BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - There were some superhero performances during Week 4 which explains how a dynamic duo earned the Sportsline Player of the Week award.
It's only fitting that Scotlandville head coach Robert Valdez quoted the sci-fi hit Matrix trilogy when describing junior quarterback Levi Lewis' performance Friday.
"One of my favorite lines is, 'There he goes doing that Superman stuff again.' And when he converted on a 3rd and 30 or something like that, and he scrambled for 40 yards, yeah he was on. He's feeling it," said Valdez.
That 40-yard run was part of a total of a 327-yard and three touchdown performance to defeat East Ascension.
"If you're going to be a good football program, no matter what level you are, you have to have your players step up and meet the challenge of the big games," said Valdez.
"Biggest thing working for me is my feet," said Lewis. "Keeping my feet alive and not letting it die on me and just keeping my line into it."
"We know he's going to go out there every Friday night and give us his best performance. And it's crazy because I still think he's searching for his best game," said Valdez.
Coming from West St. John, the school that has produced the last two Southern Jaguar starting quarterbacks, Coach Valdez has taught some great ones, and Lewis is already drawing comparisons.
"He has the Dray Joseph and the Austin Howard arm strength," said Valdez. "I just think he may be bottled up into a combination of all of the good ones that I've had. He has the speed. I don't know if I've had any that have been as fast."
"The main thing that he's really taught me is not making bad decisions. On every down, make a good decision. And the next play is a very important play," said Lewis.
And if Lewis is Superman, then the second Player of the Week would be the Flash. Southern Lab senior Curtlan Williams flew through punt coverages last Thursday for three return touchdowns against Ascension Catholic.
"Pretty much going into every game, I think he's going to have a big game," said Southern Lab head coach Marcus Randall. "He's one of those players that once the ball gets in his hands, he can do dynamic things with it."
"It goes in the air, and you're just nervous until it hits your hands. Then adrenaline gets to pumping, and you just have to make a move," said Williams. "And when you make a move, it comes natural. And you've just got to find the endzone."
"The punt team did a great job of blocking for him, but I think he also had a big part in setting those blocks up and making those one or two guys miss so he could get to the wall to where our guys were. He's been doing that pretty much all year," said Randall.
Missing part of his junior year with a hamstring injury, Williams said he is hungry to prove himself, and five return touchdowns in four games is certainly a great start.
"My senior year is my first year that I ran back a punt. So after I got that first feeling, it's like I have to hard every time," said Williams.