KENTWOOD - Both teams combined for 831 total yards of offense and 33 first downs, but it was St. John (2-3) that did enough late to pull out the win against Kentwood (3-2) 50-48, Friday.
Kentwood quarterback Harlan Miller accounted for five of his team's touchdowns, starting with an 88-yard kickoff return. But St. John countered with touchdown runs by Christian Primeau, who ended the night with 165 yards on 21 carries, and Devante Williams.
With a 12-6 score after the first quarter, both teams erupted with 55 points combined in the second quarter.
The beginning of the quarter belonged to St. John.
Following Primeau's second touchdown of the night, a 1-yard run by Connor Schnebelen and a 41-yard run by Williams, St. John took a 32-13 lead.
But, the later part of the second quarter belonged to the Kangaroos.
Tracy Davis scored from 2 yards out, and then Miller connected with Tavarious Batiste from 31 yards out.
Leslie Collins returned an interception for a touchdown to put Kentwood ahead 35-32 near the end of the second quarter.
Primeau added his third touchdown of the night for St. John with a 9-yard run to give St. John the 38-35 lead at the half.
However, Kentwood bounced back in the fourth quarter. Miller supplied both the scores - passing a 44-yard pass to Batiste and scoring on an 8-yard run.
Trailing late, Williams put the cap on the high-energy night for St. John. Williams scored the game-winning touchdown on a 78-yard kickoff return.
CALVARY BAPTIST 43, REDEMPTORIST 15: Both teams combined for 764 yards of total offense, but it was Brandon Wilson and Nic McCarty who propelled Calvary Baptist to victory.
After a scoreless first quarter, Calvary Baptist went into the half up 14-0 after McCarty threw two touchdown passes to Cody Bordelon from 10 and 4 yards out respectively.
The Cavaliers added 29 more in the second half, and it proved to be too much for the Wolves (1-4).
McCarty threw his third touchdown pass of the night when he connected with Collin Stogner from 34-yards out. Wilson and Jordan Kennedy added the final touchdowns for the Cavailiers.
Redemptorist managed two touchdowns - both by Deno Mullens.
BAKER 55, VIDALIA 0: In Baker, the Buffaloes picked up their first win of the season under coach Robert Raines.
In their previous four games, the Buffaloes scored 32 points. Baker surpassed that output during the first half against Vidalia.
Baker (1-4) got seven touchdowns from Brenton Tolliver and Nicholas Snerling as the Buffaloes gained 306 yards of total offense.
Vidalia, which is still winless after five games, struggled offensively with two first downs and 25 total yards.
The Buffaloes scored 27 points in the first quarter. Tolliver caught a 12-yard pass from Treylon Anderson for the first score of the game.
Snerling, who rushed for 34 yards, then added three touchdowns in the quarter, from 22, 9 and 2 yards respectively. But Baker wasn't done there.
The combination of Tolliver and Snerling each added another score in the second quarter to give Baker a 41-0 halftime lead over the Vikings.
In the second half Baker added two more touchdowns - a 46-yard run by Rashaun Curtis and 35-yard punt return by Tolliver.
EAST ST. JOHN 42, CAPITOL 0: In Reserve, East St. John (3-2) got a boost from Texas A&M commitment Darian Monroe, and outgained Capitol (1-4) 373-129.
Monroe, who passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns last week against Parkview Baptist, tossed a 54-yard pass to Dezman Broussard, and added two touchdown runs to give the Wildcats the win.
ST. EDMUND 50, FALSE RIVER 0: In Eunice, the Blue Jays (4-1, 2-0) outgained the Gators (2-3, 0-2) 322-33 and received another big performance by quarter back David Lafleur in district play.
In the previous two games against Mamou and Pointe Coupee, Lafleur rushed for 553 yards and accounted for eight touchdowns.
Against False River, Lafleur added four more touchdowns, all of which came in the first half. He ended the night with 146 total yards - 67 yards on the ground, and 79 through the air.
The Blue Jays kept False River running back Ashton Brooks contained (10 carries for 32 yards) and got out to a quick early lead.
Lafleur connected on a 26-yard pass to Adam Clause and then rushed into the end zone from 5 yards out to give St. Edmund a 14-0 lead after the first quarter.
The Blue Jays offense erupted in the second quarter. Clause kicked things off with a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown, followed by back-to-back touchdown runs by Lafleur.
Trey Quirk scored on a 10-yard run with under a minute left to complete an 8-play 52-yard drive in the first half, to give St. Edmund a 41-0 lead at the break.
The Blue Jays added nine more points in the third quarter after a 32-yard Trey Caswell field goal and a 6-yard touchdown run by Austin Lafleur.
False River won the time of possession, but averaged less than 1-yard per play in the game.
JOHN CURTIS 48, RIVERSIDE ACADEMY 0: In LaPlace, John Curtis totaled 543 yards of offense and held Riverside Academy to 82 yards in the 48-0 shutout.
For John Curtis, Sherman Badie rushed for 155 yards on six carries and scored two touchdowns.
Badie's first touchdown came in the first quarter on an 82-yard run. Patrick Mortin then connected with Trey Perrier on a 34-yard pass. Raekown James rounded out the first quarter with a 22-yard run.
In the second quarter, John Curtis added two more touchdowns for a commanding 34-0 lead at halftime.
Abby Touzet scored twice in the quarter, from 17 and 1 yard respectively.
Badie then started off the second half like he did in the first. This time he scored on a 51-yard scamper for the lone points in the third quarter.
Tevin Horton added more insurance on a 55-yard run in the fourth quarter.
CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS FELLOWSHIP 48, BETHEL CHRISTIAN 0: Christian Home Educators Fellowship scored seven touchdowns from seven different players after a balanced offensive attack that led to 352 of total yards.
Mitch Goudeau scored on a 20-yard run followed by scores from Kevonta London and Joe Van Timmeren to give the Christian Home Educators Fellowship a 20-0 lead after the first.
Christian Home added a similar output in the third quarter adding three more touchdowns courtesy of Tim Sharrock, Andrew Hardy and Mike Basped.
Bethel Christian struggled rushing for minus-12 yards, and only recording three first downs with 13 total yards on offense.
SALMEN 9, EAST FELICIANA 7: In Clinton, Chris Gulino kicked a 23-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to lift visiting Salmen of Slidell to a narrow victory over West Feliciana.
The Spartans of District 7-4A improved to 3-2 while the Tigers of District 6-3A fell to 2-3.
East Feliciana opened the scoring in the second quarter on a 36-yard punt return by Ellis Eubanks.
Chris Thomas scored on a 1-yard run for Salmen in the third, but a missed extra point kept the Tigers in the lead 7-6 until Gulino's field goal.