Griffin offense unstoppable in blowout of Rayne

Kyle Riviere
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

For the second straight week, Dutchtown got off to a fast start. This time, facing off against Rayne at home, they put forth near perfect offensive proficiency in the first quarter.

In the first four minutes of the game, the Griffins scored 28 points on just six offensive plays.

After the early blitzkrieg, Rayne had no chance. Dutchtown led, 42-7, at halftime, and the onslaught didn't stop in the second half. They ran the Wolves out of the building, winning by an emphatic margin of 62-14.

Leading the way for Dutchtown offensively were quarterback Pierson Parent and running back Dylan Sampson. The two combined for 307 rushing yards.

"We wanted to start fast, and we did," Dutchtown head coach Guy Mistretta said. "Part of that is Dylan Sampson. If you give him just a little bit, he'll make you pay. Also, Pierson really played a great game. This was the first time that he really took over most of the snaps because [Sean Winfield] was a little banged up. He took advantage of the opportunity."

Dutchtown scored on the first play from scrimmage. Sampson broke loose on a 64-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0.

After a quick three-and-out by Rayne, Dutchtown got the ball back and scored on their first play once again. This time, Parent took an option-keeper 42 yards for a touchdown to make it 14-0.

Rayne fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and the Griffins recovered at the Wolves' 24-yard line. Three plays later, Parent scored on a 20-yard run to make it 21-0.

On Rayne's next possession, they fumbled the ball again. Dutchtown recovered at their own 48-yard line.

On their first play, Parent hit Sampson on a wheel route down the sideline. He took it 52 yards for a touchdown to make it 28-0.

In the second quarter, Parent tossed two more touchdown passes. He connected with tight end Evan Reddix for a 17-yard score, and he hit Payton Cooper from three yards out to give them a 42-7 lead at the half.

Dutchtown began the second half exactly as they began the first--with a long Sampson touchdown run on its first offensive snap. This time, Sampson took it 75 yards to give the Griffins a 49-14 advantage.

To end the third, Baylor Langlois scored from six yards out to make it 55-14.

The final score for Dutchtown came midway through the fourth quarter when Ak Burrell broke loose on a 30-yard touchdown run.

Dutchtown rolled up 619 yards of total offense.

Sampson had 178 yards rushing and two scores on just seven carries. He also caught two passes for 64 yards and another touchdown.

Parent had 129 yards rushing and two scores. He also had 80 yards passing and three touchdowns.

"We've been splitting the snaps equally," Mistretta said. "[Sean Winfield] got a little banged up last week, so he didn't practice as much. Pierson really rose to the occasion and played a great game. We wanted to keep him going and keep the momentum."

Langlois also chipped in with 76 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, while Burrell had 74 yards and a score on just six carries.

Dutchtown is now 3-0, and they'll begin district play at home this Thursday when they host Woodlawn.

"Today was our most complete game. We hadn't played a full game, and we didn't today," Mistretta said. "You get a lead like that, it's human nature to let up, and we did. Both sides of the ball dominated at times. We just have to put a whole game together. We need to continue working on the passing game. Today was our best day with it. We know we'll need that down the line."