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Saints capitalize on Panthers’ mistakes

Written by Claire Chenevert on .

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West Feliciana proved to be a tough competitor for Brusly on the football field Friday night as the Saints beat the Panthers 28-6.

“[West Feliciana] was very aggressive and tough defensively,” said Brusly Head Coach Erik Willis. “We weren’t in the game. We contributed more to their win than they did.”

On Brusly’s first drive down the field, on a second down, Blake Manola’s pass was intercepted by West Feliciana. The Saints scored the first touchdown of the game at the 8 minute mark of the first quarter with a 40 yard carry by quarterback Ryan Reed.

The Panthers pushed their way down the field again only to fumble and lose possession of the ball, which led to a 21 yard rush into the end zone by West Feliciana’s Anthony Ebbs.

With 1:04 remaining in the first quarter, Brusly senior running back Darien Cobbs scored a 5 yard rushing touchdown for the Panthers.

The second quarter opened with a 72 yard pass from West Feliciana’s Reed to Jazmond Ferguson for a Saints touchdown. By halftime, the scoreboard read 21-6.

“We had three turnovers in the first half; four all together,” said Willis. “We played a very good team that was a little better than us. If we wanted a chance to win, we couldn’t make that many mistakes.”

The third quarter began with another touchdown reception for the Saints, a 55 yard pass from Reed to Tre Bailey, for the final points of the game to boost the Saints’ lead to 28-6. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

“We just left too much out on the table and didn’t capitalize,” said Coach Willis.

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