Leave it to Zachary High School to provide a bit of a surprise on the final night of the football season.
The Broncos, led by quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr., have cemented their reputation for having a big-play offense. The combination of Scott and an opportunistic defense that forced three pivotal turnovers gave Zachary the Class 5A state title to conclude the LHSAA Prep Classic.
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LSU QB commit Lindsey Scott eager to return focus to winning after recruiting whirlwind
The reasons for his eventual commitment to the Tigers, his final scholarship offer, were as varied as the questions he fielded Monday.
Or at least more varied than some fans might have expected.
“The relationship was always great. Coach Cameron kept in touch with us, and he was always there. We built a strong relationship over the past couple summers … I always knew LSU had a great football team and a great football tradition, but the selling point for me was kind of getting on campus and seeing the things I was really impressed with, like the new engineering building that they’re building and the academic foundation that they have over there.
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Six Broncos will sign to play college football Wednesday, February 3.
Cameron Carrier, Nicholls State University
Aaron Celestine, Louisiana College
Douglass Coleman, Texas Tech University
Kellton Hollins, Texas Christian University
Lindsey Scott, Jr., Louisiana State University
Terry Sullivan, Jackson State University
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ZACHARY, LA – Since decommitting from Syracuse Sunday, Zachary Quarterback Lindsey Scott has been a busy recruit.
Several Power 5 schools have extended an offer to the Louisiana Gatorade Player of the year like Maryland and Rutgers. But the biggest splash of them all has been LSU extending an offer to Scott Tuesday afternoon.
The 5A MVP, excited about the offer, but not putting the mystique of the hometown Tigers over other schools that have offered him a chance already.
For Scott, his decision will come down to not only football, but a multitude of things that will better his future.
National Signing Day is February 3rd.
Add one more postseason honor on the stack of accolades earned by Zachary High School quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr.
Scott is part of the MaxPreps All-American first team that was announced Friday. Scott made the squad as an athlete and was considered for the MaxPreps National Player of the Year honor, according to a story published with the teams.
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Lindsey gets his award…
Zachary quarterback Lindsey Scott’s big-play ability, other attributes earn him Mr. Football state honor.
When Lindsey Scott Jr. was voted the Class 5A Offensive Most Valuable Player as a junior, skeptics figured the Zachary High School quarterback couldn’t top that feat.
Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio wasn’t among the skeptics, especially after his team lost to the eventual 5A state champion Broncos in the quarterfinals.
“Magical … that’s what he was,” Saltaformaggio said. “Lindsey Scott gave Zachary something else a lot of other teams don’t have — a guy who can take over any game and makes plays when it counts.”
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Scott was selected as the Class 5A Offensive Most Valuable Player on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A all-state football team for the second straight season.
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Scott was voted the 5A Offensive MVP for the second straight season. He compiled 5,002 total yards and accounted for 61 TDs. Scott’s totals included 3,039 passing yards and 33 TDs and 1,963 rushing yards and 28 TDs.
Zachary placed two other players, offensive lineman Kellton Hollins and receiver Douglas Coleman (1,482 receiving yards, 15 TDs), on the 5A squad.
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Three first-half turnovers and a blocked punt sent Zachary reeling, but the Broncos put together a second half to remember Friday night.
The second-seeded Broncos roared back from a seven-point deficit to oust No. 6 Parkway 41-27, and advance to the school’s first state championship game.
That game comes next week at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where Zachary (13-1) will face John Ehret, a 7-6 winner over Mandeville in the other 5A semifinal.
“I know I’m not an eye-candy guy,” Cannon said. “I’m not one of those cornerbacks who’s 6-foot-2 or 6-3 or a guy all the colleges want.
“Using the ability I have to make plays … that’s what I try to do. I spend more time watching film. I work hard. I have no control over the other stuff.”
Don’t make the mistake of thinking the 5-foot-9, 170-pound Cannon doesn’t have the right stuff to be an impact player. He’s a senior and a three-year starter who will be expected to play a key role when the second-seeded Broncos (12-1) host No. 6 Parkway (12-1) for a Class 5A semifinal game set for 7 p.m. Friday.
“P.J. wants to be involved in everything,” defensive backs coach Chris Carrier said. “He wants to play defense, return kicks and be involved in the offense.
“We have to slow him down and say ‘Hey wait a minute, you’re too valuable to us on defense.’
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