Wantrell Williams had another big outing as the West St. John Rams closed out the regular season with a 46-3 win over St. Martin’s on Thursday night in New Orleans.
The win improved West St. John to 6-3 overall while finishing 3-0 in District 9-1A to capture another league title.
“It’s a good team win. We’re undefeated district champions again. The kids are pretty excited about that. We have higher heights we are trying to reach and we want the bigger goal. Now starts the third season with the playoffs,” West St. John coach Brandon Walters said.
St. Martin’s concluded the regular season 3-6 overall and 0-3 in district play.
“He really had a good night running the ball. He and Kaejean Kendrick did as well. The offensive line did a good job opening up holes for them,” Walters said.
An 8-yard run Williams staked the Rams to an early 7-0 lead less than a minute into the game.
West St. John quarterback D’Andre Gaudia hooked up with Troy Jasmine on a 54-yard touchdown pass to give the Rams a 14-0 lead after one quarter.
The only points for St. Martin’s came in the opening minute of the second quarter on a 35-yard Beau Lawrence field goal.
WSJ scored the final 25 points of the first half, starting with an 8-yard run by Williams to make the score 20-3 at the 9:22 mark of the second quarter.
Gaudia’s second touchdown toss of the game, this one a 55-yard strike to Kendrick extended the Rams’ advantage of 27-3 with 6:39 still remaining in the second quarter.
Williams added touchdown runs of 25 and 17 yards to give West St. John its 39-3 halftime lead.
The only scoring in the second half came on a 60-yard pass from Ferdinand Young to Kendrick with 53 seconds left in the third quarter.
“He’s tough to deal with in space. We try to utilize that and get him the ball as much as possible,” Walters said of Kendrick’s two-touchdown reception performance.