Curtis rolls past Westlake, Captain Shreve thumps Woodlawn, Deerfield Beach blanks Zachary at Battle on the Border

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Who says an option offense cannot be explosive? Certainly not John Curtis Christian.

The defending LHSAA Division champion Patriots scored early and often to blow out Westlake of Atlanta by a score of 55-27 Saturday afternoon in the marquee game of the Landers Dodge Battle on the Border tripleheader at Independence Stadium.

Curtis (2-0) jumped on top with a 55-yard touchdown run from Corey Wren but the Lions responded with a seven-yard run from Zina Mulbah to tie it at 7.

From that point, the Patriots proved that their explosive veer running attack was too much to handle. A 64-yard touchdown run from Wren put the Patriots head for good, and the big plays kept coming. Shane Goins broke loose on a 34-yard run to to make it 22-7.

After Westlake stayed within reach with a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to draw closer at 22-13, the Lions did not score again until the third quarter.

Antonio Alexander joined the scoresheet with a seven-yard touchdown run, and Curtis quarterback Collin Guggenheim connected with Wren to bring the score to 36-13.

“It was a good football game and I liked how we ran the ball and mixed in the pass in the second half,” said John Curtis head coach J.T. Curtis. “We really need to improve on our run game defense.”

The legendary coach can work with his 2-0 Patriots on those areas where he wants to see improvement during a week three bye.

In the nightcap, Captain Shreve beat Woodlawn, 43-12, in the third one-sided affair of a long day of football in Shreveport.

Captain Shreve (2-0) took charge early, leading 9-0 after a eight-yard pass play from Kendrick Law to Darruis Grant before the defense got in on the scoring act as well. Geron Hargon’s 60 yard fumble return for touchdown was later followed by another from Nick Allen on a 16 yard run back.

The Gators managed three sacks and nine tackles for loss overall.

DJ Flemming’s 70 yard touchdown run increased the Shreve lead to 23-0.

Woodlawn (0-2) broke through right before the half with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Delatrion Moton to Cameron Jackson to make it 36-6.

Grant found Zaquiuis Rogers from 49-yards out respond, and Woodlawn’s final tally on a nine-yard run from Delatrion Moton to bring us to our final score of 43-12.

“I liked how we took control of the game and sped out on top,” said Captain Shreve head coach Bryant Sepulvado. “We had some coverage breakdowns on defense and mental mistakes and procedural penalties on offense that need to get fixed.”

Captain Shreve travels to play Scotlandville next week while Woodlawn takes on Haughton .

The tripleheader begame with an impressive showing from Deerfield Beach. The Florida squad dominated Zachary, 53-0.

Jaylan Knigh’s 49 yard touchdown run less than two minutes into the opening quarter was followed by his second touchdown on the second possession by the Bucks.

The rout was on when Michael Pratt connected with Bryce Gowdy for 17 and 49 yard touchdown tosses the the second quarter.

Widmyer Garcon and Winslot Greffin had a sack and tackle for loss a piece in the shutout effort.

“It was a clean game and the City of Shreveport was amazing,” said Bucks head coach Jevan Glenn. “We executed at a very high level on both sides of the ball. After 5 road games to open the season we’re just happy to be through the gauntlet and on the way back home.”

Next week, Deerfield Beach plays Oak Ridge at home while the reigning Class 5A champion Zachary, now a surprising 0-2 on the young season, faces Brandon High of Mississippi at home.

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