The Plaquemine High Green Devils overwhelmed Woodlawn High’s Panthers by a margin of 42-0 in a home game punctuated by big plays played last Friday night.
Green Devils’ scoring began with two touchdowns in the first quarter, which ended with a 14-0 Plaquemine High advantage.
Plaquemine’s offense doubled down in the second quarter with four touchdowns for 28 yards to up the score to its final of 42-0 .
Melvin McClay scored the Green Devils’ first touchdown on a 45-yard dash to the end zone after taking a handoff from quarterback Hebert Thomas. The point after touchdown was kicked by Shibain Alheiidari.
The next Plaquemine High score came on an impressive, crowd-stirring 40-yard punt return by Trey LeBlanc, capped by a Nicholas Devillier point after kick.
Moving to the second quarter, the Green Devils again returned a punt return for a touchdown, this time LeBlanc ran a Woodlawn punt for 32 yards and Devillier again added the PAT.
Just a few minutes later, Thomas again handed off to McClay, who carried the ball into the end zone from 30 yards out and this time, Alheiidari was the successful PAT kicker.
The final score of the game cane on an interception thrown by Woodlawn quarterback Tyrell Smith intended for Bryson Reaser but picked off by J’vonte Powers, who returned it for a pick-six from midfield for a 49-yard touchdown. Devillier kicked the PAT.
The Green Devils beat Woodlawn in every facet of the game, from first downs – Plaquemine 14, Woodlawn 6 – to both sides of the offense.
Thomas threw three passes for two completions for 27 yards, while Woodlawn’s Smith threw more passes to Green Devils than Panthers, earning no yards on five passes, but two interceptions.
Dontavion Wicks led the Plaquemine High running game with two carries for 54 yards, followed closely by McClay with seven carries for 51 yards.
Other Green Devils earning rushing yards were Thailan Favroth with 40, Kobe Major with 22, Ja’Kolbi Travis with 16, Hebert Thomas with 12, Earl Young with 9 and while Alda Dupree, Bryce Babin and Latrell Morgan carried the ball once each, none were for gains.
This week, the playoff bound Plaquemine High Green Devils will close their regular season in Lutcher in a game set to begin at 7 p.m.