Game of the Week: Neville at Lutcher

Breaking down the big game
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The Tigers are as complete a team as they come. They are talented on offense with the ability to run the ball and pass it effectively. Place kicker Matthew Squyres has been solid and Reagan Wise is averaging more than 37 yards per punt. The defense has also up to the challenge each week. It will need to be against the most dynamic offense it has seen so far. The Tigers will be motivated by the chance to reach the Dome after a number of letdowns in the recent past.
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Lutcher's offense has made headlines all season long and for good reason. The defense, however, will hold the fate of the Bulldogs' season. Neville's offense has the ability to score in so mant ways so Lutcher will need to hold the Tigers in check. With Jarvis landry playing linebacker and the secondary the team's most talented corps, the Bulldogs have the makings of being up for the challenge. And they are also at home and will not be playing in the wintery North Louisiana night.
PelicanPreps Game of the Week Prediction.
Lutcher has won 22 straight games and is 47-6 over the past four seasons, including 15-1 in the playoffs. Neville is 10-4 in the playoffs over the past five seasons. So both programs know how to win big games. This contest will come down to defense and which one can impose its will on the other's offense. Both defenses will take their lumps in this one, but in the end the Bulldogs will be too much. ... Lutcher 35, Neville 28
Breaking down the other Class 4A game
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The Spartans have played one of the most difficult schedules in the state and have lost just two games -- both in OT. And one to this week's opponent and district rival Franklinton. The defense is arguably the strongest part of the team, but the offense is strong as well with Matt Lipham under center and a long list of skilled position contributors.
KEY TO THE GAME: Franklinton
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You get the sense that there really is no telling how many points the Demons could score on any given night. With QB Terrance Magee running the show and running back Josh Robinson running behind a massive OL and past would-be tacklers, Franklinton is the state's highest scoring offense. In the playoffs, the defense, led by Joshua Marks, has been impressive. That streak needs to continue.
PelicanPreps Game of the Week Prediction.
The Demons pulled off the win (20-14) on the road, granted, needing OT to do it, in the first meeting between the two. Chalk that up to a valuable experience for Franklinton to draw from tonight. Salmen will be tremendously motivated for this game considering they lost in last year's semifinals on a controversial ending. It will once again be an ending to remember, but the Demons will have fonder memories to lean on. ... Franklinton 28, Salmen 27