It was the kind of game every backup quarterback dreams about.
Subbing for an injured Mason Blocker, Fontainebleau quarterback Hunt Thompson threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another in a 42-0 win over Lakeshore on Friday night.
“We just won a game over our big-time rival,” Thompson said. “Our school was split up to form theirs, so we know a lot of guys from there. We have been playing with and against them since childhood. It meant a lot to us to win this game.
“I knew I was going to start earlier in the week. Mason hurt his back. I was pumped all week long; it was difficult to even focus in class during the week. I was ready for this game all week long.”
The Fontainebleau defense would put its offense in position throughout the night, including on the first play from scrimmage for Lakeshore. Alex Brossette intercepted Joshua Fields and two plays later Hunt Thompson connected with Noah Greer for a 19-yard touchdown.
With under a minute to go in the first half, another interception, this time by Will Wajda set up a Hunt Thompson 15-yard touchdown to Hunter Bastion to make it 14-0.
Intercepting Lakeshore (1-1) twice and forcing four fumbles, Fontainebleau (2-0) exploded for 21 points in the third quarter as Thompson connected with Whitney Duplantis for an 8-yard touchdown and Cole Sisung for a 2-yard score.
The senior quarterback finished 16-of-29 for 203 yards and four touchdowns. Thompson added a 38-yard touchdown run to make it 42-0.
Bulldogs coach Mike Materne said he couldn’t be prouder of his squad.
“After losing to them last year, this one for sure meant more,” he said. “Hopefully we will play like this every week. Give a tremendous amount of credit to our defense and Hunt Thompson leading the offense for us.
“What I love is we are learning how to win. We are getting to the point that when we are on the field, we are expecting to win.”
Senior running back Kendrick Marquez had a career night rushing as he erupted for 100 yards on nine carries, including a 30-yard TD.
While the Bulldogs offense put up six touchdowns, it was the defense that was perhaps more impressive as it extended its shutout streak to six quarters, dating to the final two quarters of their season-opening win over Bonnabel. The defense held LSU commit David Ducre to 22 yards on 14 carries.
“We were never able to get anything going,” Titans coach Craig Jones said. “We just didn’t play well and turned the ball over too much. Fontainebleau played well. We wanted to run David, and the situation didn’t dictate that we could. (Fontainebleau was) loading up the box, and we just couldn’t throw the ball.”