THE POST-SIGNAL / Jason Faul
Notre Dame’s Parker Seilhan fires a pass over a defender during a recent game. Seilhan completed 10 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns in the Pios’ 48-6 victory over Church Point.
Notre Dame’s Seilhan earns top honors on Grid Stars
With starting quarterback Ben Broussard sidelined due to injury, Notre Dame turned to junior signal caller Parker Seilhan in their opener at Church Point and the Pios didn’t miss a beat.
The rookie quarterback made his presence felt almost immediately when he lofted a pass to Barrett Harrington down the field on the first offensive play for the Pios for a 70-yard touchdown.
He added two more touchdown passes in the second quarter, both to Jack Faulk - 15 and 6 yards - and he rushed for a one-yard score in the third quarter in the Pios’ 48-6 victory over the Bears.
It was an impressive performance for Seilhan’s first varsity start under center.
So impressive, in fact, that it earned him top honors on the this week’s edition of Grid Stars.
Seilhan finished the night with 10 completions for 232 yards and three touchdowns. He had a pair of carries for seven yards and another score.
Pushing Seilhan for the top honors in Week 1 was Iota senior running back Luke Doucet.
The returning All-Stater pummelled the Iowa Yellow Jackets on the ground and racked up 232 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries. His 86-yard burst for a touchdown with just over a minute remaining in the third quarter was the nail in the coffin in a 37-12 Bulldogs’ victory.
Other notable performances were turned in by Notre Dame’s defense, Crowley High’s Marquis Garrett, Rayne’s Jamarcus Monroe and Church Point’s Gavin Richard.
The Pios turned in a stellar defensive performance Friday and limited Church Point’s normally potent offense to just 135 total yards.
Joe Pommier was the leader of the Pios’ unit with six total tackles, including 3.5 for a loss of 11. Kane Link and Dominic Thibodeaux each had five tackles. Nick Gautreaux and Zac Higginbotham each recorded an interception. Higginbotham returned his pick for a 26 yard touchdown.
Garrett, the Gents’ senior quarterback, accounted for most of the Gents’ offense in their 41-38 loss at St. Louis.
Garrett rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and also completed 11 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown. He added to his numbers on special teams where he returned three punts (89 yards) and three kickoff returns (74 yards).
Monroe was Rayne’s leader on both sides of the ball in the Wolve’ 20-16 loss to Welsh. He totaled 69 yards and a touchdown on the ground while also logging 4.5 tackles and an interception on defense.
Gavin Richard was the lone bright spot in the Bears’ loss to Notre Dame. The junior running back had Church Point’s lone touchdown of the game on an 80-yard outburst in the second quarter.