Newman High School bounced back from its first loss of the season and Kendall Bussey made his way into the school record book.
Bussey scored four touchdowns in Newman’s 59-13 victory over Fisher.
The senior running back scored two rushing touchdowns, one receiving and one on a 42-yard punt return, pushing his season total to 27 touchdowns.
He surpassed the mark of 26 held by Justin Seale in 1998.
“It’s really a credit to my offensive line and wide receivers and how hard they have been working and how well they have blocked for me,” said Bussey, who is verbally committed to Nebraska. “I’m only doing what I can to help the team succeed, and it feels good to know that an accomplishment like that can come with it.”
Newman, ranked No. 4 in The New Orleans Advocate’s Small School Super 10 and No. 8 in Class 2A, bounced back from last week’s loss to Riverside.
The Greenies are now 7-1 overall and 4-1 in District 8-2A.
Newman quarterback Miles Lapeyre completed 6 of 8 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns, including a 70-yard touchdown to Bussey. Elbert Thomas caught the other touchdown pass.
Fisher, coming off last week’s win over Cohen, fell to 2-6, 1-4.
Newman will play winless Cohen on Friday, while Fisher plays South Plaquemines.
COUNTRY DAY 35, COVENANT CHRISTIAN 14: In Thibodaux, the top spot in District 9-1A was at stake Friday when Covenant Christian hosted Country Day.
While Covenant Christian kept the game close in the first half, turnovers and the powerful Cajuns rushing attack overwhelmed it as Country Day pulled out the win at John L. Guidry Stadium. The win gives Country Day at least a share of the district title.
After forcing Country Day to turn the ball over on downs on its opening drive, Covenant Christian (5-3, 3-1) was dealt a serious blow. Running back Jordan McKay was ejected on the Lions’ second offensive play for tapping a Country Day defender’s helmet after a tackle.
On the final play of the first quarter, Jace Griffin (21 carries, 113 yards, two TDs) capped a six-play Cajuns drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. The point-after by Price Petagna gave Country Day a 7-0 lead.
Covenant Christian answered on its ensuing possession. Quarterback Dylan Sharpe (5-of-7, 62 yards, two TDs) found Cameron Solet across the middle, and Solet dodged four Cajuns defenders en route to a 32-yard touchdown. The point-after by Joseph Delgado was no good, leaving the Lions down 7-6 with eight minutes remaining.
Country Day (7-1, 5-0) only needed three plays to respond. Cajuns quarterback Morgan Farrell (7-of-12, 98 yards, two TDs) hit Trey Harrell (six catches, 104 yards, two TDs) in stride for a 33-yard touchdown catch to go up 14-6.
The Lions capitalized on Anthony McCoy recovering a Griffin fumble on the Cajuns 13-yard line. Two plays later, Sharpe lofted a pass to tight end Caleb Seitz in the corner of the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown. Devyn Allen ran a sweep around left end for the two-point conversion, tying the game at 14 heading into halftime.
The Lions offense stalled in the second half, while the Cajuns repeatedly marched up and down the field.
Country Day took its initial possession 95 yards in 17 plays, capped by a 15-yard touchdown from Farrell to Harrell. The Cajuns led 21-14 with 1:11 left in the third.
After Harrell intercepted Sharpe on the opening play of the fourth quarter, Country Day stuck again. Running back Jake White (16 carries, 73 yards, TD) plowed up the middle for an 8-yard touchdown to put the Cajuns ahead 28-14 with 10:04 remaining.
On the next Covenant Christian drive, Solet fumbled the handoff from Sharpe, and a Cajuns defender recovered it at the Lions 29 yard line. Four plays later, Griffin galloped 15 yards for the final touchdown with 6:31 remaining.