St. Amant struggles against Warren Easton

Staff reports
St. Amant lines up against Warren Easton Friday night at The Pit. The Gators fell 26-8 in the season opener.

While Tropical Storm Lee churned in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast providing plenty of rain for the Friday night high school games, it was the Warren Easton Eagles that put a damper on the St. Amant Gators’ season opener.  

In front of a sparse crowd at The Pit, the Eagles used a solid running game and timely passing attack to win the first meeting of the two non-district foes.

Warren Easton grinded out 194 rushing yards with running back Pat Hill leading the charge. Hill finished with 152 yards on 20 carries.

Reggie Myles completed 5-of-11 passes for 98 yards, including two touchdown passes to Laquan Stewart.

A personal foul on the opening kickoff backed up the Eagles to their own 5-yard line, but long runs by Hill set up the first of two touchdown passes.

Despite coverage being there, Stewart was able to catch a deflected pass and take it 37 yards for a touchdown down the right side. The point after failed.

St. Amant was able to tie the game two plays into the second quarter. After being halted inches shy of the goal line on third down, Trey Washington was able to score from a yard away with 11:50 remaining in the half. Trey Bellue’s extra point went wide right.

Warren Easton took over in the third quarter as Cornell?Stewart scored on a 15-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion pass from Myles to Hill gave the Eagles a 14-6 lead.

Myles followed with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Stewart, who came down with the catch despite a jump-ball effort by safety Jacob Morales. Myles added the conversion run to conclude the scoring.

The Eagles held the Gators to 122 yards of offense and forced three turnovers.

Grady Miles led the Gators with 52 yards on 13 carries. Tyler Guillory went 3-of-17 passing for 14 yards and an interception.

Warren Easton controlled the ball and had the advantage in time of possession.