It was all about balance for Catholic High Thursday night.
Four different players scored touchdowns to help the Bears roll up 452 total yards in a 28-16 victory over McKinley High in District 5-5A action at Panther Stadium.
“We had a good week of preparation, and it was a good way for us to bounce back,” Catholic coach Dale Weiner said. “The thing for us to do was take care of business on our end and then see what happens.”
Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for 144 yards on 19 carries to lead Catholic (7-3, 4-1). Edwards-Helaire scored the game’s first TD on a 9-yard run early in the second quarter.
Ian Brian ran for 83 yards on 9 carries, scoring one TD. Brian also completed 10 of 18 passes for 130 yards.
Ben Miles contributed 71 yards on 13 carries and scored on a 2-yard run. James Berrigan ran for the other TD.
Marcus Hill led McKinley (3-7, 1-4) with 71 yards on 11 carries. Euric Larvinette completed 11 of 18 passes for 148 yards, including a 19-yard TD pass to John Lewis for the Panthers. Christian Smith added a 4-yard TD run for McKinley.
EAST ASCENSION 48, BROADMOOR 8: Josh Bates ran for 171 yards on just 8 carries and scored 3 touchdowns for the Spartans in a District 5-5A game played at Broadmoor on Thursday.
EAHS (5-5, 3-2) end its regular season with a two-game winning streak. Bates had TD runs of 11, 2 and 35 yards. A 20-point third-quarter helped the Spartans break the game open.
Quarterback Kyran Irvin added 55 yards on 6 carries and scored one of EAHS’ six rushing TDs on the night. Irvin also tossed an 11-yard TD pass to Ira Washington for the winners.
Davante Palmer led Broadmoor (0-10, 0-5) with 44 yards on 11 carries, including a 16-yard TD run.
CATHOLIC-PC 28, FALSE RIVER 0: CHSPC kept its hopes of gaining a possible share of the District 5-1A title alive with a win over New Roads rival FRA on Thursday.
The Hornets (6-4, 4-1) can gain a share of first place if St. Edmund defeats Basile on Friday to force a three-way tie.
The victory also gave CHSPC possession of the first annual Mayor’s Cup from New Roads Mayor Robert Myer.
CHSPC sophomore quarterback Nathan Carrierre – a fill-in for injured starter Boyd Smith – completed three passes for 126 yards with one interception. He carried 12 times for 50 yards. Lucas Patin tacked 56 yards rushing off 15 carries. Senior Gared Beauvais led False River with 10 carries for 51 yards.
“We were stuck in a position to battle adversity with a backup quarterback, but Nate handled the situation very well,” CHSPC head coach David Simoneaux said.
WEST FELICIANA 44, GLEN OAKS 24: In St. Francisville, West Feliciana outscored Glen Oaks 28-6 in the first half en route to securing a District 6-3A win in its regular-season finale.
Senior Treyvonte Cummings led all Saints running backs with 55 yards on six attempts for one touchdown.
Derrick Turner completed 9 of 11 passes for 123 yards with one score to Davon Harris. The Saints moved to 6-4, 5-2.
For Glen Oaks (1-9, 0-7), junior running back Stadford Anderson finished with 101 yards and two touchdowns. Eddie Harris also threw for 209 yards and one touchdown.
ST. JOHN 28, WHITE CASTLE 24: In Plaquemine, running backs Clay Payne and Gavin Landry combined for four touchdowns to secure a District 6-1A win.
The Eagles (5-5, 3-2) posted 15 unanswered points in the second quarter and had 278 rushing yards to White Castle’s 249 in a ground-heavy game.
White Castle (5-5, 2-3) responded with a 7-yarder from Daniel Edwards and a successful 2-point conversion by Dontrell Taylor.
KAPLAN 22, ASCENSION CATHOLIC 6: In Donaldsonville, Kaplan of Class 3A held Ascension Catholic to 167 total yards in a nondistrict win.
Kaplan (7-3, 4-2), gained 433 yards and finished with 15 first downs to Ascension’s nine. KHS’ defense also forced three turnovers in the contest.
Pirates running back Julius Johnson scored on runs of 12 and 4 yards. T.J. Broussard added a 39-yard touchdown run.
Jacoby Stewart caught a 28 yard pass for ACHS only score. The Bulldogs of Class 6-1A are 3-7.