Rebs rout S. Plaquemines to secure playoff berth

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 8, 2006


Sports Editor

RESERVE – Riverside didn’t need much time last Friday night at South Plaquemines to fulfill their prep playoff hopes. The Rebels scored four touchdowns in the first quarter of play and used a 200+ yard game from Jarid Caesar to take a 47-14 win which pushed Riverside into the 25 seed in Class 2A heading into the post-season.

Caesar posted the first score on a 1-yard burst early in the first and was followed by a touchdown run by quarterback Wade Laiche on the Rebels next possession. The two would go on to score twice more before the quarter ran out, Caesar on a 17-yarder and Laiche on a QB sneak at the goal line, to bring it to 28-0.

South Plaquemines tried to keep themselves alive at the beginning of the second quartet with a drive that resulted in a touchdown. With the two-point conversion, the score went to 28-8. But Caesar answered right back with a touchdown run covering more than 70 yards for a 35-8 lead.

Before halftime, Riverside pushed it even farther. This time going through the air to Caesar, Jade Falgoust tossed a 37-yard TD pass to make it 42-8 going into the break.

After the half, play got more conservative as each team put up a score in the third quarter. It was Riverside first on Caesar’s fourth TD of the day, a four yard run this time. S. Plaquemines ended scoring at the 47-14 final with an eight yard TD pass.

The defensive effort in this one resulted in three interceptions and a fumble recovery, giving the offense four more opportunities to start a drive.