Huntington rolls to big win over Tensas Aca.

Published 1:40 am Saturday, September 15, 2007

ST. JOSEPH, La. — Huntington’s offense amassed 478 total yards while its defense limited Tensas Academy to just 172 total yards of offense as the Hounds rolled to a 34-8 win over the Chiefs Friday night in MPSA District 6-A action.

The win was a big one for Huntington, which had dropped out the Class A poll after losing to Trinity Episcopal by the exact same score as it had in its win over Tensas. The Hounds improved to 2-2 overall and went to 2-0 in district play.

Jody Cottongin returned to the form many opposing defenses dealt with last year as he finished with 221 yards rushing on 20 carries and three touchdowns, including a 95-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Martez Tolliver started things off for the Hounds with a 73-yard touchdown run and freshman quarterback Chuck Bowie threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Pere.

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Tensas running back Jim Lentz didn’t have much running room to work with against the good run defense that Huntington has. Lentz was held to just 36 yards on 12 carries.

Quarterback Bennett Schauf also struggled, completing just five of 16 passes for 56 yards. He did throw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Mitch Lansing in the second quarter, but by that time the Chiefs (2-2, 2-1) were trailing 26-8.

The Hounds finished with 392 yards on the ground on 34 total carries. The only thing that hurt them was the nine penalties for 73 yards.

Centreville 36, Central Private 6

CENTREVILLE — Nick Goudeau had just 68 yards rushing, but Zach Sinclair had the best game of his career to lead the Tigers to a blowout win over the Rebels in an MPSA District 5-AA game.

Sinclair wound up with 115 yards rushing on just seven carries and he scored three touchdowns, including runs of 31 late in the second quarter and another for 48 nearly midway through the third quarter.

Centreville (3-1, 1-0) took an early 8-0 lead on Kyle Brown’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Adam Perry and Hunter Brabham’s two-point conversion run. The Tigers, ranked No. 5 in Class AA, put the game out of reach with a 19-point second quarter. Goudeau and Sinclair each scored on 2-yard touchdown runs.

Central Private (3-1, 1-1) scored its only touchdown on a 61-yard run by Bobby Muse early in the second quarter. After Sinclair’s third touchdown of the game, Brown connected on a 35-yard field goal. Brown threw for 174 yards and had one interception.

WCCA 14, Claiborne Academy 6

WOODVILLE — After not scoring a point in its last two games, not many people expected WCCA to have a chance to defeat Claiborne Academy Friday night.

But thanks to a touchdown in the fourth quarter, followed by a two-point conversion, the Rams stunned the Rebels to improve to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in MPSA District 6-A. Claiborne Academy dropped to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in district play.