Bulldogs sprint by Covenent Christian

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
White Castle's Robert Franklin returns a kickoff against West St. John last season. Franklin caught a touchdown in the Bulldogs' 46-10 victory over Covenent Christian Academy on Friday night. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

THIBODAUX - White Castle High School scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to blow open a tight ball game and cruised to a 46-10 victory over Convenant Christian Academy on Friday night at Nicholls State University's John L. Guidry Stadium.

The Bulldogs (2-0), under coach Lamar Thomas racked up 336 yards rushing including 224 yards on 11 carries and three total touchdowns from running back Dontrell Taylor.

Bulldog quarterback Jacory Jones completed 4-of-7 passes for 35 yards and one touchdown all to Robert Franklin.

"We just wanted to throw some passes early to loosen them up a little bit and keep them from crowding the box," Thomas said. "Dontrell is a talented young running back. When he gets a couple of carries and gets lathered up, he can stick his foot in the ground and go."

Taylor's 23-yard run led to a 5-yard scoring run from Daryl Young and th two-point conversion from Jones to Franklin gave White Castle an 8-0 lead with 5:16 left in the first quarter.

CCA (0-2) answered with a 17-yard touchdown run from Jordan McKay and Larry Lasseigne added the point after that cut the White Castle lead to 8-7 with 2:26 left in the first quarter.

Then White Castle exploded in the second quarter with touchdowns from Taylor from 65 yards, Daniel Edwards from 67 yards and a 7-yard pass to Franklin.

"They have athletes, and we were a step behind," CCA coach Blyght Wunstell said. "When you play a team with athletes like that, you have to be in the right position. You can't be a step behind because when you give them a step, it turns into some big yardage, and that is what happened."

The Lions cut the lead to 30-10 on a 35-yard field goal from Lasseigne with 7:05 to go in the third quarter, but the Bulldogs answered right back with a six-play drive that included a 63-yard run from Taylor and ended with a 5-yard score from Taylor for a 36-10 advantage.

CCA later allowed a safety when Lenard Calloway was tackled in the end zone putting White Castle ahead 38-10 with 9:15 to play.

The Lions were held to 201 total yards and 60 of them came on a shovel pass from quarterback Brock Wunstell to Calloway on the final play of the game. Covenant Christian had 141 rushing yards and 11 first downs.

The final points of the game came when Taylor returned the free kick following the safety for a 55-yard touchdown and then ran in the two-point conversion with 8:56 left to play.

White Castle renews its rivalry with Donaldsonville on Friday night at Milton "Rocky" Ourso Stadium.