Taylor, St. Amant stay unbeaten with 48-12 triumph over Helen Cox
GEISMAR – St. Amant played at rival Dutchtown’s stadium while waiting for new turf to be fully installed at The Pit but the Gators made themselves right at home Friday night,
Jumping out to a 35-6 lead at halftime behind three scores from D’Andre Taylor, St. Amant cruised to a 48-12 win over Helen Cox.
Taylor had a pair a touchdown grabs from 32 and 20 yards out and ran a kickoff back 93 yards to paydirt, giving the Gators a 21-6 lead following Cox’s first score of the night on Amari Dunbar’s two-yard run.
“D’Andre Taylor had a great game and it’s crazy,” St. Amant head coach David Oliver said. “It’s 14 years as a head coach and it’s the first time we’ve had a kickoff return.”
Taylor had five catches for 84 yards
Senior quarterback Cole Poirrier completed 15 of 19 for 219 yards and four touchdown passes. He also ran for 37 yards.
W’Juantaz Paul also had a great night for the Gators, adding 67 yards rushing with a touchdown.
“I was pleased how we played offensively,” said Oliver. “For the first time all year, we protected the football. We didn’t have a single turnover.”
It was the first defeat for the Cougars after a pair of convincing wins.
“They executed well. They are a well coached team. We’ve got to get better at physicality,” said Cox coach Emmanuel Powell. His team will look to bounce back next week versus Holy Cross.
St. Amant (4-0) opens district play next Friday at McKinley.
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