Armant dominates as St. James pounds Livonia

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 16, 2010



ST. JAMES — Kenneth Armant rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries Friday night as St. James trounced District 8-3A foe Livonia, 52-28.

After a very slow start to the season offensively, the Wildcats have scored 28 and 52 points in successive weeks.

Both teams racked up 500 yards of offense in the game.

St. James (2-5, 2-0) built a comfortable lead in the first quarter, going ahead 20-0 on a 21-yard Armant run, an 11-yard pass from Shaquille Narcisse to Alonzo Lewis and a special teams bonus, a 95-yard blocked field goal return by Roman Broden.

“We got off to a really good start,” said St. James coach Rick Gaille. “It was back and forth the rest of the way but we were able to maintain our lead. Nobody really stopped anyone in this one, though.”

Livonia (1-6, 0-2) applied pressure from there, but St. James kept scoring as well and maintained at least a two score lead for the rest of the night.

Armant added scoring runs of 87 and 65 yards. LaRohn Cambre scored an 8-yarder and Lester Verret scored from 11-yards out. Narcisse added a two yard rushing touchdown.

Cambre rushed for 120 yards on 11 carries. Verret gained 111 yards on 12 carries.

Narcisse, in his second start, finished with 88 yards on six completions. Alonzo Lewis caught four passes for 79 yards.

Gaille said the offensive improvement comes down to a number of factors: first, the rapid growth of the offensive line, which has come a long way from its first game. Secondly, the injection of life Narcisse has given the offense.

“Those things are allowing us to call the right play for the right reasons,” said Gaille. “You can call a play because it’s the right play to call for a situation, or you can call a play to avoid a bad play. We’ve been able to do the former over the last two games.”

St. James allowed over 500 yards defensively, but stopped Livonia four times inside the Wildcats’ 15.