Dutchtown routs Sulphur

Staff reports
Dutchtown's Shelby Christy advances the ball against Sulphur.

SULPHUR – The second-ranked Dutchtown Griffins flexed their collective muscle Friday night at Sulphur, taking a 45-14 win at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium.

Dutchtown (3-0) stumbled early, but eventually pulled out to a convincing lead.

The homestanding Tors controlled the first quarter, holding the Griffins to 16 yards on their first three drives. Sulphur recovered a fumble, but could not capitalize.

Sulphur head coach Harold Fusilier credited the Griffins on making big plays.

“A lot of it had to do with the athletes they had running and throwing the ball,”?he said.

Dutchtown’s Landon Collins opened the scoring when he broke away on a 38-yard rushing touchdown early in the second quarter.

Sulphur came back with a long drive that ended with Brice Gardiner connecting with Shaun Theirbach on a 25-yard touchdown pass.

Collins, considered the top safety prospect in the nation, flashed his skills once again, following a 32-yard field goal from Griffins kicker Tyler Sarrazin. Collins put the game out of the Tors’ reach when he scored on a 39-yard touchdown two plays after an interception, and returned a punt 49 yards.

Dutchtown held a 24-7 lead with 2:10 left in the half.

Sulphur’s only other score came early in the fourth quarter when Gardiner reached the end zone on a 4-yard run, cutting the Dutchtown lead to 31-14.

The Griffins held the Tors to just 228 yards of total offense.

Collins tallied 115 yards on seven carries. Nickens finished 8-of-13 passing for 245 yards.

Dutchtown returns to Geismar in week four to host Zachary.

Dutchtown's Landon Collins leaps for the ball against Sulphur Friday.