REPLAY: Berry, St. Martin’s remain unbeaten with shutout of Abramson

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METAIRIE – The only matchup of unbeaten teams in the metro area Friday night quickly turned in favor of sophomore sensation Harlem Berry and the St. Martin’s Saints.

Berry scored on a 50-yard touchdown run on the game’s first play and accounted for 177 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns as the Saints blanked Abramson 47-0 at Tony Porter Field.

The top prospect from Louisiana in the Class of 2025 added scoring runs of 6, 21 and 41 yards and finished with 139 yards on eight carries, playing only 1½ quarters. He also rambled 38 yards with a screen pass.

St. Martin’s (4-0) led 23-0 after the game’s first 3½ minutes. It was 30-0 after one quarter and 40-0 at halftime.

Matthew Mannino threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Schexnaildre and Cooper Helmke kicked a 22-yard field goal for the other first-half points.

Seth Mandella’s 5-yard run in the third quarter was the only scoring in the second half.

Abramson (3-1) had its best scoring chance in the final quarter, but a touchdown pass from Kenneth Christophe to Parrish Norris was called back by an ineligible man downfield.

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Lenny Vangilder


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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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