Team of the Week, November 29
They are simply terms of endearment to an offensive lineman; music to their ears.
Nasty and “having a mean streak” are high atop the list of superlatives that can be bestowed on offensive linemen, and Zachary senior Blake Anderson has been labeled that way by his coach.
When Anderson lines up at left guard Friday in fourth-seeded Zachary’s Class 5A nonselect state semifinal at top-seeded West Monroe (13-0) at 7 p.m., it will mark the 57th game of his career — the most in school history.
ZACHARY — David Brewerton had a pretty enjoyable 44th birthday on Friday.
No. 4 seeded Zachary gave its head coach a fine gift, locking up a 38-0 victory in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs against the 29th-seeded Mandeville Skippers.
Mandeville (5-6) started off on a dubious note, as receiver-turned-quarterback Darren Steele botched a handoff that Zachary’s Ke’Shawn Sullivan recovered inside the Skippers’ 20-yard-line.
As Sullivan returned to the sideline, the senior defensive end was given a gift of his own: a long silver chain, adorned with a large ‘Z,’ given to any defensive player that forces a turnover. Sullivan, as did other members of the Broncos’ vaunted defense, struggled to contain their excitement about the new turnover chain.
“I’m a huge Miami fan and last weekend I sat at my house and watched them play,” Brewerton said. “They get a turnover, hand the player the chain and I look at my wife and say, ‘I love that.’ The next day we report for Sunday meetings with the LHSAA, and I get home to find that she’d been working on one for seven hours. My wife actually made the turnover chain. I showed it to the defense the next morning and they went absolutely crazy.”
Broncos Defeat Mandeville 38-0.
Will play John Ehret @ home
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