Perry shines again as Karr blasts Buckeye
Senior Skylar Perry has become the latest in a long string of outstanding quarterbacks at Karr.
A week after earning metro player of the week honors from CrescentCitySports.com and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club, Perry turned in another stellar performance, accounting for five touchdowns in the first quarter as defending state champion and top-seeded Karr scored early and often in a 54-13 trouncing of 32nd-seed Buckeye at Behrman Stadium Thursday night.
“We came out and executed well, especially throwing the ball,” Perry said. “This is the playoffs, with everyone starting over. We wanted to come out and made a statement right away that we are still the champions.”
Perry threw four touchdown passes to three different receivers and ran for a fifth score in the opening quarter as Karr led 34-0 by the end of the period and the game was effectively over.
“Skylar continues to improve every week,” said Karr head coach Brice Brown. “We wanted to jump on them early to not let them gain any confidence. The one loss we had this year (De La Salle) was due to a slow start. Our defense and coach Taurus Howard did an outstanding job. This is how we wanted to start.”
It was 47-7 by halftime as Leonte Richardson ran for a score and the Cougars scored on defense as Terrance Casey-Charles returned an interception of Tory Carmen 29 yards for a score. Drew Worthy scored for the Panthers on a 66-yard run.
With reserves in the game, Karr coasted the rest of the way. Carmen added a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter before Dwayne Lewis closed out the scoring on a 26-yard run for the Cougars (10-1).
Perry finished 4-of-4 for 121 yards and four touchdowns and rushed on time for 22 yards and a score. Michael Corner had two catches for 71 yards, both for touchdowns. Worthy finished with 11 carries for 136 yards and a touchdown to pace Buckeye (5-6).
Karr advances to the second round to face the winner of tonight’s game pitting 17th-seed Bastrop at 16th-seeded Carver at Joe Brown Stadium. The Cougars beat the Rams 35-6 on Sept. 22.
“We will line up and play again next week, at home or a long way from home,” Brown said. “We will prepare and be ready for the challenge.”
Karr 34 13 0 7 54
Buckeye 0 7 0 6 13
Prep Football Playoff Results from Thursday, Nov. 9
(1) Karr 54, (32) Buckeye 13
(1) Sterlington 63, (32) Baker 30
(2) Oak Grove 48, (31) Northwood-Lena 0
(6) Ascension Catholic 63, (11) Houma Christian 7
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Randy Pistorius is a lifelong resident of South Louisiana and is currently working in the communications field in the Baton Rouge Metropolitian Area. Randy’s start in journalism came while still in high school at De La Salle in New Orleans and that carried with him to Southeastern Louisiana University where he wrote for the Lions Roar and also worked in…