September 11, 2012
Two of the biggest rivals in Monroe, Louisiana square off in week five of the CSS High School Football Game of the Week as the Ouachita Parish Lions meet the Neville Tigers, Friday, 8 p.m. ET. It will be CSS first ever HSFB Game of the Week in the Bayou State.
Neville is 2-0 on the season and Louisiana's defending 4A State Champions. The Tigers have won 10 state championships in school history including two of the last three years (2009 and '11). Neville is 1 in the MaxPreps Louisiana 4A rankings and 3 in the state's overall rankings.
Ouachita Parish is also 2-0 on the season. The Lions are 6 in Louisiana's MaxPreps 5A rankings and 9 in the overall rankings. Ouachita Parish is a perennial state playoff team but its only state championship came in 1989.
Neville In the Huddle Recruit Watch: 4-star John Diarse who is committed to LSU. Diarse is rated by 247 Sports as the 8 prospect in Louisiana, 17 WR in the nation and 157 overall prospect. 4-star junior Laurence Jones, who is rated by 247 as the 3 safety in the Class of 2014, 3 junior prospect in Lousiana and overall 21 in the nation. LSU and Alabama are Jones' leaders.
Ouachita Parish In the Huddle Recruit Watch: 3-star OLB Caleb Tucker who is committed to Washington. He is rated by 247 as the 34 prospect in Louisiana. 3-star WR Taijuan Thomas, who has been offered by Stanford, Northwestern and Southern Miss. He is rated 55 in Louisiana in the 247 Composite rankings. OG Jalen Smith has offers from UL-Monroe, McNeese State and Northwestern State. The Lions also boast two big-time underclassmen in 4-star Cameron Sims, who says LSU is his favorite. Sims is 8 in Louisiana, the 10 rated junior WR in the nation and 99 prospect overall in the 247 Composite 2014 rankings. Also sophomore WR Carlos Robinson is already
drawing interest from LSU.