Ferriday (7-2, 4-1) at Beekman (0-8, 0-5), Friday, 7 p.m.
Beekman's football season draws to a close Friday night as the Tigers host the powerful Ferriday Trojans. Senior Night ceremonies will precede the 7 p.m. kickoff.
Led by a pair of LSU commits, two-way tackle Dare Rosenthal and tight end/defensive end Dantrieze Scott, the Trojans (7-2, 4-1) are ranked No. 1 in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's Class 2A power ratings.
"Without a doubt, this is the best team we have ever seen," Beekman coach Wade McDonald said. "They are the No. 1 team in the state for a reason."
Ferriday started out 5-0 with wins over Class 5A Alexandria (37-27), Class 4A Franklin Parish (58-0), Class 5A LaGrange (14-13), Rayville (24-0) and General Trass (60-12), followed by back-to-back losses to Class 5A Denham Springs (43-28) and Concordia Parish rival Vidalia (20-12). Regrouping, the Trojans have manhandled their past two foes, Mangham (48-0) and Delhi Charter (54-12).
Rosenthal, a 6-7, 305-pound behemoth, committed to Alabama several years back before flipping to LSU.
"Rosenthal could be our whole offensive line," McDonald said.
Dantrieze Scott (57 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, 6 sacks) and Rosenthal (39 tackles, 24 TFL, 5 sacks) have combined for an incredible 56 stops in the backfield. Middle linebacker Lewis Matthews III (46 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 forced fumbles) is the Trojans' second-leading tackler behind Scott.
Sophomore Kobe Dillon and freshman Byron Milligan have shared the quarterback duties. Milligan has completed 26-of-43 passes for 613 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions and is second on the team in rushing (62 carries, 620 yards, 7 TDs). Dillon is 28-of-52 for 496 yards with 11 TDs and 5 INTs.
Jerrius Scott (84-720-7) and Da'Minya Milligan (48-478-8) have helped Ferriday average 247.7 yards rushing per game.
Jamien Green (15 receptions, 320 yards, 4 TDs) and Dantrieze Scott (14-359-6) head the receiving corps.
Beekman (0-8, 0-5) is led offensively by tight end Ethan White, wide receiver Zeb Montcalm and running back Johnny Gipson.
Defensive mainstays for the Tigers include end Dalon Moore, linebacker Lucas Lara and cornerback Cobe Matthews.