All quarterfinals, no brakes

Northwood to host Warren Easton in quarterfinals

  • Joel Rodgers

All Gas, No Brakes – the motto of the 2018 Northwood Falcons.

The undefeated Northwood Falcons (12-0) return home for a 4A quarterfinal playoff matchup against No. 2 seed Warren Easton Eagles.

The game is tonight at Jerry Burton Stadium. Northwood is the No. 7 seed in the LHSAA Class 4A playoff bracket. The Falcons are coming off a second-round win, 53-15 against Helen Cox, and first-round 48-12 victory against South Terrebonne. Northwood is outscoring playoff opponents 101-27.

Warren Easton is No. 2 seed in the LHSAA Class 4A playoff bracket. Friday night Warren Easton comes into Blanchard with only 2 losses on the season (John Curtis 38-20, Edna Karr 21-20).  Warren Easton recently beat No. 16 Breaux Bridge 45-0, posting their second straight playoff shutout. The next team to score against Warren Easton will bet the first team to score on them these playoffs. They defeated Rayne 44-0, in the first-round.

Warren Easton is located in New Orleans (on Canel Street to be exact). They’d love nothing more than to have a rematch with Edna Karr in the championship on Dec. 8. in the Superdome. But Northwood has other plans.

The Falcons have weapons falling out its pockets on offense; Trayon Jones Jr., Detraveon Brown, Terrence Cook, Patrick Marshall, and Luke Bogan.

Warren Easton also has weapons. Weapons like quarterback Lance Legendre, a 4-star recruit with offers from pretty much everyone. LeGendre was originally verbally committed to Kansas, but recently reopened his recruitment. LeGendre is a dual-threat quarterback at 6′2″, 205 pounds. 247 Sports ranks him the fifth-best dual-threat QB in the country.

Warren Easton also has one of the top running backs in the country.

It’s going to be very interesting to see Easton’s high-tempo attack vs Northwood’s aggressive defense.

Click here to see video from Warren Easton vs Edna Karr.

Real Shreveport Sports will be at this quarterfinal playoff game and will provide highlights as they happen.



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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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