Defense dominates in scrimmage between Rummel, improved Helen Cox
METAIRIE – A couple of teams with good offensive players saw their defenses dominate Thursday in a scrimmage at Joe Yenni Stadium.
Archbishop Rummel scored the only touchdown in the scrimmage with Helen Cox with starters going against starters as sophomore running back Logan Diggs scored. With the second units on the field, Helen Cox was able to score against the Raiders and that was it for the scoring in the entire scrimmage.
Rummel was without its best player in junior wide receiver Koy Moore. The USC commit missed the scrimmage with a hamstring injury which will likely keep him out for at least another week.
Raiders head coach Jay Roth was pleased overall.
“I think for a young team trying to find itself, I was happy with tonight, Roth said. “I took a lot of positives out of it. I was happy with our defensive performance and effort. Offensively, we tried to run our offense. We wanted to see a few things. It was okay. Our running backs ran hard, Jalen Sturgis and Logan Diggs. Jordan Williams played very well. It is going to take maximum effort week in and week out for us to stay in games and win against our schedule.”
The Cougars were 5-6 a year ago, making the Class 4A state playoffs, the first playoff appearance for the school since 2010. They appear to be even better in 2018 for third-year head coach Skip Lamothe.
“We have grown up,” Lamothe said. “They were freshmen and sophomores who are helping turn the program around. They have bought in.”
“Our defensive backs did a very good job,” Lamothe said. “Our second and third levels were good. Kalin Burrle Breaux and Henderson, were special. Terrell “Smoke” Brown ran hard. Our offensive line can to improve but Khalil Huntley is a load on both lines. For the most part, we should be successful in year three. Jordan George did a nice job at quarterback. Davon Ward can play in the slot, at running back and run kicks back and he will be good for us.”
Rummel plays at St. Paul’s in jamboree action a week from Friday while Helen Cox will play at Behrman Stadium at 8 p.m. against Landry-Walker.
“That will be a very tough test,” Lamothe said. “We are better and now we need to out and prove it,” Lamothe said.
Roth is looking forward to seeing how his team fares against a quality team in Covington.
“St. Paul’s is a quality team and it is always a great jamboree against them,” Roth said. “Practice doesn’t make perfect. You need a perfect practice to play well. That is what we will focus on.”
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