Friday night’s game at The Pit could well have been named the Clyde Edwards-Helaire show as he led the Catholic High Bears to a 51-14 win over the St. Amant Gators. The junior running back displayed his offensive capabilities as he finished the night with 246 total yards. Edwards-Helaire carried the ball 11 times for 116 yards that included three TD runs. He aired it out one time with a 48-yard pass to Ben Miles and added four receptions for 130 yards and another TD.

Things started out pretty good for the Gators (6-2, 1-2) as the Bears opening drive came to a halt at the St. Amant 9-yard line. The Bears (6-2, 3-0) kicked a 26-yard field goal and took an early 3-0 lead. The Gators didn’t need long to answer. A rapid-fire, 80-yard drive ended with Hayden Mallory scoring on a 4-yard run that gave St. Amant a 7-3 lead.

On the Bears’ next scoring drive, Edwards-Helaire completed a jump pass to Miles that was good for 48 yards. He took it in for a touchdown on a 14-yard run that put Catholic ahead 9-7 with 2:37 left in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Catholic made some adjustments on offense and defense and that’s when things really exploded for the Bears. Catholic scored four times in the second quarter to break the game open.

Catholic finished the night with 496 yards of offense.

Mallory completed 20 of 31 passes for 151 yards for St. Amant.

The Gators will try to rebound next week as they take on the Broadmoor Buccaneers at 7 p.m. Friday.

Bulldogs edged out by St. John

The Ascension Catholic Bulldogs were handed their fifth loss of the season in a close game won by the St. John Eagles 36-28. The Bulldogs will travel to Kentwood to face the Kangaroos in a 1A District 6 test on Friday.

Tigers Fall to Parkview 66-32

The Donaldsonville Tigers made a respectable showing on offense and defense in their District 6-3A shootout with the Parkview Baptist Eagles but mistakes cost them in the 66-32 loss on Friday night on the Eagles home field.

Quarterback Tyler Brown had plenty of opportunities and made some big plays to his talented wide receiver senior Steven Sullivan, considered one of the top receivers in the 2016 recruiting class. Brown threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns as he completed 14 of 30 passes. Seven passes went to Sullivan for 167 yards and a touchdown. But the game changer was the five interceptions Brown threw, two of them being pick-sixes.

Parkview’s (5-3, 4-1) offense piled up 451 yards with 383 of them coming on the ground. The Eagles’ option-attack reputation had the Tigers so committed to taking out the inside run that Parkview made an adjustment to run it outside.

Cornerback Caleb Meaux picked off three of the Brown’s passes, including one of the pick-six touchdowns from 54 yards out. This came in a flurry of four plays that flipped a competitive 44-26 game to a 59-26 blowout early in the third quarter.

Starting running back Conner Joffrion carried the ball seven times for 77 yards and three touchdowns. Joffrion left the game a little banged-up in the second quarter, but backup Trent Kavanaugh took up the slack as he rushed for 67 yards and two TDs on three carries.

Donaldsonville (2-6, 2-3) will host the Glen Oaks Panthers at Floyd Boutte Stadium in a 3A District 6 test at 7 p.m. Friday.

Lions break record with victory The Ascension Christian Lions broke their all-time win record with their fourth win of the season by clawing the Ecole Classique Spartans 40-8. The Lions (4-4, 0-1) used an unanswered 19-point scoring surge in the first quarter to fuel the victory.

They added 7 more points in the second quarter and another 14 in the fourth to bring the lead to 40-0 as the Spartans (1-4; 0-1) added a TD late in the game to round out the scoring. The Lions will host winless East Iberville at The Rock Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday.

Lyle Johnson covers sports for The Ascension Advocate. He can be contacted at reel man@eatel.net or ascension@theadvocate.com.