Unbeaten East Ascension blanks Broadmoor, 35-0
Baton Rouge – The East Ascension Spartans took down overmatched Broadmoor, 35-0, Friday night at Buccaneer stadium.
The Class 5A third-ranked Spartans scored touchdowns on their first two positions of each half and added to the final margin on 33-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter by Jerrell Boykins after senior Deshon Halls hit Broadmoor quarterback Najee Jones to force the loose ball.
East Ascension (7-0, 2-0) posted their second shutout of the season and third game without allowing a touchdown.
“our defense has been playing good,” said East Ascension head coach Darnell Lee. “We had some backups play, too. We told them to hold the rope.”
Though the Battling Buccaneers never reached the end zone, running back Dedrick Talbert led the way for Broadmoor (1-6, 0-2) with 126 rush yards on 23 carries.
“We played a little better than last week. We play in a tough district. I was proud we were able to run the ball some,” said Broadmoor head coach Elliott Wilkins. “We are outnumbered and undersized every week. I just tell my team to keep playing.”
Broadmoor also came up with three interceptions on defense.
“I thought they played inspired football. Give them credit.” Lee said. “They play scrappy.”
Jason Wakefield, East Ascension’s senior quarterback, three touchdown passes of 10 and 53 yards to Kael babin and Steven McBride respectively on the first two Spartan possessions of the night to set the tone. Wakefield completed 13 of 23 for 223 yards, two scores and two Interceptions.
The Spartans only took a 14-0 advantage into the break, but the offense marched down the field in just over three minutes to begin the second half. A 19-yard touchdown run from Ethan Bagwell extended the EA lead to 21-0.
Seth Baye added a one-yard score with 3:14 to play in the third period to cap a 61 yard drive in nine plays on a possession set up by Jacolby Reed’s fumble recovery.
Broadmoor will look to for that elusive first win of the season at Dutchtown (3-4, 0-2) next week.
East Ascension will face their biggest test of the season next week as the district rival Catholic Bears (6-1, 2-0) pay a visit to Gonzales.
“They’re gonna get everything we have,” said Lee. “It’s a clash of the titans, two really good teams that are playing really well.”
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