West St. John proved to be the unfortunate opponent to face Plaquemine a week after the Green Devils allowed 59 points in a loss to St. Thomas More last week.
Friday night at Andrew Canova Green Devil Stadium, Plaquemine (3-1) took out its frustrations on the Rams (2-2) with a 31-6 win over West St. John.
The Rams had missed opportunities early in the game. West St. John advanced inside the Green Devils’ 30-yard line three in the first half but was unable to produce any points.
“It was just a little nemesis of ours, not being able to execute when we had to. We got inside the red zone three times in the first half and a few more times in the second half but just couldn’t cash in,” West St. John coach Brandon Walters said.
After topping 200 yards rushing a week ago in a 42-20 win over Bonnabel, Rams running back Kylan Duhe rushed for 148 yards on 24 carries against the Green Devils.
“We were moving the ball really well. We can play with anybody. For the first half, we showed that. We just have to be able to sustain an entire game,” said Walters.
West St. John quarterback D’Andre Gaudia completed 7 of 14 pass attempts for 110 yards, but also tossed two interceptions.
Rams receiver Trenton Grows averaged 22 yards per catch on four receptions for West St. John.
Plaquemine running back Melvin McClay, who rushed for 100 yards, broke a scoreless tie in the second quarter with a 58-yard touchdown run.
“We got a little lazy on that play and they were able to get one on us,” Walters said.
The Green Devils added a field goal to lead 10-0 at the break.
West St. John’s lone score came on a 1-yard touchdown run by Duhe.
Leading 17-6, a 65-yard halfback pass from Trey LeBlanc to Dontayvion Wicks extended Plaquemine’s lead to 24-6.
“We turned the ball over four times and that’s a recipe for disaster,” Walters said.