With Elton predicated on stopping the run game, Rosepine found success through the air.
Eagles quarterback Seth Ducote threw for 216 yards to lead his team to a 43-20 win over Elton Friday night at home.
"We came out early and they were intent on stopping the run," Rosepine head coach Brad Ducote said. "We ended up throwing it really, really well. Eventually, it opened up some other things. I think we hit three deep passes on them and hit some short routes. It got them out of the box a bit.
"That was a good thing for us to do because we need to throw the football more and get better in that aspect of the game. I really liked what I saw last night."
Seth Ducote was 6-for-9 with two touchdowns and added 137 yards on the ground on nine carries.
"When your kids perform, you get more confident in your kids," Brad Ducote said. "That weighs a lot on a coach. I'm gaining confidence in them each week."
Running back Seth Shirley got the scoring going early, punching in a 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead.
Shirley ran for 147 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns.
With just over a minute to go in the first quarter, Ducote got on the board with a 52-yard run to increase the lead to 15-0, and in the second quarter, the senior quarterback found Josh Cummings over the top for a 58-yard pass to make it 22-0.
Elton's Barbell Robinson put the Indians on the board with a 39-yard midway through the second quarter, but Rosepine got the score back on a 39-yard touchdown throw from Ducote to Andrew Perkins.
Elton scored first in the third quarter with a 1-yard run by Dylan Fontenot to make it 30-12, but the Eagles did not let up, as Shirley notched his second touchdown of the day on a 6-yard run to increase the lead.
After another Elton score with five seconds left in the fourth, Shirley shut the door with an 11-yard touchdown run with 6:40 left on the clock for the game's final points.
"Our defense played like a bend-don't-break defense," Ducote said. "They ran a punt back pretty deep, and Seth fumbled once and ran it back to the 1-yard line. Those two scores are not against the defense. They played well. I think my linebackers and ends did a great job. We have to clean up a few things in the secondary, as far as pass coverages, especially going against Lakeside next week."
Perkins led Rosepine with two catches for 90 yards, and Cummings pulled down three catches for 77 yards.