Staying the course: White Castle blows out Tigers in District 8-1A opener
WHITE CASTLE - White Castle High School raced out to a 48-point halftime lead and never looked back in a 70-0 District 8-1A opening victory over East Iberville on Friday night at Milton "Rocky" Ourso Stadium for homecoming.
The Bulldogs (4-2, 1-0), under coach Lamar Thomas, only ran 30 plays on the night amassing 201 yards on the ground and 94 through the air to snap a two-game losing streak. East Iberville falls to 0-6 and 0-1 in district under coach John Young.
"I am just happy to be winning again," Thomas said. "We had two tough losses on the road and are still trying to develop some depth. A lot of kids got to play and we had some young lineman that got significant playing time that will help us in district and keep us fresh so we can have our best athletes on the field when we really need them.
"We know what is in front of us and we know we have to focus on the basic fundamentals of getting ready to play. I have a veteran group of kids with 16 seniors and they have been there. They have done a good job of staying the course and taking care of business."
Bulldog quarterback Jacory Jones competed all five of his pass attempts. Harold Zachary led White Castle on the ground with 71 yards and two touchdowns on 13 attempts and ran in four two-point conversions.
Robert Franklin returned two punts for touchdowns, both from 57 yards and had one reception for 35 yards. Franklin also had one interception.
Dontrell Taylor rushed for 66 yards and one touchdown on only three attempts and Daryl Young had 20 yards and one touchdown on three carries. Young added an interception.
DaJour Chaney provided one rushing touchdown and two two-point conversion runs and Kolby Sparrow had a touchdown reception.
Young intercepted Tiger quarterback Junius Chong on the opening possession of the second half and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.
One play later, Jones connected with Sparrow in the end zone for 15-yard touchdown.
Franklin blazed down the Bulldog sideline to return a punt for a touchdown following the next possession and Chaney's conversion run made it 64-0.
Zachary's 1-yard run reflected the final tally just before time expired.
White Castle travels to St. John on Friday night at COPAC. East Iberville hosts West St. John.