Riverside gets balanced attack in win over White Castle
L’Observateur / September 9, 1998
Riverside Academy and Hahnville High School won their opening games of the 1998 football season, but things didn’t go so well for St. CharlesCatholic.
Riverside defeated White Castle 53-14, Hahnville High edged Sarah Reed 14-6 and Archbishop Hannan whipped St. Charles Catholic 49-13.
WHITE CASTLE – Six different Riverside Academy football players scored touchdowns Friday as the team easily defeated White Castle 53-14 to open the 1998 season.
Riverside scored 19 unanswered points in the first quarter of play and led 34-6 by halftime. The Rebels led 40-6 after the third quarter andoutscored White Castle 13-8 in the final period.
Scoring for Riverside were Rusty Richard, Casey Remondet, Brandon Delaneuville, Seth Johnson and Gary Entremont, one touchdown each, and Britt Waguespack, three touchdowns.
Hannan – St. Charles
MERAUX – St. Charles Catholic’s statistics computer crashed at halftimeof Friday night’s game against Archbishop Hannan.
Those keeping the stats felt it was par for the course.
St. Charles Catholic opened the game strong and took a 7-0 lead off theopening kickoff, but things were downhill from there.
Hannan scored in all but one of its first-half possessions to take a 29-13 halftime lead, then the Hawks exploded for more in the second half and won 49-13.
The Comets scored three plays after the opening kickoff on a 62-yard pass from Nick Monica to John Price. The point after was good, and the Cometsled 7-0 with just 1:19 gone from the game clock.
St. Charles’ second score in the first half came on a 4-yard run by JulianWard. The 2-point conversion attempt failed.The Comets threatened once more in the first half, but a field goal attempt was blocked as time expired with Hannan ahead 29-13.
St. Charles’ defense stepped up twice early in the third quarter, stoppingHannan on a pair of fourth down conversion attempts deep in Comet territory. But the Hawks scored again after a fumble on the Comet 25following the second defensive stand , putting the game out of reach.
The night belonged to Hannan running back Jeff Sanchez, who rushed for more than 200 yards.
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