Another Sensational Louisiana Back

Wilson will have his eyes on Fournette

Kenny Hilliard, Jeremy Hill and Terrance Magee - all LSU commitments for 2011 - proved that the senior running back class in-state is as strong as ever. On the opposite end of the high school spectrum is Leonard Fournette, a standout freshman back out of New Orleans who shined in his debut. From top to bottom, the talent on the bayou is rich.

It was one of the better performances of the Sep. 7 weekend, and it went down in a matchup between West Jefferson and St. Augustine at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans.

The two team’s flashed powerful offensive attacks, combining for 1,055 yards and 16 touchdowns. By the final whistle, neither time had recorded a punt.

St. Augustine, the Metro area’s No. 1 ranked team and the third-ranked team in the Class 5A state poll, ended up on the short end of the stick, falling victim to a 38-yard field goal from West Jefferson’s Jose Mazier as time expired.

The scoreboard read 59-56, but the stat line told another story from the night.

St. Augustine ran the ball for 453 of its 533 total yards. More than half of those yards came from one name: Leonard Fournette.

Fournette totaled 238 yards and two touchdowns, including the Purple Knights final score with 3:39 remaining.

But what makes the night most special is that Fournette’s 26 carries were the first of his high school career. A true freshman, Fournette should pan out to be one of the top prospects in the country.

TigerSportsDigest.com brings you clips from his debut.

 
 
 
 

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