St. Amant runs away from EA on the strength of big plays

Kyle Riviere

St. Amant was aggressive right from the start as they opened their bag of tricks and exploded for 36 first-half points and held on in the second to beat archrival East Ascension 57-34.

The Gators reigned down big plays from all directions in the first half as they built a 36-6 lead.

Behind the running of quarterback Kyran Irvin, the Spartans were able to score 23 unanswered points and cut the deficit to 36-28 late in the third quarter, but the St. Amant rushing attack was too much.

Richard Williams broke a 20-yard touchdown run to put the Gators back up by two scores and after Irvin was picked off for the second time in the game, St. Amant delivered the knockout punch.

Gator quarterback Tyler Dixon hit Ethan Babin for a 29-yard score to put the game out of reach.

The St. Amant offense put up big numbers--especially on the ground. Williams rushed for 94 yards and two scores while Nathan Taylor had 162 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries.

The East Ascension offense struggled--only chalking up 303 total yards.

Irvin had 194 yards rushing and four scores, but he could only amass 51 yards through the air. Josh Bates had 76 yards and a touchdown.

Both teams now stand at 5-4 overall and 2-2 within the district.

Next week, East Ascension will be on the road against district leader Catholic, and St. Amant will make the short trip to Dutchtown to take on the 4-5 Griffins.