McDonogh 35, Karr, Warren Easton win Saturday in Crescent City Kickoff Jamboree
A preview of talented teams including two clear contenders for state honors made for an entertaining Saturday in the Crescent City Kickoff Jamboree at Tad Gormley Stadium.
In the opening game, McDonogh 35 edged Landry 7-6.
The Buccaneers took the lead in the first half with a defensive score on a fumble recovery for a touchdown off a sack but missed the extra point.
The Roneagles got their touchdown in the first half on a 65-yard touchdown pass from Santana Price to Charles Barbarin. Colin Porter made the extra point which proved to be the game winner.
The game ended with three minutes remaining due to an injury to Jahira Scott of the Roneagles, who is fine after being transported to the hospital as a precaution, according to McDonogh 35 coach Frank Daggs.
“Thankfully, Jahira is fine,” Daggs said. “I thought we did a good job in some areas but we are still a work in progress. It was just our second live situation. I think we did alright overall. We were able to play some good defense. That is what I was most pleased with. We moved the ball some but we have to finish drives.”
The Roneagles open the season in tough fashion against talented St. Augustine next Saturday evening at Tad Gormley Stadium.
“St. Augustine has everything you want in a team with size and speed,” Daggs said. “They will be a tremendous measuring stick for where we are as a program. It is a rivalry game and always important to our fans. We just have to continue to work to get better every day.”
Landry will battle rival Karr at Behrman Stadium next Friday night.
Powerful Karr rolled over John F. Kennedy 27-7 in the middle game as senior quarterback A.J. Samuel tossed three touchdown passes and Deantre Jackson scored on a 57-yard run. Kylen Lampton, Tyrone Wilson and De La Salle transfer Makhi Paris each had a touchdown reception for the Cougars.
In the nightcap, Warren Easton shut out McMain 22-0.
In the nightcap, Jirrea Johnson kicked off and recovered his own onside kick for the Eagles.
That led to a 22-yard touchdown pass from Gregory Donaldson to Torie Jones as Easton took a 6-0 lead. The Eagles recorded a safety on a botched kickoff return by the Mustangs and it was 8-0. With reserves in the game, Easton scored twice more to account for the final score.
The game was called due to a disturbance in the stands with 6:24 to play in the first half as fans brawled.
Warren Easton faces a tough trip to play a very tough Ruston team in its opener next Friday night while McMain travels to Belle Chasse, also on Friday night.
As is always the case, Karr and Warren Easton will be serious contenders for state honors, regardless of what class they are assigned to.
Crescent City Kickoff Jamboree Results at Tad Gormley Stadium
McDonogh #35 7, Landry 6
Karr 27, Kennedy 7
Warren Easton 22, McMain 0
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