- Game Recap
- RPF Staff
- October 01, 2016 - 1:18am
Kolby Bourgeois proved to be more than an adequate replacement for Jontre Kirklin at quarterback for Lutcher on Friday night against KIPP Renaissance.
Suffering from headaches earlier in the week, Kirklin was held out of Lutcher’s District 9-3A home encounter with KIPP and the Bulldogs (4-1 overall, 2-0 in district) hardly missed a beat in a dominating 55-0 performance.
“He had a little situation during the week and he started having some migraine headaches Monday and into Tuesday it got a little better and then it kind of flared up again so we just held him out just to make sure everything was all right with him,” Lutcher coach Dwain Jenkins said of Kirklin.
Bourgeois, meanwhile, was more than up to the task, completing 16 of 23 passing for 333 yards, with five touchdowns and one interception.
“He’s really done a good job of learning what we’re doing and understanding what we’re trying to do,” Jenkins said of Bourgeois.
The sophomore quarterback spread the ball around as Al’Dontre Davis had four catches for 99 yards and a touchdown, while Tariq Belvin had two receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown. Gregory Clayton also hauled in six catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.
Lutcher’s success was not limited to its passing game as Daevon Adams rushed for 79 yards and Jacoby Williams 77.
“All the playmakers had really good games and allowed (Bourgeois) to be comfortable and to make some easier reads and easier throws and they did a good job of making yards after the catch,” Jenkins said.
Bourgeois was hot from the start, tossing three touchdown passes in the first quarter.
The first score came on a 15-yard pass to Gregory Clayton. Bourgeois hooked up with Tariq Belvin on a 67-yard score before tossing 21 yards to Al’Dontre Davis to give the Bulldogs a 21-0 lead after one quarter.
A 9-yard touchdown pass to Williams and a 36-yard Alec Bland field goal gave Lutcher a 31-0 lead at halftime.
Bland added a 22-yard field goal and Bourgeois tossed his final touchdown pass of the night – a 58-yard strike to Davis to increase the Lutcher lead to 41-0.
Lutcher, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, closed out the scoring in the third quarter on a 45-yard touchdown run by Adams and a 5-yard run by Rondell Mealey for the 55-0 final over KIPP (0-4 overall, 0-2 in district).
It marked the second week for the Bulldogs to top 50 points in a game. In the district opener a week ago, Lutcher defeated McMain 56-13.
“We came out and played with good energy,” Jenkins said. “We played well as far as taking care of responsibilities and there were not a whole lot of penalties and a whole lot of substitution issues. We just did a good job of doing the little things and paying attention to details.
“I thought as we got into the game, we just executed at a pretty high level and was able to do some good things on both sides of the ball. Overall, I thought we performed really well.”