Denham Springs running back Tyre Golmond rushed for 110 yards, breaking the school’s career rushing record, and the Yellow Jackets got a 34-yard field goal from Jose Ortega with 2.9 seconds remaining in the game to top Fontainebleau 24-21 on Friday night.
Golmond was bottled up for most of the night, getting the bulk of his yards on two plays, the second of which set the Jackets up for the game-winning kick.
After forcing Fontainebleau to punt with 50 seconds left in the game, Denham took over on its own 25-yard line. Cameron Feucht threw two incomplete passes, and with the Bulldogs looking for another throw on third down, Denham coach Bill Conides dialed up a run play.
Golmond took the ball up the middle and cut to the outside, racing 50 yards to the FHS 25, well within Ortega’s range. Denham ran three more plays, getting the ball to the 16 with less eight seconds left before Ortega split the uprights, sending the Denham Springs faithful into a frenzy.
Golmond was happy to get the record but more happy to get the win.
“I told my quarterback (before the last run), I’m going to get this,” he said. “I just can’t believe it. It means a lot because I’ve been working for this.”
WOODLAWN 45, BROADMOOR 0: Woodlawn proved to be too much for Broadmoor in a runaway road victory Friday night.
Woodlawn’s offense dominated, totaling 397 yards, paved by an impressive 330 yards rushing.
“I challenged them offensively,” Woodlawn coach Daniel Luquet said. “Offensively we haven’t really done our part I guess you would say. They came out tonight with a different mindset and just dominated the line of scrimmage.”
The Panthers had 44 rushing attempts, compared to only 11 passing attempts.
“That’s kind of how it fell,” Luquet said. “Broadmoor is a better team than they showed tonight, but when you fall behind on the scoreboard, you know, it changes game plans. It changes a lot of things you’re trying to do. That was just us adjusting with what the game brought to us.”
Woodlawn took advantage of Broadmoor’s defensive slack, scoring 38 points in the first halft.
Sophomore running back Jonero Scott ran for three touchdowns and 80 yards, senior quarterback Brian Byrd two and senior running back Joshua London one touchdown and 130 yards.
Broadmoor’s offense, on the other hand, could not find its rhythm, as the Buccaneers struggled against Woodlawn’s powerful defense all night. Woodlawn held the Bucs to 150 total yards.
“Defensively, we did what we always do,” Luquet said. “We play hard and we’re good up front.”
Woodlawn forced Broadmoor to punt six times in the first half alone. Four of those times, the Bucs went three-and-out. The Buccaneers did not cross midfield until the second half.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON 32, THE CHURCH ACADEMY 26: Khalil Allen scored on a 6-yard touchdown run in overtime and Booker T. Washington held The Church Academy out of the zone to hold on for the win.
BTW’s win spoiled a sparkling performance by Malik Kelly, who rushed 34 times for 199 yards and four TDs.
Kelly also completed 13 of 26 yards for 126 yards.
The Crusaders (0-3) trailed 20-7 in the third quarter but tied the score on Malik Kelly’s third touchdown run of the night, then tied it again at 26 when Kelly broke free on a 49-yard run with 5:17 left in regulation.
The Church Academy visits Hannan next week.
Kennedi Landry contributed to this report.