Haughton shuts out Plain Dealing in coach's debut

Haughton shuts out Plain Dealing in coach's debut

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Haughton shuts out Plain Dealing in coach's debut

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Haughton's Hunter Nesbitt takes an elbow to the face from Plain Dealing's Zamadre Oliver (22) after loosing his helmet.

Haughton’s Hunter Nesbitt takes an elbow to the face from Plain Dealing’s Zamadre Oliver (22) after loosing his helmet.

Haughton's Lavonta' Gipson lunges into the end zone for a touchdown past Plain Dealing's Kendrick Carper (2) and Zamadre Oliver (22) in the first quarter of their game. t

Haughton’s Lavonta’ Gipson lunges into the end zone for a touchdown past Plain Dealing’s Kendrick Carper (2) and Zamadre Oliver (22) in the first quarter of their game. t

Haughton's Duncan Smith is congratulated by Cameron Townsend after running into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter of their game against Plain Dealing.

Haughton’s Duncan Smith is congratulated by Cameron Townsend after running into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter of their game against Plain Dealing.

Haughton's Jadon Morrison breaks through the Plain Dealing defensive line for yardage.

Haughton’s Jadon Morrison breaks through the Plain Dealing defensive line for yardage.

HAUGHTON—Jason Brotherton had a stress-free night in his debut as the Haughton Buccaneers head football coach Friday night.  And, that’s just fine with him.

The  Class 5A Bucs were dominant over 1A Plain Dealing as Haughton rolled to an easy 37-0 victory in the season opener for both teams.

“It was a lot of fun,” said a smiling Brotherton after the game. “There were some things we wanted to see that we couldn’t just because the way the game went. But we were able to look at a lot of young guys and we played well.”

Brotherton, a longtime assistant, took over the helm this year from Rodney Guin, who retired after last year.

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“We don’t have a bell cow running back so we have five or six guys we use,” explained Brotherton. “They (running backs) all play other positions but we get them the ball.”

Haughton outrushed the Lions 249-28 and the Bucs created four turnovers, including two interceptions.

“I thought our defense played well,” added Brotherton. “And, our defensive line was dominant.”

Sophomore Derion Phil was the top gun on the ground for Haughton with 81 yards on just six carries while Lavanta Gipson helped control the first half with 44 yards and three touchdowns.  Kynan Haynes also had 43 yards on six attempts for the Bucs.

Quarterback Pryce Curry completed 10 of 12 passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. Brotherton also played junior Cameron Townsend and sophomore Alexander Morris.

Haughton jumped to a 7-0 lead on its first possession when Gipson raced over the left side for 11 yards. Following a pass interception by T’Maequiese Winnfield, Gipson put the Bucs ahead 14-0 with a 3-yard run that came with 7:32 eft in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Haughton marched 66 yards on 11 plays.Curry tossed an 11-yard pass to Lister for the touchdown.

Haughton’s Brotherton primed for smooth transition

Greg Phil’s pick set up Haughton with good field position just a short time later. Gipson made the Lions pay with a 4-yard TD run.

Duncan Smith’s 1-yard run gave the home team a 34-0 cushion at halftime.

With a running clock and lots of reserves playing, the highlight of the second half was a 37-yard field goal by Nic Broadway.

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