Game Summaries

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Lutcher versus Chalmette

LUTCHER – The Lutcher High School Bulldogs celebrated senior night with a 21-15 victory over Chalmette. Quarterback Bryce Matherne led the Bulldogs attack by going 12-20 for 199 yards passing. The Bulldogs (4-2) also got excellent rushing from Burnell Joseph and Ellis Hughes. Joseph carried the ball five times for 52 yards. While Hughes finished with nine carries for 49 yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs defense allowed only 56 yards rushing and 173 yards total offense. Lutcher was able to shut the Owls out for the first half, 15-0.

St. James versus Donaldsonville

DONALDSONVILLE – St. James High School picked up its fourth-consecutive victory with a convincing 27-8 win over Donaldsonville High School. The Wildcats last defeat was to East St. John on Sept. 13. DHS did not score until the last play of the game.

The Wildcats defense was responsible for two interceptions and two fumbles. Good field position off of turnovers lead to St. James scores. Three of the four scores were rushing. Melvin Dumas got things started when he took it in from two yards out to give the Wildcats (5-1) a quick 7-0 lead. David Johnson and Anthony Oubert added touchdowns in the win.

West St. John versus Fisher

FISHER – The West St. John High School Rams continued their impressive play Friday with a 62-14 annihilation of Fisher High School. Rams starting quarterback Randall Nicholson only played the first half. He finished by going 5-6 for 104 yards. The WSJ rushing attack was out in full force also. The Rams racked up 326 yards on the ground. Sophomore Patrick Jackson finished the game with eight rushes for 111 yards. More importantly, he had four touchdowns. In addition, Reginald Johnson also had two carries for 82 yards.

In the third quarter, junior defensive back Josh Lumar intercepted and ran it 49 yards for a TD.

Riverside versus Buras

BURAS – The Riverside Academy Rebels rumbled by district rival Buras Friday by a 41-16 margin. Riverside’s opening touchdown came on a 60-yard, four-play drive, capped by a 37-yard run by Zack Cambre. The PAT attempt was no good and the Rebels had a 6-0 lead. Buras responded with a 67-yard drive, which ended when quarterback L.J. Henry rumbled 26 yards for the matching score.

Off a Rebels fumble, Buras’ Quinton Rogers recovered at their own 26-yard line. Then, on fourth-and-12 from their own 24, Henry scrambled off a faked punt play to score on a 76-yard run. The PAT was a run by Henry, which boosted Buras to a 14-6 lead. However, in the second quarter, Riverside responded with a 57-yard, 10-play drive which ended with Jared St. Amant scoring on an 11-yard run. The PAT was a two-point conversion run by St. Amant to tie the score at 14. Riverside’s Dexter Falgoust intercepted a Buras pass and rambled all the way to their 31-yard line. Four plays later, quarterback Scott Poirrier scored from one yard out. The PAT failed and Riverside was again in the lead, 20-14, at halftime.

Falgoust later scooted 70 yards for a punt-return touchdown. In the fourth quarter, Wes Hotard was back to punt when the snap flew over his head, resulting in a safety, which sliced into the Riverside lead by 28-16.

After the kickoff, Buras was on their own 40 when L.J. Henry fumbled a snap and lost 27 yards. Then running back Jerome Jones lost another seven yards. Then a pass resulted in a loss of one yard.

Next, on fourth-and-35, punter Josh Sylve tried to run instead and lost a yard, giving the ball up on downs to Riverside with a first-and-10 on the Buras 14-yard line.

From that point, Cambre zipped in the end zone, matched by Poirrier’s PAT for the 35-16 score.

Finally, in the fourth quarter, Scotty Poirrier scored at the end of a 35-yard drive in four plays for the final TD with 1:10 remaining. The PAT failed, and Riverside kept the 41-16 win.

Zack Cambre led rushing with 132 yards in 10 carries. Jared St. Pierre carried for 89 yards in 13 carries. Poirrier passed for 49 yards in three completions of seven attempts.

On Buras’s side, L.J. Henry rushed for 95 yards in 16 carries and passed for 33 yards with six completions in nine attempts and one interception.

Next week, Riverside travels to St. Martin’s for another district game.