by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner
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This week’s GeauxPreps Football Players of the Week honors are presented by Chevyland.com and are being awarded to two deserving student-athletes who served as game changers for their respective schools.
Offense: Landon Graves, Ouachita Christian
Graves turned in one of the most impressive performances of his prep career while helping Ouachita Christian defeat former district rival Oak Grove, 48-20.
The senior quarterback completed 16-of-21 passes (76.2 percent) for 241 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for a team-high 116 yards and three scores against the Tigers. Despite falling behind early, Ouachita Christian answered with a seven-yard touchdown pass delivered by Graves to help spark an offensive attack. Head coach Steven Fitzhugh’s signal-caller finished his prep career by going undefeated in games played against Oak Grove.
Defense: Ben Bienvenu, St. Mary’s Catholic
Bienvenu was all over the field for St. Mary’s on Friday with 13 tackles, including 11 solo stops plus a tackle for loss in the Tigers’ dominating performance over Class 3A Buckeye, 26-7. In addition to his defensive duties, the junior linebacker also caught seven receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown.