Rams light up scoreboard in 63-0 Class 1A opener

Published 1:11 am Saturday, October 12, 2013


LAPLACE — West St. John was expected to roll past Ascension Christian Friday night in Edgard. But in terms of brutal efficiency, the Rams could not have produced a much better effort.
Jeremy Jackson rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns on just four carries, Bradley Borne rushed for 150 and a score on seven and Austin Howard completed all seven of his pass attempts for 140 yards and two touchdowns as West St. John routed the Lions, 63-0, in District 8-1A play.
Ascension Christian’s program is in its second year of varsity football and entered the game with a record of 1-4.  West St. John coach Robert Valdez said that he did not want his team to lose focus as it entered Class 1A play for the first time.
“The biggest thing was to continue to reach for a higher level,” said Valdez. “I’m proud of our kids. We put them through a tough week of practice. We didn’t want a letdown right at the beginning of district play. For us, it was about going out to execute at the highest level and respecting the game … to perfect the things that we do.”
Jackson scored the Rams’ first three touchdowns of the game, including two explosive plays in runs of 51 and 50 yards. His third score came from two yards out.
“He’s a special player,” said Valdez. “Our line opened some huge holes for him tonight and he made the plays. He sees it and hits it. Jeremy’s a guy who makes us so much better with his presence out there.”
Borne added another splash play when he ripped off the longest run of the night, a 55-yard jaunt that made it a four touchdown lead.
Howard dialed up Morrell Bartholomew for a 12-yard score and then Laterance Mitchell for a 74-yarder to highlight the Rams’ passing attack.
Lamore Boudoin scored on runs of 28 and three yards out for West St. John (4-2, 1-0). Koi Rainey scored a defensive touchdown on a fumble return of 26 yards.
Ascension Christian dropped to 1-5 overall.