White Castle rolls over Glen Oaks, Madison Prep

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com
White Castle's Jacory Jones scores a touchdown against West St. John last season. The Bulldogs face Plaquemine in the Green Devil Jamboree Friday. 
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BATON ROUGE - White Castle High School's offense scored six total touchdowns in a fall scrimmage with Glen Oaks and Madison Prep on Thursday evening.

"We performed well," White Castle coach Lamar Thomas said. "I want more big play capabilities.

"We looked really sharp offensively. We only had one miscue, scored on every possession and didn't have any penalties. I thought they executed real well and came off the ball but we need to be able to connect when there is a chance for a big play and we had a couple of overthrown passes."

Daryl Young and Dontrell Taylor each scored twice for the Bulldogs. Calvin Sayler scored once with the second-team.

"We had to play two series back to back defensively," Thomas said. "We have to be able to rise to the occasion, get back on the field and continue to play at a high level because we got a little bit tired."

White Castle finished 9-3 overall last season and were District 9-1A runners-up with a 4-1 mark. White Castle won the state championship in 2010.

The Bulldogs participate in the Plaquemine Jamboree on Friday at 7 p.m. at Andrew Canova Stadium. The Bulldogs defeated the Green Devils 24-7 last season.

"It is definitely a rival and means a lot to the kids," Thomas said. "Last year wasn't a surprise because I know the kids from White Castle are fighters and play hard against real tough football teams.

"In order for us to beat Plaquemine, we have to make it a speed game and stay in position to not get worn down. Depth is going to be an issue playing a larger school that can put bigger, fresher bodies on the field. That is always a concern. Last year, we were able to score on them early and hang on. We are definitely not going to surprise anybody this year because they are going to be ready for us. We just have to rise to the challenge and try to play our best game."