Turnovers doom 'Jacks in 21-12 loss
By CORWIN MURRAY
NEW ORLEANS — Patterson succumbed to Brother Martin’s size late in Saturday’s opener at Pan American Stadium.
The Crusaders rolled up more than 90 rushing yards in the fourth quarter to pull out a 21-12 win.
Patterson (0-1) led 12-7 going into the fourth quarter, but it didn’t last long.
On the fourth and inches from the 50-yard line, Brother Martin running back Jared West popped out of a hole and raced 50 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 10:31 to play.
“We played Brother Martin football,” Brother Martin head coach Mark Bonis said. “Our defense was hurting early because we had so many three-and-outs, but we conditioned our football team for that. We know this: if we’re in the game in the fourth quarter, we feel good about being able to wear teams down.”
But it was turnovers that turned the game’s momentum.
It wasn’t until Patterson quarterback Spencer Landry’s third of four interceptions that the Class 5A team pulled away.
“Their defense stopped us when they had to,” Patterson head coach Tommy Minton said. “They didn’t wear us down except at the end. The story of the game is the damn turnovers. We throw four interceptions, although two of them weren’t the quarterback’s fault, you can’t win like that. … We play to win. Ain’t no moral victories.”
Landry was 26-of-44 passing for 332 yards and a touchdown as the ‘Jacks went to a quick pass offense.
“We knew it would be hard to run between the tackles, so we went to quick passes,” Minton said.
Patterson’s dynamic duo of Daylon Charlot and Mykel Jones each recorded more than 100 yards receiving for Patterson. Charlot had 12 receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown, while Jones added six receptions for 104 yards.
During the first three quarters, Patterson held a 362 to 119 advantage in total offense.
However, things changed in the fourth quarter as the squad followed LSU commit and offensive linemen William Clapp.
Brice Johnston scored on a 4-yard with 3:46 remaining to push the lead to 21-12.
West led Brother Martin with 136 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns, while Johnston had 79 yards and a score on 19 carries.
“We have a couple other college prospects on the offensive line,” Bonis said. “We were able to play our game but they (Patterson) have to be one of the favorites in 3A.”
Patterson will host East Ascension Friday at Lumberjack Stadium.
Additional reporting by Nola.com.
First downs 18 13
Rushing yards 52 191
Passing yards 332 17
Total yards 384 208
A-C-HI 44-26-4 17-8-0
Pen. Yards 3-47 4-55
Fumbles 0-0 1-1
Score by Quarters
PHS 0 12 0 0 – 12
BM 0 7 0 14 – 21
PHS: Deontay Jones 2 yard run (kick
BM: Jared West 1 yard run (Mitchell
Boudreaux kick) (8:54)
PHS: Daylon Charlot 6 yard pass from
Spencer Landry (Landry run failed) (5:33)
BM: West 51 yard run (Boudreaux kick)
BM: Brice Johnston 4 yard run (Boudreaux
Patterson individual stats
Larry Turner, 4-25 yards; Deontay Jones, 6-17 TD; Shelby Lavergne 1-4; Tristen
Ausama 2-7; Spencer Landry 6-(-12); Mykel Jones, 1-11
Spencer Landry 26-44-4, 332 yards, TD
Larry Turner, 2-49 yards; Tristen Ausama, 2-39; Mykel Jones, 8-104; Daylon Charlot, 12-104 TD; Jedrick Gunner, 1-22; Rene Maillet 1-11