GEISMAR - Dutchtown's offensive assault proved too much for St. Amant Friday night.


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GEISMAR - Dutchtown's offensive assault proved too much for St. Amant Friday night.

The third-ranked Griffins (7-0, 2-0 in District 6-5A) accounted for 380 yards in taking a 42-6 win over the Gators (3-4, 0-2).

Behind its imposing offensive line, Dutchtown grinded out 337 yards rushing. Senior running back Effrem Reed led the Griffins with three touchdown runs of 6, 5 and 8 yards. He finished with 144 yards on 19 carries.

Quarterback Leon Blouin opened the scoring on the Griffins' first drive when he broke away around the left side on a 55-yard touchdown run. He also threw a 12-yard scoring strike to tight end Max Rought. Blouin recorded 112 rushing yards on 15 carries.

"This is the most complete game we've played since Lutcher," Dutchtown head coach Benny Saia said, referring to the Griffins' season-opening 28-14 win.

St. Amant scored at the 8:21 mark of the third quarter when running back Cameron Morris ran in a 9-yard touchdown. Dutchtown's Landon Collins blocked the extra point.

The Griffins added a final score late in the game when Mason Nickens scored on a 9-yard carry.

St. Amant head coach David Oliver said the Gators were able to move the ball, but Dutchtown's talent prevailed.

"They're the No. 3 team in the state and they showed why," he said.

St. Amant senior quarterback led the Gators with 62 yards rushing on 18 carries, while running back Britton Day compiled 59 yards on six attempts. Morris finished with 41 yards on seven carries.

The Gators hit a big play to set up their touchdown when LeBlanc connected with Dalton Alexander on a 60-yard pass.

Dutchtown did most of its damage early in the game. After scoring on the opening drive, Nick Ossa recovereed a fumble at the St. Amant 47 to set up another touchdown drive. Seven plays later, Reed capped the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Graham Wilfong's extra point gave the Griffins a 14-0 lead.

St. Amant came back with a seven-play drive that advanced to the Dutchtown 27, but a failed fourth-and-2 try thwarted the threat.

Dutchtown answered with a 10-play drive that resulted in Blouin's scoring pass to Rought with 8:08 left in the first half. The extra point extended the Griffins' lead to 24-0.

Reed added a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter. After Shaquille Lewis recovered a fumble, Reed scored on a 5-yard carry with 3:19 remaining in the second.

The Griffins capitalized on another fumble at the 1:14 mark. Reed capped the drive with a 7-yard touchdown run with 23 seconds left in the half. Wilfong's kick made it 35-0.

Dutchtown will host Hahnville (5-1, 2-0) Friday night in another district match-up. Meanwhile, the Gators will host another Ascension Parish rival as East Ascension (4-3, 0-2) visits the Pit.