Two of three prep local football teams claim victories

Tryve Brackin
BIG NIGHT…Plaquemine High wide receiver Reggie Travis (4 at right) grabbed a pair of touchdown passes in last week’s 34-0 road victory over Lusher Charter High down in the New Orleans area. Shown taking a breather on the bench are fellow offensive players running back Jason Porch (20) and lineman-place kicker Elliot “Big E” James.

Plaquemine High pushed its record to 3-1 on the gridiron Friday night by beating fellow 3-A Berwick High by a 47-14 score at Green Devil Stadium.

The victory highlighted the week in parish football, however, East Iberville High boosted its record to 2-2 with a 40-35 victory over visiting fellow 1-A Elton High.

While PHS and EI won football victories, Class A top-ranked St. John High lost its first game of the season, falling by a 19-0 score in an ambitious attempt to defeat 5-A host Dutchtown High.

PHS quarterback Ameer Deggs led the Green Devils to their victory with three rushing touchdowns and two TD passes. He had 130 yards rushing as well. DeCorey Brown paced the PHS defense, which held Berwick under 200 yards of offense, with a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

East Iberville’s Tigers rolled up almost 500 yards of offense in their five-point victory. Mitch Johnson and Brandon James led the Tiger offense with two touchdowns apiece. It was a big win for the offense, but the EIHS defense allowed 330 yards rushing and 35 points.

St. John (3-1) was held under 200 yards total offense by the upper classification Dutchtown Griffins, who were fresh from an upset victory over 5-A fourth-ranked Thibodaux High the prior week. The loss also marked the first time in years the playoff-savvy SJHS Eagles did not score points in a gridiron game. However, the Eagle defense stood tall. It took a fake punt to set up the second Griffin score of the game in the first half. In the second half the Eagles held the 5-A hosts to only a field goal in the final period.

White Castle High did not play last week. Coach Ferrante Dominique said it might have been a good thing because he and several Bulldog players were down with the flu last week. The Bulldogs get back to the field this Friday with a road game against Basile High.