The West St. John Rams sure know how to put on a Homecoming.
Playing at home for the first time since Week 3 of the season, the Rams took a resounding 55-0 win over St. Martin’s Episcopal on Friday night in Edgard to go undefeated in District 8-1A play for the second year in a row.
“It’s great to be back home. Being Homecoming and Senior Night all wrapped up into one, it’s like a big, ‘hey, we’re back,’ and it was a great way to come back,” West St. John coach Brandon Walters said.
West St. John concluded the regular season 7-2 overall, including 4-0 in district play. St. Martin’s fell to 3-7 overall and 0-4 in district.
“It’s a great accomplishment for the team, the staff and the school,” Walters said of going unbeaten in league play. “It’s a testament to hard work that we have done so far and it’s exciting to be undefeated as district champion again.”
“We are not stopping here,” Walters continued. “We appreciate it and we enjoy it but we are looking forward to getting into the playoffs and making a big run.”
Kylan Duhe scored on five of his seven carries in the game and added a 39-yard punt return for a touchdown in an abbreviated game.
With West St. John on top 55-0 early in the second half, St. Martin’s coach Frank Gendusa opted to call off the rest of the game.
“I appreciated St. Martin’s coming out and playing us and giving up the effort that they did,” said Walters.
The first score of the game for the defending state champion Rams came on an 8-yard run by Niko Roy less than three minutes into the game.
D’Andre Guadia, who was 3 of 6 passing for 110 yards, hooked up with Carrington Clark on a 65-yard touchdown toss.
The rest of the game pretty much belonged to Duhe, who had touchdown runs of 30, 10, 38, 6 and 35 yards. He finished with 134 yards on the ground.
“He continues to carry the load for us and he’s really having a great season. We just want to allow him to work and do what he does and we are excited for his effort and what he’s accomplished so far this season,” Walters said of Duhe.
Amaj Louis returned the second-half kickoff 65 yards for another Rams touchdown.
West St. John finished with 244 yards of total yards while holding the Saints to 35.