Top LHSAA Football Performances From Week 4

by Hunter Bower // Owner

The staff is proud to feature some of the best outings each week. Submissions are sent by the head coach of each team. Coaches may nominate players by sending stats, pictures and more to

Offense: Pearl River’s Brian Jenkins

Pearl River’s Brian Jenkins was spectacular in a comeback performance Friday night where he rushed for a school-record 397 yards as well as three touchdowns to take down Archbishop Hannan, 35-14. Trailing by 11 points at halftime, the junior running back averaged over 14 yards per carry to help his team fight back and take the win.

Jenkins’ rushing performance broke the single-game rushing yard record that had not been touched in over a decade. Jenkins rushed for 171 yards before halftime.

Other Top Performances: Landon Graves, Ouachita Christian (21-for-30, 350 yards, 3 TD); Denichlass Jeter, Belaire (10 att., 162 yards, 2 TD, 1 KO touchdown, INT); Walker Howard, St. Thomas More (27-for-40, 354 pass yards, 3 TD, 49 rush yards, 2 TD); Ray McKneely, Denham Springs (27 att. 231 yards, 2 TD); Arthur Oliver, East Jefferson (14-for-18, 233 yards, 3 TD, 133 rush yards, 1 TD, 99 yd TD run); Lynkon Romero, Erath (16-for-32, 310 yards, 2 TD, 68 rush yards); Jerome Thompson, Northeast (305 yds total offense, 141 pass yards for 2 TD, 63 rush yards, 101 receiving yards for 3 TD)

Defense: Southside’s Jake Held

Southside’s Jake Held provided not only the game-winning score but was essential in helping the Sharks make some crucial stops in order to secure an important district victory over Barbe Friday night in a 42-35 win.

Held, a defensive back, recorded four solo tackles along with three assisted in the game along with three pass breakups and two blocked punts in a back-and-forth contest that saw 77 total points score.

Perhaps his greatest contributions occurred when he scooped up a Buccaneer fumble and raced 90 yards into the endzone to give Southside the lead and eventual win. His interception was also returned for 50 yards in the contest.

Other Top Performances: Dylan Foster, Woodlawn-SH (8 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 PBU, 3 QBH); Ian Goodly, Covington (10 tackles, 2 TFL, 4 PBU); Andre Ivory, Ringgold (10.5 tackles, 6 solo and 4.5 assist); Denarius Robinson, Brusly (11 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 QBH); Javeon Talbot, East Jefferson (12.5 tackles, 5 TFL, blocked punt); Michael Wright; Rayville (8 total tackles, six solo, 2 interceptions for 38 yards)