Helen Cox continues winning ways with convincing win over Lake Area
Davon Ward continued his outstanding season, rushing for three touchdowns as Lake Area New Tech handled Lake Area New Tech 35-6 Thursday night at Pan American Stadium. It was the third straight win for the Cougars (4-3).
A junior, Ward rushed 38 times for 117 yards and caught one pass for 33 yards. Jordan George completed 12-of-20 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown to Miguel Bright with one interception. George also rushed for a score.
Helen Cox jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on touchdown runs by George and Ward, the latter, a four-yard run. That remained the score at halftime.
The Jaguars made a game of it in the third quarter when quarterback Myron Junior scored on a one-yard run to cut the deficit to 14-6 after a missed extra point.
The fourth quarter belonged to Helen Cox.
The Cougars scored 21 unanswered points to pull away for the win. Ward scored on a one-yard run, George connected with Bright on a 24-yard touchdown pass and Ward added his third score on another one-yard run to cap the scoring.
“We kept it going,” said Helen Cox head Skip Lamothe. “I was happed with the way we finished. I was not surprised they were competitive. They are better than their record. Their schedule has been the toughest in the state. This is a good win for us. We were able to wear them down a bit. We didn’t waver when they pulled close, kept our poise and stuck to our game plan and remained confident. We kept playing and came through.”
Despite the win, the Cougars still have a ways to go to be a better team.
“I think we are still learning how to win,” Lamothe said. “We had too many penalties tonight (13) and that has to end. The kids are learning how to handle success and that is important. Ward is determined and is quite a competitor. He’s been doing a great job for us. George is very composed for a sophomore and has a great future at quarterback.”
Junior was 6-of-20 for 100 yards with an interception, he rushed nine times for 22 yards and a score and even caught a pass for 17 yards to pace Lake Area New Tech. Tory Perrette had five carries for 45 yards.
The Cougars step up in class, facing very tough Warren Easton next Thursday night in district play while Lake Area New Tech (0-7) will still be in search of its first win against Riverdale next Saturday afternoon.
“With Easton and Karr coming up, we are certainly going to figure out just how good we are,” Lamothe said. “We know they are very good, where we are trying to get. We are looking forward to finding out just how improved we are.”
HCHS 14 0 0 21 — 35
LANT 0 0 6 0 — 6
Thursday, Oct. 12
New Orleans Area
Helen Cox 35, Lake Area New Tech 6
St. Helena 54, Springfield 7
West Jefferson 36, Bonnabel 0
Around the State
Basile 28, Elton 26
Benton 34, North DeSoto 33
Catholic (PC) 48, Westminster Christian 0
Dunham 42, Capitol 0
Haughton 24, Captain Shreve 14
Highland Baptist 47, Hanson Memorial 39
Calvary Baptist 69, Lakeside 15
Mansfield 58, Ringgold 0
Northwood 42, Huntington 14
Vandebilt Catholic 45, Central Catholic 16
Walker 42, Belaire 12
Woodlawn (BR) 49, Tara 13
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