NEW ROADS — Catholic-Pointe Coupee earned more than bragging rights Thursday in a 28-0 win over crosstown rival False River Academy.
The Hornets (6-4, 4-1) are tied for second place with St. Edmund in District 5-1A. CHSPC could land in a three-way tie for first place if St. Edmund defeats Basile on Friday.
The victory also gave CHSPC possession of a trophy for one year for the win in the first annual Mayor’s Cup. New Roads Mayor Robert Myer spearheaded the award to build up the long rivalry.
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 added 56 yards off 15 carries.
False River (3-7, 1-4) held CHSPC to one touchdown in the first quarter on a Carriere 4-yard keeper. The Gators also blocked an extra-point kick by Lucas Patin.
Carriere connected with senior wide receiver Troy Pichon on scoring passes of 42 and 22 yards in the second quarter. Lucas Patin went 1-for-2 on two-point conversion runs on the two TDs.
“We were stuck in a position to battle adversity with a backup quarterback, but Nate handled the situation very well,” CHSPC coach David Simoneaux said.
The Hornets padded their lead in the fourth quarter when Carriere fired a 62-yard TD pass to Tra Aucoin, followed by a Patin two-point conversion run.
False River fell short on two scoring opportunities in the second half. Sophomore Marvin Kador’s 22-yard carry put the Gators in the red zone, but the Hornets took over on downs at their 2-yard line.
The Gators took possession after an interception by Clay Jarreau, who returned the ball to the CHSPC 12-yard line. The Hornets sent the Gators back 17 yards on the next two plays before FRA lost possession on downs at their 29.