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2012 Prep Football Awards Luncheon
Each week during football season, celebrity guest speakers will discuss the New Orleans Saints, LSU, Tulane and prep football at the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club meeting on Monday's at "The Cannery" on 3803 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.
Edna Karr star Devante "Speedy" Noil has been selected as the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl/Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club, sportsNOLA.com, WGSO, 990 AM, WHNO-TV, Channel 20 and WGNO "Friday Night Football" Prep Player of the Year. The announcement was made at the year-end meeting of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club Monday at The Cannery in New Orleans.
A 5'10, 175-pound junior, Noil had a tremendous season, leading second-seeded Karr to the 4A state championship with a 28-22 win over top-seeded, defending champion and previously unbeaten Neville Friday night to complete a perfect 14-0 season. That state championship is the first for the Cougars since 1993.
QB CLUB SPEAKERS FOR 2012 (Click links to watch video)
Sept. 17 -- LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Verge Ausberry, Saints Hall of Famer Derland Moore, Tulane Assistant Athletic Director Doug Lichtenberger and prep coaches Scott Bairnsfather of Shaw, Mark Bonis of Brother Martin, Cyril Crutchfield of St. Augustine, Wayde Keiser of Jesuit, Corey Lambert of John Ehret, Ryan Manale of De La Salle, Jay Roth of Rummel and Barry Wilson of Holy Cross
Sept. 24 -- LSU Football Director of External Relations Charles Baglio, Tulane Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations Doug Lichtenberger, former New Orleans Saints tight end Henry Childs, Edna Karr head football coach Jabbar Juluke
Oct. 1 -- Former O. Perry Walker and LSU star Herb Tyler, sports journalist Brian Allee-Walsh, Tulane associate director of athletics communications Brian Miller, East Jefferson head coach Nick Saltaformaggio
Oct 15. -- LSU football director of external relations Charlie Baglio, Tulane assistant athletic director Doug Lichtenberger, sportsNOLA.com and WGSO Radio football analyst Rick Gaille, New Orleans Hornets radio play-by-play voice Sean Kelley, East St. John High School football coach Phil Banko
Nov. 12 -- Saints Hall of Fame tight end Henry Childs, LSU Assistant Director of Football Operations Dean Dingman, Tulane Associate Director of Athletic Communications Brian Miller, Jesuit head coach Wayde Keiser, St. Charles Catholic head coach Frank Monica
Nov. 26 -- Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Horn, Tulane tight ends and running backs coach David Johnson, sports journalist Tommy Krysan, Rummel head coach Jay Roth and Edna Karr head coach Jabbar Juluke
Dec. 3 -- LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson, LSU's Charlie Baglio, WWL-TV Sports Director Doug Mouton, John Curtis head football coach J.T. Curtis, Rummel head coach Jay Roth, Karr head coach Jabbar Juluke
2012 N.O. QB CLUB/SPORTSNOLA.COM PREP PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Christian Motter--5'10" 180 Sr.--Running Back/Linebacker -- COUNTRY DAY
A two-way stalwart in Country Day's wild season opening 43-38 victory over Sophie B. Wright, Motter carried 13 times for 74 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Motter had seven tackles and a pair of interceptions and returned one 80 yards for a touchdown. He is coached by Richard Wood.
Devante "Speedy" Noil--5'10" 185 Sr.--Quarterback -- EDNA KARR
Noil was spectacular in Karr's 41-13 victory at Hahnville, accounting for 272 yards and four touchdowns. Noil rushed 10 times for 236 yards and two scores and completed 3-of-7 passes for 36 yards and two touchdowns. He is coached by Jabbar Juluke.
Tanner Lee--6'4" 196 Sr.--Quarterback -- JESUIT
In an amazing performance in rallying Jesuit to a last minute 56-49 victory over Archbishop Shaw, Lee set school records for passing yards and touchdown passes against the Eagles. He completed 23-of-32 for 532 yards and seven touchdowns with no interceptions. A Tulane commitment, Lee is coached by Wayde Keiser
Jay Tyler--5'9" 155 So.--Quarterback -- NEWMAN
Tyler completed 22-of-25 for 258 yards and four touchdowns and carried four times for 45 yards with another score as Newman defeated Clark, 48-8, at Lupin Field. The son of former O. Perry Walker and LSU star quarterback Herb Tyler, Jay is coached by Nelson Stewart.
Dane Landry--5'11" 165 Sr.--Wide Receiver/Defensive Back -- NORTHLAKE CHRISTIAN
Landry had three catches for 83 yards and a score plus two interceptions on defense including a 70-yard touchdown run back and a game-clinching ned zone pick in the final seconds. He had four tackles. On special teams, Landry had an 84-yard kickoff return for a score as Northlake Christian held off Ellender, 36-32. Landry is coached by Tony Agresta.
Dominic Henry--5'11" 170 Sr.--Quarterback -- SOUTH PLAQUEMINES
Henry rushed for 189 yards and five touchdowns in a 60-13 win for South Plaquemines at Newman. The Hurricanes, which did not attempt a pass on offense in the dominant effort, are coached by Cedric Figaro.
James Tabary--6'0" 175 Jr.--Quarterback -- HOLY CROSS
Tabary completed 11-of-12 for 310 yards and five touchdowns, all career bests, as Holy Cross routed Fontainebleau, 49-3, in a non-district contest Friday night at Pan American Stadium. He is coached by Barry Wilson.
Omari Jones--6'2" 185 Jr.--Quarterback -- MCMAIN
Jones connected on 27-of-42 for 490 yards with five touchdowns and rushed for a sixth score in McMain's 54-48 win at Pearl River. He is coached by Kevin Roussel.
Damien Williams--6'1" 215 Sr.--Quarterback -- RUMMEL
Williams rushed 25 times for 151 yards and three touchdowns and completed 9-of-14 passes for 115 yards and one touchdown as the top-ranked Raiders whipped previously unbeaten Jesuit, 38-17. He is coached by Jay Roth.
Sergio Medina--6'0" 200 Sr.--Running Back -- HAHNVILLE
Medina carried 40 times for 240 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a thrilling 47-44 overtime victory over arch-rival Destrehan to clinch the 8-5A district championship, giving Hahnville its fifth consecutive victory. He is coached by Lou Valdin.
Carlos Henderson--5'11" 175 Sr.--Running Back--MCDONOGH 35
Henderson totaled 344 all-purpose yards, three touchdowns and added a two-point conversion as the 21st-seeded Roneagles downed 12th-seed East Jefferson, 28-21, in the 4A bi-district playoffs. A commitment to Utah, Henderson is coached by Wayne Reese.
Leonard Fournette--6'1" 225 Jr.--Running Back--ST. AUGUSTINE
Fournette carried 28 times for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the seeded Purple Knights routed seeded St. Thomas More, 40-14, at Lafayette in the 4A regional state playoffs. He is coached by Cyril Crutchfield.
Glen Cuiellette--6'1" 205 Jr.--Quarterback--MANDEVILLE
Cuiellette completed 19-of-34 passes for 317 yards and two scores and carried 15 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns as 13th-seeded Mandeville upset fifth-seed Catholic of Baton Rouge, 28-21, in the quarterfinal round of the 5A state playoffs. Cuiellette is coached by Guy Lecompte.
Duke Riley--6'1" 205 Sr.--Linebacker--JOHN CURTIS
Riley was a monster on defense, recording 15 tackles and recovering a fumble as top-seeded John Curtis ripped fourth-seed Springfield, 55-0, in the 2A state semifinals. Riley is coached by J.T. Curtis.
Steven Dunbar--6'2" 185 Jr.--Wide Receiver--RUMMEL
Dunbar caught six passes for 119 yards and a touchdown and caught a two-point conversion pass as the top-seeded Raiders claimed their first-ever football state championship, downing second-seed Barbe 35-14 Saturday night to complete a perfect 14-0 season. He played despite battling a shoulder injury, originally diagnosed as a slight separation. He is coached by Jay Roth.