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Bearcats’ task: Stopping Conner

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Conner, who has verbally committed to Mississippi State University, is only 18 yards shy of already reaching 1,000 yards for this season after denting Shreveport Southwood High for 267 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in a 51-20 victory last week.

Through five games, the 6-2 and 215-pounder has totaled 982 yards and scored 11 touchdowns on 89 carries.

“That 11 yards per carry gets your attention, too,” said RHS coach Billy Laird earlier this week. “Right away, the No. 1 concern defensively against Ouachita is Conner and you’ve got to be able to stop him.

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