AMITE - Amite’s stellar defense throughout the playoffs continued Friday night, as the Warriors defeated McMain 29-6 to advance to the Class 3A semifinals.
In the previous two rounds of playoff action, Amite held North Vermilion to 6 points and Westlake to 13.
On the other side, McMain came into the game averaging 55.5 points per game in the playoffs, but managed just nine first downs and 138 total yards against the Warriors.
McMain scored once in the third quarter, on a 1-yard Joshua Rounds run. Coming into the game, Rounds had 2,113 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns.
Meanwhile, led by a stout rushing attack, Amite pounded McMain for 345 rushing yards.
Amite took a 14-0 lead at halftime after a 6-yard Juwan Rogers run and a 40-yard touchdown pass from James Oden to Josh Gibson.
In the second half, the Warriors remained consistent. Oden, who finished with 12 carries for 171 yards, scampered for an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Reggie Porter added the final points of the contest with a 13-yard run.
No. 4 Amite will play No. 9 Jennings in the semifinals Friday.
ST. CHARLES 52, RAYNE 24: In Rayne, both offenses had nearly identical offensive production, but St. Charles ran away with the victory.
Both teams accounted for 33 first downs and 714 yards. Comets quarterback Donnie Savoie led the way with 131 passing yards and five touchdowns.
Savoie’s five touchdowns were to five different receivers.
On the first drive of the game, St. Charles’ Brandon Zimmer ran 75 yards for a Comets touchdown.
Six minutes later, Rayne struck back with a 1-yard Clerance Leger run.
That was the last time Rayne was close.
St. Charles went on to score 31 points in the first half, with three touchdowns passing from Savoie. He connected with Chris Millet, Sammy Miller and Michael Millet, respectively.
The second half was much the same as Savoie added two more touchdown passes in the third quarter, and Jeffery Hall added a 40-yard touchdown run in the fourth.
Running backs Zimmer, Hall and Austin Weber combined for 210 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
No. 2 St. Charles will play No. 11 Parkview Baptist, which defeated Port Allen 35-13 in quarterfinal action, Friday.