St. James dominates South Lafourche 42-6

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2005

By Billy Gomila

Contributing Writer

VACHERIE – It started and stayed ugly Friday night as St. James rolled over South Lafourche 42-6.

The Wildcats got perfect balance from their wing-T rushing attack, with three players rushing for at least 80 yards and a touchdown as the team finished with 377 yards on 50 carries.

“We played well in all three phases, offense, defense and special teams,” said St. James head coach Rick Gaille. “We blocked two kicks and we gave up only one score.”

The Wildcats got moving quickly in the first quarter, with Luther Ambrose scoring on a 14-yard run, followed by a two-point conversion run by Terry Dumas. St. James padded its lead to 15-0 later when Jason Zenon broke loose for a 51-yard score, followed by an extra point by Jerome Lewis.

Ambrose struck again with a three-yard score. Lewis’s missed extra point set St. James up 21-0 before South Lafourche finally got on the board with a 14-yard run by Brandon Vallian.

In the second quarter St. James extended the lead when quarterback Antonio Phillips hit tight end Javon Keller for a 22-yard score. St. James would add two more TDs on a six-yard run by Zenon in the third quarter and a one-yard plunge from Tremaine Dapremont in the fourth.

Dapremont finished with a team-high 115 yards on 16 carries, followed by 89 yards on seven carries by Ambrose and 83 on eight rushes by Zenon. Phillips connected on six of seven passes for 74 yards.

“I think we had balance from our entire football team,” said Gaille. “We didn’t have one outstanding player. We were able to distribute the ball, and it was a highly efficient night.”

St. James will take on Washington Parish’s Varnado High Friday night in Vacherie.

Patterson 40,

West St. John 18

Patterson’s William Griffin rushed for 395 yards and five touchdowns as the defending class 2A state champion Rams dropped to 0-2 on the year.

“The teams we’ve played against have been pretty good,” said West St. John head coach Laury Dupont. “We’re not as good as we’ve been in the past. We knew it was going to be a tough pre-district schedule. There’s nothing we can do about the past, we just have to worry about the future.”

Deron Bartholomew led the Rams in rushing with 89 yards on 11 carries. The team’s leading passer was Blaine Gautier, who completed eight of 15 for 160 yards and two touchdowns, both to Tiarus Jenkins.