St. Amant used its size advantage on both sides of the football to take a 40-20 victory over the visiting Lutcher Bulldogs on Friday night.
The Gators (4-0) scored on every possession except for their final one of the game in which they inserted their second until.
A 22-yard run by St. Amant's Cade Nelson in the first quarter along with touchdown passes of 37 and 62 yards by quarterback Halen Miller in the second quarter staked the Gators to a 21-0 lead. Trailing by three touchdowns, Lutcher (1-3) scored right before halftime on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Kolby Bourgeois to receiver Gregory Clayton to cap an 80-yard drive to make it 21-7 at halftime.
If the Bulldogs gained any momentum right before halftime, it didn’t last long as St. Amant drove down the field to open the second half and added its fourth touchdown of the game on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Miller to Collier Ricks.
“We needed them to help us in some way, shape or form at that point with a turnover or make some type of mistake, and credit to them, they never did,” Lutcher coach Dwain Jenkins said. “They controlled the line of scrimmage. There are a lot of things you can say about football, but still, their big guys were bigger than our big guys and their big guys took it to us.
“They (the Gators) were able to play with a five-man box defensively most of the night and they were able to force us to throw the ball. Offensively, they were able to run the ball whenever they needed to.”
After a Hector Rodriguez field goal to give the Gators a 40-7 with less than five minutes remaining in the game, Lutcher scored on its first play of the ensuing drive on a 70-yard pass from Bourgeois to Jacoby Williams to make it 40-13.
Daevon Adams had a 33-yard touchdown run in the closing moments of the game for the 40-20 final.
“We moved the ball at times. There were no turnovers on either side so we have gone four weeks now without creating a turnover on defense,” Jenkins said.