One benefit of playing quarterback for Opelousas High, says Quincy Leday, is getting to watch George Dominick Jr. run with the football.
Once he gets possession, Leday says, Dominick is relentless.
“He (Dominick) is one of my favorites. He’s the type of back who is going to make big plays when you need him to. He’s that all-around kind of back who is breaking tackles and you know he’s not going to be brought down without a fight,” Leday said.
Dominick, a senior, displayed some of that competitive nature and combativeness last Thursday night at Donald Gardner Stadium.
The Opelousas High senior rushed 10 times for 70 yards and one touchdown. Coming out of the backfield, Dominick caught four passes for 141 yards and had two touchdowns.
His performance also helped Opelousas to a 38-6 win over West St. Mary. The victory was the first home win in several seasons for the Tigers.
That effort earned Dominick the Daily World Player Of the Week. Dominick was nominated by his head coach, Doug Guillory, and selected from among other nominations by the Daily World.
It was also Guillory’s first victory as Opelousas High head football coach.
Dominick got the Tigers on the board during the first minute when he caught an 80-yard touchdown pass from Leday.
Another early-second-quarter reception by Dominick produced a 36-yard touchdown throw from Leday. That score gave OHS a 30-0 lead.
Later in the game Dominick scored the third touchdown on a 6-yard run.
Guillory, who coached the Tigers to his first win as the team’s head coach, said Dominick has a punishing style.
His performance, Guillory said, came by design.
“We had a lot of things game planned for George. We wanted to get the ball to him, and once he got the ball into the open field, he wasn’t going to be caught.
“I thought his effort and those of Kenny Frazier and Marvion Young were excellent. It’s a team effort with them, everyone else and the coaches every week.
“We have some guys who want to win and our coaches are also really working hard,” said Guillory.