Minett named games MVP

Sophomore defensive end Louissant Minett couldn’t have said it better: “Good players make big plays.”

That was the case for the Whitewater High School graduate, as he was named the Stagg Bowl MVP after forcing a fumble late into the third quarter which set up a one-yard touchdown run by senior running back Levell Coppage, giving the Warhawks a 10-0 lead. He also finished with three tackles.


“We got a speech before the game to leave everything on the field and I feel like I left everything on the field,” Minett said.

Minett said he couldn’t remember what was going on in his head during the play, but just ‘kept his motor running.’

“I mainly go for the hit,” said Minett. “He didn’t have good ball security, so I just thought I’d rip it out – make a big play. Good players make big plays.”

Minett, who ended up starting his freshman season and recorded eight  and a half sacks that year, had a strong offseason and credits Coppage who really pushed him to be the player he is today.

“I worked out with the Levell for all of my freshman year and this year,” Minett said. “He beats in my head — hard work, keep working hard, don’t give up. To be able to achieve this, it means a lot to me. It really capped off my sophomore year.”