Woodlawn’s storybook season had a sorrowful ending with a 71-30 loss to Plaquemine at Independence Stadium on Friday night.
Woodlawn, the champions of District 1-4A and winners of a playoff game for the first time since 1991, ends its season at 10-2.
The Plaquemine Green Devils mixed it up with an array of passes and runs sustaining their first drive, until running back Kevin Dominique (80 yards in first quarter) capped it off with a 2-yard plunge for the first score.
On the ensuing possession the Knights came up short on a fourth-and-1 and turned the ball over in their territory. The Devils took advantage of the generous field position driving for their second score when Wayne Toussant dashed in from 3 yards out late in the first quarter.
Once again, the Knights were not able to generate any offense on their next possessions, but this time opted to punt. The punt traveled 4 yards and once again put the Devils in excellent field position. Plaquemine took advantage of the short field when Dominique burst up the middle for 36 yards to the end zone giving his team a three-touchdown lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Knights were snake-bitten all night with missed opportunities, like a Devils muffed punt that somehow slipped through the hands of Knights defenders and back into the possession of the Green Devils.
After dodging that bullet, Devils quarterback Treyvon Leblanc found tight end Michael Sproles wide open in the back of the end zone for the 19-yard score. Knights wide receiver Larry Moton scored the first of his two touchdowns on a jet sweep run for 2 yards early in the second quarter.
The rest of the first half was a display of all of the Green Devils’ weapons.
Toussant popped a 50-yard touchdown run with just under 4 minutes remaining. After an errant pass attempt by Josh Mosley deflected off a defender and into the awaiting arms of defensive lineman Nelson Jenkins, Leblanc hit Andre Riley for a 13-yard TD strike.
Then Devils defensive back Tre’drian Favroth picked off a Mosley pass and returned it 67 yards to the red zone. Kicker Brayden David sealed off the half with a 23-yard field goal kick and took his team into the half with a 45-8 lead.
In the third, Mosley sparked his team and inspired a comeback. After avoiding a sack, he stepped through the pocket and sprinted 70 yards for the score and then finished off by running in the 2-point conversion. Trivenskey Mosley finally got going and scored late in the third quarter on a run around the end. And another jet sweep score by Moton early in the fourth was all the Knights could muster up in the second half.
Green Devils running back Dominique had two scores in the second half, one for 29 yards and his last a 53-yard hope killer.
“It feels really good, and we knew we had to win this game”, Dominique said. “This was a good road test for us.”