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Former parish prep stars shine in college games

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Saturday was a good day for former Bossier Parish prep football stars now playing college ball.

Former Parkway star Brandon Harris, a true freshman, ran and passed for touchdown in LSU’s 56-0 blowout victory over Sam Houston State at Tiger Stadium.

Another true freshman, former Haughton standout running back Jarred Craft, scored on a 2-yard run in Louisiana Tech’s 48-20 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette. Craft finished with 27 yards rushing on 10 carries.

Former Haughton quarterback Dak Prescott was the impressive, Despite splitting time with Damian Williams in the first half, the junior completed 12 of 25 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns in Mississippi State’s 47-34 victory over Alabama-Birmingham.

Prescott also rushed for 111 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown. He is the first player in Mississippi State history to throw four TD passes and rush for more than 100 yards in a game.

Harris entered the game in the second quarter with LSU already ahead 27-0 thanks to three Anthony Jennings’ touchdown passes and a Leonard Fournette TD run.

On second-and-10, Harris kept the ball on a read option and went up the middle. he shook off a tackler with the help of an offensive lineman and sprinted 46 yards for the touchdown.

Harris led the Tigers on an 80-yard touchdown drive spanning the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth.

He hit John Diarse for a 22-yard gain on the first play. He also had a 15-yard completion to Malachi Dupree. On third-and-goal from the 8, Harris hit a diving Dupree on a fade route in the end zone.

Harris completed four of five passes for 62 yards. He rushed five times for 59 yards.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com