THIBODAUX — Archbishop Shaw’s running game was too much for E.D. White Catholic to handle as the Eagles cruised to a 48-20 nondistrict victory Friday night.
Led by running back Trey Ragas’ 234 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, the Eagles pounded the Cardinals’ defense with 491 yards from scrimmage — including 340 on the ground.
Ragas and Shaw quarterback Matt Keller (15 rushes, 102 yards and two touchdowns) gave E.D. White problems from the start as the Eagles scored on six of its 10 possessions in the game.
The Cardinals made it a one-possession game in the third quarter when helped by a roughing-the-punter penalty. E.D. White used a 14-play drive to trail 27-20 with 4:46 left in the third quarter. Darius Charles (14 carries, 52 yards and two touchdowns) scored on a 2-yard run to end the drive.
Shaw (4-1) needed just two plays to respond as Ragas broke free on a 74-yard run through the Cardinals’ defense, putting the Eagles in front 34-20.
E.D. White (3-2) gave up the game’s final touchdown came on a 73-yard interception return by Shaw’s Juawane Gray.
“They didn’t make a mistake in the kicking game and they got an onside kick on us,” Shaw coach Scott Bairnsfather said. “They beat us in the kicking, but our offense has been good this year and we got a few turnovers at the end of the game.”
LIVONIA 23, MCDONOGH (35) 7: McDonogh 35’s Darius Moore scored on a 64-yard run to give them a 7-0 lead, but it was all Livonia after that as the Wildcats, the ninth ranked team in the latest Class 3A poll, scored 23 unanswered points to improve to 4-0 on the season. Malcolm Dedrick ran for 163 yards on 30 carries and scored on a pair of 19-yard runs. The defense did the rest, scoring on a 79-yard fumble recovery by Dequincy Victorian and a safety.
McDonough dropped to 1-4 on the season.
BROTHER MARTIN 40, VANDEBILT 0: The Crusaders, currently No. 10 in the Class 5A poll, dominated the Terriers in an easy victory at Buddy Marcello Stadium.
Brother Martin (5-0) attacked on the ground, racking up 339 rushing yards —with most of those yards gained by Jared West (13 attempts, 146 yards, 2 TDs) and Bruce Jordan-Swilling (7 attempts, 124 yards, 2 TDs).
FRANKLINTON 39, AMITE 13: Azende Magee ran for 197 yards as Franklinton pulled away for a nondistrict win.
The Demons (4-1) built a 19-7 halftime lead against the Warriors (3-2), whose only first-half touchdown came on a 100-yard interception just before the break.
RIVERSIDE 68, COHEN 8: Jordan Loving had five passing touchdowns to five different receivers (Herb Magee, Von Julien, Darrien Cook, Tyler Gauthier and Brandon Sanders). Garland Robertson returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown.
CHEF 45, NOHS 13: Tyler Dixon ran for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns as Christian Home Educators Fellowship scored 31 points in the first half to earn the win over the New Orleans Home School Thursday night.
Dixon scored on runs of 11, and 66 yards and ran a punt back 36 yards for another touchdown. Quarterback Arek Moslander threw a 30-yard scoring pass to David Pourciau and scored on an 8-yard run for CHEF.
Myron Ernest scored on an 11-yard run and Tyler Rhodes ran for an 11-yard TD for NOHS.