Patterson High School coach Don Jones talks to his team following their 49-7 loss to Lutcher in the season finale. Jones is retiring following this season. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
Lutcher defeats Patterson in finale for coach Jones
The Lutcher Bulldogs jumped out quickly on the Patterson Lumberjacks, and Patterson was unable to catch up as Lutcher rolled to a 49-7 victory in District 9-3A action at Patterson Friday.
Lutcher scored touchdowns on its first three possessions for a 21-0 advantage after Rasuan Storks’ second con-secutive touchdown run on a 4-yard carry with 4:28 re-maining in the first quarter.
Patterson’s lone touchdown came on its ensuing drive as the Lumberjacks moved the ball 64 yards in 13 plays, capped by Allen Langston’s 10-yard touchdown run.
Jose Riveria’s extra point was good to cut Lutcher’s lead to 21-7 with 8:25 remaining in the second quarter.
After Patterson’s lone touchdown of the night, the Bulldogs countered almost 3:30 later with one more touchdown in the first half on Storks’ 1-yard run with 5:06 remaining. Logan Bourgeois, who was 7-for-7 on point-after attempts, converted the point-after attempt for a 28-7 lead.
Lutcher scored twice in the third quarter via a 7-yard run by D’Wanye’ Winfield with 6:37 remaining and a 13-yard pass from Winfield to Marii Green with 1:27 remaining in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs’ final touch-down came on a 12-yard run by Ty Brown with 10:50 remaining in the ballgame.
The Lumberjacks totaled 110 yards of offense (102 rushing and 8 passing).
Langston led Patterson with 21 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown.
Patterson started freshman quarterback Caylon Davis, and he played the entire game.
Lutcher totaled 382 yards of offense (212 rushing and 170 passing).
Storks led the ground game with nine carries for 106 yards and three touchdowns, while Winfield had five carries for 64 yards and a score.
Mekhi Patterson completed 7 of 12 passes for 157 yards with one touchdown, while Winfield also had a touch-down throw.
Rasohn Williams was Lutcher’s leading receiver with three catches for 105 yards, while Winfield had three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown. Green had one reception for 13 yards and a score.
Friday’s game was the final one for Patterson coach Don Jones, who announced he was retiring following the season.