St. Frederick grabbed some momentum going into the first regular season game next week as they beat D’Arbonne Woods Charter 21-0 in the jamboree Thursday at Bernice Stadium.
Tyler Harris ran for two touchdowns and Rhondun Morris ran for a touchdown for the Warriors.
Despite the lopsided score, coach Jeff Tannehill said the team had some things to adjust on defense before hosting Drew Central (Arkansas) on Friday at 7 p.m. at Chip Luffey Field.
“We did some good things,” Tannehill said. “We still have a lot of work to do making some adjustments on defense. We need to get better angles tackling and be a little more physical.”
Tannehill said the offensive line still needs more physical play but expects that to come.
“We need to play faster and more physical,” Tannehill said. “Our offensive line is young.”
Tannehill said D’Arbonne Woods has a chance to do some good things later in the year.
“Coach (Brian) Fine is doing a great job of getting them ready (first year in LHSAA),” Tannehill said.
Fine knows his team took some lessons away from playing the Warriors.
“Anytime you play a good football team you are going to get better,” Fine said. “We just were not very good on offense. (St. Frederick) dominated the line of scrimmage and that is a hard way to win.
D’Arbonne Woods will host Jonesboro-Hodge Friday at 7 p.m.
Oak Grove grinds out win
The Oak Grove Tigers jumped out to a 27-13 lead at halftime and hung on to win by the same score over Franklin Parish on Friday.
The Tigers controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides and greatly lead in time of possession.
The Patriots scored twice but did it quickly and did not have the offense on the field as much as the coaching staff would have liked.
“We scored on our second play then later on a kickoff return so there was no drive there,” Franklin Parish coach Barry Sebren said. “Oak Grove is massive up front and they bullied us last night. We didn’t respond well and we have to do better than that. One thing was – we did not quit. We have some young guys that went on defense playing their first varsity game ever.”
Franklin Parish has five defensive starters playing varsity football for the first time in 2015.
Oak Grove rushed for more than 300 yards yet could not add to the lead in the second half.
“Franklin Parish made some adjustments and cut down on our big runs,” Oak Grove coach Ryan Gregory said. “We had to grind it out.”
On Friday, Oak Grove hosts Mangham while Franklin Parish hosts Sterlington at 7 p.m.
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