YARD STRIPE BOYS…Eagles notch only parish grid win in Week 2…But PHS, WCHS make offensive statements

Tryve Brackin

Class 1-A St. John High was the only Iberville Parish football victor in Week 2 of the prep gridiron season, trimming 2-A host Pope John Paul II by a 20-19 score Friday night, but offensive statements in losing efforts by 3-A Plaquemine High and 1-A White Castle indicated good health for our local “Yard Stripe Boys”.

SJHS garnered an impressive 222-yard, three TD effort from junior back Da’vante Williams to go with a defense that held 2-A PJPII to only 217 total scrimmage yards. The Eagles head to the LSU campus tomorrow (Friday) night to take on offensive-minded 2-A University Lab and hope their defense turns in another solid, winning effort.

In the meantime, 1-A White Castle out-gained hosting sixth-ranked 2-A Donaldsonville High 404 yards to 387 yards from scrimmage in a wild 38-34 loss for the parish team. The Bulldogs have scored 34 points in back-to-back narrow losses to 2-A powers DHS and Riverside (48-34 to fourth-ranked foe) and are a heavy favorite to win their third-straight road game against a 2-A foe when they travel to 0-2 Pointe Coupee Central this week.

Also, Friday night the 3-A PHS Green Devils went up against a high-octane 4-A foe in Glen Oaks High in Baton Rouge. The PHS club came up on the short end of a 32-27 score, but rallied in the fourth quarter to threaten on a pair of long touchdown plays by speedy sophomore back Hakeem Deggs. The 1-1 Green Devils head to 5-A St. Amant for yet another tough pre-district test tomorrow night, but know they have some scoring potential as they do.

Finally, the parish’s youngest and smallest numbered squad from East Iberville High suffered its second-straight lopsided loss last week to fellow 1-A host Dunham School. The opposite of parish rivals WCHS and PHS, the Tigers have yet to score and have allowed 57 points to 3-A Baker and 50 to Dunham. Tomorrow night the EI Tigers face a Gueydan High team with similar small player numbers and youthfulness so hopes are high for the St. Gabriel fans in their home contest.