Lafayette Christian’s Masey Lewis wraps up 5 sacks in 19-7 win over Westgate

Chris Singleton
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Lafayette Christian senior linebacker Masey Lewis loves his family, but he refused to take it easy on his cousin, Westgate quarterback Danny Lewis, on Friday.

Masey Lewis sacked Danny Lewis twice and finished with five sacks overall during a 19-7 win. Masey Lewis led the Lafayette Christian defense with nine tackles.

“I had to come out and show him who the big cuz was but shoutout to Danny,” Masey Lewis said. “I still love him. I lost count of how many I had but I’m glad to have five sacks.”

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The 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebacker was the most valuable player of the Division III state championship game last season.

Lafayette Christian coach Trev Faulk said it was great to see Masey Lewis continue his success.

“Since the second half of last year, he’s been dominate,” Faulk said. “He was the state championship game most valuable player for us. It started off in the playoff run for him having some big performances. I’m really happy to see it carried on tonight. He’s a tremendous young man and his best football is ahead of him.”

Masey Lewis said Lafayette Christian’s defense was motivated to start off the regular season strong against a talented Westgate team.

“I just had on my mind that I followed Coach Trev’s plan and I just ran with it,” Masey Lewis said. “I trust him. We had something to prove to show that we didn’t let up from last year. We had to show everybody that we are still the same LCA with good defense. We had it on our minds.”

As he starts his senior year, Masey Lewis has college offers from Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Kansas, South Alabama, Southern Miss and Tulane.

“It feels great just knowing I’m going to be able to play on the next level,” Masey Lewis said. “It’s a great opportunity. It feels amazing. I get extra work in besides football practices. I was preparing for everything. I worked on my technique to get ready for this season.”

Lafayette Christian linebacker/defensive end Masey Lewis (middle) lines up during a game against Westgate in New Iberia on Sept. 3.

Faulk said the Knights will be counting on their defense to lead the way. Other stars include defensive tackle Fitzgerald West (LSU commit), cornerback Jordan Allen (Penn State commit) and safety Brylan Green (Liberty commit).

“It was very impressive the work that our kids were able to come out here and do,” Faulk said. “Westgate have several kids that can take the ball 70 yards in a heartbeat. For our kids to keep the ball in front of them and make them drive the field was very impressive. It was a performance we can build on.”