Iota’s Record Setting Running Back Luke Doucet Continues To Pad On The Numbers
by Alexis Mason
Luke Doucet is a 5-9, 220-pound senior running back at Iota High School in Iota, LA. Last season, Doucet ran the ball 244 times for 1,896 yards and 26 touchdowns while making 1st Team All-State, All-Acadiana, All-Parish, All-District, All-District Offensive MVP, and All-Southwest Louisiana Big Schools Offensive MVP. Doucet’s performance helped lead the Bulldogs to an undefeated regular season for the first time since 2000.
Doucet improved on his strength, speed, and agility from the past season, which resulted into an even more powerful player than ever before. This season, Doucet has ran for 1,405 yards and 15 touchdowns on only 138 carries. For Doucet, he has a chance to run for 6,000 yards and 70 touchdowns in his incredible career.
When Doucet was asked what he does during his free time, he responded,
“I like hanging out with friends, playing Xbox, and hanging out with his dog Zeus. I also likes watching documentaries on Netflix and welding”.
His biggest goals for this season are to bring another state championship back home to Iota, and set an example for the underclassman as well as become a better leader on and off the football field, especially for his brother who will begin his freshman year on the football team.
Iota’s offensive star has received offers from Louisiana College and Arkansas Monticello, but he is also being contacted by schools such as McNeese State, Southeastern, ULL, Mississippi College, Arkansas State, and Nicholls State.
Click the link below to check out Luke Doucet’s senior highlights!
Alexis Mason is a Maryland native, but went to high school in Atlanta. She is a junior studying Sports Administration at LSU. Her future plan is to own a recruiting program that helps high school athletes receive college scholarships. Her ultimate goal in life is to help others and to make their life just a little easier any way possible. She is a big believer of having faith and knowing that every obstacle that comes in life is there for a reason and can be tackled.
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