Rough Riders top Black Knights in Red Stick Bowl

Staff reports

High school football stars from throughout the greater Baton Rouge area met Saturday at Parkview Baptist School.

The ninth annual game was decided with four seconds remaining as Rough Riders quarterback Zach Oliver connected with wide receiver Tekemian Ceasar on a 13-yard fade route.

Oliver, a Catholic High standout, led his team to a 30-27 victory after putting together an 80-yard game-winning drive.

He was named Most Valuable Skill Player.

Donaldsonville High head coach Terence Williams led the Rough Riders, along with Tigers offense coach Barry Whittington, defensive coordinator Jay Dykes and Quantrell Tovall.

Three Donaldsonville players participated:?DB Titus Howard, WR?Jarrett Cole and DL Robert Gibson.

LB Parris Stewart represented Ascension Catholic.

On the Black Knights side, East Ascension’s Wade Julien recovered a fumble wich led to a score.

Fellow Spartan Houston Veazey was an offensive lineman.

St. Amant kicker Justin Manton hit three extra points.

His Gator teammates participating were:?DB Jaylin LeBlanc, OLB?Landon Henry and RB Daniel St. Pierre.

St. Amant’s Scott Arceneaux was athletic trainer.

Dutchtown was also well-represented with DB Johnathan Darville, OL Brandon Castjohn and DL Devante Jones participating.

A total of 18 with Ascension Parish connections were involved in the annual bowl match, which has been competitve over the last few years. The previous two Red Stick Bowls were decided by two points.

Deshawn Morrison had a breakout game for the Black Knights. He scored on runs of 10, 1 and 3 yards.

Nicholas Critney added an 11-yard touchdown run.

Rounding out the scoring for the Rough Riders were Troy Jones on a 1-yard run, Ceasar on a 5-yard pass from Oliver, and a 1-yard Oliver carry.