Dutchtown freshmen shut out Gators in finale

Peter Silas Pasqua
Dutchtown’s Troy Lewis scores on a 1-yard quarterback sneak on the opening possession of the Griffins’ 36-0 freshmen victory over St. Amant Saturday afternoon Aug. 30.

ST. AMANT - It took one play from scrimmage for the Dutchtown freshmen to make a statement against host St. Amant in the final game of the Freshmen/Junior Varsity Jamboree at The Pit Saturday afternoon Aug. 30.

Quarterback Troy Lewis raced down the right sideline 45 yards to the Gator 25 and capped the 9-play drive with a 1-yard sneak into the end zone. Jacolby Bureau and Lucas Shipman each picked up first downs for the Griffins on the drive. Terry Hughes’ kick was short leaving the score 6-0 with 6:49 left in the half.

Dutchtown’s defense held St. Amant to minus 12 yards total offense and forced four Gator fumbles as the Griffins prevailed 36-0.

Aaron Davis dropped St. Amant quarterback Kenny Matherne for a 5-yard loss on the ensuing possession and Aaron Abadie’s punt was blocked. Bureau hit pay dirt a play later from 8 yards. Shipman ran in the conversion to make it 14-0 with 5:03 left in the half.

Darin Batiste recovered a Gator fumble on the next possession and Lewis hit pay dirt from 5 yards two plays later. Hughes’ kick made it 21-0 with 3:39 left in the half.

Zach Hill recovered Matherne’s fumble on the Gators’ next possession and Evan Mariochi kept from the St. Amant 1 to the ensuing 6-play, 28-yard drive. Hughes’ kick put the Griffins ahead 28-0 with 4:36 left in the half.

Shawn Babin took the ball from Bryant Bourgeois on the first possession of the second half but the Gators recovered Dutchtown’s fumbled snap a play later.

Marcus Jones recovered Bourgeois’ fumble on the next possession and Dylan Alfred capped the Griffins’ ensuing 5-play, 36-yard drive with a 5-yard burst up the gut. Chris White dove into the end zone on the conversion for the final tally with 4:53 left to play.

Dutchtown rushed for 161 total yards on 20 carries scoring on its first five possessions.

Dutchtown’s Davon Ester goes up for a pass against St. Amant’s John Vallery in the first half.