Edna Karr runs past L.B. Landry, 33-0

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ALGIERS – Edna Karr are the kings of Algiers again.

Always up for the challenge of facing neighborhood rival L.B. Landry, Karr scored early and often, coasting to a 33-0 victory in both teams season opener at Morris F.X. Jeff Sr. Stadium.

The Cougars answered questions about a young offense on their first play of the season when senior running back Dezemen Favorite took a handoff up the middle, bounced off a group of Landry defenders and speed down the sidelines for a 39-yard touchdown run to give the Cougars a 7-0 lead.

The play set the tone the game on a hot, steamy Friday night. It’s nothing new in the recent rivalry meetings. The Cougars have won 15 of their last 16 games against Landry.

“Our team needed to settle down a bit,” Landry coach Carl Spicer said. “We made a lot of mistakes.”

Favorite rushed for two touchdowns in the first half. His second rushing touchdown, a 1-yard dive, made the score 14-0 in the first quarter.

“We played well defensively, and we ran the ball well,” Karr coach Brice Brown said.

Karr senior Kantaz Lewis had a 2-yard touchdown run as the opening quarter lead grew to 21-0.

Junior Daejawn Smith weaved his way through the Bucs defense for a 21-yard touchdown boost the Cougars advantage to 27-0 with 5:33 left in the first half.

“We have a young team,” Brown said. “I’m proud of the way we executed in the first half.”

Karr will look to maneuver a long holiday weekend and short week before taking on Scotlandville at home next Thursday.

Landry faces another tough test next Friday when they take on St. Augustine.

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Pierce W. Huff

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