Week 4 Rundown: Parish Games Filled with Excitment

Tryve Brackin

Excitement ruled the night air Friday night, but only one of the four Iberville Parish football teams managed victories.

East Iberville High continued to surprise with a 44-42 overtime victory over visiting 2-A St. Helena Central. The 1-A Tigers moved to a 4-0 start on a two-point conversion run by Lennet Little that made the scoring difference in overtime after both clubs tallied twice. The regulation game ended in a 30-30 deadlock. East was ahead 24-6 at halftime, but allowed the upper classification visitors back into the game in the second half.

The win marked the second time EIHS has tallied a school record 44-point offensive margin in a two-week period. East now is one victory away from tying a school single-season top mark of five victories.

Class 4-A Plaquemine High suffered the worse loss of the evening, falling 34-0 to hosting and fellow 4-A Assumption High. The Green Devils got a taste of top echelon 4-A football with the shutout loss. Assumption was ranked fifth in the state polls in their classification last week.

St. John High got into a high-scoring slugfest with neighboring upper classification Brusly High, falling by a 48-38 score. The 1-A parish club finished with more total yards from scrimmage (483 to 420), but Brusly had a long punt return for a score for added measure. Da’vante Williams and Christian Primeaux led SJHS with three and two TDs, respectively, while BHS QB led several big-gaining offensive players in total yards, rushing for 185 and passing for another 99.

And White Castle High allowed upper classification 2-A Redemptorist High to spoil their home game opener with a narrow come-from-behind 27-26 victory. The visiting Wolves scored 23 fourth-quarter points, including 13 unanswered, to rally for victory. Redemptorist took advantage of the young WCHS secondary for two late-game TD passes and 268 yards total in the air. That negated an outstanding 296-yard rushing effort by returning all-state back Tyree Bracken. The defending 1-A champion WC Bulldogs fell to 1-3 with their third-straight defeat.