Episcopal’s Clent Mubungirwa raced 40 yards to help the Knights clear a modest three-point fourth quarter deficit in a 22-18 victory Friday at North Vermilion.
T.J. Wisham would a 1-yard touchdown run as a cushion on a night where Episcopal put up a modest 217 yards of total offense, but forced five turnovers and held the Patriots offense under wraps.
Still, North Vermilion built an 11-8 lead in the second quarter, which included a 9-yard touchdown pass from Dade Dieterichto Ty Desormeaux to put the Patriots in front.
Kydris Washington staked Episcopal to an early 8-0 lead with a 42-yard fumble return in the first quarter, but North Vermilion’s Trey Broussard cut into the deficit when hit a 49-yard field goal.
Unfortunately, the North Vermilion offense, which only produced 151 yards, couldn’t overcome losing three fumbles and chucking two interceptions.
KENTWOOD 30, BOGALUSA 8: Robert Trout broke off a 21-yard touchdown run to help the Kangaroos reel off 30-conseuctive points in season-opening home rout.
Knotted 8-8 at halftime, Shyheim Carter scampered in from 9 yards in to put Kentwood in front 16-8 for good on night where the Kangaroos piled up 253 yards on the ground.
Tavarious Battiste added a pair of 9-yard touchdown runs to cap off the scoring against the Lumberjacks, who are trying to build off a first round playoff appearance last season.
Bogalusa broke in front to an early 8-0 lead on a 4-yard touchdown run by Reginald Roberts, but it was the scant bit of production for an offense that rolled up only 57 yards rushing and 198 total.
LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN 55, ASCENSION CHRISTIAN 7: Dyland Hargrave racked up four touchdown runs and Lafayette Christian chewed up 383 yards on the ground in rolling to a 48-point halftime lead at home.
Hargrave popped off scoring runs of 25 yards and 22 yards in the first quarter, while Reagan Miller scored from 23 yards out and Jeremy Joseph covered a mere 5 yards to build a 28-0 lead.
Kaleb Bledsoe’s 27-yard touchdown run helped Ascension, which totaled only 185 yards of offense, avoid a shutout.
It didn’t stop the Lafayette Christian rout, though.
ASCENSION CATHOLIC 40, CATHOLIC POINTE COUPEE 7: B.J. Latino passed for two touchdown, while James Martin added three scoring runs on a night where the Bulldogs amassed 487 yards of total offense in a road blowout.
The Bulldogs routed Pointe Coupee, starting Martin’s 2-yard scoring run to take a 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Jacquel Wade ripped off a 61-yard touchdown run and Latino, who threw for 133 yards on 7 of 12 passing with two interceptions, found Grant Montero for a 39-yard scoring throw to take a 27-7 lead into the half.
A 14-yard touchdown pass from Latino to Delmond Landry, coupled with a 35-yard touchdown run from Martin, capped the scoring.
BRUSLY 49, ST. JOHN 0: Blake Manola’s 95 yards on nine carries paced a Panthers’ rushing attack that needed 13 members to churn out 383 yards in defeating the visiting Eagles.
After Kwanston Adkins’ 35-yard touchdown run in the first quarter staked Brusly to a 7-0 lead, the Panthers began to pull away with Jaylon Green’s 10-yard touchdown run to open a 21-point second quarter.
Carlsel Alexander, who hadd 77 yards on 6 carries, ran in from 35 yards out, and Caleb Henderson would pick off St. John quarterback Hunter Scehneblen and race 59 yards for a touchdown as the lead bulged to 28-0.
As for St. John, the Eagles offense mustered only 48 yards of total offense, and only choked out 33 yards on 43 carries.
WEST FELICIANA 14, EAST FELICIANA 6: The Saints used a pair of first-half touchdown runs to build an early lead and fended off the Tigers for a road victory at East Feliciana.
Ryan Reed scored from 3 yards out to take a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, and Jaylon Ferguson scooped up an East Feliciana fumble —one of three for the Tigers — and raced 45 yards to take a 14-0 lead.
But the Tigers managed to avoid the shutout on a 18 yard touchdown run from Cameron McKnight, with a two-point conversion that failed.
ST. STANISLAUS (MISS.) 50, DUNHAM 30: Trailing 50-12 at halftime, Dunham reeled off 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Tigers close to a respectable margin.
Dunahm threw for 281 yards and picked up another 81 on the ground.