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