Grid Stars: Notre Dame’s Bergeron earns top honors
The Notre Dame Pioneers passed another big test last Friday and they did it in what was a fairly easy manner.
The Pios racked up 338 yards of total offense and limited Kaplan’s normally potent ground attack to just 161 yards in a 35-6 shellacking at Gardiner Memorial Stadium.
The beatdown was spearheaded by senior quarterback Garrett Bergeron, who completed 11 of 18 passes for 213 yards and three touchdowns to earn top honors on this week’s edition of Grid Stars.
Bergeron hit Zack Miller on a 46-yard scoring strike just eight minutes into the game. He then hooked up with Waylon Bourgeois on a 55-yard touchdown pass some three minutes later before capping the performance with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Gentry Borill midway through the fourth quarter.
Bourgeois made a push for the top honor with two receptions for 68 yards and two carries for 30 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter.
The defensive leaders for the Pios were seniors John Hoffpauir and Thomas Stevens, who combined for 25 tackles. Hoffpauir logged 15 total tackles while Stevens had 10. They each had a tackle for a loss.
Trent Winbush also had another impressive night for the Rayne Wolves in their 28-18 road victory over Leesville Friday.
Winbush logged 29 carries for 165 yards and three touchdowns. He scored on runs of 1, 17 and 24 and yards.
Darion Senegal followed Winbush with 100 yards and a touchdown on just four carries. His big run of the night was from 71 yards out.
Other impressive performances were turned in by Church Point’s Rodney Dupuis and Breelyn Jones, Iota’s Kaleb and Kollin Guillory and Hunter Andrus and Crowley’s Rapheus Joseph and Marquis Garrett.
In Church Point, Dupuis rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in a 28-17 victory over rival Eunice.
Jones, the Bears’ quarterback, picked up 75 yards on eight carries, including a 35-yard scoring burst.
Across the parish in Iota, it was all about the Guillory brothers in the Bulldogs’ 54-12 Homecoming victory over Mamou.
Kaleb Guillory saw his workload decrease in the rout, but he still picked up 84 yards and scored five touchdowns on eight carries. Kollin Guillory also did damage, rushing for 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just nine carries.
Andrus also had a highlight reel play on an interception he returned 40 yards for a touchdown.
The news wasn’t as good in Crowley, where the Gents’ dropped a heartbreaking 25-22 District 5-3A decision to Northwest.
The bright spots in the defeat were Joseph and Garrett.
Joseph had five big receptions for 190 yards and a touchdown while Garrett, who didn’t take over at quarterback until the second half, completed five passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns.