Haynesville quarterback Trent Franklin, son of coach David Franklin, tossed three touchdowns to lead the Golden Tors to a 53-0 District 1-1A win against D’Arbonne Woods Charter.
“You know it’s an unusual night when Haynesville throws three touchdown passes,” Franklin joked. “We had a lot of people score tonight and we played very well.”
The younger Franklin had two scoring tosses to Josh Evans and one to Darnell Harris for Haynesville Tors (4-2, 3-0). The Tors created several turnovers with both defensive ends getting strips. The Timberwolves fell to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in league play.
Union Parish 30, Richwood 0: At Monroe, the Union Parish Farmers’ senior quarterback Chase Spatafora rushed for two touchdowns, passed for another two touchdowns and kicked a 31-yard field goal to lead Union Parish (2-4,1-0) to a District 2-3A victory over the Richwood Rams (0-6, 0-1) at Richwood’s Mackie Freeze Stadium on Friday.
Both teams struggled to mount any offense in the first quarter as each team failed to score. On the evening, Spatafora rushed for 146 yards on five carries with two touchdowns while completing 3 of 5 passes for 33 yards and two touchdowns. Teddy Allen led the Richwood Rams in rushing with 11 carries for 74-yards.
Many 20, Bunkie 10: At Bunkie, undefeated entering the contest, the Panthers (5-1, 0-1) gave the Tigers (5-1, 1-0) all they wanted before falling in the District 3-2A contest.
Ouachita Parish 28, Natchitoches Central 21: At Natchitoches, the Chiefs (4-2, 0-1) almost won their District 2-5A opener by getting past Ouachita (3-2, 1-0) in a tough battle, but the Lions were able to pull it out in the end.
Cedar Creek 40, Homer 7: At Homer, the Cougars (4-2, 3-0) scored big for a third consecutive week and remained perfect in District 1-1A play. The Pelicans dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in league play.
Logansport 60, Northwood-Lena 0: At Logansport, the Tigers (3-3, 1-0) had their most impressive scoring output of the season in rolling over the hapless Gators (1-5, 0-1) in the District 3-1A opener for both.
Arcadia 26, Ringgold 12: At Ringgold, the Hornets (5-1, 2-1) rolled to a second consecutive District 1-1A victory by going on the road and topping the Redskins (3-3, 0-3).
Grambling 22, Plain Dealing 16: At Plain Dealing on Thursday, Lions senior Keldrick Carper scored twice on 25-yard runs and caught a pair of 2-point conversion passes from Matt Sullivan in the District 1-1A loss to the Kittens.
Red River 28, Jonesboro-Hodge 8: At Jonesboro, the Bulldogs (4-2, 1-0) picked up a key win in their District 1-2A opener by going on the road and topping the Tigers (1-5, 0-1) who continue to struggle offensively.
Menard 58, Rosepine 0: At Alexandria, even though its plethora of running backs did their part, Menard relied heavily on the arm of Keesler Morrison Friday in the District 3-2A contest. The senior quarterback was in a rhythm throughout the first half as Menard shut out Rosepine to open its district slate.
“I thought we came out, played well and did everything well offensively,” Menard coach Joel Desselle said. “I was a little disappointed, because we had some penalties. I thought Keesler threw the ball well and I thought the receivers caught the ball well. The running backs did well and defensively, we played OK. Overall, there’s not a whole lot you can say about the way the team played.”
Menard (6-0, 1-0 District 3-2A) scored three times on the ground, while junior Landon Baronne led the bevy of backs with 79 yards. Rosepine (1-5, 0-1) struggled to generate offense throughout the game, gaining three first downs and 91 total yards of offense as Menard swarmed to the ball carriers.
LaMarr Gafford and Jimmy Touchet contributed to this report