St. John pulls away from False River, Christian Life

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com
St. John's Hunter Schnebelen rushes against False River in a fall scrimmage on Thursday. The Eagles play in the Live Oak Jamboree on Friday. 
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PLAQUEMINE - St. John the Evangelist High School scored a total of eight touchdowns in a fall scrimmage with False River Academy and Christian Life Academy on Thursday evening at COPAC.

"We played very well," St. John coach Oliver "Crickett" Crockett said. "I thought our energy was good.

"Defensively, I thought we did real well. We got a couple of turnovers. Offensively, we have some stuff to clean up."

Gavin Primeaux scored three total times for the Eagles. St. John quarterback Hunter Schnebelen completed three straight passes to Primeaux, Brennan Miller and Hayden Hemenway to push the Eagles to midfield before Primeaux ripped off a 40-yard run. St. John settled for Tyler St. Germain's 18-yard field goal.

Primeaux's 20-yard touchdown run followed Schnebelen's run on the Eagles next series before Benjamin Poirrier recovered a fumble and John Romig had a tackle for loss.

The Eagles were 2-7 last season and 2-3 in district play. They are only three years removed from a semifinal run.

St. John participates in the Live Oak Jamboree against former coach Tut Musmeche on Friday night at 7 p.m.

"I think it will be a real good test for us," Crockett said. "They will be very well coached and will outnumber us but the way our schedule falls, everyone will outnumber us until we get to district.

"We are just trying to create some depth and get kids playing so that we don't have very many going both ways. Hunter is going to lead us for sure on offense. He has done a great job for us in the offseason."