NEW ROADS, La. (WAFB) - Catholic Pointe Coupee head coach David Simoneaux will be this week’s guest host for Sportsline Friday Nite.
His Hornets have earned the first trip to the Superdome in school history after a 21-8 win over Southern Lab. Matthew Langlois, who helped get them to their first title game since 1978, is this week’s Sportsline Player of the Week.
“Matthew’s one of the best kids I’ve ever coached,” said Simoneaux. “He’s a total package. He’s got good size and some of the measurables that colleges are looking for and stuff like that and he’s got the heart and the veracity of some of the greats I’ve coached.”
Langlois made sure the Kittens felt his presence in last week’s Division IV Semifinal. The junior athlete did it on both sides of the ball, muscling his way in the endzone on offense. And on defense, he held down one of Louisiana’s top receivers in Reginald Johnson.
“To be on the big stage in the semifinals against a very good athlete that we have a lot of respect for and go out and show what he was made out of. He was able to lock him down, play some great coverage, and even get an interception on him,” Simoneaux added.
“He ran a little fade route, hitched it up, tried to get me to bite up on it, and I stayed on it, looked up, the ball was in the air, picked it, and had to talk some smack after,” explained Langlois. “My mindset is thinking that I am the best on the field in every snap. I think I’m the best one and I will go get the job done.”
In the first round matchup against Cedar Creek, Langlois got his 362nd career point as a Hornet, breaking the school’s all-time scoring record. With one more year under his belt, he and his head coach believe there can be a lot more honors achieved.
“It’s a great accolade, but personally, it wasn’t really on my mind. I think I have a chance to break some more records if I keep playing hard and working hard,” said Langlois.
“He could break some rushing records. He’s going to continue to put the scoring record out of reach for others and he could even be interception leader. We got a bunch of things that he’s high up there and stated in,” Simoneaux noted.
WAFB is proud to present this week’s Sportsline Player of the Week award to junior athlete Matthew Langlois.
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