BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Heading into the playoffs, teams with high hopes for the postseason provided two players for this week's Sportsline Player of the Week.
A Tiger from East Feliciana, who is being mentioned in the same breath with Southern's Danny Johnson and former Warrick Dunn Award winner Kendell Beckwith of LSU, turned in a stellar performance against Northeast.
GeMontae Franklin, or G-Money, had 114 yards on two kick returns, 104 yards rushing and three touchdowns as well as another touchdown on a pick six and a fifth touchdown receiving.
"The mindset I have like every time I touch the ball - score! That's my mindset, and I go in every game thinking like, when I touch the ball - score," said Franklin, who is a running back and strong safety.
"He creates a lot of momentum real fast. As I said, he's capable of scoring from any part or portion of the field. So anytime he's on the field, look for some good things to happen, for us," said East Feliciana head coach Cedric Anderson.
Franklin had 261 all-purpose yards and also had five tackles.
He is joined by a St. Amant senior who might be even more versatile than Franklin, or anyone for that matter.
Briggs Bourgeois, who is headed to Southern Miss as a kicker, drilled a 49-yard field goal and eight kickoffs through the end zone for touchbacks.
He added 181 yards and three touchdowns on receptions and punt returns including a 65-yarder against Dutchtown as the Gators capped a 9-1 season, beating the team they have been sharing a campus with since the flood.
"I couldn't do anything without my teammates, you know if they don't do the right block, I wouldn't be able to get those returns, said Bourgeois, who is a wide receiver and kicker.
"He's really put up some huge numbers, as a receiver, as a kickoff specialist, as a field goal kicker," said St. Amant head coach David Oliver.
"Growing up playing soccer my whole life, I really didn't start thinking about kicking a football until the eighth grade. So I was like 'Let me go see if I can... it can't be that hard.' It's just like kicking a soccer ball," Bourgeois said.
This is Bourgeois second Sportsline Player of the Week award. He won his first last season.