2015 Parkway Panthers preview

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SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT TIME
Sept. 4 @ Bastrop 7 p.m.
Sept.12 Gladewater, Tx (IS) 11 a.m.
Sept. 18 Huntington 7 p.m.
Sept. 25 @ Evangel 7 p.m.
Oct. 2 Byrd 7 p.m.
Oct. 8 Capt. Shreve 7 p.m.
Oct. 16 BTW 7 p.m.
Oct. 23 Haughton 7 p.m.
Oct. 30 Southwood (LHS) 7 p.m.
Nov. 6 @ Airline 7 p.m.

SCOUTING REPORT

OFFENSE
In David Feaster’s four seasons as head coach, Parkway has averaged right at 42 points per game. The Panthers lost most of the offensive stars that helped the team average 41.8 last season. But they have a big one back — 6-foot-5 QB Keondre Wudtee. He’ll have Mississippi State commitment CJ Morgan to throw to. If the other receivers and backs develop, it could be another high-scoring season.

DEFENSE
DB Lloyd Cole leads a solid group of returnees. LBs Ryan Black, Greg Jones and Semaj Tarver also return along with DL Kyler Marrus. If the line and backfield meet the coaches’ expectations, the Panthers could have another solid unit.

OVERVIEW
Last season ended on a sour note to say the least. The Panthers will be eager to get back to the playoffs after being forced to sit out the postseason last year. Parkway has the potential to make a run at the 1-5A title. The development of some inexperienced players on offense will be key.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Keondre Wudtee
QB
The senior Louisiana Tech commitment was the Offensive MVP on The Press-Tribune’s All-Parish and the All-District 1-5A teams last season. He completed 136 of 236 passes for 2,544 yards with 29 TDs and nine interceptions in 10 games. He is also a dangerous runner.

CJ Morgan-Walker
WR
The senior Mississippi State commitment has the potential to be one of the area’s top receivers. A returning All-Parish selection, Morgan has played DB for most of his career. Although not a primary WR because of Parkway’s array of talent, Morgan was able to show his potential on offense last season.

Ryan Black
LB
The two-year starter, a second-team All-Parish and All-District selection last season, is the son of Parkway assistant coach Kevin Black. He and fellow LBs Semaj Tarver and Greg Jones are a formidable trio behind the line. Black is the leading returning tackle on the team with 61 in 2014.

Lloyd Cole
DB 
The senior has the potential to be one of the top players in the area. He can be a difference-maker in a secondary hit hard by graduation. “We think he’s going to be one of the top defensive players in the state,” coach David Feaster said.

Editor’s note: The above appears in the 2015 Bossier Parish High School Football Preview