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EA pushes past Terrebonne into second round

By Lyall Boudreaux

Defense Leads EA into Regional Round

East Ascension used a stingy defense and a pair of Cameron Jones touchdowns to defeat Terrebonne 20-6 in a Class 5A Bidistrict round game last Friday night at Spartan Stadium in Gonzales.

In the first ever meeting between the teams, the first quarter ended in a 3-3 tie after field goals of 28-yards by EA’s Logan Kern and Wyatt Guidry’s 42-yard field goal for Terrebonne with :30 seconds remaining in the quarter.

The visiting Tigers took their only lead of the game with 8:14 left before halftime when Guidry made good on a 36-yard field goal to give THS a 6-3 lead.

The Spartans responded with Kern’s 22-yard field goal to tie the first-round playoff game at 6-6 with 5:19 left in the half.

After a three-and-out, a punt return by Steven McBride and a personal four call against the Tigers gave the home team excellent field position at the THS 19.

On first down, Jones connected with Hobart Grayson IV for a 19-yard touchdown pass and the Spartans led 13-6 at halftime.

Jones completed 8 of 21 passes for 79 yards and one touchdown. The senior signal caller was also the leading rusher with10 carries for 38 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Grayson was the leading receiver for EA with two catches for 28 yards and a touchdown. McBride had one catch for 30 yards.

The story of the game for the Spartans was the defense which forced three turnovers and constantly gave their offense excellent field position throughout the game.

Terrebonne, who entered the postseason averaging 29 points per game, was limited to just 148 yards of offense, including just 24 rushing yards.

Quarterback Ja’Khi Douglas, a Florida State commitment, was just 5 of 16 passing for 71 yards. The senior rushed 22 times for 12 yards.

A.J. Walter was the Tigers leading receiver with four catches for 90 yards.

EA’s defensively were led by Masey Lewis, Jerrell Boykins and inside linebacker Javon Carter and a host of others.

East Ascension (9-2) advances to the regional round Friday night to play at Ruston, a 29-27 winner over Dutchtown, last Friday night.

In their only previous meeting, the Spartans defeated the Bearcats 38-14 in the first round of the 2016 playoffs in Ruston.

East Ascension 20, Terrebonne 6

Team

THS

EAHS

First Downs

11

10

Yards Rushing

42-24

32-112

Yards Passing

124

79

Passes (C-A-HI)

8-24-1

8-21-1

Punts-avg.

6-31.7

6-35.2

Fumbles-lost

5-2

1-1

Penalties-yards

6-45

5-65

SCORING SUMMARY

Terrebonne 3 3 0 0- 6

East Ascension 3 10 0 7-20

EAHS: Logan Kern 28 FG

THS: Wyatt Guidry 42 FG

THS: Guidry 36 FG

EAHS: Kern 22 FG

EAHS: Hobart Grayson IV 19 pass from Cameron Jones (Kern kick)

EAHS: Jones 2 run (Kern kick)