- Feature Story
- Game Recap
- RPF Staff
- October 23, 2016 - 10:26am
After going through a stretch of losing four of its previous five games, the West St. John Rams looked to gain some momentum for the final games of the season as they played host to winless Sophie B. Wright on Friday night.
Despite only scoring eight points in the six outings going into the game, Sophie B. Wright struck first on the game’s opening drive to take a quick 6-0 lead but would not score again. Meanwhile, the Rams scored 38 unanswered points to take a convincing 38-6 District 12-2A victory.
The Warriors (0-7 overall, 0-3 in district) marched 68 yards with the opening kickoff, scoring only their second touchdown of the season on a 2-yard run by quarterback Damiree Burns.
On West St. John’s opening possession, the Rams faced third-and-25 from the Wright 33 following a sack of quarterback Austin Alexander. A 10-yard toss from Alexander to Jamal Walters picked up 10 yards.
Facing fourth-and-16, a pass attempt by D’Andre Gaudia fell incomplete but a personal foul penalty gave the Rams another chance with fourth down from the 13. A direct snap to Walters produced a first down at the 4-yard line. Back in the game, Alexander scored on the next play, with the missed conversion attempt leaving the game tied 6-6.
The Rams (3-5 overall, 1-2 in district) found the end zone twice more in the first quarter. A 31-yard run by Kidric Gray put West St. John on top for good and an 18-yard touchdown by Alexander gave WSJ a 20-7 lead after one quarter.
Alexander and Gray each added 18-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter as the Rams pulled away for a 32-6 halftime lead.
A 24-yard touchdown pass from Walters to Dontrell Davis was the only scoring of the second half as the Rams went on to take the 38-6 victory.