MANDEVILLE - Kansas State commitment Charles Jones led the way as Mandeville High ran its way to a 27-7 victory over Catholic High on Friday night.
The Skippers (2-0) outgained Catholic 359-161. Jones scored twice in the first quarter, including a 48-yard run, and added another scamper in the second to give Mandeville at commanding 21-0 halftime lead.
Catholic (0-2), coming off of a 29-22 loss to Zachary last week, completed only 19 percent of its passes and didn’t cross the goal line until 1:36 left in the third when quarterback Ben Braymer threw a 34-yard pass to Ken Ward.
EAST ASCENSION 49, SARAH REED 0: In Gonzales, East Ascension held Sarah Reed to just 101 yards of total offense as the Spartans improved to 2-0 on the season.
East Ascension scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters, starting with touchdowns by Sione Palelei and Jamarcus Jarvis in the first period.
It was a balanced attack for the Spartans, as the team rushed for 144 yards and passed for another 123.
Quarterback Adam Miller threw for three touchdowns to three different receivers, hitting Deandrus Ennis, Chad Hill and Devin Speligene.
UNIVERSITY 50, ASCENSION CHRISTIAN 0: In Gonzales, University quarterback Kyle Crifasi passed for 141 yards and two touchdowns as the Cubs gained 374 yards of total offense.
University started fast, scoring 21 points in the first quarter, all by way of Crifasi.
Crifasi connected with Zach Aguilar and Tristan Cooper on 28 and 15 yards, respectively, before adding a third touchdown by way his legs.
For Ascension Christian, the Lions averaged just 1.2 yards-per-carry and had a total of 48 passing yards. This is the second week in a row Ascension Christian failed to score, as it was shut out by Southern Lab a week ago.
FALSE RIVER 34, ASCENSION EPISCOPAL 14: In New Roads, running back Ashton Brooks continued on his strong start to the season, rushing for 236 yards and three touchdowns to lead False River.
Brooks acted as the home-run hitter for the Gators with two 55-yard runs and an 85-yard scamper in the first half.
Ascension Episcopal added two touchdowns later when Joey Greco scored from 4 and 46 yards out. But, it was to little too late for the Blue Gators.
HANSON MEMORIAL 34, CATHOLIC-POINTE COUPEE 0: Also in New Roads, the two teams combined for 205 penalty yards and featured three fumbles, but Hanson Memorial controlled the ground with 299 yards.
The three-headed monster of Kole Fluke, Beau Ancona and Collin Broussard added four touchdowns combined, headed by Broussard 62-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Catholic-Pointe Coupee kept the game close in the first quarter as the teams failed to score, but only had 96 total yards of offensive output.
The Tigers’ Haden Judice added the first score of the night for both sides on a 3-yard rush with 10:33 in the second.
PORT ALLEN 34, POINTE COUPEE CENTRAL 12: In Port Allen, Darian Claiborne ran for 133 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Pelicans cruised past Pointe Coupee Central.
Point Coupee Central added two touchdowns in the second quarter, but Port Allen was too much to handle.
Ashton Paul Williams and Ricky Merritt added two scores later for Port Allen to solidify the win.
The two teams combined for 34 total penalties for 213 yards.
BATON ROUGE PATRIOTS 36, RIVERDALE 32: In Plaquemine, despite being outgained by Riverdale 342-304, the Baton Rouge Patriots defeated the Rebels 36-32.
Riverdale got on the board first as quarterback Regan Edwards hurled a 69-yard pass to give the Rebels a 7-0 lead. Edwards added another touchdown pass later, connecting with Blake Wren from 12 yards out.
With the game tied 14-14, Dominick Hodges took a kickoff back 95-yards to give the Baton Rouge the lead. The Patriots didn’t turn back.
After a Matt Warren’s 9-yard run brought the game back to a tie, it was a Raheem Reynard run and a Hodges 28-yard touchdown reception that sealed the deal for the Patriots.
NEW ORLEANS HOME SCHOOL 42, CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS 12: With 289 yards on the ground, New Orleans Home School cruised past Christian Home Educators Fellowship.
Jacob Stoehr led the way for New Orleans, scoring two touchdowns in the second quarter alone from 26 and 31 yards out respectively, to give New Orleans a 22-6 advantage at the half.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL 41, SILLIMAN INSTITUTE 7: In Natchez, Miss., Trinity’s Tip McKenzie led the way with a fantastic first-half performance.
He kicked things off for Trinity Episcopal with a 18-yard pass to Tray McKenzie in the first. However, McKenzie wasn’t close to being done.
Still in the first, he took two interceptions back for touchdowns, from 40 and 42 yards out respectively. In the second quarter, he was on the receiving end of a 25-yard pass from Scott Turner.
Silliman’s lone score came in the third quarter, when quarterback Jason Palermo hit Caleb Blackard on a 73-yard pass.
CENTRAL PRIVATE 27, ADAMS COUNTY CHRISTIAN 0: In Natchez, Miss., Central Private running back Ryan Bowman stole the show with three touchdowns, all of which were in the first half.
Bowman averaged 8.2 yards-per-carry, rushing for 239 yards on 29 carries.
Adams County Christian never overcame their mistakes. They shot themselves in their foot with 10 total penalties, two lost fumbles and three interceptions.