Northeast too much for East Iberville

East Iberville's Joseph Bailey returns a kickoff against Christian Life earlier in the season. The Tigers travel to Belaire on Thursday night at Olympia Stadium. 
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ST. GABRIEL - Northeast shutout East Iberville 34-0 in non-district play on Friday night.

The Tigers (0-4), under coach John Young, amassed nearly 200 yards of offense but were kept out of the end zone for the third time this season.

"We are playing a tough non-district schedule," Young said. "We wanted to play better competition and it doesn't get any easier. It is slow going right now but we are getting better.

"We are just trying to get ready for district and see if we can make a little noise. We struggled after playing a soft non-district schedule last year. We want to play a better ball game against the West St. Johns and White Castles of the world."

Tiger quarterback Junius Chong completed 12-of-19 passes for 116 yards. Joseph Bailey rushed for 64 yards on 11 carries and had three receptions for 21 yards.

Tyler James had six receptions for 52 yards and Shawn Griffin had three catches for 43 yards. Jachai Scott had an interception on defense.

"We are mainly playing freshmen and sophomores," Young said. "A lot of the kids haven't played before this year. Everybody is brand new except a few skill guys."

"Northeast is a good football team with a lot of speed. We can't stop anybody but at the same time, we have some real young guys out there and they are playing better each week. I can see that. The frustrations on offense goes back to our young offensive line. We have two seniors and the rest are freshmen."

The Tigers travel to Class 4A Belaire on Thursday night at Olympia Stadium.

"We have to get in the end zone," Young said. "Getting stops and scoring points - that is the main key right now."