NEW ORLEANS — It took a slight ankle injury in the second half to slow Brother Martin’s touchdown machine, Bruce Jordan-Swilling, on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium.
But as the Crusaders showed all night long, there are plenty more weapons to go around.
Jordan-Swilling scored three touchdowns; Jeremy Singleton scored two; and Erick Lassair, who replaced Jordan-Swilling, tacked on a pair to seal Brother Martin’s 49-24 homecoming victory over Holy Cross.
“We are every explosive,” Singleton said. “Everybody thinks we are one-dimensional. But if you look at the stats, you can see we are two-dimensional.”
The Crusaders, ranked No. 6 in Class 5A, improved to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in Catholic League play.
They have scored 40 or more points in every game this season.
DESTREHAN 31, CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 7: In Destrehan, the Wildcats defense turned what had been a close game into a methodical win over Central Lafourche in a District 7-5A game.
Destrehan, ranked No. 3 in Class 5A, took the opening kickoff and marched 62 yards in nine plays.
Quarterback Kohen Granier found Tremaine Washington in the end zone for a 21-yard scoring strike, giving the Wildcats a 7-0 lead.
Central Lafourche (4-3, 1-2) tied it at 7 after recovering a fumbled punt at the Wildcats’ 28. Austin Aucoin then hit Kenneth Poindexter for a 28-yard score.
Destrehan (7-0, 4-0) scored on its next possession on a strange play that went for 52 yards and a score. Granier was almost sacked twice but spun out of both tackles, then heaved a prayer down the right sideline that was tipped twice before falling into the waiting arms of John Williams, who sprinted down the sideline for a 14-7 lead in the second quarter.
Hunter Breit hit a 23-yard field goal as time expired in the first half for a 17-7 Destrehan lead.
ST. THOMAS MORE 28, CARENCRO 13: Quarterback William Bellamy and wide receiver Trevor Begue connected on three spectacular first-half touchdowns, then scored again in the fourth quarter to put away Carencro in a District 4-4A game.
Begue iced the game for STM (6-1, 2-0) — the No. 4-ranked team in Class 4A — when he beat single coverage down the right sideline and Bellamy found him for a 67-yard touchdown.
Begue ended the night with 215 yards on nine receptions and now has 12 receiving touchdowns on the season.
Carencro running back Tyreik Campbell had 112 yards on 22 carries and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
ST. CHARLES 45, NEWMAN 9: St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica said his team needed to “get back to the basics” against Newman on Friday night.
Here’s how the Comets did it: They rolled up 426 yards of offense.
Newman (4-2) had no answer for the ground-and-pound rushing attack of the Comets. Justin Loupe accounted for 98 yards on the ground, and Tahj Smith added 29 yards on five carries.
Quarterback Lloyd Nash threw for 238 yards and one touchdown for the St. Charles (5-1), ranked No. 8 in Class 2A. He and senior receiver Brady Becker connected nine times for 114 yards; 106 of those yards came in the first half.