New Orleans, Louisiana 2020-11-21 22:40:00 –
Annual East Ascension-Cent. Amant’s rival games endured its accumulation, even in the midst of the rarest season.
The two teams will engage in an emotional battle of momentum with Sparta, who emerged on Saturday night with two overtime wins of 35-32 in the pits.
East Ascension, backed by Kendall Washington, put an end to the three-hour case with a 10-yard scoring run in a game that the Ascension Parish residents would probably discuss for quite some time.
22-14 down, St. Amant drove 75 yards to conclude the game with a 6-yard TD pass, with a 2-point conversion throw from Cole Poirier to Justin Stokes with 8 seconds remaining. The Gators looked good when they realized that East Ascension was penalized for a subsequent kick-off and scored their first goal from 40 on their first overtime.
However, Spartan quarterback Troy Dunn threw a 14-yard TD pass at Jack Mack to 29-22, and Poirier replied with a 5-yard score in St. Amant’s property. The East Ascension defense stopped St. Amant in the second extra time and had the Gators kick a 20-yard field goal by Poirier before Washington ended the game with the next snap of East Ascension.
Sparta dragged 14-0, but Kendrick Brother and Frog Babin drew the match with a second-quarter intercept return of 36 yards and 68 yards. Dan also had a 3-yard run to give the visitor the first lead, 20-14.
Walter Samuel rushed 97 yards to lead the Gators, and Brother made his second passcut.
Poirrier, who threw three more scoring passes, completed 19 of the 32 passes at 245 yards. A 29-yard touchdown throw to Tybel and a 46-yard touchdown throw to Noaruk led the Gators 14-0 in the first quarter.
Remy Rizzt caught 7 passes at 73 yards, Noah Luke caught 5 passes at 76 and Starks caught 5 passes at 55.
How to win
East Ascension came up with a big defensive play in the second extra time. Poirier ran five yards in the first play, but was dropped by Gerel Boykins in the second play due to a loss of two yards. Luke’s speed sweep picked up three yards before the Gators settled on the field goal.
With only a 51-yard pass, Sparta went to Washington in his first play. He started moving, taking a handoff from Dan with a speed sweep from right to left, cutting inside the defender, slipping into the end zone and starting the celebration at the East Ascension sideline.
Troidan, East Ascension Quarterback
Dan’s three-yard scoring run came after he dropped the snap, but he quickly grabbed it and cultivated straight for scoring. He completed eight out of thirteen passes, most of the short throws to the flat, but made a big middle-middle play on Mac in his first overtime. He also had to pull down the high snap to get the ball to Washington with a game-winning touchdown.
They said it
St. Amant Coach, David Oliver
“I was very proud of our team. They fought like the spirit of the game. Two intercepts were returned for the touchdown and they secured their safety, I acknowledge that achievement. I made too many mistakes and couldn’t win the game.
East Ascension Coach, Darnerley
“This game is always emotional. Both schools are doing everything right. We get together and it’s a fun time of the year. At COVID-19 we know if we can get it. We didn’t. We were blessed to play and had our seniors play again. I think people got the value of their money.
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