On their way to the season’s first win, the White Castle High Bulldogs demonstrated a one-two punch – a potent offense and a stingy defense – during last Friday night's 42-14 win over the Glen Oaks Panthers.
The win broke a dismal two-game losing streak the Bulldogs opened the season with and improved the White Castle record to 1-2.
On offense, the Bulldogs earned a respectable 157 yards passing but moved the ball at will on the ground, racking up an impressive 315 yards running. Again and again – with Marcus Williams leading the way with 203 yards in rushing yards.
Earning far more yards than would be expected given the attempt-reception ratio – 157 – were quarterback Tahj Favorite with 6 of 18 for 144 yards and Javier Batiste added 13 with a single reception.
The two found a number of targets for their receptions, led by Batiste with 108 yards, followed next by Keith Landry with 34 yards in pass yards.
White Castle used a variety of players when they ran as well. Piling more yards on Williams’ team best 208 were Favorite with 53, with another 35 added on by Batiste.
Making contributions to the Bulldog rushing total were Jacob Green with 14 yards, Jabez Allen added 8 and Keith Miller put three yards on the pile.,
Defensive leaders on the White Castle side were Eddie Ned with 4 and a half, trailed closely by Chancelor Williams with Jabez Allen with three tackles each.
A trio of Bulldogs, Jacolby Washington, Keyon Williams and Cliff Dunham each snatched two receptions, and even more – Tyron Young, Barry Richards, Tajh Breaux, Jashoune Landry, Ira Anderson and Marquel Carter – caught a single pass.
The White Castle Bulldogs, (1-2), will travel to New Orleans to challenge the 1-2 Lusher Lions and attempt to extend their win streak. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.