FOOTBALL

St. John’s Eagles break all-time school records with 69-12 demolition of Highland Baptist

TOMMY COMEAUX tcomeaux@postsouth.com
CUTLINE St John star quarterback Adam Blanchard broke records with his performance Friday night against Highland Baptist.

St. John’s Eagles crushed Highland Baptist’s Bears in New Iberia last Friday night, 69-12, scoring early and often and for record-breaking numbers in their passing game.

Quarterback Adam Blanchard threw for 366 to break the school’s all-time record for passing yards in a single game and his five touchdown passes is also a new record for St. John.

His favorite receiver for the night was Justin Rivet, who broke records as well, breaking the school’s all-time single-game numbers for receiving with seven receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns. He is also on course to break several other Eagle all-time season records.

The Eagles lit up the scoreboard early and often, first with a defensive touchdown when Colin Barbee recovered a fumble in the end zone. The point after kick was no good.

Later in the quarter, Jacob Schlatre caught a 6-yard Blanchard pass and the two-point conversion, a pass to Grant Blanchard, left the scoreboard at 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The Eagles picked up the scoring pace in the second quarter, four on offense and one on defense when Miles Liggans scored six on a 47-yard interception. The first TD of the quarter was on a running play, when Cobie Lockett ran it in from 34 yards out.

All but the PATs in the second were Blanchard to Rivet passes – one for 49 yards, another for 46 and a final TD reception of 38 yards. A pair of two-point conversions came via passes, a Blanchard and Rivet hookup and another to Lockett from Blanchard. The final touchdown of the half was punctuated with a Schlatre PAT kick.

The second half led to two more touchdowns in the third quarter, these from the Eagle running game. Lockett dashed in from one yard out as did Adam Theriot. Schlatre was 1-of-2 in PAT attempts in the quarter.

The fourth quarter St. John scoring began with another Blanchard pass, this time to Grant Blanchard, then Chris Holmes carried the ball in on a 13-yard run.

CUTLINE St John star quarterback Adam Blanchard broke records with his performance Friday night against Highland Baptist.