South Plaquemines Hurricanes

District 9-2A · Buras, LA

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Players To Watch

Richie EspadronDE/TE6-12354.9Jr
Deanel McGeeDE/WR6-42254.7So
Rod ParkerQB5-71653.8Fr
Reed SangerDB/WR5-81704.6Sr
Daejawn SmithWR/DB5-111754.5So
Kameron WilliamsDB5-111604.6Sr

Last 5 Seasons

YearClassWinsLossesPlayoff Finish

About the Team

Head Coach: Lyle Fitte, 7th season (21-29, all at South Plaquemines)

2022 Returning Lettermen: 18

2022 Returning Offensive Starters: 9

2022 Returning Offensive Starters: 9

Lettermen Lost: 1

State Champions: 2007, 2008

State Runner-Up: 2009

Playoff Appearances: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Stadium: SPHS Hurricane Stadium

Turf Type: Artificial

2022 Preview

South Plaquemines is one of the state's most respected and well-known football programs with a rich history in only a short existence.

The two-time state champion seemed to have a bumpy transition into Class 2A a few years ago taking its lumps along the way due to short numbers. In his seventh season at the helm, head coach Lyle Fitte looks to complete the turnaround of the program he once played for in the right direction.

A move into a favorable district paired with 18 returning starters gives the Hurricanes the strength it needs to bring home a league title and a deep run in the postseason. However, the success all hinges on the stronger and faster offensive unit guided by freshman sensation Roderick Parker (1,076, 14 TDs). Parker, who started as an 8th grader, last season will more than likely attract the attention of teams and media alike this year as he continues to develop into a slinger while top targets Daejawn Smith (747 yards, 8 TDs receiving) and Deanel McGee provide the rookie QB plenty of opportunities to score.

The defense is projected to be just as strong as the offensive unit with nine starters returning including top returning tackler Richie Espadron (71 tackles, 4 sacks) as well as senior Reed Sanger (58 tackles, 2 INT) Kameron Williams (4 INT).

South Plaquemines certainly have the components in all the right place and if the chips may fall in the right place, you could see a Hurricane making its way to your town in late November.