CECILIA — St. Thomas More quarterback Will Bellamy saw open spaces in the Cecilia secondary Friday night and he didn’t hesitate to unleash the fury of the Cougars’ passing game.
Bellamy completed all but nine of his 22 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns as the Cougars opened the District 5-4A portion of their schedule with a 41-12 victory over Cecilia.
STM, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, struck quickly, scoring three touchdowns and a safety during the first seven minutes as the Cougars improved to 5-0.
Bellamy, a junior, completed two of his touchdown passes to running back Trevor Begue.
After scoring with six minutes left in the first quarter on a 32-yard run. Bellamy and Begue found the aerial groove.
Bellamy threw a 17-yard pass to Begue with five minutes and six seconds left in the first period and then with 2:07 remaining before halftime, STM bolted to a 35-0 lead as he connected with Begue on a 92-yard screen pass for another TD.
TEURLINGS CATHOLIC 31, BREAUX BRIDGE 15: Breaux Bridge showed everybody it’s possible to slow down Teurlings Catholic quarterback Cole Kelley on Friday night.
Kelley showed everybody that he won’t stay down for long, and the Rebels (4-1) showed that even when Kelley isn’t on top of his game, the rest of the team isn’t too bad either in a win against the Tigers (3-2).
Kelley completed 11 of 12 second-half passes for a pair of scores to running back Sage LeBlanc, and while he was finding his rhythm the Teurlings Catholic defense took control of the game with a dominant second and third quarter.
“I thought (the defense) kept their end of the bargain up, especially in the first half,” said Teurlings coach Sonny Charpentier.
Knotted at seven, the tide turned in the second quarter thanks to that Rebels defense. Outside of field goal range, Breaux Bridge went for it on fourth-and-11 from the Teurlings 29-yard line. Tigers quarterback Drake Guidry received pressure right away and heaved a desperation pass off his back foot. It was intercepted by Brandon Batiste, who eluded a couple Breaux Bridge players on his way to an 80-yard touchdown.
PARKVIEW BAPTIST 35, BRUSLY 14: Parkview Baptist quarterback Reggie Hayes Jr. said he never covered so much ground in such short a time.
On the Eagles’ first play from scrimmage following Trent Kavanaugh’s fumble recovery, Hayes emerged from his offensive line to find a gaping hole up the middle and sprinted into the school’s record book.
Hayes dashed 97 yards to break a tie early in the second quarter and provide No. 7 Parkview Baptist with a lead it wouldn’t relinquish in a District 7-3A victory over Brusly.
“It was one of our basic plays which is a midline option,” Hayes said. “I just saw a crease and I ran as fast as I could.”
The second of Hayes’ three-touchdown outing, to go along with a team-high 152 rushing yards, broke Paul Plaisance’s previous record scoring run of 88 yards and ignited a stretch of 21 straight points.
Parkview (4-1, 2-0) won for the fourth consecutive time, setting up next Thursday’s league showdown at No. 2 University High.
CARENCRO 23, COMEAUX 21: Devin Senegal said the mood on the Carencro sideline was shock, after Comeaux’s Spartans had rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime.
Fortunately for the Golden Bears, Jake Guidry quelled any more shock, hitting a 23-yard field goal in the second overtime to give Carencro a pulsating win in their District 3-5A rivalry Friday night.
Carencro (4-1, 2-0) was breezing along with a 14-0 lead before Comeaux drove 99 yards on a seven-minute drive that made it a one-score game, and Spartan quarterback Tanarious Achan sprinted in on a 4-yard bootleg with 2:05 left and ran the same play for a two-point conversion that made it 14-14 and set up overtime.