METAIRIE - Brian Bridgewater continued his hot start to the 2011 season, scoring two touchdowns in the first half and leading Epsicopal to a 35-7 victory over Country Day on Friday night.
Last week, Bridgewater caught three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown, in a 37-0 win against Ascension Catholic
Knights quarterback Vincent Dellocono had both touchdowns passes to Bridgewater.
As a team, Episcopal outgained Country Day 353 to 137.
Nick Russell and Mike Henry both joined Bridgewater in the end zone with 2-yard touchdowns.
Country Day (0-2) struggled holding onto the ball losing two fo four fumbles. Running back Neil Shapiro netted the lone score, a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.
ST. AMANT 41, LAFAYETTE 20: In Lafayette, St. Amant (2-1) overcame a 20-14 halftime deficit, scoring 27 second-half points.
Trey Washington, who finished with 134 yards on 11 carries started the second-half offensive for the Gators with a 79-yard TD run. It was one three TDs for Washington.
Wingback Tylor Guillory ran for 103 of his 105 yards in the second half. St. Amant advanced its lead to 28-20 on a seven minute, 69-yard drive capped off by Alexis Jackson’s 2-yard touchdown dive.
St. Amant padded its lead with fourth quarter touchdown runs from Tendrick Cooper and Washington, who found the end zone for the third time on a 32-yard untouched burst after the Gators recovered a squib kick late in the game.
Quarterback Tyler Guillory put the Gators on the scoreboard first with a 69-yard scamper in the first quarter.
LUTCHER 34, HAHNVILLE 21: In Lutcher, the fourth-ranked Class 4A Bulldogs surged ahead in the final quarter to pull away from Hahnville.
Both teams had success offensively, with Hahnville going for 210 rushing yards. Ernest Thompson led the Tigers with 98 yards and two touchdowns.
Lutcher’s Daniel Taylor rushed for 114 yards, but it was the play of quarterback Ruston Matherne that propelled the Bulldogs to victory.
Three of the five completions for Matherne went for TDs.
The game was tied 14-14 heading into the fourth quarter, when Matherne completed a 28-yard pass to Sully Martin with 8:30 remaining.
Twenty seconds later, the Tigers countered. Thompson scampered for a 62-yard TD run to even the score at 21.
Lutcher pulled away with time winding down in regulation.
With 2:20 left in the fourth, Taylor had his longest run of the night of 45-yard to pull Lutcher ahead 28-21.
On the ensuing drive, Chase Caldarera intercepted a Easton Melancon pass for a touchdown with 30 seconds remaining.
ST. MICHAEL 35, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 14: In Hammond, Dash Duncan was too much for St. Thomas Aquinas to handle, as the quarterback threw for four touchdowns.
Coming into the game, Duncan led area quarterbacks with 360 yards and seven touchdown passes on the season.
In the first quarter, Duncan hit Okpa Loby on a 65-yard pass to give St. Michael
(3-0) the early lead. After a 1-yard Brandon Fields touchdown in the second, Duncan shined again.
Sonny Adams, who came into the contest with four receiving touchdowns, added three more by way of Duncan. Adams hauled in passes from 11, 48 and 17 yards respectively as Duncan finished the game with 243 passing yards.
RIVERSIDE ACADEMY 30, BRUSLY 27: In Reserve, Brusly outgained Riverside by 183 yards and had seven more first downs than the Panthers, but fell short thanks to C.J. Edler.
Edler kicked a 32-yard go-ahead winning field goal for Brusly as both teams are now 2-1 on the season.
The game featured touchdowns from seven different players on both sides.
Evan Veron got things started for the Panthers when he recovered a fumble in the end zone in the first quarter. Brusly then countered with a score of their own, on a 1-yard run from Jay Cristophe.
Cristophe ended the night with 20 rushes for 151 yards and touchdown, including two TDs and 160 yards passing.
Riverside pulled ahead in the second quarter as running back Nate Williams, who had 103 yards on nine carries, scored from 43 yards out.
ASCENSION CATHOLIC 28, FALSE RIVER 3: In Donaldsonville, after starting off its season 2-0, False River fell in their first road test of the season.
The Gators fumbled the ball five times in the contest, losing four. Ascension Catholic contained False River running back Ashton Brooks. Brooks managed 77 yards rushing.
False River started the game with a 29-yard field goal, but it quickly went downhill.
Ascension Catholic rallied off 22 points in the first half, thanks to the play of quarterback Collin Rowland. Rowland connected with Jake Lejeune, who finished with five catches for 73 yards, from 23 yards out, Robert Landry and Alex Olivier on a 55-yard pass.
CHRISTIAN LIFE 52, NORTHLAKE CHRISTIAN 27: Christian Life followed a 48-point outburst against Crescent City last week with another big game.
The Crusaders scored 52 points on Northlake Christian and improved to 2-1.
Jerrell Richardson scored four touchdowns for Christian Life, including three consecutive scores through the second and the third quarters.
For Northlake (0-3), Mallory Mealey scored twice, but it was not enough.
INDEPENDENCE 28, WEST FELICIANA 27: In Independence, Independence got big-time performances from Shannon Cage and Miquel Toefield as the two combined for four touchdowns. Cage supplied all the scoring for Independence in the first half when he scored from eight and five yards out.
Even with Cage’s early success, West Feliciana went into the half tie 14-14 after touchdowns from Jalen Baker and Dennis Bell.
The second half was Toefield’s turn to shine. In the third quarter, he scored twice from three yards out and finished with 17 carries for 108 yards.
The Saints came roaring back as Bell threw a 9-yard pass to Greg Freeman to put West Feliciana one-point down.
A failed extra-point proved to be the difference.
COVENANT CHRISTIAN 29, BATON ROUGE CHRISTIAN 14: Trailing 29-0 heading into the fourth quarter, the Baton Rouge Patriots faced a talk task at hand.
Both teams matched either others offensive output, with 244-229 in favor Covenant Christian.
And despite a 16-yard touchdown run by Raheem Reynard and a 22-yard touchdown reception by Kenyaki Anderson from Darian Cobbs, the hole was too deep for the Patriots.
Baton Rouge coughed up the ball three times and had eight penalties for 50 yards.
Covenant Christian’s Leonard Callaway scored twice in the first half: for nine and 26 yards respectively, and Mark George and Robby Arabie added two.