Block gets 32-6 win over district opponent

Published 12:46 am Saturday, October 27, 2012

NATCHITOCHES, La. — The Block Bears wasted little time establishing control in their LHSAA District 4-1A match-up with the St. Mary’s Tigers with their double wing offense.

Block scored three touchdowns within a seven-minute span between the midway mark of the first quarter and the first few seconds of the second quarter and the Bears went on to defeat the Tigers 32-6 Friday night at Turpin Stadium on the campus of Northwestern State University.

With first place and the district championship at stake for both teams, Block flexed its muscle over St. Mary’s once again. Raymond Plummer had a 2-yard touchdown run with 6:56 left in the first quarter and he added a 3-yard touchdown run with 11:56 left until halftime. Ty Bell scored on a 74-yard touchdown run with 1:27 remaining in the first quarter. That gave the Bears an 18-0 lead and the Tigers were never able to recover.

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Plummer finished with 24 carries for 126 yards while Bell had four carries for 94 yards to lead a Block rushing attack that accounted for 351 yards.

Trevor Vault threw two touchdown passes to Dorian Bowman in the second half. The first went for 20 yards at the 5:03 mark of the third quarter and the second went for 27 yards late in the ball game.

Vault completed four of 10 passes for 79 yards and Bowman had three catches for 77 yards. Plummer led the Bears’ defense with eight tackles, Bell had one interception and William Cummings, who had 76 yards rushing on 10 carries, also had a fumble recovery.

St. Mary’s only touchdown was a 22-yard run with 7:25 to go in the game.

Block (7-2, 3-0) plays at Northwood-Lena at 7 p.m. next Friday.