Carencro’s Babineaux, West Ouachita’s Jones Nab FB 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 awarded to two deserving student-athletes who served as game changers for their respective schools.

Offense: Chantz Babineaux, Carencro – QB – Sophomore

In a jaw-dropping display of skill and athleticism, Chantz Babineaux, the dual-threat sophomore quarterback from Carencro, left a trail of records in his wake during a district showdown against Sulphur. Babineaux’s performance was nothing short of remarkable as he tossed for an astounding 394 yards through the air and added another 186 yards on the ground, accumulating a staggering 580 total yards. The young quarterback showcased his versatility with six total touchdowns, further solidifying his reputation as a rising star in high school football.

Babineaux’s aerial assault rewrote the record books, setting a new school mark with his 394 passing yards, surpassing the previous record of 386 yards set back in 2004. His 66% completion rate on the night demonstrated his precision and composure under pressure, while his rushing prowess averaged nearly 27 yards per carry. Babineaux’s outstanding performance not only secured the victory for the Bears but also established him as a force to be reckoned with in the Louisiana high school football scene.

Defense: Luke Jones, West Ouachita – LB – Junior

In a dominating defensive display, junior linebacker Luke Jones of West Ouachita led his team to a resounding 27-0 shutout victory over district foe Grant. Jones’s performance on the gridiron was nothing short of magical, as he left a trail of disrupted plays and turnovers in his wake.

Jones tallied an impressive 15 tackles during the game, with four of them resulting in tackles for loss, showcasing his ability to disrupt the opposing offense in the backfield. He didn’t stop there, as he also recorded a sack, broke up a pass, and recovered a crucial fumble to keep the momentum firmly on the Chiefs’ side.

To cap off his stellar performance, Jones displayed his ball-hawking skills by intercepting two passes and accumulating 38 yards in returns. His exceptional defensive prowess was instrumental in securing the shutout victory for West Ouachita, and his contributions on the field undoubtedly set the tone for his team’s success.

2023 Football Players of the Week presented by

September 26 – Offense: Chantz Babineaux, Carencro; Defense: Luke Jones, West Ouachita

September 19 – Offense: Gregory Williams, Homer; Defense: Noah Lovelady, Ouachita Christian

September 12 – Offense: Ben Taylor, Airline; Defense: Corey Amos, Opelousas

September 5 – Offense: Ju’Juan Johnson, Lafayette Christian; Defense: Jacobie Wilson, Ouachita Parish