PHS, WCHS, EIHS victorious in jamborees
Plaquemine High, White Castle, and East Iberville High forged prep football victories in jamboree contests held locally on Thursday and Friday nights.
The young PHS club broke a penalty-marred 0-0 tie with Cohen High Thursday night in the Port Allen High jamboree by exploding for 22 points in the second half, while the Green Devil defense held the foes to only a few yards total offense.
PHS backs Myron Jack, Jason Porch, and Deandre Jenkins scored rushing TDs for the Green Devils in the 22-0 victory, while quarterback Ameer Deggs turned in a solid effort leading the offense. The PHS defense turned in a handful of QB sacks with Justin Williams, Cody Nugent, Rod Daniels, and DeCorey Brown leading the way. PHS had a long TD run by Deggs and a fumble recovery by Tre’veon Hawkins negated by penalty flags.
The Bulldogs turned back fellow Single A Jackson High by a 14-0 score and then turned in a late-game 14-8 victory over parish/district rival East Iberville High. WCHS QB Ronald Martin made a late-game interception and then turned in a 70-yard TD run to turn back an improved Tiger football club.
The Tigers defeated Jackson High by an 8-0 score in the WCHS Jamboree before losing to the hosting Bulldogs.
Defensive end Byron Ruffin stole the football out of the hands of a Jackson Chief and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown, while Nicholas Brooks tallied a two-point conversion to lead the Tigers to the win.
Mitch Johnson scored on a short run and QB Brandon James passed to Greg Pickett for a two-point conversion to take an early lead on the Bulldogs. WCHS countered quickly on a long kickoff return by Tyree Bracken before Martin tallied the winning TD with a minute left to play.
The 1-A St. John Eagles lost in the waning seconds by a narrow 15-14 score to 4-A St. Michael the Archangel in the All-Catholic BR Jamboree held at Redemptorist Friday.
SM tallied on a first-half field goal, but the Eagles came back with an 80-yard TC run by Da’Vante Williams on a reverse to take a 7-3 lead.
SJHS QB Mike Martinez sent the Eagles ahead 14-3 on a 29-yard scamper, but St. Michael rallied back behind a pair of drives led by senior QB Jeremy Meyers in the final two minutes of the game to win by a point. An onsides kickoff set up the winning score, which came on a 29-yard TD pass by Meyers.