LHSAA roundups: Block wins second in a row, 52-8, vs. Logansport
LOGANSPORT, La. — Raymond Plummer and Cameron Everett combined for 440 rushing yards and six touchdowns as the Block Bears defeated the Logansport Tigers 52-8 Friday night in an LHSAA District 3-1A game.
Plummer had 18 carries for 230 yards and three touchdowns. He also had six tackles and a drive-killing interception at the Bears’ 2-yard line when it looked like Logansport was finally going to get on the scoreboard late in the first half.
That interception set up Everett’s 95-yard touchdown run 3:15 to go until halftime. Trevor Vault’s 2-point conversion run made it a 40-0 game at the half. Everett finished with 210 yards on just 10 carries with three touchdowns.
Everett’s first touchdown of the game, a 2-yard run with 3:47 remaining in the first quarter, was set up by Taylor Perron-Krause’s fumble recovery. Perron-Krause led the team in tackles with nine.
A goal-line stand by Block’s defense set up its first touchdown of the game when Plummer capped off a 98-yard drive with a 16-yard run at the 5:34 mark of the first quarter.
Dorian Bowman scored on an 8-yard run with 6 seconds left in the third quarter to give Block a 52-0 lead. Logansport finally scored late in the fourth quarter to avoid being shut out at home. As a team, the Bears had 544 total rushing yards and 630 yards of total offense as well as 16 first downs.
Block (2-5, 2-0) visits Northwood-Lena next Friday at 7 p.m.
Oak Grove 50, Ferriday 32
OAK GROVE, La. — The Oak Grove Tigers scored 35 consecutive points over a span of two quarters to break open a close game as they defeated the Ferriday Trojans in LHSAA District 2-2A action Friday night.
After Oak Grove took an early 7-0 lead, the two teams scored three touchdowns over a span of just 34 seconds. Despite that, Ferriday still trailed Oak Grove 14-12. But a touchdown by the Tigers with 21 seconds left in the first quarter made it 21-12.
The Trojans didn’t have any answer for the Tigers in the second quarter and for much of the third quarter. Oak Grove scored 29 more points to make it a 50-12 game with 2:45 to go in the third quarter.
“We came out flat. That allowed Oak Grove to score some points early,” Ferriday head coach Cleothis Cummings III said. “We could’ve come out better.”
Ferriday scored the game’s final 20 points to make the final score a lot more respectable. Cummings said he was pleased with the way his team played in the second half, and especially in the fourth quarter. He added that he wished it would do that in the first half.
“The second half, the kids played harder. We have some good kids who want to play and who want to win,” Cummings said. “They pinned their ears back. They played Trojans football in the fourth quarter. I’m proud of my guys for the way they played.”
Ferriday (2-5, 0-2) plays host to Winnfield at 7 p.m. next Friday.