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Each week during football season, celebrity guest speakers will discuss the New Orleans Saints, LSU, Tulane and prep football at the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club meeting on Monday's at "The Cannery" on 3803 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.
The Cannery, an outstanding reception hall for all types of events, is located behind the American Can Company Building.
Sponsored by Compliance Technology, the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club enters its 75th year in 2013, promoting the very best of amateur football, along with the New Orleans Saints.
"The Pel Hughes Family is thrilled to welcome the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club to The Cannery for another season of exciting luncheons," said Hughes. "The GNOQBC and Pel Hughes share a long history of participating in and supporting New Orleans area sports."
Annual membership is $50. Members and non-members are invited to the weekly luncheons, which are held every Monday for 17 consecutive weeks, with the exception of Tuesday, September 3, the day after Labor Day, running through Monday, December 16.
The cost for members for lunch is $20 while non-members are welcome at $25 each. Speakers on the Saints, LSU, Tulane and prep football are featured every week. The Quarterback Club selects a prep player of the week from the metro area each week and will announce a prep player of the year at the final meeting on Monday, December 16, sponsored by the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
QB CLUB SPEAKERS FOR 2013 (check here for updates on speakers to be added)
Nov. 25—Brian Allee-Walsh (Saints), Doug Lichtenberger (Tulane), John Hazard (LSU), Cyril Crutchfield (St. Aug)
Dec. 2—Keith Williams (Tulane)
Dec. 9—John McDonell (Tulane), Bobby Hebert (Saints), Kenny Henderson (LHSAA), J.T. Curtis (John Curtis)
Dec. 16—(Archie Manning), Curtis Johnson (Tulane)
2013 N.O. QB CLUB/SPORTSNOLA.COM PREP PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Donovan Isom, QB, Destrehan
Isom (6'5, 235), completed 12-of-13 passes for 268 yards and five touchdowns and rushed three times for 30 yards and a sixth score score as Destrehan blasted West Jefferson 54-22 in their season opener. He is coached by Steve Robichaux.
Devante "Speedy" Noil, QB/WR, Edna Karr
Noil accounted for 254 total yards and four touchdowns as defending 4A state champion Edna Karr rallied past St. Augustine 33-24 for its 16th consecutive victory. He is coached by Nathaniel Jones.
Charven Morris, DB, Warren Easton
Morris notched an impressive four interceptions and a touchdown and had nine tackles in a 67-30 win over Carver to help the Eagles run their record to 3-0. He is coached by Tony Hull.
George Moreira, RB, John Curtis
Moreira carried 19 times for 161 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner with 26 seconds remaining as defending 2A state champion John Curtis defeated defending 4A state champion Edna Karr 38-33. He is coached by J.T. Curtis.
Leonard Fournette, RB, St. Augustine
Fournette carried 36 times for carrying for 263 yards and a score. He caught three passes for 38 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown reception. He had an amazing run on a two-point conversion as well. He returned kickoffs for 44 yards, totaling 345 yards in a 29-28 win over John Curtis. He is coached by Cyril Crutchfield.
Ryan O'Krepki, QB, St. Paul's
O' Krepki completed 19-of-23 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns as St. Paul's won a big district showdown over Mandeville, 20-3. He is coached by Ken Sears.
Michael Chigbu, WR, Holy Cross
Chigbu caught seven passes for 137 yards, including a game-winning score, as Holy Cross overcame Brother Martin 28-21 to remain unbeaten on the season. He is coached by Barry Wilson.
Darrel Williams, RB, John Ehret
Williams carried 31 times for 306 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots defeated Helen Cox 37-20 in an District 8-5A contest to improve to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in district play. He is coached by Corey Lambert,
Richard Kern, RB/DB, Holy Cross
On offense as a running back, Kern carried 15 times for 206 yards and three touchdowns. On defense at safety, Kern recorded five tackles and two interceptions to lead Country Day to a 41-7 victory over Central Catholic. He is coached by Richard Wood.
Glen Cuillette, QB, Holy Cross
Cuiellette completed 15-of-22 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 22 times for 99 yards as the Skippers claimed a share of 6-5A title with 23-14 win over Covington to claim a share of the 6-5A district title. He is coached by Guy Lecompte.
Andrew Hicks, QB, Belle Chasse
Hicks carried 13 times for 190 yards and four touchdowns and completed 14-of-21 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown in a 58-14 4A bi-district playoff victory over Lakeshore. He is coached by Clint Harrison.
C.J. Sims, RB, Covington
Sims rushed 29 times for 244 yards and three touchdowns and added two receptions for 18 yards in a 27-21 playoff win at East Ascension. He is coached by Greg Salter.