West Feliciana, Episcopal, Brusly pick up victories
Advocate staff report
September 20, 2012
What once was one of Baton Rouge’s best rivalries quickly turned into a rout Friday night.
Parkview Baptist, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 3A, put away rebuilding Redemptorist of Class 2A early in a 69-0 demolition that bore no resemblance to the classic games they once waged.
The Eagles, who beat Class 5A Scotlandville 27-12 last week, led 34-0 after the first quarter and 55-0 at halftime.
The PBS special teams and defense scored before the offense did. Austin Suits opened the scoring with an 80-yard kickoff return for a score, then followed that with a 16-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Hezekiah Randolph caught a 6-yard TD pass from Brennen Bozemen then scored on a 19-yard run. Hunter Brian also scored on runs of 2 and 13 yards.
Parkview had 206 yards rushing to minus-37 for the Wolves (0-2). Redemptorist, which lost 46-0 to Live Oak last week, also had four turnovers.
WEST FELICIANA 30, INDEPENDENCE 7: In Bains, the Saints kept the wins marching in with a decisive victory over visiting Independence.
Devin Bailey scored on runs of 6 and 12 yards and Jazz Ferguson had a 34-yard interception return for a score as West Feliciana improved to 3-0.
The only score for the Tigers (1-2) came on a 5-yard run by Oscar Briggs that IHS actually carried into the second quarter. West Feliciana rallied to take a 9-7 lead on Bailey’s first TD and a safety, then pulled away with three unanswered touchdowns in the second half.
UNIVERSITY 37, WHITE CASTLE 6: In White Castle, Nicholas Brossette, one of the the state’s sophomore tailbacks, scored three touchdowns on runs of 10, 1 and 1 yards as U-High, ranked No. 4 in Class 2A, rolled past the host Bulldogs.
Both teams are now 2-1.
U-High led only 13-6 at halftime after Daryl Young’s 26-yard run in the second quarter made a game of it.
But the Cubs pulled away in the third quarter with 21 unanswered points. Nick Kragthorpe, son of LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe, threw a 52-yard TD pass to D’vante Dotson then scored on a 6-yard keeper, followed by Brosette’s third TD run.
EPISCOPAL 38, COUNTRY DAY 10: Jarrell Rogers had 15 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown as Episcopal (2-0) rolled past Metairie Park Country Day (2-1) at Knights Field.
Spencer Kleinpeter caught a pair of touchdown passes from Jordan Rogers covering 2 and 41 yards.
Rogers scored on a 10-yard run to complete the scoring. Clement Mubungirwa scored on a pair of short runs from the 3 and the 1.
The Cajuns’ only scoring came on a 25-yard Jackson Jansen field goal and a 1-yard run by Christian Motter.
VCHS 45, PLAQUEMINE 31: In Houma, in a game where the ground attacks dominated, Vandebilt Catholic’s Elijah McGuire was the best of all.
McGuire had 12 carries for 210 yards, including TD runs of 61 and 53 yards.
Plaquemine (0-3) lost despite outgaining VCHS 390-340 on the ground.
Hakeem Deggs led the Green Devils with 20 carries for 199 yards, including a pair of 63-yard TD runs and another score from the 7. Julius Maracalin had 18 carries for 128 yards, including a 73-yard TD romp.
Despite all the success on the ground, the difference for the Terriers was in the return game as Duncan Prentice and Jordan Bergeron each cored on an 85-yard kickoff return.
BRUSLY 49, RIVERSIDE 16: In Brusly, Jay Christophe threw for four touchdowns and Brendon Alexander rushed for two more as the Panthers crushed the visiting Rebels.
Brusly is now 3-0 while Riverside fell to 0-2.
Christophe, who also led the Panthers with 136 yards on 14 carries, threw TD passes of 20 and 18 yards to Dimario Jackson in the first quarter. Christophe hooked up with Jaylon Green on an 8-yard TD pass in the third quarter and Terrance West on a 30-yard scorings strike in the fourth.
ACHS 48, FALSE RIVER 19: In New Roads, Wade Bailey scored touchdowns and D.J. Latino and Patrick Dunn added two each as visiting Ascension Catholic crushed False River.
The Bulldogs improved to 2-1, while the Gators fell to 1-2.
Bailey had just four carries for 89 yards, scoring on runs of 23 and 55 yards. He also returned an interception 31 yards for a score.
Dunn scored on a 30-yard run and an 87-yard kickoff return. Latino scored on runs of 19 and 32 yards.
LIVONIA 62, CHSPC 12: Ben Todd completed 13 of 19 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns as Livonia (3-0) crushed visiting Catholic-Pointe Coupee (2-1) and tallied 62 points for the second straight week.
Brandon Armand led the way for Livonia with five catches for 124 yards, including a 48-yard TD reception from Todd.
Darius Hammond pulled in a 17-yard touchdown pass and returned an interception 45 yards for a score.
The CHSPC offense was limited to 111 yards total offense and four first downs while committing four turnovers.
PARKLANE 46, CENTRAL PRIVATE 6: Joseph Clark scored on runs of 1, 11 and 16 yards while Taylor Burch scored on a pair of 1-yard bursts as Parklane crushed Central Private in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) nondistrict contest.
Parklane, which is a Class 3A team, improved to 4-1. Central Private, which is in Class 2A, fell to 2-3.
Kyle Blackburn’s 6-yard touchdown run was the lone score for Central Private, which lost its third straight.