Patterson's Elijah Williams catches a pass Friday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
South Terrebonne tops Patterson 35-20
The South Terrebonne Gators pulled away in the second half of Friday’s nondistrict contest for a 35-20 victory against the Patterson Lumberjacks at Lumberjack Stadium.
While Patterson trailed just 14-7 at halftime, South Terrebonne scored touchdowns on its first two drives of the second half for a 28-7 lead.
The Gators added another touchdown in the fourth quarter for a 35-14 advantage.
South Terrebonne’s second-half scores came via a 13-yard pass from Christian Arceneaux to Peyton Parr. Shea Pitre, who was five-of-five on point-after attempts, made the extra point for a 21-7 South Terrebonne lead.
After forcing a Patterson three-and-out on its next possession, South Terrebonne took over at the Patterson 41 and needed just four plays to score. The drive was capped by Arceneaux’s 17-yard pass to Jamala Ricks with 5:57 remaining in the third quarter for a 28-7 lead.
Patterson scored its first touchdown of the second half early in the fourth quarter as Tylon Walton connected with Elijah Williams for 53-yard touchdown pass with 11:03 remaining in the ball game. Jose Riveria’s extra point was good to cut Patterson’s deficit to 28-14.
While South Terrebonne countered on its next drive with a 3-yard run by Brandon Breaux with 7:12 remaining to put the Gators ahead 35-14, Patterson responded quickly. After a penalty to start the next drive, Walton connected with Williams for another touchdown pass, this time from 35 yards with 6:50 remaining. Riveria’s extra point was no good, but Patterson had cut its lead to 35-20.
The Lumberjacks could get no closer, however, as South Terrebonne drained the remainder of the clock.
Patterson totaled 283 yards of offense Friday (56 rushing and 227 passing).
Walton completed 6 of 12 passes for 180 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Williams was his leading receiver with four receptions for 171 yards and two scores.
In the first half, Patterson got on the board first as Treylon Bennett scored on a 1-yard run with 4:38 remaining. Riveria’s extra point gave the Lumberjacks a 7-0 lead.
South Terrebonne responded on its next possession as Arceneaux capped the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. Pitre’s extra point with 1:06 remaining in the first quarter tied the game at 7.
Patterson will return to action this week when it travels to face Morgan City High School for the Tigers’ homecoming.