St. Amant tops Miller-McCoy

Michael Tortorich

ST. AMANT – A high-scoring affair resulted in St. Amant earning its first win of the season in a 64-32 victory over Miller-McCoy of New Orleans.

St. Amant (1-1) bounced back from a home loss to Warren Easton in the first week.

Gators head coach David Oliver said the team executed better and the coaching improved in the second week of the season.

St. Amant quarterback Tyler Guillory passed for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another score. He added a two-point conversion run.

Trey Washington and Tylor Gonzales each scored twice for the Gators.

Miller-McCoy quarterback Norbert Ralph IV and Willie Young connected on three touchdowns. Ralph had four scores and finished with 267 yards.

Miller-McCoy coach Jeremiah Scott said he was proud of the way his team fought to the end, and complimented the Gators for running “a classy program.”

St. Amant scored first, capitalizing on a misplayed punt. Guillory carried on a 13-yard touchdown run at the 6:42 mark in the first quarter.

A defensive stop on fourth down set up a score by Washington from four yards out. Guillory added the conversion on a fake kick.

Ralph and Young connected on a 76-yard scoring pass.

St. Amant’s Grady Miles had a 38-yard kickoff return, setting up Gonzales for an 8-yard score.

Guillory then found Ryan Cardinale for a 17-yard touchdown pass.

After a Ralph and Young scoring pass of 52 yards, the St. Amant lead was cut to 29-14.

Guillory added an 11-yard touchdown pass to Gonzales with 24 seconds left in the first half, giving the Gators a 36-14 advantage.

Injured player recovering

“One of the players for Miller-McCoy, Edward Ison Jr., No. 2, was hurt during the game and had to be assisted off the field by the St. Amant Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance. I have received several emails, phone calls and Facebook messages about the condition of the player. It again proves what kind of community we have and what kind of fans and parents we have to continue to inquire about this young outstanding athlete from Miller-McCoy. Today I made contact with Coach Scott and he gave me the following report on his player. He only stayed in the hospital Friday night with a neck injury, he was able to visit the school and the players on Saturday morning. He is back at school and seems to be working out well. If he can get a release on Friday, he should see some playing action this Friday. Coach Scott wanted to pass on to the Gator Nation – thanks for your compassion, hospitality and gratefulness to all the players, fans and parents, and they look forward to meeting the Gators again in 2012.”

– James LeBlanc, St. Amant Booster Club President