Eagles breeze by Fisher
By GEOFFREY STOUTE
MORGAN CITY — It took Central Catholic an offensive series to get going, but once it did, the only thing that stopped them was halftime and a third-quarter lull as the Eagles roared past Fisher, 50-7 in non-district play Friday.
After CCHS’ Luke Landry was intercepted by Fisher’s Jaared Mayeaux on the Eagles’ third offensive play of the game, the Eagles would conclude just one more drive in the first half without a score. The drive ended because the first half ended. Even that play, though, was a big one as CCHS backup quarterback Josh Singleton completed a 44-yard pass to Lamar Grogan, who was tackled near midfield.
In the third quarter, the Eagles went into an offensive lull as the offense was forced to punt on its three offensive possessions.
Meanwhile, Fisher scored its lone touchdown of the game on a 3-yard Darry Delaune run with 1:53 remaining in the third.
In the fourth quarter, though, CCHS got back into an offensive rhythm as third-string quarterback Bryson Barbier tossed two touchdowns on consecutive drives, a 17-yard pass to Tyler Hoffpauir with 3:59 remaining and again on a 41 yard pass to Austin Autin at the two-minute mark.
Barbier completed six of nine passes for 100 yards and two scores.
Barbier’s brother, Matthew, had an equally good game as he connected on a 27-yard field goal with no time remaining in the first quarter, while he had several nice kickoffs, including one that rolled past the Fisher return men down to the Fisher 5-yard line.
Despite the great kick, Fisher’s Myles Perrin was able to still return that ball to the Fisher 22.
In the first half, CCHS’ Luke Landry ran for two touchdowns and passed for three more.
The Eagles’ signal caller rushed 19 times for 81 yards and scored two touchdowns, while through the air, he completed 16 of 21 passes for 181 yard, tossed three touchdowns and threw an interception.
All three of Landry’s touchdown passes went to Dontrell Brown, who has continued his dominating season after being slowed by an injury early on. He caught five passes for 113 yards and three scores Friday evening.
The Eagles began the scoring with Landry’s 36 yard run on the third play of its second offensive series with 5:59 remaining in the first quarter.
CCHS would add two more scores, one on a Brown 71 yard reception with 1:54 remaining in the first quarter and again with no time remaining on a 27-yard Matthew Barbier field goal for a 17-0 CCHS advantage.
Landry scored the Eagles next touchdown on a 65-yard run with 9:45 remaining in the second quarter. The Eagles couldn’t get the extra point off, as Landry was forced to fall on the football on the play, but the Eagles still led 23-0.
CCHS added two more first half-scores on a Brown four-yard reception with 6:24 remaining in the half, while Brown caught another touchdown pass, this time from 23 yards out, a little more than four minutes later.
CCHS (3-3) will return to action Friday when it opens District 8-1A play on the road against Ascension Episcopal.