Replay: Karr blanks Helen Cox, gets set for Class 4A title defense

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The quest for a four-peat can now officially begin for the Edna Karr Cougars.

Karr closed out its regular season with a 13-0 victory over Helen Cox at Behrman Stadium in the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Thursday Night Game of the Week.

The Cougars of Algiers (7-2, 3-0 District 10-4A) held the Jefferson Parish Cougars (2-8, 0-3) to negative yards in the first half and scored on the first drive of each half.

Leonte Richardson’s 2-yard run capped a 54-yard drive to open the game for Karr.

It would still be 7-0 at halftime after Helen Cox stuffed Karr three times inside the 2-yard line in the final two minutes of the first half.

Karr forced a three-and-out on the first possession of the third quarter, then drove 70 yards in five plays, capped by a 32-yard Kevin Marigny touchdown run. The extra point try failed.

Helen Cox had its best offensive drive on its next possession, thanks in large part to a 31-yard run by Jeremy Williams after a bad punt snap. The drive would be halted by a fourth-down interception.

Karr drove the length of the field but was kept out of the end zone when quarterback Leonard Kelly was tackled inches from the goal line on a fourth-down run.

Karr went into Thursday night ranked No. 3 in the Class 4A power ratings, while Cox was No. 34 and likely needed a victory to get into the playoff field.

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