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Dutchtown Defeats Panthers

Dutchtown’s Jacoby Williams
SPORTS SCENE PHOTO/Kenneth Coco

By Lyall Boudreaux

Playing a rare Thursday night home game, Dutchtown closed out the regular season with a 21-2 win over McKinley last week at Griffin Field in Geismar. It was just the second Thursday night home game for the Griffins, including their first home game ever against Grace King back in 2004.

Dutchtown (5-5, 2-3) scored their points in the first half in finishing the regular season .500 or above for the 13th time in 16 seasons.

The two teams combined for five interceptions, eight fumbles and twenty-two penalties for 235 yards, but that didn’t stop the Griffins from getting off to a quick start in picking up their second district win.

Dutchtown’s Blayden Louis raced 23-yards for a touchdown on the game’s third play. The score was preceded by Dylan Sampson’s 21-yard gain on the short drive.

The next points for the home team came after defensive lineman Jyron Blakes picked off a screen pass from McKinley’s Jordan Joseph leaving the Griffins with excellent field position.

Dutchtown extended their lead on Dre Monroe’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Terry Matthews and led 13-0 after a missed extra point.

The Griffins increased the lead to 15-0 when Treavon Lowery was tackled in the end zone for a safety. The play occurred after a bad snap went over quarterback Carlton Worthey’s head and was recovered by Lowery.

Dutchtown scored their final points with 28 seconds left in the half when Monroe connected with Matthews on a 58-yard pass and a 21-0 halftime lead.

McKinley (2-8, 1-4) collected its only points in the final quarter when the Panthers pinned the Griffins close to the goal line and a snap sailed over the head of Monroe and out of the end zone.

For the game, Dutchtown was limited to 161 yards on offense while the Panthers were held to 117 yards, including 47 yards passing.

Malone was 8 of 18 passing for 124 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

The Griffins rushed for just 37 yards, including Louis’ 20-yard TD run.

Dutchtown enters the playoffs for the fourteenth time in the past fifteen seasons and fourth straight bidistrict round road game.

The Griffins will travel to Harvey to face fourth-seeded John Ehret in the bidistrict round.

Dutchtown 21, McKinley 2

Team

MHS

DTHS

First Downs

9

8

Yards Rushing

70

37

Yards Passing

47

124

Passes (C-A-HI)

6-17-3

8-18-2

Punts-avg.

5-32

5-27

Fumbles-lost

5-1

3-0

Penalties-yards

14-145

8-85

SCORING SUMMARY

McKinley 0 0 0 2-2

Dutchtown 15 6 0 0-21

DHS: Blayden Louis 20 run (Cohen Parent kick)

DHS: Terry Matthews 7 pass from Dre Monroe (kick failed)

DHS: Safety

DHS: Matthews 58 pass from Monroe (kick failed)

MHS: Safety

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