MOSS BLUFF — Catholic High School rolled up nearly 600 yards of total offense, led by the 1-2 punch of running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and quarterback Ian Brian to defeat Sam Houston 47-7 on Friday night.
The two accounted in some way for each of the Bears’ first four touchdowns, and Edwards-Helaire ran for 227 yards on only 13 carries.
Catholic improved to 1-2.
Brian threw for two touchdowns to Blair Bogan and finished with 179 yards passing.
“We’re excited that the Bears showed up,” Catholic coach Dale Weiner said. “We were just a little bit different football team tonight. This is the team I’ve been waiting to see.”
Sam Houston (1-2) hardly had an answer for Catholic’s offense, and the fact that it would be a long night was evidenced by the 27-0 deficit the Broncos faced by halftime.
Broncos running back Trevontai Thompson failed to eclipse 100 yards rushing, but finished with 99 yards on 14 carries and scored his team’s lone touchdown, a 36-yard effort in the fourth quarter.
CHRISTIAN LIFE 61, FALSE RIVER 0: The Crusaders won with ease in a nondistrict game at home. CLA ran for 299 yards with six rushing touchdowns.
The Crusaders (2-1) raced out to a 47-0 lead by the end of the first half. Running back Jacob Kibodi led the way for CLA with three rushing touchdowns (4, 48, 74 yards) and a 57-yard pass reception from quarterback Prince Davis.
Jarod Davis added two scores on runs of 66 and 9 yards. Louis Briggs III scored the final touchdown on the ground and Brennan Williams caught a 44-yard score from Prince.
Defensively, Ludovik Kader scored on a blocked punt. False River (2-1) managed 93 total yards on the night.
CENTRAL 61, TARA 6: Central held the Trojans to minus-79 rushing yards on 29 carries in a convincing home win Friday night.
The Wildcats (2-1) ran out to a 20-0 half-time lead and then scored 34 points in the third quarter.
Central amassed 428 total yards, including 325 yards rushing. On the ground running back Xavier Lewis scored on runs of 25, 18 and 7 yards.
Junior quarterback Gabe Brown threw two touchdown scores, one 18-yard pass to Trenton Guay and to a 39-yarder Joseph Schopp.
Quarterback Ju’juante Brown connected with Nick Scott on a 76-yard pass for Tara single score.
Tara fell to 0-3.
ST. JOHN 44, CATHOLIC-PC 23: In New Roads, four players scored touchdowns for Class 1A St. John on Thursday. The Eagles, led by running back duo Gavin Primeaux and Gavin Landry ran for 282 yards and four TDs.
But offense wasn’t St. John’s (1-2) only weapon as the Eagles scored on a 90-yard kick return from Landon Leblanc and a 25-yard interception return from Joseph Thibaut.
For the Hornets (0-3), Lucas Patin scored on an 18-yard kick return and 5-yard run. Boyd Smith added a 2-yard run for CHSPC in the final period.
SILLIMAN 31, PRESBYTERIAN CHRISTIAN 21: Silliman erupted in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 unanswered points to top MAIS 4A Presbyterian Christian.
SHS overcame a seven-point deficit at the half.
The Wildcats (4-1) gained 352 total yards with quarterback Zach Kelly accounting for four touchdowns. Kelly ran in two touchdowns and connected on 57-yard pass to Devine Bruce and another 42-yard pass to Dillon Leblanc.
PCHS (4-1) quarterback Isaiah Woullord had a hand in all three touchdowns running for two scores of three and five yards and throwing a 10-yard pass to Luke Logan.