LUTCHER - A well-balanced offensive attack helped Lutcher High claim a 49-12 victory over Belaire High Friday in District 6-4A action.
Lutcher (7-1, 5-0) gained 324 yards on offense, with 205 of that coming on the ground.
The Bulldogs, ranked fourth in Class 4A, wasted little time to get on the board. Ruston Matherne connected with Jared Poche from 3 yards out early in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs then added two touchdown runs by Dorian Simien and Daniel Taylor.
Taylor, who rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns over St. Michael last week, led the Bulldogs with 124 yards and two touchdowns.
Belaire (1-6, 1-3) scored both of its touchdowns in the second quarter by way of a 3 and 2- yard touchdown run by Jarvis York.
Lutcher exploded in the second half with 28 points to put the game out of reach.
EPISCOPAL 42, NORTHEAST 12: In Pride, Episcopal scored 42 first-half points - 21 each in the first and second quarter to coast to a District 7-2A win.
The sixth-ranked Knights (7-1, 3-0) got 177 rushing yards on 21 carries from Mike Henry, who scored three TDs.
Vincent Dellocono completed all six of his passes for 123 yards and a TD. Jarrell Rogers caught four passes for 105 yards for Episcopal (6-1, 2-1).
Taijah Jackson (20-yard run) and Darryl Adams (34-yard catch) scored second-half TDs for Northeast (2-6, 0-3).
EAST FELICIANA 27, BAKER 14: In Baker, East Feliciana’s defense held Baker to under 200 yards, as the Buffaloes had just as many penalties (seven) as they did first downs.
East Feliciana (3-4, 1-1) struck first when Tyler Armstead scored on a 12-yard run in the first quarter. The Tigers, who snapped a four-game losing streak, then capitalized on a Kendell Beckwith 45-yard pass to Dhorcorrence Hawkins for a touchdown.
Defensively, Hawkins saw the end zone again. Hawkins scooped up at Baker fumble and ran 25-yards for a TD.
For Baker (1-7, 0-3), Kensley Septs added two touchdowns - in the second and third quarter - as Baker trailed 21-14 heading into the fourth quarter.
But, Beckwith’s 10-yard run ended the threat from the Buffaloes. East Feliciana had a well balanced attack with 172 yards rushing and 174 yards passing.
REDEMPTORIST 40, CAPITOL 12: Redemptorist running back Deno Mullens paved the way for the Wolves with three rushing touchdowns.
Redemptorist (3-5, 2-1) outgained Capitol (0-8, 0-3) 422-203, but both teams struggled with penalties. There were a combined total of 26 penalties for 223 yards.
Redemptorist led at the half 19-12, after first half touchdowns by Jestin Kelly and Donald Gage.
Capitol got a boost from Darius Stampley when he caught a 29-yard pass for a touchdown. Capitol’s Joe McWilliams then took back a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
But, a strong second half by Redemptorist was too much for Capitol to handle.
WESTMINSTER 42, CATHOLIC-POINTE COUPEE 7: In New Roads, Westminster remains undefeated in District 6-1A play, thanks to a dominating offensive performance.
Westminster (6-2, 5-0), ranked 10th in the 1A, gained 337 yards, including 231 rushing yards.
Andrew Smith, who led the team with 97 rushing yards, had three touchdowns, including a 6-yard run in the first quarter.
In the second quarter Andrew Allain returned a 27-yard blocked punt, which was followed by a 44-yard touchdown reception by Jalen Williams.
Catholic-PC (2-6, 2-3) managed 178 yards on offense, and had 16 first downs, but only scored one touchdown on a 9-yard run by Forest Cazayoux in the third quarter. Cazayoux led the Hornets with 74 rushing yards and now 463 yards for the season.
PORT ALLEN 34, DONALDSONVILLE 30: In Donaldsonville, Port Allen help off a second-half rally in 7-3A action.
Port Allen (7-1, 2-1) led 28-18 lead at halftime over the Tigers. Donaldsonville came roaring back in the second half with 12 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Pelicans.
The win for Port Allen comes a week after they were shutout 48-0 by St. Charles.
WEST FELICIANA 42, L.B. LANDRY 20: In Bains, Preston Cobb led West Feliciana’s 374-yard rushing attack, leading the Saints to the non-district win.
Cobb rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, while Javon Emery added 75 yards and a TD for WFHS (5-3).
Also scoring for the Saints were Dayne Denham, who recovered a fumble in the end zone, Greg Freeman on a 60-yard pass from Dennis Bell and Tre Bailey on an 18-yard run.
FALSE RIVER 23, OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC 13: In Opelousas, the Gators bounced back with a win over Opelousas Catholic.
False River outgained Opelousas Catholic 318-205 and gained 18 first downs, while holding Opelousas to nine.
Opelousas Catholic crossed the end zone first on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Evan Wagley to Aaron Meche.
False River countered with a 2-yard Ryan Bossier touchdown run.
Down 13-6 at halftime, False River came out in the third and scored twice on Brock Rockforte and Ashton Brooks touchdown runs.
Rockforte and Brooks combined for 37 carries for 270 yards and two touchdowns.
After a strong first half performance from Opelousas Catholic, they were shutout in the second half.
Opelousas Catholic running back Stephon Miller the Vikings with 14 carries for 72 yards.
ACADIANA HOME SCHOOL 36, CHEF 34: Acadiana Home School needed all four quarters and three overtimes to come away with the win over the CHEF Patriots.
The game featured 10 total touchdowns, and two different game plans from both teams.
CHEF Patriots recorded all of their offensive yards on the ground (327), led by running back Mitch Goudeaux, who gained 164 yards and four touchdowns.
For Acadiana Home School, the offense came by way of the passing game. Luke Arsement threw for 225 yards and three TDs.
The Patriots pulled ahead 22-8 in the third quarter, but Acadiana Home School came back strong with touchdowns from Gave Meyers and T.J. Melancon.
In the third overtime, Melacon hauled in a 19-yard pass from Arsement and a Brett Ramsey two-point conversion put Acadiana Home School in front.
Goudeaux answered with a 3-yard score, but the Patriots failed on the two-point attempt, which gave Acadiana the win.