Rocks terrorize Bearcats, Tigers & Pirates fall; Hawks will return to action this Friday
By Joseph W. Gex, II
Sep 3, 2013, 21:33
Three of the four area high school football teams were in action last Friday evening. The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws were the only ones with a win as they defeated Long Beach 50-14 on the road. The Bay High Tigers dropped their game 21-7 against Purvis on the road while Pass Christian fell at home 32-6 to Perry Central. The Hancock Hawks were idle last Friday.
The Rocks (2-0) defeated the Long Beach Bearcats 50-14 on the road as Long Beach opened their season.
SSC scored off two blocked punts, recovered a loose ball in the endzone and kicked three field goals, in addition, to throwing three touchdown passes.
SSC quarterback Tyler Allen threw for 399 yards on 26-for-34 passing with three touchdowns. Chase Zimmerman had seven catches for 156 yards and caught all three scoring aerials. Brennen Bradley caught 10 passes for 166 yards while Patrick McRaney kicked all three field goals (31, 38, 35).
Mitchell Walk recovered the loose ball in the endzone for the defensive touchdown while Johnny Longo picked up the loose ball from Evan Lundgren’s blocked punt. Joe Guillot picked up a loose ball from the other blocked punt that was kicked into the upback.
While the Rocks rolled up 516 yards of total offense, on defense they limited the Bearcats to just 59 yards rushing and 196 yards of total offense.
Joe Guillot led the way on defense with 10 tackles followed by Zach Ladner with nine.
Kevin Haas and Johnny Longo each finished the game with eight.
This week the Rocks travel out of state to take on Dunham High School in Baton Rouge. It will be the first time the two schools have played.
The Bay High Tigers traveled to Purvis last Friday night to take on the Tornadoes. The Tigers (0-2) fell 21-7 but had opportunities to claim the game at different situations.
The Tigers only points were scored on a 15-yard scoring toss from Patrick Daniels to Austin Wilkinson. Daniels was 3-for-7 for 59 yards. Larnelle Lewis led the rushing attack with 36 yards on 10 carries. Patrick Ponder kicked the PAT and also had five punts for a 37.2 average.
On defense, the Tigers were led by Taylor Kidd, Gage Ladner and Pierre Collins with seven tackles each. Chase Barbay, Nick Proulx, Tony Russon and Brandon Anderson all had six tackles while Skylar Bush added five.
The Tigers return to the friendly confines of Joe D. McCullouch Stadium/Tank Williams Field as they host West Harrison High School this Friday night. Last Friday, West Harrison fell to cross-county rival Harrison Central 39-0.
The Pass Christian Pirates (1-1) dropped their first game of the season 32-6 to Perry Central at home. Game details were not available on the contest. The Pirates will make their first out-of-state road game since 1975 when they travel to Pensacola to play Washington High School.
The Hancock Hawks were idle last week and did not play. This Friday, however, Hancock travels east to take on East Central High School. The Hornets fell last week to St. Martin High School 30-20.
All games are set to kickoff at 7 p.m. See you at the game!