Walker too much for Central, 45-14

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The Walker Wildcats were looking to bounce back from last Thursday night’s three-point loss to Live Oak. On senior night at home against the Central Wildcats, they did just that and enjoyed the return of sophomore starting quarterback Ethan McMasters.

Even though he played on a limited basis, McMasters helped lead a motivated Walker to a 45-14 District 4-5A victory to close out the regular season.

McMasters went 8-of-13 passing for 163 yards and a touchdown.

Darius Hampton’s 53 yard touchdown at the 6:06 mark of the first quarter opened the scoring and another one by Hampton close out offensive display the Walker (6-4, 3-3) in the fourth.

Walker’s other scores included a pair by touchdowns by Tristan Taylor, who has scored from 32 and seven yards out on the ground. Jashown Garrett had a two-yard touchdown run and Byron Lockhart bulled into the end zone from the one-yard line whiled adding a two-point conversion.

Kicker Caleb Wall finished 4-of-5 on extra points and booted a 34 yard field goal in the third.

Central’s only scores came from running back Parker Evans on runs of 10 and 36 yards respectively followed by Tyler Melton’s two extra points.

While Walker knows it will play on the road next week in the Class 5A playoffs, Central (4-6, 2-4) awaits the Sunday bracket announcement to see if they will make the 32-team field.

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Johnny Marchese


Johnny Marchese is a lifelong resident of Southeast Louisiana, born in New Orleans and raised in Terrytown. Johnny is a 1981 graduate of West Jefferson High School, then after a one year volunteer stint at WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a field radio operator. Upon returning from a…

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