FOOTBALL

St. Amant stays unbeaten with another blowout victory

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com

St. Amant went into last week's home matchup with South Terrebonne as the only undefeated football team in Ascension, and nothing changed on Friday night.

In a battle of Gators, the ones from St. Amant came away with an easy 48-21 victory to improve to a perfect 5-0.

South Terrebonne is probably weary about seeing any more teams from the parish. Before making the trip to St. Amant, they were crushed by Dutchtown at home, 38-12.

Things didn't get much better for them last Friday night as St. Amant jumped all over them in the first quarter. They scored 28 points.

First-year starting quarterback Hayden Mallory continued to operate at a torrid pace as he connected with Briggs Bourgeois for three touchdown passes.

Nathan Taylor also contributed to the devastating first-quarter barrage as he went in for a rushing score to give St. Amant a dominating 28-0 advantage heading into the second quarter.

South Terrebonne didn't move the ball into St. Amant territory until halftime approached.

They finally got on the board when they drove 80 yards, and Chris Duplantis hit Max Landry for a 20-yard score.

To start the second half, South Terrebonne faced a seemingly insurmountable 31-7 deficit.

However, that didn't stop them from attacking in the third quarter.

They opened the period with an explosive 91-yard touchdown connection from Duplantis to Landry, and they followed it up with a 25-yard pick-six by cornerback Andraye Verdin.

The 21-0 run by South Terrebonne cut the St. Amant lead to just 31-21.

That's when the Gators from Ascension decided to bring down the hammer and put the game to rest.

Mallory went back to the air as he launched a 49-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Cheatwood to create more separation.

To finish off the effort, running back Mark Darby scored from 15 yards out--allowing St. Amant to roll to the 48-21 win.

Mallory had another huge game as he completed 15 of 23 passes for 293 yards and four touchdowns.

Bourgeois was his favorite target once again as he came through with five catches for 81 yards and three touchdowns.