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Port Allen overcomes early turnovers, holds off stubborn Capitol | High School Sports – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-10-21 23:30:00 –

Port Allen overcame three first-half turnovers in the 32-20 District 8-2A battle at the Memorial Stadium on Thursday night, blocking the nasty Capitol and giving Pelican six straight victories. I did.

Port Allen (6-2, 3-0) had three different backlashes over 55 yards, and Pelican piled up a 281 yard rush.

The Houses of Parliament (4-4, 0-3) scored first after regaining the fumble of Port Allen (6-2, 3-0) in the second play of the game. A three-yard touchdown by quarterback C’Vion Holiday put Lions 7-0.

Port Allen quickly took the initiative.

Brennan Gibson caught a 17-yard pass from Jeremiah Dehon, who took an 8-7 lead with a two-point conversion. After the Capitol punt, Jordan Antoine scored a three-yard run and Pelican led 16-7 at the beginning of the second quarter, allowing Dehon to pass Lucas Riu two points.

How to win

The Capitol forced Port Allen’s turnover two more times in the second quarter and had a chance to return to the game, but Pelican’s defense refused to favor the Lions.

Trajon Freeman intercepted the Lions pass and returned 49 yards to Port Allen 5. After three plays, one to four down, Pelican’s defense threw Michael Smith at a loss of four yards.

Port Allen’s next property also ended in sales as the Capitol regained fumble with Pelican 44. Once again, Port Allen’s defenses rose on that occasion. Dehon intercepted the pass from C’vion Holiday on the third down and kept the Capitol away.

Port Allen took the lead 24-7 with a 9-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion from Jarius Wright from Landon Jones shortly before halftime.

The Capitol scored 59 yards from Smith and 48 yards from Holiday in the second half, but never closer than the final score.

Game player

Michael Smith, Parliament Building. His team lost on the scoreboard, but Smith nods. In his first game as a running back, sophomore carried 185 yards and 24 times for a touchdown.

They said it

Port Allen coach Don Gibson: “I thought our whole game was sloppy. There were a few key guys out there, but playing like us wasn’t an excuse. The Capitol is doing a good job. And Corey (Brownfield) thought his guys were ready to play, but in critical situations he had to do a better job. “

Parliamentary coach Corey Brownfield: “I challenged the kids to run between the tackles. We lost our back due to an ankle injury and (Michael) Smith came and said,” Give me a chance to run. I’ll show you. And he did what he was supposed to do. I am proud of my team. They are getting better and I am working on that process. “



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