CLINTON, La. — Dunham needed two plays and 33 seconds to score its first touchdown.
Dunham senior quarterback Mike Williams required four quarters to contribute for four touchdowns, thrashing East Feliciana’s defense en route to a 30-8 road victory Friday night.
Williams squeezed a 38-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Ross Thompson before a minute had expired in the first quarter, bumping Dunham (5-1 overall) to 3-0 in District 8-2A play and dealing East Feliciana (2-4, 1-1) its first district loss.
“That was great,” Dunham coach Neil Weiner said. “It was a great start. And we needed it. Made a big difference.”
Dunham, with just 162 first-half yards, used a safety and a 12-yard touchdown run from Williams to maintain a 16-8 lead at halftime.
Williams added rushing touchdowns of 2 and 5 yards in the second half, completing his points splurge with a trio of rushing touchdowns and one passing and 188 total yards of offense.
“He did a great job,” Weiner said of Williams, who completed 16 of 21 passes for 124 yards. “Really proud of him just as a quarterback tonight. He had a couple times where he stepped up in the pocket, stayed in there and found receivers.”
East Feliciana coach Cedric Anderson said Williams combined with his team's miscues sealed his team's fate.
“Yeah, he was a big load,” Anderson said. “And all the penalties didn’t hurt. We just made too many mistakes and made too many penalties.”
East Feliciana surrendered 140 penalty yards on 15 flags, often defeating itself while Dunham’s offense piled on 302 yards of its own.
“Like I said, then we started committing penalties and that hurt a whole lot,” Anderson said. “They just capitalized on every opportunity they had in the second half.”
Dunham running back Treylan Mouton, who has 11 touchdowns this season, finished without a score, but he bruised East Feliciana’s defense for 99 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Mouton’s presence allowed for Williams, a bulky senior quarterback/linebacker, to drag East Feliciana’s slouching defense through four quarters.
What went wrong with East Feliciana’s defense against Williams and Dunham?
“Tackling, period,” Anderson said. “Their quarterback did a good job of giving it when it was there or keeping it when it wasn’t. When the quarterback decided to run, he’s a load. Kind of hard to bring down. Their line did a great job.”
Dunham has outscored its previous two opponents 84-14.
“It gets us excited about moving down the home stretch of district,” Weiner said.