Oak Grove running back Jaylan Holt ignited the Tiger offense in a 60-26 District 2-1A win over Sicily Island Friday night.
Holt rushed for 230 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries and added a kickoff return for a touchdown to pace the Tigers (2-3).
“Jaylan was hitting the hole real good and we were getting a good push up front,” Oak Grove coach Ryan Gregory said. “I felt our offense started off kind of slow but our defense kept bailing us out.”
Oak Grove committed three turnovers in the first half but the Tiger defense kept making big plays.
“Our defense had some mistakes we have to get corrected on a couple touchdowns late,” Gregory said. “But it was the defense that was bailing us out in the first half.”
St. Fred demolishes Delta Charter
The St. Frederick Warriors got above .500 with a 41-7 rout of Delta Charger on Friday.
St. Frederick running back Rhondun Morris rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns on just 7 carries for an astonishing 28.6 yards per carry.
“Our offensive line was much improved (Friday),” St. Frederick coach Jeff Tannehill said. “We were a little sloppy in the second quarter but Ron (Morris) has good vision and he got loose again to get us back on track.”
St. Frederick (3-2) also had one of the best performances in run defense of the season against the Storm.
The Warrior defense limited Delta Charter to just three yards total rushing yards.
“We are getting guys in the right place and they are learning the scheme real well,” Tannehill said. “We are playing with better technique.”
Linebacker John O’Leary and Weston Swanner had standout games. Swanner had an interception.
St. Frederick Warrior quarterback Barrett Coon also had a standout performance completing 7-of-12 passes for 100 yards. Tyler Harris caught three of those passes for 52 yards.
Eagles shine despite loss
Ouachita Christian coach Steven Fitzhugh knew his team needed to stretch their legs and get a good test in prior to starting a brutal stretch of games in District 2-2A, one of the best districts in the state this season.
The Eagles traveled to Class 5A Alexandria Senior High and nearly played spoiler to the Trojans’ Homecoming festivities.
OCS quarterback Grant Fitzhugh completed 17-of-28 for a career-high 326 yards and two touchdowns as well as one rushing touchdowns yet the Eagles came up short, 35-28. Running back Josh Pennebaker 115 yards and touchdown on 21 carries.
Alexandria quarterback Matthew Beck completed 19-of-31 for 246 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
“Our guys competed real well,” Steven Fitzhugh said. “It was something we needed. We had won four games handily and in those games some of your mistakes don’t show up. It will in close battles. It was good to get in the fire for 48 minutes (before district starts next week vs. Sterlington).
Cougars roar past Ringgold
Cedar Creek improved to 3-2 with a 45-0 win over Ringgold on Friday.
It was the “Night of Terral” on Friday for the Cougars. Josh Terral had 100 yards and a touchdown rushing while Sam Terral returned an interception for a touchdown.
Mitchell Spillers had a receiving touchdown from quarterback Huff McIntosh and Spillers also recovered a fumble in the endzone.
“The kids did a good job of coming out and jumping on Ringgold,” Cedar Creek coach Ben Haddox said. “That is something we had not done – get on someone quickly. That was good to see.”
Ringgold running back Deondre Scott came into the game with 579 yards and nine touchdowns in four games. The Cougar defense stepped up to hold Scott in check on Friday.
“It was great (night) for us in that we did what we wanted to do,” Haddox said.
Timberwolves topple Grambling Lab
D’Arbonne Woods manhandled Grambling Lad 42-20 on Friday.
The Timberwolves kept pace with Cedar Creek and two-time defending Class 1A state champion Haynesville atop District 1-1A where all three teams are 2-0.
“The big thing was we played a lot better this week,” D’Arbonne Woods coach Brian Fine said. “We won last week (beating Ringgold 30-28) but I didn’t think we played very well.”
Running back Laderick Moore rushed 28 times for a game-high 247 yards and five touchdowns for the Timberwolves.
While it is a positive to be 2-0 in district, Fine said the important thing is continuing to improve as a football team.
“We are more concerned with us getting better (more than being 2-0 in district),” Fine said.
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