HHS QB signs with Stephen F. Austin

Mike Detillier
December 10, 2010 at 9:37 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

HHS QB signs with Stephen F. Austin
Hahnville High School quarterback Brian Ensminger has verbally committed to play college football for Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas. The 6-1, 195-pound gunslinger had a scholarship offer from Tulane and had attracted interest from SMU, Tulsa, Southern Mississippi and Ole Miss.

In 2009 Ensminger threw for 2,027 yards and 25 touchdowns, but late season injuries cut down on his production as a senior. In 2010 Ensminger completed 107 of his 205 throws for 1,573 yards and 9 touchdowns.

Despite his injuries, Ensminger led the Tigers to a (6-3) regular season finish and into the second round of the playoffs before being defeated by St. Thomas More High School.

Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin has praised Ensminger for his strong arm and his ability to make all the tough throws downfield.

Ensminger may get a chance to play pretty early for Stephen F. Austin since All-Southland Conference quarterback Jeremy Moses is a senior.

Stephen F. Austin, who posted a 9-2 mark in 2010, has won the Southland Conference championship each of the last two seasons under head coach J.C. Harper.

The selection would seem to be a real good fit for Ensminger’s style of play since the Lumberjacks run an up-tempo, four wide receiver set offense, in most cases. Over the last two seasons the Lumberjacks have had more than 1,100 pass attempts.

Ensminger is the second Tiger football player to commit early joining wide receiver Derek Howard, who announced that he will attend the University of Memphis.


St. Charles products set to shine in Cotton Bowl

Quarterback Jordan Jefferson, safety/cornerback Jai Eugene, and halfback Alfred Blue - all St. Charles Parish products - will get to experience “JerryWorld” this coming January.

The (10-2) LSU Tigers accepted an invitation to play Texas A&M on Friday Jan. 7, 2010 at 7 p.m. central standard time in the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas.

The threesome from Destrehan/Hahnville will play in the new $1.3 billion  stadium built by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the game will be shown nationally on the Fox television network.

LSU, who finished 11th in the final BCS standings, will face the Texas A&M Aggies, who finished 17th in the final BCS poll. Texas A&M is considered one of the hottest teams in college football after winning six straight to finish the 2010 season.

Over the last three seasons the Tigers have played in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., the Chick-fil-A-Bowl in Atlanta, and the national championship game in the Superdome in New Orleans.

Interesting enough is that LSU finishes the 2010 season playing in the new Cowboy Stadium and they open the 2011 season back in the same spot to play the University of Oregon, who is playing for the national championship in January against Auburn.

The LSU vs. Oregon September showdown will be a nationally televised game by either ESPN or ABC.

The Arkansas Razorbacks will face the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Jan. 4, 2011 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. The game will be a homecoming for Razorback outside linebacker Jerico Nelson, who is second on the team in tackles in 2010. The former Destrehan High School standout has been a real force on Arkansas’s defense since he was moved from safety to weakside linebacker in the spring of 2010.

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