St. Amant runs by Central

Staff reports
St. Amant defenders make a tackle during a previous game.

Staff report

CENTRAL?– The St. Amant victory train rolled on Friday night?as the Gators took a 35-14 win over Central.

St. Amant (4-1) has won the last four straight games since opening the season with a loss.

St. Amant head coach David Oliver said the Gators feel their best football is still ahead. Earlier in the week, he stressed playing 48 minutes of quality football.

“Thirty minutes won’t cut it against Central, Dutchtown, EA or Woodlawn. You are going to have to put a consistent effort on offense, defense and special teams. When we do that, we are pretty formidable.”

St. Amant allowed an 80-yard scoring drive that ended with Brett Courville’s 7-yard touchdown run, but limited Central (2-3) to just three first downs the rest of the game.

The Gators ran for 247 yards with Trey Washington scorring touchdowns on carries of 1 and 4 yards. He also caught a 31-yard scoring pass from quarterback Tyler Guillory. A 73-yard touchdown run by Guillory in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach.

Trey Belleu kicked a 24-yard and 35-yard field goal to round out the scoring for St. Amant.

Oliver credited the defensive effort by the Gators, as they shutout Central in the second half.

St. Amant scored unanswered points off of three touchdowns and a field goal after allowing a 58-yard run by Central’s Gary Triplet. At that point, Central held a 14-10 lead.

The Gators took a 20-14 lead at the half, then added touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters to hold off Central.

Belleu accounted for three point-after kicks. Guillory ran for a two-point conversion after Washingon’s 4-yard score in the third.

St. Amant will open District 5-5A play Friday, playing host to Ascension Parish rival Dutchtown at the Pit.