The Edna Karr Cougars defeated the Grace King Fighting Irish 38-7 Saturday afternoon at Joe Yenni Stadium.
The Cougars evened their record at 3-3 on the season while Grace King fell to 2-5.
Cougars quarterback Aldon Clark completed 15 of 23 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown before being lifted early in the fourth quarter for Raekwon Bush, who ran for a touchdown.
Karr’s Jurrell Dunn registered three touchdowns on the ground, while Kenneth Simmons led all receivers with 94 yards and a touchdown on six catches.
Karr opened the scoring with a 1-yard run by Dunn, which was set up by a 33-yard pass from Aldon Clark to Jerry Martin to the Irish 2 on third-and-17.
Dunn punched it in again from 2 yards out on the Cougars’ next series.
Dunn got his third touchdown run early in the second quarter while also chipping in a 17-yard reception on second-and-16 during the drive.
The Irish caught a break when Karr muffed a punt to get the ball at the Cougars 20. A pass interference penalty nullified a Karr interception and put King inside the 5.
hey finally got the ball in the end zone on a 1-yard run by Derek Friloux to climb within 21-7 with 1:21 to go before half.
Their newfound momentum was short-lived. Clark hit Kenneth Simmons for a 61-yard touchdown pass 11 seconds later to put Karr back up by 21. The Cougars carried a 28-7 lead into the half.
The Cougars outgained the Fighting Irish 256-55 in the first half and had 10 first downs to Grace King’s four.
Karr added a 27-yard field goal by Achille Duronslat to go up 31-7 late in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
Grace King’s next game is Saturday against Sci Academy.
Karr next plays Belle Chasse on Friday.