The Port Allen Pelicans met the U-High Cubs on the Jeff Boss field Friday where the Cubs dominated 49-14.
“It doesn’t show by the score, but I think our kids played extremely hard,” said Port Allen Coach Guy Blanchard.
“U-High’s a better team than us, and they’re ranked number one in the state for a reason. We didn’t play fundamentally sound, but we played hard, and they never quit on me.”
“He had a great game individually,” said Coach Blanchard. “He scored the first touchdown of his career. He played hard and did everything he could to help us. He gave us his best.”
The Cubs marched dow the field during the first possession of the game, capping off a long drive with Cubs’ Nick Brossette, who is an LSU commit, rushing for 2 yards, scoring the first touchdown of the game.
A 7-yard pass from Manny Miles to Garrett Brumfield scored the second touchdown for U-High, and with four minutes left in the quarter, Brossette pushed his way one yard into the end zone, ending the first quarter 21-0.
The second quarter began with a 51-yard defensive touchdown by U-High’s Tre Jackson as he intercepted an Alex Hebert pass.
Six minutes into the quarter, Cubs’ freshman phenom Dylan Moses, who has already verbally committed to LSU, ran 23 yards for another Cub touchdown. Moses scored again with a 1-yard touchdown for U-High with a minute remaining on the clock before halftime, bringing the score to 42-0 at the half.
“We turned the ball over five times in the first half, which leads to disaster in any game,” said Blanchard.
Not until the last four minutes of the third quarter did the first score of the half occur when University High’s Jordan Davis scored a 1-yard touchdown giving the Cubs a 49 point lead going into the fourth quarter.
At the beginning of the fourth, Port Allen’s DeMarcus Franklin rushed eight yards for the Pelicans’ first score of the night and Morris Miller closed the game with a three yard touchdown.
Franklin and Kevin Ransom led the Pelicans in rushing yards with 91 and 73 respectively. Alex Hebert had 78 passing yards. Morris Miller led the defense with six solo tackles while Ken Broussard had five.
“We’ve kept grinding and we’ve gotten better,” said Blanchard. “They’re so young, but they’re going to grow up one day. We started four guys for the first time last week. We just keep playing and keep getting better, and that’s all you can ask for.”