Bastrop quarterback Jaetarius “J-Man” Davis exemplified a true dual threat Friday, passing for 213 yards and three scores while rushing for 187 yards and two scores.
The Rams outpaced Rayville in a 39-23 win.
Davis might be the best dual-threat quarterback in the state statistically, passing for 1,189 yards and 15 touchdowns with just two interceptions through five games. Davis rushed for 412 yards with six touchdowns.
He wasn’t the only high school standout as three other players were nominated to be High School Heroes of the Week, which fans can vote for at thenewsstar.com.
River Oaks’ Jordan Sutton scored a touchdown on offense (37-yard catch), on defense (75-yard interception return) and on special teams (50-yard punt return) in a 42-0 win against Prairie View.
West Ouachita’s Joseph Tassin pounded out 222 yards and a score on 18 carries in the Chiefs’ 34-20 against Grant.
St. Frederick’s Steele Boudreaux continues his superb season with 203 rushing yards and five touchdowns in a 42-12 win against Tensas.
Caldwell wins 2-0?
A bad punt snap was the difference Friday as Caldwell scored the road victory at Jonesboro-Hodge.
The Jonesboro-Hodge punt snap landed in the end zone where Caldwell tackled a Tiger for the only score of the game.
“We had a good game plan defensively, and so did Caldwell,” said Jonesboro-Hodge coach Todd Scott. “We know how to defend that offense because we run it, and our kids played well.
“We couldn’t block their odd front, and we struggled on the perimeter as well. A couple turnovers and dropped passes cost us.”
Even more puzzling is that Caldwell and Jonesboro-Hodge have three of the best single-game offensive performances in the area this season.
Caldwell (4-1) hung 70 on Delhi Charter in a 70-21 win this past week.
Jonesboro-Hodge (1-4) scored 56 points on the board in consecutive weeks, an 82-56 loss to Avoyelles and a 56-28 win against Grambling.
But these teams were involved in the lowest possible combined score in a game besides a 0-0 tie.
Ouachita Christian (5-0) has the longest winning streak in the area as the Eagles won their 20th straight game in a 41-0 decision against Delhi Charter.
The Eagles won the Class 1A state title with a 15-0 mark and have won five games this season.
The Eagles’ defense has a similarly impressive streak — 14 straight quarters of shutout football. OCS hasn’t allowed a point since facing a 32-7 halftime deficit against Rayville.
Rayville in the second half, Sterlington, Lake Providence and Delhi Charter have failed to put points on the board. The Eagles allowed a combined 54 points in wins against Franklin Parish and Rayville.
Neville, which won the Class 4A championship with a 14-0 record, extended its winning streak Friday to 19 games.
Mangham has a lengthy regular-season game winning streak, which stands at 15 after a 10-0 mark in 2011 and 5-0 this season. The Dragons handled Grambling Lab 37-6.
MAIS district races
River Oaks (3-4, 1-0) went a long way in solidifying its playoff spot with a district win against Prairie View.
The Mustangs, which are in a four-team MAIS AA District 3, have Riverdale (1-5, 0-2) and Central Hinds (4-3, 0-0) remaining.
The top two teams advance to the playoffs.
Riverfield (5-2, 4-1) appears to have a firm grip on second place in MAIS A District 3. The Raiders trail Wilkinson Christian County (5-1, 3-0), who have already beaten the Raiders.
Riverfield travels to Union Christian (0-7, 0-4) and hosts Amite (2-4, 2-2) to finish district play.
But before both teams re-enter district play, Riverfield visits River Oaks on Friday.