Benton’s Manning, Ouachita Christian’s Devall Earn Football Player of the Week Honors

by Hunter Bower // Owner

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This week’s GeauxPreps Football Players of the Week honors are presented by and are being awarded to three deserving student-athletes who served as game changers for their respective schools.

Offense: Greg Manning, Benton – RB – Junior

In one of the wildest games in Louisiana prep football history, Benton outlasted district foe, Haughton, in a 78-71 shootout. The biggest weapon utilized by the Tigers was Greg Manning who compiled 335 total yards and accounted for eight of the team’s 10 offensive touchdowns. The junior tailback rushed for 274 yards and seven touchdowns for an average of 9.4 yards per carry. He also caught five passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. On the season, Manning has rushed for 1,074 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Defense: Ben Devall, Ouachita Christian – DE – Junior

Ben Devall was an absolute wrecking machine in Ouachita Christian’s 34-10 victory over Cedar Creek in District 1-2A action last week. The junior end totaled 17 tackles (13 solo, 4 assists) during the game in helping the Eagles stifle the opposing offense to only 10 points or less for the third straight week. Devall nabbed a sack during Friday’s contest as well as a tackle for a loss.

2022 Football Players of the Week presented by

September 6 – Offense: D’Wanye Winfield, Lutcher; Defense: Sam Farmer IV, Wossman

September 12 – Offense: Landon Graves, Ouachita Christian; Defense: St. Mary’s Ben Bienvenu

September 19 – Offense: Caylon Davis, Patterson; Defense: Dy’Traevous Lively, Westgate

September 27 – Offense: Aeron Burrell, Parkway; Edward McKinnis, Sophie B. Wright; Defense: Barrett Newman, Parkway

October 4 – Offense: Gray Walters, Benton; Defense: Deshaun Batiste, John F. Kennedy

October 12 – Offense: Decareyn Sampson, Avoyelles; Defense: Dahawn McBryde, Denham Springs

October 19 – Offense: Lake Lambert, C.E. Byrd; Defense: Graham Montet, St. Louis

October 26 – Offense: Greg Manning, Benton; Defense: Ben Devall, Ouachita Christian