No. 4 West St. John too much for Eagles

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
St. John's Gavin Primeaux runs for yards after the catch against Ascension Catholic earlier in the season. The Eagles fell to West St. John 56-10 in District 8-1A play on Friday night in Edgard. 
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EDGARD – St. John the Evangelist High School held on to a three-point lead through the first quarter before West St. John erupted for eight straight touchdowns in a 56-10 District 8-1A victory on Friday night at Rudolph G. Dinvaut Stadium.

The Eagles (2-7, 2-2), under coach Oliver "Crickett" Crockett, were outgained in total yardage 481-189. The Rams (7-2, 4-0) rushed for 304 yards in the victory.

Ram quarterback Austin Howard completed 13-of-16 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns while adding two rushing scores. Jeremy Jackson rushed for a touchdown and had a reception for another.

St. John took the early lead on a 33-yard field goal by Tyler St. Germain and held the lead through the first quarter.

Howard scored on runs from 2 and 6 yards out to open the second quarter and added touchdown passes to Jackson and Morell Bartholomew from 33 and 21 yards out as West St. John took a 28-3 halftime lead.

Howard's 24-yard touchdown pass to Heath Miller put the Rams ahead 49-3 still in the third quarter after Bradley Borne's 5-yard run to pay dirt and Jackson's 15-yard scamper into the end zone.

Gavin Landry caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Rene Ledet and St. Germain's point after touchdown kick reflected the final tally in the fourth quarter following Lamon Boudoin's 4-yard score.

The Eagles, No. 22 in the latest unofficial power rankings released by the LHSAA for select 1A schools, wrap up the regular season with another 8-1A matchup against Ascension Christian (2-7, 1-2) at the City of Plaquemine Activity Center on Friday night.