Getting to Know

Published 1:50 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Bogalusa High School’s LaDarious Spikes

LaDarious Spikes is a senior at Bogalusa High School. Spikes is a three-sport athlete, competing in football, basketball and track and field.
In football, Spikes is a running back and cornerback. For basketball, Spikes plays both guard positions and he runs the 4×100 and 4×200 relays, 100 and 200 meters.
Spikes played in Alabama last year and was an all-district player for football, MVP for basketball on defense and reached the finals in the 100 in track-and-field before finishing as runner-up.
“We’re really fortunate to have LaDarious,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “He had a real successful season in Alabama last year and I watched his Hudl before he transferred to BHS. He’s a very talented kid and he’s a two-way starter for us. We had a few kids moved during the summer and we lost kids that we had planned on starting, but he’s one that we actually gained. He’s a great kid. You can tell he’s been raised right and I look forward to him having a really good season this year. I think he’s going to have breakout game coming soon.”

What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?
The bond that you get with the team and having fun with something you love doing especially like knowing I want to go to the NFL.

What do you like best about being a student athlete?
The responsibility it gives and the achievement you get with being a student and an athlete.

Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?
My dad (Alguan Spikes) has, because every step of the way, he’s been there from little league all of the way up to high school.

Who is your favorite athlete? Why?
Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders because every time I see him, I watch videos on him running the ball and I can picture myself doing such a thing and so that’s like my idol.

Favorite team?
New Orleans Saints.

Best thing about living in Washington Parish?
There’s a lot of things new to see and there’s always something happening.