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Lloyd C Bird High School Varsity Football beat Huguenot High School 47-24

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Friday, September 22, 2017

7:00 PM

Huguenot High School
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Game Recap

Although the calendar said it was fall, it felt more like an early summer evening as the Skyhawks returned to Dutchman Field. Apparently pleased with the return, the Skyhawks soundly defeated the visiting Huguenot Falcons 47 – 24 for their fourth win of the season.

Huguenot won the toss and after advancing the ball into Skyhawk territory, aided by several penalties, the Bird defense held and forced a punt. After another penalty brought the ball back to the Bird 5 yard line, quarterback Marcus Banks hit Jemouri La Pierre in stride for a school record 95 yard touchdown pass. As time was expiring in the first quarter, fullback Syunn Mills went the final 3 yards on a drive that featured the running of C. J. Donaldson.

The second quarter featured more of the same, as Banks scored on a 3 yard run and Donaldson scored from 5 yards out on series that sandwiched a nice 35 yard pass from Merlys Manuel to Kevin Gayles for the lone Huguenot score of the first half. Banks hooked up with Jaden Payoute from 40 yards out for his second touchdown pass of the night with under a minute left in the half.

Bird received the second half kickoff and enduring numerous penalties, were still able to lean on the running of C. J. Donaldson, who scored his second touchdown of the night from 1 yard out, after great individual runs of 12, 15 and 22 yards in the drive. Huguenot came back on the ensuing possession and got rid of the running clock with a 3 yard score from Derquan Sykes; the PAT was blocked by Javon La Pierre, his first of two.

The fourth quarter belonged to Huguenot, with Manuel hooking up with Gayles for a 36 yard touchdown and then Manuel scoring his own touchdown from a yard out with 3:01 left in the game. These drives were sandwiched around Bird’s final score of the night, which featured the running of Lamar Davis, who scored from 5 yards out.

Next week, the Skyhawks have a bye and another week to prepare for a trip to Clover Hill on October 4. C. J. Donaldson finished the night with 24 carries for 180 yards and two touchdowns, Marcus Banks went 5 for 7 for 156 yards and two touchdown passes. Defensively, DaMontrae Blowe had 5 individual tackles and 6 assists, while Jose Cofield had 3 individual tackles and a fumble recovery. Javon La Pierre was the leader on special teams with two blocked PAT attempts and a 50 yard kickoff return.

SCORING SUMMARY
1st Quarter
LCB 8:54 Banks to Jemouri La Pierre 95 yard pass – PAT Chavez
LCB :41 Mills, 6 yard run – PAT Chavez

2nd Quarter
LCB 9:40 Banks, 3 yard run – PAT Chavez
Hug 7:15 Manuel to Gayles 35 yard pass – PAT no good
LCB 1:45 Donaldson, 5 yard run – PAT Chavez
LCB :58 Banks to Payoute 40 yard pass – PAT Chavez

3rd Quarter
LCB 7:23 Donaldson, 1 yard run – 2 point conversion failed
Hug 1:55 Sykes, 3 yard run – PAT blocked

4th Quarter
Hug 10:27 Manuel to Gayles, 36 yard pass – PAT blocked
LCB 5:50 Davis, 5 yard run – 2 point conversion failed
Hug 3:01 Manuel 1 yard run – 2 point conversion failed

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Huguenot

6

6

12

Lloyd C Bird
14

21

6

6

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