NEW ORLEANS - Quarterback Cameron Dobbins was the difference maker as fourth-ranked Jesuit claimed an impressive 42-21 victory over then fifth-ranked Archbishop Rummel at Joe Yenni Stadium.
Dobbins ran for 205 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Blue Jays (9-0, 3-0), who clinched at least a share of the District 9-5A title on Saturday.
The victory also helps Jesuit remain unbeaten like the top three teams in Class 5A - top-ranked St. Paul’s-Covington (9-0), No. 2 Dutchtown (9-0) and No. 3 Byrd-Shreveport (8-0).
Tanner Lee completed 6 of 10 passes for 118 yards and two TDs while splitting time with Dobbins for Jesuit. An 80-yard TD run by Dobbins, which followed a 74-yard Rummel punt, was a pivotal play in the game.
Fourth-ranked West Monroe made the most of an unusual football Saturday by rushing for 257 yards in a 21-6 win over Cocoa, Fla., at home.
The Rebels also limited Cocoa to just 37 rushing yards along the way. Fullback Bubba Reeves rushed for 93 yards and one TD for WMHS, last year’s Class 5A runner-up.
Xavier Wood was a two-way standout for the Rebels, catching a 41-yard TD and also making an interception and breaking up two passes in the final quarter.
Champs on the Block
Block High clinched at least a share of the District 2-1A title with a resounding 70-28 victory over then seventh-ranked St. Mary’s-Natchitoches on Friday night.
Running back Davonte Vault helped lead the Bears (5-4, 3-0) with 133 rushing yards and three TDs. Block rolled up 324 yards of total offense in the first half, which led to five TDs. Trevor Vault also had a 42-yard TD pass to Vashawn Davis for the Bears.
Seventh-ranked Karr used the arm and legs of Devante Noil to notch a 35-6 victory over McDonogh 35 on Friday night.
Noil finished with 251 yards of total offense, including 111 rushing yards and 140 passing as the Cougars tallied 368 yards of offense while wrapping up at least a share of the District 9-4A title.
A Karr defense led by ends Darrian Dyson and Gerald Willis along with tackles Leonard Washington and Titus Charles also limited the Roneagles to 29 yards of offense in the first half.
Calvary grounds it
Though best known for a passing attack, No. 7 Calvary Baptist used the legs of Brandon Wilson to take a 34-7 win over Mansfield in a District 1-2A game Friday.
Wilson finished with 170 yards rushing, including scoring runs of 51 and 71 yards for the Shreveport-based Cavaliers.
Almond’s high five
Haughton High quarterback James Almond passed for 302 yards and five touchdowns to help the Bucs come away with a 45-20 win over Bossier rival Parkway in District 1-5A play Friday.
Parkway chose to take focus on stopping star receiver Damon Gladney and Almond turned to sophomore receiver P.J. Douglas, who caught seven passes for 114 yards and three TDs. Almond completed 16 of 22 passes.