December 19, 2013
By Reid Althage
Over the past three years, Barbe High School Football has been led by two players: Kennon Fontenot and Trey Quinn. They have accumulated a 33-9 record while making it to the State Finals in 2012, and the State Quarters in 2013. Being top college recruits, they have not only made names for themselves in the state of Louisiana, but nationally as well. Let’s take a look at both and see what they have done.
Kennon Fontenot is only the 4th QB in Louisiana High School history to ever pass for over 10,000 yards.
When I asked Trey what was Kennon’s biggest strength he said, “I would have to say probably his arm and right next to it his agility. Kennon has been able to throw since we were kids.” No doubt about it, Trey is right. Kennon has set school records in about every passing category possible including single season passing yards (4,294), single season passing TD (47), career passing TD (116), and career passing yards (10,673). On top of these incredible numbers, Kennon has just fewer than 2,000 rushing yards in his career. Lastly, the kid is committed to Oklahoma State…for baseball. That’s right. Football is not even his best sport. “I have grown up playing both sports, but I had more offers for baseball. I took 4 or 5 visits to up to Oklahoma State and it felt right to me. It felt like home up there.”-Kennon Fontenot
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Trey Quinn is a nationally recognized as a top 5 WR recruit in the Class of 2014.
According to Kennon, “You cannot just pick out one thing with Trey. He can do everything.” Trey has started since his freshman year and never looked back. He has school records in single season receptions (115), receiving yards (2141), and receiving TDs (26). He also has set the state record for career catches (357), and a national record for receiving yards (6566). The last national receiving yard record holder was Dorial Green-Beckham. For those who did not notice, he had a decent SEC championship game with 144 receiving yards and 2 TDs. Trey has committed to play at LSU. On choosing the Tigers, Trey said “It is all about being comfortable with where you are going to be for the next four years of your life. I felt comfortable with LSU’s coaching staff and incredible program.”
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Now we have to look at what made them so good together. I asked Kennon how long he had known Trey. “I have known Trey since we were 5 years old. We started playing flag (football) at the age of 6 or 7. We were the patriots.” Both guys have been playing together basically since the first time they could play organized football. Trey talked about playing football with Kennon growing up, “Kennon was always the QB. I was everywhere, RB, WR, you name it. We ran the option a lot when we were 10 along with go-routes.” The two have played other sports as well such as soccer, track, and basketball. Asking Kennon if they hang out outside of football, “Absolutely. Trey and I are best friends.” It is easy to see how the two have built up such great chemistry. You can watch one quarter of Barbe Football and see how easy it is for them to connect on the field. The timing and trust between the two is extremely rare between a high school QB and WR. I asked both of the young men how do they always find each other on the football field? Trey: “We have been doing this since we were in the backyard as kids. I try to find his eyes when he is scrambling around, and he puts it on the money.” Kennon: “I think it is all the years we have played together and work we have put in as well. I just know where he is going to be on the football field.”
Trey and Kennon both had an absolute great high school career. Everyone will be sad to see them leave (except maybe their district opponents).They formed one of the greatest QB-WR combos this state has ever seen. They set more records than you can count. They are both going to outstanding colleges. Not only have they amazed their own fans, but every high school football fan in the state. Both players are outstanding athletes with bright futures. The Louisiana Football Magazine wishes them the best of luck and looks forward to following them playing in the NCAA next year.