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Prep Football Central: Highlights, scoring updates and photo gallery

Last Modified: Saturday, September 14, 2013 10:33 PM

From staff reports

Week 2 of the high school football season featured a slew of big matchups in Southwest Louisiana.

As we will all season long, the American Press had reporters and photographers at most of the games involving area teams.

The following is a roundup of all those games. To read the complete story from each game, pick up a copy of the print edition of the American Press.

Photographs will be available for purchase on our site ( by Monday afternoon.

Saturday's Game

Vinton 49, Elton 22

Vinton improved to 2-0 this season with a road win over Elton.

The game began Friday night before being suspended due to inclement weather.

Friday's Games

Barbe 42, LaGrange 18

After a sluggish start, Barbe did what it does best, leaning on the right arm of Kennon Fontenot and the legs of Trey Quinn.

Two lighting-quick strikes later, order was restored.

Behind their all-state duo, the Bucs (2-0) knocked off a feisty but young mistake-prone LaGrange team.

Now we can all concentrate on next week’s game showdown, a Class 5A semifinal rematch with West Monroe.

“We can talk about it now,” said Barbe head coach Mike Cutrera.

However, LaGrange made the Bucs work before they could think ahead.

Barbe’s first three drives traveled 14 yards and didn’t pick up a first down. Meanwhile, the Gators (0-2) got a 6-yard TD run from Tyler Guillory for a 6-0 lead.

“We came out flat, I don’t know why,” Fontenot said. “Sometimes that happens.”

No panic, though, just throw a deep ball to Quinn.

“With our experience, we aren’t going to worry about a slow start,” Cutrera said. “You have to give credit to LaGrange, they made the plays early.”

But when Fontenot found Quinn on a 48-yard scoring strike and then again on 27-yard pass, the Bucs led for good.

Grand Lake 42, Gueydan 22

GRAND LAKE — In front of a crowd so big it couldn’t be contained in the bleachers, the Grand Lake football team won its first home game in 53 years by beating Gueydan.

The Grand Lake crowd was filling seats and causing traffic jams outside the school well before kickoff and staying to celebrate with players and coaches well after the final whistle. Fans filled up their home stands, then spilled out and to line the fence and set up foldout chairs to get a look at the action.

Gueydan couldn’t hold onto the ball, losing eight fumbles throughout the game, including three in the first quarter that Grand Lake capitalized on by scoring touchdowns.

Washington-Marion 18, Sam Houston 17

MOSS BLUFF — With the Sam Houston defensive front taking away the run, Washington-Marion was forced to go to the air. That’s where having quarterback Quajae Boutte came in handy.

Boutte threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns while scrambling for another to lead the Charging Indians to an win at Sam Houston.

“Any time you play Sam Houston, they’re a hard-nosed football team,” said W-M coach Freddie Harrison. “They’re real good and real physical up front.”

Boutte hit Deondre Lewis for an 18-yard touchdown in the first quarter and DeMaja Edwards on a 24-yard throw in the third and also ran one in from 5 yards out in the second quarter.

“Quajae did a great job,” Harrison said. “He finished the game. He’s a coachable kid.”

Holy Cross 38, Sulphur 13

SULPHUR — Mistakes and penalties in the first half proved to be insurmountable for Sulphur.

Two touchdowns in the opening 7 minutes helped Holy Cross knock off the Tors in a nondistrict game.

An interception led to one of the scores, as Holy Cross (2-0) scored 10 points off Sulphur turnovers and made the Tors play from behind all night.

Missed opportunities and those turnovers were on the mind of Sulphur head coach Jeff Wainwright.

“In the first 11 plays we had four turnovers,” Wainwright said. “You spot a good team like that, you create a tremendous deficit that’s hard to overcome.”

The Tors also had difficulty finding an answer to the Tigers’ passing attack. Holy Cross quarterback, James Tabary, was nearly perfect to start the game. The senior completed 14 of 19 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown in the first 24 minutes.

St Louis 24, Abbeville 0

ABBEVILLE — Rue Stevens picked off two passes and Jacob Percle returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown to lead St. Louis.

Andrew Darbonne snagged another interception for St. Louis (1-1), which forced six turnovers.

Saints quarterback Dylan Greenman threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Joe Manuel and ran for a 37-yard score.

Greenman finished with 63 yards rushing and 106 yards passing.

Kicker Cullen Richardson added a 40-yard field goal.

Iowa 29, Woodlawn-Shreveport 14

IOWA — The Iowa Yellow Jackets’ defense stepped up when they needed to in the second half en route to a victory over Woodlawn-Shreveport.

The score was tied at 14-14 when Iowa’s Darius Janice intercepted a James Anderson pass and returned it to Knights 13-yard line with 9:24 to play in the fourth quarter. Two plays later, D’Juan Rigmaiden scored on a 6-yard run, followed by a successful 2-point conversion for a 22-14 lead. Janice scored the final touchdown of the game with 1:55 to play on a 9-yard run.

“Our sophomore cornerback Darius Janice had been picked on most of the game and was covering a big-time player and made the big play,” said Iowa coach Sean Richard.

In the first quarter, Woodlawn took advantage of a short field after Iowa failed to convert a fourth-down play. The Knights needed five plays before a 4-yard touchdown run by Anderson gave them an 8-0 lead with 2:38 to play in the first quarter.

Iowa answered on the next drive with big plays. The lone Iowa touchdown came on a 34-yard pass from Koby Buquet to Matthew Ceasar, who also got the 2-point conversion to tie the score at 8-8. Woodlawn threatened to score in the second quarter as it was able to get the ball to the Iowa 4-yard line.

Jennings 15, Eunice 7

JENNINGS — A couple of quick strikes in the fourth quarter helped Jennings to a comeback win over Eunice at Jerry Simmons Stadium.

Bulldogs quarterback Kaleb Chaisson threw fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 56 yards to Tyler Joseph and 57 yards to Lamontay Mouton to lead Jennings to the win.

The Bulldogs (1-1) did not see much of the ball in the second half, gaining 4 yards on five plays in the third quarter as Eunice held the ball for more than 9 minutes in the quarter, driving 77 yards on 21 plays.

No points came out of the drive however, as the Bobcats missed a field goal attempt on the last play of the drive, keeping the score at 7-3 in Eunice’s favor.

Kinder 28, Oberlin 20

KINDER — It took a 90-minute weather delay, four fourth-down conversions in the final 2 minutes and a huge interception with 2 seconds left, but the Kinder Yellow Jackets finally came away with a win over cross-parish rival Oberlin.

“The theme of the week was to focus in all four quarters, and we had to sit through another weather delay, but our kids faced adversity, fought hard and came up with a big win tonight,” said Kinder head coach Bret Fuselier.

The officials called a halt to play due to excessive lightning with the score tied 14-all at the half.

The game resumed at 10:15 p.m.

The third quarter was a stalemate with both teams looking to find their groove after being complacent for so long, but in the fourth quarter fireworks erupted as the teams battled back and forth in a game that won’t soon be forgotten by Allen Parish residents.

Crowley 22, Westlake 21

WESTLAKE — After the lights over Westlake Ram Stadium partially went out with 31 seconds to play in the first half, they played on.

When they went completely out at halftime, they didn’t for more than half an hour.

All the lights never came back, only about half of them. Even when they did, the Crowley Gents left Westlake in the dark with a late 2-point conversion to seal a win.

Ty’vonn Griffin, who led Crowley with a workman-like 30 carries for 121 yards, scored his second touchdown late in the second half from a yard out and followed that with a conversion run.

“Talk about Griffin and the (offensive line), what more can you say,” Crowley head coach Josh Fontenot said. “All through the second half we were pounding the ball. If it’s working, why go away from it? So when we scored, it was a no brainer to go for two. Not because of not having faith in our kicking game. But, we’re on the road and things are working.”

DeRidder 28, Natchitoches Central 19

No information provided by either school.

Many 34, Leesville 7

No information provided by either school.

South Beauregard 37, Rosepine 19

LONGVILLE — Kelly Courville scored twice and three other South Beauregard players added touchdowns as the Golden Knights downed Rosepine.

Courville, who had 92 yards on 18 carries, scored on runs of 5 and 18 yards.

Joe Ledet added a 3-yard touchdown run, Jansen Fontenot returned an interceptions 54 yards for a score and Byrce Navarre caught an 8-yard scoring pass from Brandon Hare for the Knights (2-0).

Stanley Hogan had a 46-yard touchdown catch and 1-yard scoring run while Noah Martin returned a kickoff 88 yards for the Eagles (1-1).

St. Edmund 34, Iota 0

IOTA — Drew Brown tossed four touchdown passes and ran for another as St. Edmund clobbered Iota.

Brown threw TD passes of 54, 27 and 6 yards to Stone LeJeune. Chase Dupre hauled in a 2-yard pass from Brown and Brown rambled 5 yards for the Blue Jays’ other score.

St. Edmund scored four TDs in less than a 10-minute span in the second quarter to seize control of the game.

Oakdale 32, Avoyelles 18

No information provided by either school.

Vermilion Catholic 39, Welsh 14

WELSH —Vermilion Catholic’s high-powered, no-huddle attack wore Welsh down in the second half.

Welsh led 14-7 at the half, but VC’s Brennan Gallit threw for 176 of his 235 yards in the second half and eventually ran Welsh ragged by completing 20 of 36 passes.

Weston Watkins scored both Welsh touchdowns, both in the second quarter, before Gallit heated up in the second half, although a 6-yard pass to Chris Campbell was VC’s only touchdown pass.

Mike Campbell had three rushing touchdowns on runs of 42, 13 and 8 yards.

Lake Arthur 34, Delcambre 7

DELCAMBRE — Trey Hargrave and Glen Guidry ran for five touchdown as Lake Arthur routed Delcambre.

Hargrave scored on runs of 4, 3 and 2 yards while Guidry had touchdowns of 1 and 17 yards.

Lake Arthur (2-0), which had 354 rushing yards, forced three fumbles, recovered one and held Delcambre (2-0) to 84 total yards.

Chevaun Walter scored on a 90-yard kickoff return for Delcambre.

DeQuincy 33, North Caddo 22

DEQUINCY — Jadion Ledet ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns for DeQuincy.

DeQuincy went in to halftime losing 14-7 but put up 26 pounds in the final half. Jacob Pruitt contributed 67 yards and two scores of his own in the win. North Caddo’s balanced offense notched 120 yards through the air and 99 on the ground.

The contest was interrupted by a lightning delay that lasted nearly 2 hours.

Mamou 35, South Cameron 17

CREOLE — Mamou piled up 304 yards in total offense.

The Green Demons scored the game’s first touchdown before South Cameron’s Jakin Morales stormed 33 yards for a TD to pull South Cameorn within 14-7. However, Mamou scored the next two touchdowns to grab the momentum.

Adam Broussard rushed for 108 yards for the Tarpons (1-1).

East Beauregard 20, Pine Prairie 6

PINE PRAIRIE — Lee Glass scored two touchdown and the East Beauregard defense put the clamps down in the second half and forced three turnovers to beat Pine Prairie.

Thad Schecher and Josh Fletcher each had interceptions as the Trojans held Pine Prairie to two first downs and 60 yards of offense.

Pine Prairie scored first but Glass, who finished with 82 yards rushing, quickly responded with his first touchdown from 10 yards out to tie the score and Fletcher put the Trojans up for good with a 12-yard run.

Glass’ 6-yard in the final quarter put the game away.

Basile 22, Ville Platte 6

Kendrick Ceaser scored two first-quarter touchdowns and Mason DeShotel caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Mark Ivory late to put the game away for Basile.

Ceaser, who scored three touchdowns last week, had a 23-yard touchdown run and returned a fumble 83 yards.

Basile had 181 total yards to 384 for Ville Platte, but the Bearkats had two key turnovers.

Thursday's Games

Pickering 28, Merryville 14

No information provided by either school.

St. Mary 48, Hamilton Christian 7

No information provided by either school.

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