THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL RECAP: Plaquemine blanks Belaire; St. John falls to West St. John

John Dupont
PLENTY OF OFFENSE…Plaquemine High’s backfield duo of Ricky Aro (12, left) and Hakeem Deggs (10, right) helped product plenty of offense Friday night in the Green Devils’ win over St. Michael the Archangel.

Plaquemine rallied to its fifth consecutive victory, while St. John came out on the short end of a showdown for the District 9-1A championship in Thursday night action.


PHS routed Belaire 30-0 in action at Baton Rouge’s Olympia Stadium. The win kept the Green Devils (6-3, 5-0) undefeated after five District 7-4A outings, and set the stage for a Week 10 showdown against the No.5-ranked Lutcher Bulldogs, also unbeaten in district fare.

Ricky Aro scored twice on 1-yard runs, while Julius Marcalin reached the end zone on a 48-yard scamper. The Green Devils mounted a 22-0 halftime lead.

Hakeem Deggs closed scoring with an 81-yard run in the third quarter. Deggs led the Green Devil rushing attack with 168 yards.

Belaire (1-8) closes its season Nov. 4 against Tara.


St. John amassed 345 yards total offense, but it wasn’t enough to stop West St. John in a battle Thursday night for the District 9-1A championship.

Jared Moll threw for three touchdowns and added one more off a punt return to lead the Rams (7-2, 4-0) to a 36-20 win over the Eagles.

Kynum Favorite scored twice for the Rams.

Christian Primeaux scored the first SJHS touchdown off a 17-yard run in the first. DEvante Williams had runs of 28 and 5 yards for the Eagles (6-3, 3-1).

The first Williams TD trimmed the Eagle deficit to 14-12 by halftime.

St. John hosts Ascension Christian in the regular season finale Thursday, Nov. 3 at Plaquemine High’s Andrew Canova Stadium. The Rams entertain East Iberville.