The Southside Sharks have had a dominant rushing attack to start the 2023 Louisiana High School Football season. With the Sahrks picking up wins over Notre Dame and Cecilia so far, the flexbone offense has certainly been difficult to slow down. For example, the Sharks had 500 rushing yards against the Cecilia Bulldogs on September 8. One of the critical pieces of that attack is junior running back Ramon Singleton Jr.
Currently through three games, Singleton has 294 yards on the ground (98 yds per game) on 74 carries (3.97 yds per carry) and six touchdowns.
Singleton’s impressive start to the campaign doesn’t surprise anyone who has watched him develop, especially in 2022 when he was the third-string back to Aaron Ford and Cameron Boutte, who both possessed the ability to break away on a long touchdown run. Singleton would bring in the power back style late in games or in certain situations last season and it really prepared him to be the main back in the Sharks offense along with Vernell Joseph and Collin Fabacher.
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Singleton and get his thoughts on his individual performance, the start to the season for the team, his offensive line, and the one position he’d want to play if he weren’t a running back.
QUESTION: What has stood out to you and your teammates through the first three games about the Sharks’ rushing attack?
ANSWER: I feel good about our offense. We’ve been physical, we’ve played well through three games, so it’s been good. I really like the intensity we’ve shown at practice and we have a really good offensive line with Joey Edmonds, Carter Leger, Cameron Hildenbrand, Keith Lopez, and Luke Dutil, so we’ll continue to be good.
Q: It isn’t very often that a team has a four-headed rushing attack. Can you speak about that aspect of the team and what it’s been like to play with those guys?
A: It was hard at first, definitely something you have to get used to. But I feel like we have the best guys to handle it.
Q: Your next game is another district matchup with the Yellow Jackets of New Iberia Senior High. What do you guys expect from this game?
A: I think we can play really well in this game. Stick to the game plan, play hard, and get a win.
Q: If you didn’t play running back, what position would you want to play and why?
A: I’d play linebacker because I like to hit people.
Singleton and the Southside Sharks will host the Yellow Jackets of New Iberia Senior High this Friday Night at St. Martinville Senior High School. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. with pregame at 6:45 on Acadiana’s Classic Country Mustang 107.1 FM.