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Riverside rolls to 40-14 victory over Varnado

LEONARD GRAY and MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / September 21, 1998

RESERVE – Riverside Academy celebrated their 1998 homecoming in high style, with a 40-22 takedown of the Varnado Wildcats in a non-district contest.

Casey Remondet led scoring for the Rebels with two touchdowns, one rushing and one on a pass reception.

Also posting TDs for the Rebs were Brandon Delaneauville, Britt Waguespack and Joey Poirrier.

In the first quarter, Riverside opened up their big guns and rolled up a quick 20 points, matching that feat in the second quarter, to head to the halftime break with a 40-8 midterm lead. Varnado managed theirtouchdown with a 2-point conversion in the second quarter.

The third quarter saw both Riverside and the Wildcats scoreless, but Varnado worked to save face in the final quarter, posting 14 more points on the board toward the final tally of 40-22.

On the stat sheet, the Rebels continued to dominate across the board, except in fumbles, where Riverside fumbled seven times and lost three of them.

In first downs, Riverside led 18 to 11. In yards rushing, Riverside logged40 carries for 292 yards, while the Wildcats rushed 31 times for 194 yards.

In passing, Riverside managed six completions in 11 attempts for 106 yards with one interception. The Wildcats had eight completions in 22attempts for 147 yards and one interception, returned by the Rebs for nine yards.

This gave Riverside a total offensive effort of 398 yards to Varnado’s 341 yards.

Riverside punted twice for a 32-yard average, while Varnado punted five times for a 33-yard average. Riverside returned nine yards on punts, whileVarnado posted no return yardage on punts.

Riverside managed 35 yards in return yardage on kickoffs, and Varnado had 10 return yards on kickoffs.

On the negative side, Riverside was penalized five times for 15 yards, and Varnado was penalized seven times for a total of 40 lost yards.

This Friday, Riverside hosts Vandebilt Catholic. Varnado opens District 8-2A play at Springfield.

West St. John 35,White Castle 14 WHITE CASTLE – Jamar Bailey ran for 118 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries as West St. John broke out of its scoring slump with a 35-14victory at White Castle Friday night.

The Rams rushed for 211 yards while Carl Gauthier completed 5-of-14 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. The Rams rolled up 304 yards intotal offense while limiting White Castle to 35 yards for the game.

West St. John broke on top early as Carl Gauthier connected with TorrianThomas on a 5-yard scoring strike. Bailey ran it in for the two-pointconversion, giving the Rams an 8-0 first quarter lead.

White Castle struck right back, scoring on a fumble return and a 5-yard run by Bryant Jones to take a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.

But that was all the Bulldogs would get as the Rams scored 14 second- quarter points to take the lead for good. Bailey opened the scoring with a2-yard run. Donriel Louis followed with a 25-yard touchdown receptionfrom Gauthier and Gauthier hit Brian Lumar for the conversion, giving the Rams a 22-15 advantage.

Bailey would add a 3-yard touchdown in the third and a 2-yard scoring run in the fourth to account for the final score.

West St. John improved to 1-2 with the win while White Castle fell to 1-2. The Rams host Donaldsonville Friday while White Castle plays host toBrusly.

Lutcher 20, Bishop Sullivan 12 LUTCHER – The Lutcher Bulldogs rumbled to a 20-12 win Friday over Bishop Sullivan, thanks mostly to two Jerron Wisham TDs and a blocked punt returned for another touchdown.

In the first quarter, Allen Brown for Sullivan scored on a 5-yard run, with the PAT kick blocked. Also, Chad Guzzardo scored on an 8-yard passreception from Brown. The 2-point conversion try failed and Sullivan led12-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Cranking up slowly, the Bulldogs hung in there and Wisham broke the ice with a 3-yard run for the opening Lutcher score. However, the PAT attemptfailed and the ‘Dogs headed to the locker room at halftime, trailing 12-6.

The rest of the game, however, belonged to Lutcher, as Andrew Tramonte blocked a Sullivan punt and it was snared by Jemelle Cage, who rolled 23 yards for the touchdown. Lane Zimmer added the PAT and the Bulldogswere back in the game, with a 13-12 lead.

In the fourth quarter, Wisham capped the evening with a 14-yard run, matched by a Zimmer point-after, for the 20-12 total tally.

On the stat sheet, Sullivan led 8-6 on first downs. Sullivan completed twoof five passes for 17 yards with no interceptions. Lutcher completed fiveof 15 passes for 67 yards with no interceptions.

Sullivan rushed 43 times for 141 yards, reflecting the slogging game, and Lutcher rushed 25 times and were held to only 52 yards.

Total offensive effort for Sullivan generated 158 yards, to Lutcher’s 119 yards.

Sullivan punted five times for a 30.4 average and Lutcher punted six timesfor a 32.2 average. On the minus side, Lutcher lost one fumble and werepenalized seven times for 52 lost yards. Sullivan was penalized eighttimes for 45 lost yards.

This Friday, Lutcher plays host to Port Allen.

Holy Cross 13, Hahnville 6 NEW ORLEANS – The Holy Cross Tigers got revenge for a 39-7 drubbing at the hands of Hahnville last season, defeating the Tigers, 13-6, in the first game of the Hap Glaudi Classic Friday night in the Louisiana Superdome.

Hahnville, which had its game against West Jefferson cancelled last week, fell to 1-1 on the season. Holy Cross bounced back from a 33-13 loss atLutcher last Sunday to improve to 1-2.

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