway had 3 fumbles, one of them in the last 6 min. of the game where the QB stretched the ball over the pylon and fumbled for a touchback. Parkway also tried a onsides kick after tying the game at 35 and didn't recover it and held Barbe to a long field goal try that they missed, they also had a punt from their goaline that went 5 yards that the Parkway D stepped up and held them to a field goal.Parkway had thier chances and didn't capitalize. As far as Barbe's offense, the big tightend didn't do a thing agianst Parkway, Fontenot was the key to their success, the kid kept plays alive with his legs, very shifty and hard to bring down. Parkway had them to 3rd and 4th and long several times and the kid stepped up and made the plays. Quinn is impressive, very fast and has good hands. The one long bomb happened because the QB stretched out the play and the db's came up because they thought he was running and Quinn took advantage and went deep and was wide open. The other 3 td's were very short and inside the 10 yardline with our db giving a cushion of 5 yards and retreating when the ball was snapped thus all he had to do is go to the goaline and turn around. The key to beating Barbe is to contain their QB, he extended the play with his legs so many times agianst Parkway. It was a good and exciting game and I'm proud of how Parkway played and Barbe made the plays necessary and deserved the win. I hope Barbe wins so at least we can say that we lost to the State Champs.
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lake charles, la.
Member since Aug 2008
Incredible game barbe winsn49-48 over 1000 yds of offense. Unreal comeback. 2 onside kicks.recovered in last two min.
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