Week 5 Look Back
Covington and Slidell earned a pair of hard-fought defensive victories on Thursday night, while Northlake moved back above the .500 mark. Northshore rallied from an early deficit and used Kohen Rowbatham’s fake punt to keep defending District 6-5A champion Ponchatoula winless in district play. On Friday night, St. Paul’s used a 22-point third quarter to hand Hammond its first loss, while Pope John Paul II scored 42 points in the first quarter and cruised to a homecoming victory.
Here’s a score list and a recap of Week 5 action.
Thursday, Sept. 29
COVINGTON 14, FONTAINEBLEAU 7: See story.
HANNAN 35, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6: The Hawks won their second straight game as they used a 21-point second quarter to take control. Brennan Obey ran for touchdowns of 30 and 46 yards, and Cortez Brown added an 1-yard touchdown run. Billy Colomb also had a rushing score and threw a 52-yard touchdown to Brody Smith. Defensively, Wade Rist led Hannan (2-3) in tackles for the fifth straight week as the defense held STA (0-5) to 142 yards.
MCDONOGH No.35 37, SALMEN 28: The Spartans led by three points with 11 minutes to play, but the Roneagles scored the final 12 points to hand Salmen (1-4) its fourth straight defeat. Issac Casnave led Salmen (1-4) with 175 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries. Cameron Dorsey rushed for 87 yards and two scores on eight carries. Jakel Hogan added a fumble return touchdown to round out the Spartans’ scoring.
NORTHLAKE 42, GRACE KING 21: Leading by a touchdown at halftime, the Wolverines broke the game open with 28 second-half points. NCS (3-2) took over in the third quarter as Kameron Casnave scored and Wylie Jackson returned a fumble on the ensuing kickoff for a score to turn a tight game into a 28-7 Wolverines lead. Casnave, who finished with 190 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries, scored his final touchdown with seven minutes remaining to put the game away.
NORTHSHORE 13, PONCHATOULA 10: See story.
SLIDELL 13, MANDEVILLE 10: See story.
Friday, Sept. 30
NEWMAN 52, PEARL RIVER 22: Senior quarterback and Texas commitment Arch Manning threw for 326 yards and seven touchdowns as the Greenies spoiled the Rebels first game on their new artificial turf. Manning did most of his damage in the first half, with five of his scores coming in the first two periods. He was pulled in the fourth quarter after setting three Newman records including most career touchdowns, most career passing yards and most touchdowns in a single game. All three records were held by either his uncle Eli (career touchdowns) or uncle Peyton (career yardage). Pearl River (3-2) finished with 158 yards of offense. Brian Jenkins rushed 17 times for 63 yards and a score. Austin Wadsworth added two rushing touchdowns and 24 yards on 18 attempts. The Rebels also recorded a safety on a blocked punt.
PJP II 51, CRESCENT CITY 0: See story.
ST. PAUL’S 28, HAMMOND 21: See story.
ST. STANISLAUS (MISS.) 38, LAKESHORE 20: The Titans held a 14-7 lead in the first quarter, but the Rock-A-Chaws reeled off 31 straight points to earn the victory. Sam Willie led the Titans (3-2) with 168 yards and a touchdown on 10-of-18 passing. Oudrey Gros had 60 yards on eight carries, and Willie added a rushing score. Colby Ziegler hauled in three catches for 98 yards and a score, while Jaden Wells had six receptions for 45 yards. The Titans other score came on a 39-yard pass from Jack Hurley to Mason Gegenheimer.