Patterson's Louis Jones heads downfield while pursued by, from left, Morgan City's Dravian Morris and Adrian Garrison during the Lumberjacks' 66-7 homecoming victory Friday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
UPDATED: Patterson, Berwick win homecoming contests
The Tri-City area finished 2-for-2 in homecoming victories with a pair of blowouts as Patterson defeated Morgan City 66-7, while Berwick topped Cohen College Prep 41-0.
Below are recaps of both games:
The Patterson Lumberjacks jumped out to a 28-0 first-quarter lead en route to a 66-7 victory Friday at home.
Besides the Lumber-jacks’ first win of the season, it also was the first for first-year head coach Zach Lochard.
The Lumberjacks scored on all seven of their first-half drives en route to a 58-0 halftime advantage.
Patterson scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in the win.
Caylon Davis completed 4 of 5 passes for 100 yards with three touchdowns, while Joseph Larson completed 6 of 8 passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns. Davis had touchdown passes of 80 yards and 11 yards each to K.J. Paul and a 5-yard touchdown pass to Louis Jones. Larson had a 1-yard touchdown pass to Paul and a 29-yard scoring pass to Tylon Walton.
Paul was Patterson’s leading receiver with five receptions for 122 yards and three scores.
Walton had two recep-tions for 33 yards and a score and added three carries for 38 yards and a touchdown.
Other Lumberjacks reaching the end zone on offense were Darion Robertson, who had two carries for 2 yards and a score; and Louis Jones, who had a five-yard touchdown reception.
The Lumberjacks also got a score from Randan Paul on a 47-yard punt return and from Camron Davis on a 57-yard interception return for a touchdown on Patterson’s final score of the night.
Patterson converted six two-point conversions in the game.
Larson had a two-point pass apiece to Jones and Caylon Davis, Caylon Davis scored on a two-point run and threw another to Howard Kinchen, Walton had a two-point run and Drew Dinger had a two-point pass to Camron Davis.
Patterson finished the game with 224 yards of offense, (186 passing and 38 rushing).
Morgan City’s touch-down came in the third quarter on their opening drive as Zion Holmes capped the drive with a 4-yard scoring run. Tate Matherne’s extra point was good to make the score 58-7 with four minutes remaining in the third.
Adrian Garrison led Morgan City’s run game with 14 carries for 67 yards, while Holmes had two carries for 11 yards and a score.
Morgan City finished the game with 75 yards of offense (76 rushing and minus 1 passing).
The Tigers (0-3) will begin District 8-4A action Friday in Bourg when they meet Ellen-der, while Patterson (1-2) will open District 9-3A action at home against
Berwick vs. Cohen
The Berwick Panthers scored 21 points in the first half and added another 20 in the second half for a 41-0 victory against Cohen in Berwick’s homecoming Friday.
Berwick led 14-0 after a quarter, courtesy of touchdowns by Jayden Milton and a 30-yard touchdown pass from Cru Bella to Kaeden Thomas.
The Panthers added a second-quarter touch-down on a 37-yard run by Bella for an eventual 21-0 halftime advantage.
In the second half, Bella scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter, and he completed a 29-yard pass to Zack Gonzales later in the period as the Panthers increased their lead to 35-0.
Andre Engleton capped Berwick’s scoring with a 15-yard run in the final period for the final score.
Jude Vasquez was 5-for-5 on point-after attempts.
Bella completed 7 of 12 passes for 125 yards with two touchdowns and interceptions apiece. He also rushed 6 times for 40 yards and two touchdowns.
Thomas had 3 recep-tions for 67 yards and a score, while Gonzales had 3 receptions for 51 yards and a score.
Milton led Berwick’s run game with 16 carries for 88 yards and a score, and Engleton added five carries for 48 yards and a score.
Berwick had 312 yards of offense (187 rushing and 125 passing).
Cohen was limited to 122 yards of offense (67 rushing and 55 passing)
Ahiyjah Charles completed 2 of 3 passes for 47 yards, while Dwayne Page led the team’s receivers with a 43-yard reception.
JayDaniel Williams led the squad’s ground game with 11 carries for 30 yards.
Cohen (0-2) will return to action next week when it travels to face Fisher, while Berwick (1-2) will open District 9-3A action at Patterson.