Three of four locals prevail in Week 1 football action
The defending Class 1A champion White Castle Bulldogs looked every bit as strong Friday, while East Iberville chalked its first win since the 2009 season. Meanwhile, St. John routed Belaire and Plaquemine came up short against Brusly in Week 1 action.
WHITE CASTLE 25, GLEN OAKS 0 – The defending Class 1A champions showed no loss of steam from the 2010 season as the Bulldogs glided past the 3A Panthers in Baton Rouge at Doug Williams Stadium.
All-state running back Tyree Bracken had touchdown runs of 25 and 56 yards to power WCHS, while Isaac O’Bear booted a pair of field goals.
O’Bear also fired a 12-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Taylor to seal the win.
The Bulldogs led 13-0 at halftime.
White Castle travels Friday to Morgan City to battle Central Catholic.
EAST IBERVILLE 22, PINE PRAIRIE 6 … A 150-mile ride paid off for the Tigers, who chalked their first win since a 2009 district victory over Christian Life.
Quarterback Nick Brooks scored on a 40-yard keep 42-yard pass to Lennette Little.
Little also scored on a 4-yard scamper.
The Tigers led 8-0 at halftime.
Kevin Dotson had a fumble recovery that he returned 70 yards, but didn’t score.
EIHS had seven pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery.
BRUSLY 16, PLAQUEMINE 8 … An early rally helped Brusly defeat Plaquemine 16-8 Friday over Plaquemine at Andrew Canova Stadium.
Daylan Henderson led Plaquemine rushers with 19 carries for 106 yards and the lone Green Devil touchdown. The Panther defense limited quarterback Ricky Ard to 20 yards on 13 carries and running back Julius Marcalin to six carries for 36 yards
Junior quarterback Jay Christophe and junior running back Dimario Jackson combined for the two Panther touchdowns.
Christophe carried 21 times for 83 yards, while Jackson had 11 carries for 82 yards. Christophe finished 2-for-5 for 58 yards, with passes of 46 and 12 yards.
Brusly led 8-0 at halftime. Despite heavier rain in third quarter, the Green Devils picked up steam and cut into the Panther lead on a 2-yard run by sophomore fullback Daylan Henderson at the 7:19 mark. An Ard conversion run tied the game 8-8.
Jackson broke the logjam off a 15-yard run with 5:21 left in the third quarter, but a point-after attempt failed and left the Panthers with a 14-8 lead.
The Panthers found one more scoring opportunity when they cashed in on a bad snap by the Green Devils to add two points on a safety.
Plaquemine travels Friday to South Lafourche, while Brusly visits Baker.
ST. JOHN 51, BELAIRE 22 … Running back Christian Primeaux scored four times to propel St. John to a 51-22 win Thursday over 4A Belaire at Olympia Field.
Primeaux chalked 158 yards on 18 carries. Senior teammate Devante Williams ran for 158 yards, scored one TD and grabbed an interception.
Hunter Schnebelen and Kaleb Campesi also scored for the Eagles, who had 458 total rushing yards.
The Eagles scored 27 unanswered points in the third quarter.
St. John took an 8-6 lead in the first quarter and led 24-12 at the half.
Belaire scored once in the third, and neither team added to the scoreboard in the final quarter.
The Eagles host Livonia in the home opener next