John Ehret continued on its roll in District 8-5A with a 57-12 over Higgins on Friday at Hoss Memtsas Stadium.
The win puts Ehret (8-1, 4-0) one win shy of going undefeated in district as it faces West Jefferson next week. Higgins will end its season against Chalmette.
“We got some guys that are a little tweaked up, injured, here and there,” Ehret coach Corey Lambert said. “We’re going to get them back. Right now, we’re not looking forward to the postseason, we’ve got to take care of West Jeff and we’ve got to win the district championship undefeated.
“We win a district championship undefeated, we’re guaranteed a spot in the playoffs,”
Despite a slow start, Ehret starting quarterback Caron Baham ran for 212 yards on 17 carries. He also had played a role in five touchdowns. Baham also had 88 passing yards.
One thing that hurt the Patriots were the six penalties that cost them 65 yards.
“We’ve got to clean up some of the penalties we had,” Lambert said. “Good teams don’t make those kind of penalties, and we go from there.”
The bright spot on offense for the Hurricanes (2-7, 1-3) was quarterback Daniel White who threw for 134 passing yards and played a role in both of his team’s scores. White’s favorite target was Melvin Frazier, who had six catches for 148 yards.
“We’re struggling right now,” said Higgins coach Craig Laborde. “It was good to move the ball a little bit. The two touchdowns were nice. We gave up too many points. We had too many missed opportunities. They’re a good ballclub. What goes around comes around. They’re four years into their program. We’re nine games into ours.”
It didn’t take long for Ehret to get on the scoreboard as Taris Shanell took the opening kickoff for a 90-yard touchdown at the 11:48 mark.
The Patriots did not get their second touchdown until the 8:34 mark of the second quarter when Baham completed a 1-yard pass to Dejon Harris for a 14-0 lead.
While White only completed two passes in the first half, it was the second one, a 51-yarder to Melvin Frazier that brought the ball to the 9 with 3:37 left in the half. White then made a 9-yard touchdown run to cut the Ehret lead to 21-6.
Baham had 117 yards and had a part in three of Ehret’s four touchdowns at halftime. Baham reached the 200-yard mark of the third quarter.
The Hurricanes got their second touchdown with 8:16 left in the third quarter when White threw a 16-yard pass to Romalo Ford to cut the Ehret lead to 29-12.