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Acadiana Kickoff Tour | Westgate Tigers

WHS hopes star power leads to big season
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Posted at 6:36 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 19:37:13-04

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Westgate has had stars in the past, but the results haven't always been quite what they wanted.

"A play here or there, a ball bounces the wrong way and it didn't go our way," said assistant coach Randall Antoine. "But as for now, the more we're in those situations it makes us better. Not just as players, but coaches."

Off a 7-5 season, the Tigers must replace a pair of Division I standouts in running back Tyreese Jackson (Colorado State) and quarterback Markeyvrick Eddie (Jackson State.)

Westgate isn't ready to name a week one starter at quarterback. The team has a two man battle between sophomore Brennon Landry and junior Jaquallen Allen. Who ever wins also earns the right to throw to star receivers Kayshon Boutte and Makholven Sonn. Both are Division I commits and will take the pressure off whoever leads the Tigers' offense.

"Those guys make it easy for them. You can throw a bad ball if you're throwing to those talented guys," said Antoine. "They stay after practice, before practice, come on holidays, weekends. They're establishing that connection, because they got along with Markeyvrick. All that time they're spending together, even at 7 on 7, will help them."

2018 Record: 7-5
District: 5-4A
Head Coach: Ryan Antoine
Other Notes: Boutte and Sonn are committed to LSU and Kansas State, respectivley, are ranked the 4th and 38th best players in Louisiana