Smith goes airborne in ESJ victory

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 30, 1999

DANIEL TYLER GOODEN / L’Observateur / October 30, 1999

BOURG – It was a duel of offenses last night as East St. John High Schoolbattled it out with South Terrebone. With a combined yardage of 843yards, the game was a battle of quarterbacks and running backs. In the endthough, East St. John came out on top with a score of 49-34.East St. John had a total yardage of 469 yards, most of it coming from thearm of quarterback Floyd Smith who was 11 for 17 passing for 278 yards and five touchdowns.

The Terrebone team was no slouch either. They had 374 total yards withmost of those coming from running back Joseph Cooper, who ran 26 times for 256 yards and four touchdowns.

The Wildcats were the first on the scoreboard with a 27-yard touchdown pass to Todd Williams and a good point after kick.

Then Cooper ran for a 20-yard touchdown run and extra point kick was good.

The last score of the first quarter was again Smith connecting with Williams for a 30-yard pass. The first quarter ended 14-7 East St. John’sfavor.

In the second quarter Cook ran for a 60-yard touchdown and Terrebonne got a two-point conversion to take a 15-14 lead.

The Wildcats came back when Smith connected with Williams again for a 70-yard touchdown pass, and a little later Smith hit Anton Bush for a 56- yard touchdown pass.

The second quarter ended 28-20 in favor of the Wildcats after Cook ran for a 40-yard touchdown for South Terrebone.

In the third quarter Smith passed for two touchdowns, one for 12 yards to Terrone Clark and a 26-yarder to Williams.

Cooper ran a 72-yard touchdown run to make the score 42-27 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth, Brandon August ran for a one-yard touchdown for the only rushing touchdown for East St. John all night. Greg Duplantis ran in for ascore from two yards out for Terrebone, but time ran out and East St. Johnwon the game 49-34.

East St. John is now 6-3 overall and 4-1 in league play. South Terrebone is2-7 overall and 0-5 in district.

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