GONZALES — East Ascension started strong and held off an attempted late rally by Patterson behind a strong pass rush and timely special teams plays.
The Spartans jumped out to a 21-0 second-quarter lead and fended off the Lumberjacks (0-2) and the heroics of Alabama receiver commit Daylon Charlot en route to a 42-27 victory Friday at Spartan Stadium.
EA (1-1) was paced by more than 200 all-purpose yards and two scores from their own star, Joshua Walker, including a 92-yard kickoff return TD and a 41-yard scoring catch.
“Things were going so well, it was kind of like La-La Land for a while,” East Ascension coach Paul Bourgeois said. “And their kids made some plays, and it’s a ballgame. It was different, because we got a chance to play with a lead for four quarters. It was a good experience.
And good to get a win after a tough loss last week (against Plaquemine).”
JENNINGS 31, EUNICE 14: Jennings High running back Travis Etienne provided an early preview of what eventually ensued as the Bulldogs continued an offensive dominance that lasted nearly the entire game.
Etienne bolted for a 67-yard touchdown on the game’s second play at Bobcat Stadium and finished with 171 yards as No. 7 Jennings defeated Eunice in the 61st renewal of the series that began during the 1930s.
Jennings’ Veer option attack finished with 273 rushing yards, but the Bulldogs also used an effective passing game to score two touchdowns.
Bulldogs’ quarterback Kaleb Chaisson threw for 95 yards and completed six of his seven passing attempts.
PLAQUEMINE 47, BRUSLY 20: Critics of the Wing-T offense say it doesn’t have enough big play potential.
Don’t tell that to Plaquemine High.
The ninth-ranked Green Devils of Class 4A scored on six plays of 60 yards or longer while running away with a 47-20 victory overt 3A rival Brusly High on Friday night at Brusly.
Quarterback/running back D’Morea Wicks led the way with 185 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns. He also passed for 97 yards and another TD as the Green Devils (2-0), who turned three first-half Brusly fumbles into TDs.
“We have a lot more speed this year,” Wicks said. “Last year we were more of an inside running team. Now we can go outside and break it.”
RAYNE 26, NORTH VERMILION 10: In Rayne, Jaylon Reed threw a pair of touchdown passes and Deontrey Wilridge scored twice as Rayne, the tenth-ranked team in the latest Class 4A poll, took the non-district win
Rayne (2-0) opened the scoring with a 65-yard scoring pass from Read to Byron Mouton. The lead grew to 13-0 when Wilridge scored on a 26-yard run. John Michael Besse, who led all rushers with 146 yards on 12 carries, added a 1-yard scoring run to push the lead to 20-0. Reed’s 6-yard scoring pass to Wilridge wrapped up the scoring.
North Vermilion scored on a 40-yard pass from Ty Desormeaux to Taylor Abshire and a 28-yard field goal by Seth Patin.
PORT BARRE 36, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0: In Port Barre, Deangelo Von Allen scored on two 11-yard runs and Austin Lanclos ran for one score and passed for another as the Red Devils notched the non-district victory. Lanclos ran for an 18-yard score and threw a 70-yard scoring pass to Tyler Ledoux.
Port Barre finished with 364 yards of offense while holding WCA to 102 yards and forcing three fumbles.
OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC 39, SACRED HEART-VILLE PLATTE: Aaron Miller scored three touchdowns and David Labbe passed for one scored and ran 45 yards for another as Opelousas Catholic scored all 39 of its points in the first three quarters. Miller had scoring runs of 9, 4 and 3 yards while Labbe ran for a 45-yard scored and threw a 12-yard pass to Caleb Vidrine.
Vidrine, who led all rushers with 100 yards, also scored on a 14-yard run.
Sacred Heart finished with only 110 yards.
CHURCH POINT 30, KAPLAN 0: Fredrick Williams and Deion Monroe each scored a pair of touchdowns as 10th-ranked Church Point improved to 2-0 with the non-district win. Monroe, who led all rushers with 110 yards on 16 carries, scored on runs of 1 and 12 yards while Williams had 69 and 11-yard TD runs. Kian Richards also scored for the Bears on a 21-yard field goal.
The Church Point defense held Kaplan to 113 yards and forced four fumbles.