This past week in district 5-5A proved to be an amazing week. The atmosphere was amazing. The smell of the natural grass and the sound of the band was just what the high school experience brings.
The first game to be played was Dutchtown and McKinley. McKinley hasn’t had a very pleasant season. Coming into the game 1-6 with one win against Capitol High. Dutchtown started the season off 4-0 before playing against Woodlawn and East Ascension. Dutchtown hoped to use their heavy run offense to pounce on the panthers. Which they did coming out with a 41-6 victory against the Panthers. There is no explanation behind it besides Dutchtown bullied a lower-talent McKinley team.
East Ascension vs Woodlawn proved to be an enjoyable game to watch. Everyone looked for the running back Walter Samuel to prove that he is possibly one of the best running backs in the state of Louisiana and for the Purdue commit Rickie Collins to show why he was a 4 star.
Going into the game Woodlawn had the advantage, going up 14-0 to start the game. The score was 14-6 going into halftime with Woodlawn leading. Midway through the third quarter, the score was 20-6. Samuel sparked the comeback effort with a 49-yard touchdown. Samuel then came back with a 74-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. With 1:47 left in the fourth quarter, quarterback Troy Dunn scored a rushing touchdown. This would be the Final touchdown with East Ascension winning 26-20. Even though East Ascension pulled off the victory, Rickie Collins finished the game with 20 of 32 passing for 229 yards and one touchdown. He also threw his third interception of the year off a deflection.
The matchup between St. Amant and Catholic was exactly what you would expect from a national powerhouse. Another Catholic win brought them to 8-0 on the season. The final score was 53-7. St. Amant prepares to play against Dutchtown next week, while Catholic prepares for Woodlawn.