Brusly rolls over Eagles

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
St. John's Gavin Primeaux rushes against East Iberville last season. The Eagles fell to Brusly 49-0 in their season opener on Friday night. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

BRUSLY– Brusly High School scored four touchdowns in the first half and never looked back in a 49-0 victory over rival St. John of Plaquemine on Friday in West Baton Rouge Parish.

The Panthers (1-0), of 3A, rolled up nearly 400 yards of total offense with 350 of it coming on the ground. The 1A Eagles (0-1), under  first-year head coach Oliver “Cricket” Crockett were held to 48 total yards.

Brusly, under coach Erik Willis who led the Eagles to the Prep Classic on two separate occasions, had five different players score touchdowns. Kwanston Adkins rushed for two touchdowns and Blake Manola threw a touchdown pass and kicked seven extra points.

St. John quarterback Hunter Schnebelen completed 3-of-12 passes for 15 yards and had one interception.

Adkins’ 35-yard run cracked the scoreboard in the first quarter before the Panthers exploded for three second quarter touchdowns.

Caleb Henderson’s 59-yard interception return for a touchdown put the Panthers ahead 28-0 at halftime following Jaylon Green and Carsel Alexander’s touchdown runs from 10 and 35 yards.

Manola’s 42-yard touchdown pass to Adkins opened the fourth quarter following Darien Cobbs 12-yard run to paydirt. Paigedrick Crawford’s 14-yard run completed scoring.

The Eagles host Episcopal of Baton Rouge on Friday night at COPAC in their home opener. It will mark St. John Alumni Night.