Scotlandville overcomes weather delay to roll past Walker
BATON ROUGE – Scotlandville had a sluggish start followed by a one hour and forty minute lightning delay but the Hornets eventually rolled Walker, 54-15, in the District 4-5A opener for both teams Friday night.
With the Hornets up 14-8 and facing a fourth-and-one with 5:51 to play in the first half, multiple heavy strikes of lightning forced the long delay.
“I think we had a pretty good game plan,but we’re still not there yet. We’re so young,my quarterback is only 15,” Scotlandville coach Lester Ricard said. “We missed some opportunities early, dropped two touchdowns.”
Ricard’s offense got rolling in the second half, outscoring Walker 33-7. The Hornets have now scored over 50 points in three straight games.
Marlon Gunn Jr. scored a pair of touchdowns on a 20-yard touchdown run and 42-yard reception from C’zavian Teasett. Great game recap! Thanks.
Sandwiched between the two Hornets scores, Walker took their only lead of the night on a reverse 24-yard run by Brian Thomas followed by a two-point conversion run by Rayshawn Simmons to make it 8-7.
Scotlandville (4-0, 1-0) scored quickly after the lengthy delay. Tassett hooked up with John Hubbart from 35 yards out to give the Hornets a 21-8 advantage which was the score at the break.
“They’ve got a lot of good playmakers out there, good in space, but we didn’t do a very good job tackling,” Walker coach Chad Mahaffey said. “we weren’t consistent. It was a rough night for us. They were definitely the better team tonight.”
Gunn Jr. rolled up 95 rushing yards and added 44 in the air with a pair of total touchdowns. Chance Williams rushed for 141 yards on 23 carries and a score.
Scotlandville had lost the previous two seasons to Walker Walker (2-2 0-1) with the first of those having Ricard was the other sideline.
“I try not to get overly emotional. Every game is important but to see those kids growing up in the past two years in special,” Ricard said.