Tigers welcome Lake Arthur Friday
By Chris & Laurie Mueller
The DeQuincy Tigers, fresh off a 40-0 shut out victory over Mamou, hope to ride that momentum Friday night when they take on the 3-3, 0-1 Lake Arthur Tigers at home.
Lake Arthur took a whipping last week from defending state champion Kinder by a score of 55 to 14. DeQuincy was clicking on all cylinders last week in the win over Mamou. DeQuincy improved to 3-3, 1-0 but the schedule gets much more challenging in the final four games of the season starting with Lake Arthur.
The challenge for DeQuincy will be to stop Trey Hargrave, who led Lake Arthur to a 20-0 win last year with over 100 yards rushing. The previous year when Hargrave was just an 8th grader, he led Lake Arthur to a 42-0 win. Hargrave ran for 210 yards and scored five touchdowns.
If the Tigers can continue to run the ball the way they have done, lately they should do well. Tiger rushers had 460 yards last week as they opened district 4-2A play with a win. The defense has played well all season.
Tiger quarterback Chase Dyer, who had 174 yards two touchdowns and Javion Leday, with 195 yards and three touchdowns, were both honored by the Lake Charles American Press last week as top performers on offense for the week.