Locure comes up big for PRC

Published 5:58 pm Thursday, November 1, 2007

Pearl River Central didn’t quite come as big as the Blue Devils wanted to on the football field this season.

But one of the smaller PRC players certainly provided one of the biggest performances for head coach Jeremy Weir’s squad.

Junior Je’Barr Locure, a 5-foot-5 150-pound, might mite, wasn’t even listed on the PRC program for some of this season because it was his first year to play football for the Blue Devils.

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And even though you might not have been able to find him in the program to begin the season, he finished the football campaign as perhaps the one player opponents and fans couldn’t miss.

Locure tallied well over 1,000 yards of total offense for the Blue Devils, which ended their season last week with a loss to St. Stanislaus. Locure also scored 20 touchdowns in his first year as a Blue Devil runner.

“We knew that he had some speed coming into the year and that he had some talent, but we had no idea that he would have as big of an impact as he did this year,” Weir, who just finished his second season at the helm of his alma mater, said. “He is the complete package and he has all the tools. He can do a lot of things on the field. He was by far the biggest impact player for us this season.”

Locure, who also will play basketball for PRC, began the season as a wingback but before long took over the starting tailback duties as his success began to blossom.

“He has a knack of making something happen everytime he touches the ball,” Weir added. “We probably should have moved him to tailback sooner than we did.”

Locure ended his first season on the gridiron by scoring four touchdowns Friday.