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West Monroe Previous Games In 2004
West Monroe 12 Airline 10
What a game! West Monroe totally dominated every phase of the game, but it didn't show on the scoreboard.
West Monroe had 382 yards of total offense, 234 of them coming from Frank Goodin.

Airline was held to 83 total yards and 10 first downs,4 by penalties. The only thing that kept Airline in the game was West Monroe. West Monroe had a interception returned for a td and another turnover gave Airline great field postion for a field goal.

The Rebels held Airline on their opening series, but was able to score on a interception return for 62 yards at the 7:13 mark of the 1st quarter. On the Rebels next possesion, they got on the scoreboard on a 5 yard run by Frank Goodin. The Rebels missed the extra point making the score 7-6 with 4:30 left in the 1st quarter.

The Rebels offense kept shooting themselves in the foot. Everytime they would get a scoring drive going, their would be a costly turnover. Airline's 2nd score came on a turnover by the Rebels deep in thier own territory. The DeFense held and Airline converted a 29 field goal to make it 10-6 with 1:55 left in the 2nd quarter.

That was all the scoring until the 4th quarter. The Rebels finally took the lead for good on a 1 yard run with 11:55 left in the game. Brandon Banks scored from 1 yard out to make it 12-10. The extra point hit the goal post leaving a opening for Airline to kick a field goal to win the game.

They got that opportunity with about 4:00 minutes left in the game, but it fell short and ended Airline's hopes of the upset.
Airline played hard, but it was the Rebels who were their own worst enemy. They had 2 interceptions and 4 fumbles.

The offensive line blew Airline off the ball and opened holes for Frank Goodin all night. Frank ended the night with 244 yards on 21 carries and 1 TD.

The DeFense probably had the best game of the year giving up only a field goal and that coming after a turnover. Will Blackwell had 4 tackles for losses, 1 sac and 12 tackles. Shamori Clemons had 11 tackles, Kyle Townsend had 10 tackles, C.C. Carpenter had 9 tackles, 1 blocked pass, 1 sac and recovered a fumble. Matt Slocum had 8 tackles and caused a fumble. Kyle Ernst had 5 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss and a sac for a 5 yard loss. Aurthur Hardy had 8 tackles, Jordan Guillot had 7 tackles and 1 for a loss, John Preston had 4 tackles, a tackle for a loss and recovered a fumble. Jameson keeton had 3 tackles, Marcus VanBuren had 2 tackles, 1 pass break up and caused a fumble. Terry Carter and Scott Love each had 1 tackle.

They held Airline to 83 yards of total offense and 10 first downs.

Key play of the game was Scott Love's 49 yard punt deep in our own territory.

Congratulation Rebs!





West Monroe 37 Shaw 13

Back from another exciting game in the Big Easy! The Rebels fall behind early, but as usual come back and dominate the game.
The Rebels fell behind 13 points in the first quarter. Shaw scored first on a 5 yard run by Davis. After West Monroe drove deep in Shaw territory and could not convert, Shaw scored again on a 8 yard reception to make the score 13-0 with 5:06 remaining in the first.

That was all she wrote for Shaw. The Rebels DeFense made a few ajustments and shut Shaw out the rest of the game,
The Rebels got on the board with 2:35 left in the first quarter on a 25 yard field goal from Jonathan Nugent making it 13-3 at the end of one.

The Rebels then closed the gap on a 9 yard run by Frank Goodin at the 7:36 mark of the 2nd quarter to make it 13-10. The Rebels scored again to go in at halftime 17-13. Nate Middleton caught a pass from Drew Thomas and raced 65 yards for a TD. That makes 3 TDs in 3 weeks for Nate.

West Monroe scored one time in the 3rd quarter on a 3 yard run by Drew Thomas to put the Rebels up 24-13.
Bryn Meredith got in the scoring action on a 4 yard reception in the 4th to put the Rebels up 31-13.

The final score of the night came on a outstanding run by Brandon Banks. Brandon broke through the line of scrimmage and ran 25 yards for a TD to make the final 37-13.
Brandon was back for the first time since being injured in the 1st quarter of the Airline game. Brandon had runs of 70 yards, 15 yards, 25 yards and finished the night with 127 yards on 8 carries.
Drew Thomas had 63 yards on 15 carries and passed for 146 yards and 2 TDs. Frank Goodin had 81 yards on 15 carries.

Nate Middleton had 2 recptions on the night fo 104 yards, Frank Goodin 1 reception for 32 yards, Bryn Meredith 1 catch for 4 yards.
Dustin Frost was back also for the first time since the Airline game and had 1 run for 13 yards.

Congratulations offensive line on a great game. The line did their part in the Rebels producing 440 yards of total offense.

DeFense, what else can I say! You bent early, but set your jaws and shut Shaw down after the 1st quarter. Marcus VanBuren had another interception making him have 6 on the year.Marcus also had 4 punt returns for 62 yards. The Rebels also had a couple of fumble recoveries on the night.

Jackson Hinton was 4-4 on PATs.
Scott Love had a real good night punting. Scott punting 3 times for a 46.6 average.










McDonogh #35 then scored on a 2 yard run to tie the score at 14. After that, Frank Goodin scored on a 32 yard run to put the Rebels up for good. That made the score 21-14.

The Rebels then blocked a punt to set up a 1 yard run by Drew Thomas that started a scoring span of 20 points in 1:08. A key factor in that surge was Will Blackwell.
Will tipped a pass by McDonogh #35 and raced in from 33 yards out. Then :45 later, Marcus VanBuren intecepted a pass and raced in from 25 yards out.

Nate Middleton finished the scoring for the 1st half by hauling in a pas


West Monroe 54 McDonogh #35 26

What a game! West Monroe fell behind 7-0 in the first quarter, but scored 2 unanswered TD's to take a 14-7 lead. West Monroe's first 2 TD's came on runs by Jason Robinson. Jason had a 33 yard run for a TD and a 1 yard run for a TD.



The Rebels DeFense played a heck of a game and was the driving force in this win. The Rebels offense also had alot to do with this win. Our offensive line played with alot of composure with all of the late hits and personal fouls. Frank Goodin had 105 yards on 18 carries. Jason Robinson had 51 yards on 9 carries, while John Preston had 29 yards on 5 carries.
Drew Thomas was 3 for 9 for 64 yards and a TD.
Bryn Meredith had 1 catch for 15 yards, Nate Middleton had 1 for 34 yards and Willie Fowler had 1 for 15 yards.

Scott Love had several great punts, but he placed another one inside the 1 yard line that went almost 60 yards.

Congratulations Rebels!   





West Monroe 37 Fortier 6
West Monroe handled Fortier with several key players watching this one from the sideline.
One of the starters who got to see action was Frank Goodin. Frank went over the 1,000 yard mark tonight with 150 yards on 14 carries.

Nate Middleton had 1 reception tonight for a TD which was his first of the season.
John Preston also seen some action at fullback tonight moving over from the DeFense. The Rebels had 277 yards rushing and 39 through the air.

The DeFense held Fortier to 55 yards rushing and 18 through the air.

Will Blackwell had 4 tackles for loses and Kyle Ernst also had a couple. Kyle also had a interception and a couple of pass locks.
Kyle Townsend broke the game open with a 35 yard interception return for a TD in the 1st quarter.









West Monroe 13 Airline 10

West Monroe wins the 2-5A Championship on a great DeFensive effort by the Rebels.

Airline scored 10 first half point to West Monroe's 0 and held that lead until the 11:07 mark of the 4th quarter.

West Monroe finally got on the scoreboard in the 3rd quarter on a 7 yard run by Frank Goodin.

The Rebel's then put Airline in a hole with a great punt by Scott Love at about the one yard line. A few plays later Terry Carter recovered a fumble and ran it in for a score. This gave the Rebels their first lead of the night.

The Rebels had to hang on for dear life to win this one. West Monroe's Drew Thomas was about to put the Rebels up more, but fumbled the ball at the goal line. Airline recovered and the final drive began. With a little over 2:00 minutes left, Airline drove the ball to around the Rebel's 15 yard line.With 20.9 left, Airline went for one last attempt at a td. Scott Love made a great play and intercepted the pass to save the win for the Rebels.

The Rebels was without Brandon Banks and Dustin Frost as offensive weapons. Dustin was hurt on one of the first plays of the game and did not return. Brandon went out early in the 2nd quarter and did not return.
Frank Goodin had 115 yards on 12 carries.
Drew Thomas was 6-12 for 65 yards.
Airline lead the time of posssesion 26:20 to 21:40.

This week's MVP's has to go the entire DeFensive! They totally shut down Airline in the 2nd half except for that last drive. Like Coach Shows said on his post game interview, he had never seen a call like the one on the field goal attempt.
The official called roughing the kicker call, but then said that we hit the center before he had a chance to get his head up.
Coach said in 41 years of coaching that he has never had that type of call on his team.


West Monroe 56 Byrd 0
West Monroe totally dominated Byrd!
The Rebels scored with 2:53 left in the 1st quarter on a 17 yard run by Brandon Banks and never looked back.

Three minutes later, Brandon scored again on a 9 yard run to start the 2nd quarter.

Drew Thomas got in on the scoring action with a 2 yard run with 7:25 left in the 2nd quarter. With the Rebels up 21-0, Brandon Banks scored again from 4 yards out to finish the scoring for the half.

Frank Goodin got his first score in 2 weeks on a 17 yard run in the 3rd quarter.
That was all the scoring by the first teamers.

Jason Robinson came in the game and scored on a 1 yard run with 7:28 left in the 3rd quarter.

Tyler Roy then scored his first TD on the varsity level on a 1 yard run with 2:42 remaining in the 3rd quarter.

Tyler finished the scoring in the 4th quarter with a 14 yard run to make the final score 56-0.

The Rebels finished the night with 504 yards of total offense. Nate Middleton was the leading receiver with 3 catches for 131 yards. He had a 88 yard TD that was called back because of a penalty that negated the TD, but not all of the yardage.
The pass was a trick play from Drew Thomas to Dustin Frost to Nate Middleton.

Frank Goodin had 11 carries for 104 yards and a TD.
Brandon Banks had 70 yards on 6 carries and 3 TD's.
He also had a 40 plus yard TD reception
called back.
Drew Thomas rushed for 59 yards and passed for 82.

The Rebels had 356 yards rushing and 140 through the air.

You have to give the Rebel's offensive line credit.They totally dominated the line of scrimmage.

The DeFense also had a great game. They were all over the field.

They held Byrd to 6 first downs and 126 yards of total offense.
Marcus VanBuren had a interception that almost went the distance. The Rebels also recovered 3 fumbles.
Congratulations!







West Monroe 36 Captain Shreve 13
West Monroe scored at will in the 1st quarter and never looked back.
Willie Fowler scored first for West Monroe on a 14 yard run at the 10:26 mark.

Brandon Banks then scored on a 38 yards run with 2:52 left in the 1st quarter.

With about :39 to go in the 1st quarter, Dustin Frost was on the receiving end of a Drew Thomas pass and raced in from 61 yards out. This made the score 20-0 at the end of the 1st quarter.

Drew Thomas threw his 2nd TD of the night to Brandon Banks for a 34 yard TD.
Drew finished his night with a 24 pass for a TD to Dustin Frost. Dustin had 2 TD's on the night receiving, while Drew passed for 3 TD's for 130 in about a quarter and a half.

West Monroe went in at halftime 34-0 and that was all they needed.

The offensive line completely dominated the line of scrimmage. Lance Knox, Larry Shappley, Andrew Stout, Brian Foreman, Brian Winchester, Bryn Meredith and Scott Robinson.


The 2nd half freshman quarterback Shelby Aulds seen all the action at quarterback. He was 4 for 9 for 35 yards and rushed for 6 yards.
Jason Robinson also had plenty of playing time the 2nd half. He had 18 carries for 104 yards. The Rebels had 380 yards for total offense and totally controlled the clock the 2nd half.

Captain Shreve scored on a 80 yard interception in the 3rd quarter for a td.
Then after a fumble by West Monroe, Captain Shreve scored again on a td pass.

The DeFense play a heck of a game holding Captain Shreve to a minus 17 yards rushing and 123 through the air.
Andrew Calantone was the state's leading passer coming into this game.

Hunter Fowlkes and Marcus VanBuren each had a interception.
Will Blackwell also recovered a fumble.

Kyle Ernst forced a safety, making the final score 36-13.
Way to go Rebs!









West Monroe 32 Ouachita 20
West Monroe wins the district opener over Ouachita. This game featured some great backs. At haltime, Frank Goodin had 6 carries for 92 yards and didn't return.
Brandon Banks broke free tonight for 185 yards on 15 carries.
Brandon usually had 2 to 3 players hanging on him and still couldn't bring him down.

Marcus Vanburen had to play in place of Frank Goodin and rushed for 111 yards on only 8 carries. Marcus is a great backup on offense for the Rebels!

Drew Thomas only attempted 4 passes tonight and completed 2 for 38 yards. One to Nate Middleton that kept a drive going and another to Dustin Frost. Nate doesn't get many passes, but when he gets them they count.      
West Monroe finished the night with 477 yards.

West Monroe didn't even attempt a punt all night.

Ouachita's QB Josh Strong is the real deal!
He completed 17 passes for 159 yards on 32 attempts.

They ended the night with 301 yards of offense.

West Monroe had 18 first downs and 19:02 for the time of possesion. 6 penalties for 34 yards.

Ouachita had 23 first downs, 28:52 for the time and 9 penalties for 70 yards.


Shomari Clemons returned in style with a hit that could be heard all the way to the pressbox.
Way to go Rebs!

Congratulations!









West Monroe 42 Tioga 7
West Monroe remained undefeated on the season with a 42-7 win over winless Tioga.

The Rebels offense rushed for 234 yards on 26 carries and Drew passed for another 149 yards. He was 9 of 21 on the night with 1 TD pass to Frank Goodin.

383 yards on the night, 19 first downs and
20:11 on the time of possesion.

Highlight of the night was Willie Fowler's 60 yard punt return for a TD in the 1st quarter.

Jason Robinson also had a great run of 58 yards for a TD in the 4th quarter.

Frank Goodin had a good night with 11 carries for 91 yards and 3 TDs.

Brandon Banks also scored on a run of 3 yards in the 1st quarter.



West Monroe 33 vs Ruston 20

The Rebels went in at halftime down to the Bearcats 20-10. The Rebels jumped out to a 10-0 lead only to watch it vanish by the half.

The Rebels started the scoring with a 35 yard field goal by Jonathan Nugent in the first quarter. Then 1:39 later the Rebels went up 10 on a 62 punt return by Marcus Van buren.

Then Ruston started their run. Tony Cox broke loose for a 58 yard run at the 4:27 mark of the first quarter.
In the 2nd quarter Tony Cox broke free again from 23 yards out to put Ruston up 13-10.

With about 1:38 left in the half Michael Coleman put a move on the Rebel defender that resulted in a 38 yard td.


The Rebels proved too much for the Bearcats in the 3rd quarter. They took the ball to open the 2nd half and never looked back.
Willie Fowler hauled in a pass from Drew Thomas from 39 yards out to pull the Rebels with 3.

Then Frank Goodin ran from 44 yards out to put the Rebels up to stay.

The Rebels DeFense held Ruston again and then Frank Goodin scored again to make it 31-20.

The Rebels scored 3 TD's in about 5:06 in the 3rd. quarter.
That was all of the scoring except for a safety with about 4:00 left in the game.

Frank Goodin ended the night with 152 yards on 18 carries.
Drew Thomas was 5-15 for 122 yards and a TD.


Ruston's Trey Ferguson was 16-34 for 160 yards. Ruston's RB Tony Cox had 115 yards and 2 TD's by halftime but was held to only 7 yards in the 2nd half. Ruston's top receiver was Michael Coleman who had 11 receptions for 145 yards.

The Rebels DeFense held Ruston to a minus 23 yards in the 2nd half.

West Monroe is getting better week by week on the time of possesion. This week the Rebels had the ball 23:47 out of 48:00.

Total offense 338 yards for the Rebels, 346 for Ruston.

Brandon Banks had a couple of catches for 40 yards, Nate Middleton, 1 for 33 yards and Willie Fowler, 2 for 49 yards.









West Monroe 49 St.Amant 30

St.Amant scored on their 2nd possesion on a 3 yard run by Brian Babin. They held that lead for the entire 1st quarter.

Then at the 11:52 mark of the 2nd quarter, West Monroe's Marcus Vanburen scored on a 18 yard run. Marcus has become an all around playmaker for the Rebels. He returns punts, plays DeFense and now has been getting some playing time on offense.

St.Amant took the lead back in the 2nd quarter on a 23 yard FG.

The Rebels took the lead for good with about 3:08 in the 2nd quarter on a 10 yard run by Brandon Banks. Brandon had 76 yards rushing and 2 TD's on the ground. He also had 3 receptions for 83 yards and a TD.

The Rebel went into half leading 14-10.

The Rebels received the kick the 2nd half and drove 80 yards in 1:57 to go up 21-10.
Vanburen scored on a 34 yards run for his 2nd TD of the night. Marcus ended the night with 4 carries for 60 yards.

Brandon added his 2nd TD from 5 yards out making it 28-10. After a fumble recovery on the next kickoff, West Monroe's Frank Goodin scored from 37 yards out making the score 35-10. Frank ended the night with 15 carries for 216 yards and 1 TD. He also had one reception for 5 yards.

St.Amant scored in the 3rd after they recovered a Rebel fumble at the Rebels 29 yard line. Savoy had a TD reception from Babin.

The Rebels then received the kickoff, but ended up all the way back to their 3 yard line.

On 3rd and long from the 5, Nate Middleton made a key catch for West Monroe to get the Rebels out of a bind.   

The Rebels finished the drive with a 34 yard pass reception from Drew Thomas to Brandon Banks.

St.Amant then did a little ball control of their own. They went on a 13 play drive for 69 yards. P.J. Brown carried it in for their last offensive score of the night.

St.Amant's last score came on a fumble recovery that went for about 30 yards.

The Rebels probably had one of their most productive offensive games in many years.

They had a total of 633 yards of total offense. 489 on the ground and 144 through the air.
Drew Thomas rushed for 137 yards and passed for 144 yards.

The Rebel's Offensive line played one heck of a game. They totally dominated the line of scrimmage.

Now for the DeFense!
They held Brian Babin to 3 yards on the ground and 146 yards throught the air.
P.J. Brown ended the night with 30 yards rushing on 10 carries. He also had 7 receptions for 63 yards.

Total offense for St.Amant was 194 yards.
I believe the Rebels had 5 sacks on the night. Every time Babin looked up, John Preston was in his face. Matt Slocum had a couple of sacks as did Preston.

Special Teams!
Jackson Hinton was 7 for 7 on extra points and Scott Love nailed some great punts on the night.










If you missed this game, you missed a good one. Rebel Stadium was full and their were fans Tailgating as far as the eye could see. What a great atmosphere for a high school football game.

West Monroe's Defense bent, but didn't break! The DeFense spent almost the entire first half on the field. Carencro had the ball 18:09 out of 24:00 minutes, but could only muster a field goal.

Carencro ran 40 plays compared to 14 for West Monroe in the first half and West Monroe still had a 7-3 lead at the half.

Marcus Vanburen returned a punt 43 yards to set up the initial score in the first quarter.
Then Brandon Banks carried it in from there.

Carencro then booted a 35 field goal in the 2nd quarter to make the score 7-3.

Thier were some key fumbles that hurt both teams.Carencro fumbled 8 times and lost 3.
West Monroe fumbled 5 times and lost 2.


West Monroe received the ball the 2nd half and drove the ball 78 yards to put the Rebels up.

On that drive quarterback Drew Thomas broke free for a 35 yards run. Then Frank Goodin added 11 yards to make it 1st and goal from the 8. A couple of plays later Drew Thomas carried it in from the one.
This made it 14-3 in the 3rd.

In the 4th quarter. Frank Goodin put the final score of the night on the board with a amazing 41 yard run.

The entire team played a great ballgame.
The offensive line opened holes for our backs which produced 233 yards on the ground. Frank Goodin was the leading rusher with 11 carries for 95 yards. Drew Thomas had 11 carried for 59 yards and Brandon Banks added 51 yards on 9 carries.

Total yardage for the Rebels was 261, with 15 first downs. 3 penalties for 35 yards.

West Monroe had the ball for 18:53 this game, which was an improvement from last week.
Last week we had the ball for 18:09.

The Rebels DeFense held Lucas Taylor to 41 yards on the night on 14 carries. That was alot better than last year.

The leading rusher for Carencro was Joseph Jones with 17 carries for 80 yards.
Jamie Boudreaux had 4 carries for 16 yards and Tim Richmond had 29 yards on 4 carries.
They ended the night with 172 yards on the ground on 39 carries.

Lucas Taylor passed a little more this year. He was 13 for 21 for 137 yards.
He is a very good athlete and is a playmaker.
They had 309 total yards, 18 first downs and had 11 penalties for 90 yards.

The leading tackler for the Rebels was
Jordan Guillot and Jameson Keeton with 12 followed by Marcus Vanburen with 10.

John Preston had 9.
Aurthur Hardy had and Luther Jackson had 8

Will Blackwell had a sack and a fumble recovery.

Matt Slocum had 5, Scott Love 4,

Kyle Ernst had 5, Terry Carter had 4, Will Blackwell and C.C. Carpenter had 3,Brandon Banks, Kyle Townsend and Hunter Fowlkes had 2. Willie Fowler and Stan Haynie had 1.

Way to go Rebs!


West Monroe 38 Parkway 7

The Rebels came out slinging and never let up. Drew Thomas was 7 for 9 passing for 100 yards and 2 TD's in the 1st half. Drew also rushed for 1 TD.

Drew tossed touchdowns passes to Brandon Banks for 40 yards, Frank Goodin for 5 yards and also a pass behind the line of scrimmage for a TD to Frank Goodin.

The Rebels ended the night with 265 yards rushing and 107 yards through the air. Most of the starters were pulled midway through the 2nd quarter.

The offensive line gave Drew plenty of protection and looked at mid-season form.

Freshman quarterback Shelby Aulds came in the game in the 2nd quarter and toosed a TD pass to Scott Robinson.

Most of the ground yardage came from Frank Goodin 85 yards and Jason Robinson 86 yards.

Willie Fowler had 3 receptions for 36 yards and a TD.


The DeFense played great as usual. They gave up some yardage, but kept Parkway out of the endzone until the final minute of the game.
The Rebels were able to play just about every player in uniform tonight. Most of the starters were through by halftime.

Parkway has some pretty good running backs and played hard all night. They should win some games this year.

The Rebels kicking game remained intact with the leg of Jonathan Nugent. He went 5-5 on extra points and added a 34 field goal.

The Rebels had 19 first downs compared to 11 for Parkway. The time of possesion favored Parkway 29:49 to 18:11 for West Monroe.

The Rebels scoring drives lasted 1:07, 1:33, :14, 1:38, 2:01 and 3:33.

The Rebels were penalized 6 times for 45 yards while Parkway had 30 yards in penalties.