Josh McClain’s three TDs power Albany

ALBANY — Josh McClain broke loose for three rushing touchdowns to help Albany past Thomas Jefferson 37-7 on Friday night, the opening night of the high school football season.

McClain’s scores covered 12, 2 and 10 yards, while Tanner House had a 38-yard touchdown run and Bryce Wells a 32-yard scoring run as Albany ran for 237 yards.

NOTRE DAME 28, LAGRANGE 14: In LaGrange, John Besse ran for three short touchdowns — covering 1, 5 and 2 yards — in the first half to propel the Pioneers.

Notre Dame ran 47 times for 238 yards.

LaGrange closed to 21-14 in the third quarter as Quindon Barry threw two touchdown passes, but the Pioneers pulled away on Brad Stoma’s 11-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

OBERLIN 22, IOTA 12: In Oberlin, Austin Darbonne broke free for touchdown runs of 58 and 52 yards, and Oberlin ran 40 times for 262 yards to win its opener.

Darbonne finished with 164 yards on 12 carries.

Lance Frank had a 4-yard TD run with 6:04 before halftime to give Oberlin a 22-6 lead.

Iota’s Michael Thevis ran for touchdowns of 3 and 1 yards, but Iota never got closer than 22-12 with 16 minutes to play.

CHURCH POINT 42, BEAU CHENE 3: In Church Point, Jake Morvant and Deion Monroe each ran for two touchdowns to pace CPHS (1-0).

Morvant had scoring runs of 55 yards and 1 yard. Monroe added scores 28 and 1 yards. Cole Cormier’s 21-yard field gave Beau Chene (0-1) its only points.

VILLE PLATTE 38, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN 14: In Opelousas, Jermarcus Jones scored Ville Platte’s first touchdown of the season with a 94-yard touchdown run a little more than three minutes into the game and went on to rush for 260 yards and three touchdowns to power the Bulldogs.

Ville Platte quarterback Isaiah Thomas also passed for 132 yards and two scores — connecting with Jaquain Anderson and Oxabein Serie — while rushing for 34 yards and another score. Richard Hebert passed for two touchdowns one to Bryce Badon and the other to Kaleb Lyons, and 180 yards to lead Westminster.

BASILE 27, SACRED HEART 6: In Basile, Kendrick Ceasar ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns and Basile got its other two TDs on a 20-yard fumble return and a 50-yard interception return.

Ceasar’s scores covered 28 and 56 yards.

NEW IBERIA 14, BREAUX BRIDGE 13: In Breaux Bridge, Scotty Nicholas’ 4-yard touchdown run and Cy Kipp’s PAT in the fourth quarter proved to be enough for New Iberia, which held on to win its season opener.

Breaux Bridge had a chance to tie after Lane Landry completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Demontreal Babineaux but the kick was no good, leaving the Yellow Jackets victorious.

Edward Batistes’s 10-yard run gave Breaux Bridge a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but Nick Robinson’s 28-yard TD run in the second quarter led to a 7-7 tie at halftime.

SOUTH TERREBONNE 24, H.L. BOURGEOIS 20: In Gray, Christian Wallis ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns as South Terrbonne edged HLB with a fourth-quarter touchdown.

OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC 16, PORT BARRE 7: In Opelousas, T.J. Venable scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter, Aaron Whipp returned a fumble 31 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, and Opelousas Catholic took a 13-0 halftime lead and held on to win its season opener.

Brennan Romar’s 75-yard touchdown pass got Port Barre within 13-7 in the third quarter. But Matt Howard added a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for OCHS.

RAYNE 45, ST. EDMUND 19: In Rayne, Javon Cormier ran for 144 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries and Trent Duhon had 135 yards and two TDs on 12 carries as Rayne, which led 38-0 at halftime, cruised.

Rayne totaled 291 yards on 40 carries, and quarterback Tyler LeJeune was 6-for-10 for 78 yards and a touchdown — a 32-yard pass to Duhon — while rushing for another score.

Already up 17-0, Rayne pulled away in the second quarter with three electric plays: Cormier’s 73-yard TD run with 7:45 before halftime, Duhon’s 71-yard TD gallop with 1:44 before halftime and Byron Mouton’s 58-yard punt return for a touchdown 25 seconds before halftime.

Jaquan Cormier had two of Rauayne’s three interception returns. Mouton had the other.

Drew Brown threw three touchdowns for St. Edmund.