Lutcher, ranked fourth in Class 4A, advanced to 3-1 on the season after a 56-24 victory against Tara in Lutcher on Friday night.

The two offenses combined for 763 yards, but it was the Daniel Taylor-led Bulldogs that came out on top.

Taylor, who leads all area 4A rushers with 485 yards and four touchdowns, continued his stellar season. He ran for 137 yards on 12 carries for two touchdowns, including a 34-yard run in the second quarter.

The Bulldogs kicked things off when quarterback Ruston Matherne, who finished completing 77 percent of his passes for 160 yards and four touchdowns, connected with Dorian Semien with 9:50 in the first quarter.

Jared Poche then added the second touchdown of the game for the Bulldogs from 1-yard out. However, Poche wasn’t done there.

Matherne tossed a 30-yard touchdown pass to Poche to give the Bulldogs a 21-6 lead after the first quarter.

Tara received a boost from running back Tyrick Nelson. Nelson ran for 157 yards on 17 carries and also caught four passes for 48 yards.

Leading 28-12 at halftime, the Bulldogs put the game away in the third quarter, where they outscored the Trojans 21-0.

Matherne started the second half with a 6-yard pass to Sully Martin at the 10:50 mark. One minute later, Taylor added another score from 7 yards out.

The Bulldogs took a 56-12 lead going into the fourth quarter, following a 3-yard touchdown run by Londres Johnson.

Cantrell Picou and Nelson scored late TDs for Tara.

ST. EDMUND 35, POINT COUPEE CENTRAL 6: In Morganza, David Lafleur led the way with 199 rushing yards as the Blue Jays won their District 6-1A opener.

Last week against Mamou, Lafleur accounted for 582 total yards — 354 on the ground — and four touchdowns. He added four more scores against Point Coupee Central.

Lafleur and the St. Edmund offense wasted little time. With 6:20 left in the first quarter, Lafleur scored on a 39-yard rush. He crossed the goal line for the second time in the quarter, when he scampered for a 60-yard score.

Quarterback Rennard Maloid struggled, throwing two interceptions — to Lafleur and Phil Zaunbrecher — and passing for just 41 yards.

But the story of the night was Lafleur. He added two more touchdowns, including a 10-yard run that put a cap on St. Edmund’s 10 play, 55-yard drive in the second quarter.

Point Coupee Central scored with 2:02 remaining in the game as quarterback Kevin Bourgeois connected with David St. Cyr from 2 yards out.

AMITE 40, MADISON PREP 0: In Amite, the Warriors defense was stout and five different players scored as Amite improved to 3-1.

Albert Gardner started things off with a 20-yard run, while James Oden and Josh Gibson added touchdowns of their own to give Amite a 20-0 lead after the first quarter.

Despite having fewer first downs than Madison Prep, the Warriors amassed 333 total yards on offense.

Amite went into halftime up 34-0 after touchdown runs by Gibson and Reggie Porter, of 50 and 13 yards, respectively.

WESTMINSTER 46, FALSE RIVER 0: In New Roads, Westminster dominated the total yards category, outgaining False River 456-31.

Westminster bounced back in great fashion after a 33-28 loss to Loreauville last week.

For the Crusaders, Thomas Kemp, Donyell Young and Baylor Thompson paved the way on the ground, rushing for a total of 188 yards on 18 carries with four touchdowns.

Following a Wesley Bellard 3-yard score, Young and Kemp each added a touchdown in the second quarter to put Westminster ahead 21-0 at halftime.

The Crusaders added more insurance in the second half. Kemp scored from 1-yard out and then threw a 10-yard pass to Jalen Williams.

DUNHAM 34, ASCENSION CHRISTIAN 0: Following a 32-20 loss to Donaldsonville last week, Dunham bounced back against Ascension Christian.

The Tigers outgained the Lions 324-97. Grant Messer provided the only points in the first quarter, when he scored from 12-yards out.

However, the Tigers roared onto the scoreboard in the second half. Ned Strasner returned a 38-yard interception for a touchdown, which was followed by a Jordan Lange 40-yard scamper.

Lange finished the night with eight carries for 121 yards and a touchdown.


OAK FOREST 27, SILLIMAN 7: In Amite, Rhase Riggins ran for 95 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries to power Oak Forest (2-4) to victory in its MAIS 6-2A opener.

Oak Forest outgained Silliman 324-139, with Oak Foest totaling 250 yards on the ground and came away with four takeaways (two interceptions and two fumbles) while never turning over the ball.

With the game tied 7-7 at halftime, OFA pulled away with three second-half rushing scores: Riggins’ 5-yarder with 5:34 remaining in the third quarter, Josh Byars’ 25-yarder with 11:52 left in the game and Sam Bourgeois’ 13-yarder with 7:48 to play.

For Silliman (3-3, 1-1), Colt Ducote’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Cobb Kelly tied the game at 7-7 with 6 seconds before halftime.

BOWLING GREEN 46, CENTRAL PRIVATE 22: Bowling Green totaled 473 rushing yards, with Hunter Thomas and Jarel Mark each scoring two TDs on the ground, to barrel past Central Private.

Thomas covered 49 and 24 yards on his scores, while Mark went 8 and 29 yards for Bowling Green (4-2, 1-0 in 6-2A).

Luke Fryoux tossed a pair of TD passes — of 46 and 13 yards to Lance Wicker — and had a 1-yard scoring run for Central Private (1-5, 0-2).