Bears rack up yards on offense in 42-22 win
JONESVILLE — Not only did all of Block’s touchdowns come via the running game, but so did all of the Bears’ total offensive yards in a 42-22 win over the Montgomery Tigers Friday night.
In a pivotal LHSAA District 4-1A game for both teams, and on senior night at Block, freshman running back Raymond Plummer had an outstanding performance. He finished with 18 carries for 212 yards and two touchdowns and led the Bears’ defense with 12 tackles and two interceptions.
Yet it was Montgomery who scored first on a 15-yard run, and Chris Sykes added a two-point conversion run to put the Tigers up 8-0 with 3:20 to go in the first quarter.
“We came out real flat. Montgomery played a good game,” Block head coach Benny Vault Jr. said.
Block scored the next 28 points to take control of the game. Plummer had touchdown runs of 28 yards late in the first quarter and 65 yards with 1:57 left until halftime. Mario Bowman had a 2-yard touchdown run, and Trevor Vault scored from 1 yard out with 7:49 remaining in the third quarter. A pair of two-point conversion runs, one by William Cummings and the over by Bowman, gave the Bears a 28-8 lead.
And every time Montgomery (5-3, 1-2) got within shouting distance of Block, the Bears responded with a touchdown of their own, including a 90-yard scoring run by Cummings early in the fourth quarter.
Cummings had 12 carries for 165 yards and one touchdown. As a team, Block had 502 total rushing yards.
Block (6-2, 2-0) travels to Natchitoches, La., next Friday to take on St. Mary’s with the district championship on the line. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.