LAFAYETTE — William Bellamy threw for two touchdowns and St. Thomas More pounded out 318 rushing yards to blow away Evangel Christian 56-19 on Friday night.
Bellamy completed 10 of 16 pass for 122 yards, with scoring passes to Tiger Bech and Griffin Hebert.
Trevor Begue gained 101 rushing yards on just five carries and was one of five Cougars to score on the ground.
St. Thomas More, the No. 3-ranked team in Class 4A, scored three touchdowns in the second quarter and took a commanding 35-12 halftime lead.
Evangel got 160 rushing yards and a touchdown from Corey Henderson. Jamarqueza Mims added 75 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles.
JOHN CURTIS 34, KARR 22: Junior running back Devon Benn rushed for a career-high 269 yards and a touchdown to lead Curtis past Karr at Bertolino Stadium.
It was the 11th consecutive victory for the Patriots (4-0), who are ranked No. 1 in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 3A rankings and No. 20 nationally in the USA Today Super 25.
Curtis racked up 473 yards rushing and got a stellar performance from its defense in the second half.
THIBODAUX 19, HAHNVILLE 16: Even Thibodaux coach Chris Dugas had to admit he was having a bit of deja vu from last year’s devastating loss when he saw Hahnville (2-2, 0-1) lining up for a game-tying field goal with 30 seconds left in Friday’s game.
But Dalton Melancon’s field goal crashed into the left goal post and came tumbling to the ground, giving Thibodaux (4-0, 1-0) a victory and continuing their unexpected unbeaten streak to begin the season.
“I was thinking, ‘Here we go again,’ ” Dugas said. “This is a signature win for us. To start the season 1-0 in district is huge for us.”
Thibodaux was paced by solid performances from quarterback Peyton Bonvillain (5-of-8 for 79 yards and 13 rushes for 82 yards) and running back Jaquan Chenier 20 carries for 56 yards and a TD).
COVINGTON 45, NORTHSHORE 7: Joshua Bickham and Devin Brumfield combined to rush for 383 yards as Covington rolled over Northshore 45-7 in the District 6-5A opener for both teams at homecoming at Covington.
But maybe the biggest ovation of the night came on the final point of the game, when female kicker Loraine Weiskopf came on for the extra point. She was given a standing ovation as the first female to score in a game in Covington history.
RAYNE 28, WASHINGTON-MARION 21: John Michael Besse scored the winning touchdown on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter as Rayne (4-0), the seventh-ranked team in the latest Class 4A poll, rallied past Washington-Marion.
Besse and Byron Mouton both had 1-yard scoring runs while Deontrey Wilridge added a 13-yard TD run.
Tyler Pete passed for two scores and ran for another to account for all three Washington-Marion touchdowns. He finished with 11 completions in 19 attempts for 175 yards.
BREAUX BRIDGE 26, WESTGATE 7: Joseph Williams ran a punt back 57 yards and Drake Guidry threw a 50-yard scoring pass to Ruben Hypolite as Breaux Bridge opened District 5-4A play with a convincing win. Guidry added a 3-yard scoring run and Edward Batiste had a 5-yard run for Breaux Bridge (3-1).
Trevor Davis scored on a 75-yard run for the only Westgate score.