St. Augustine’s star QB shines in a dominant win over Landry | Prep Sports


Amare’ Cooper threw three first-half landing passes, propelling St. Augustine to a five-touchdown halftime lead on the way in which to a 35-0 victory in opposition to Landry on Friday at Behrman Stadium.

The Purple Knights (2-0), who scored all of their factors within the first half, feasted on 4 Buccaneers turnovers in getting off to an enormous first-half lead for the second consecutive sport.

Cooper threw landing passes of 42 yards to Karaaz Johnson on the Knights’ first collection, 65 yards to Devin Smith at 3:27 of the primary quarter and 30 yards to Joshua Jackson on the final play of the primary for a 21-0 lead.

Working again Clint Langford scored on a 57-yard run at 7:01 of the second interval, and working again Moses Grey scampered 17 yards for a rating with 3:05 remaining earlier than halftime.

How the sport was received

St. Augustine pressured three fumbles and recovered all three within the first half, and junior cornerback Michael Malone picked off Landry quarterback Brandon Edinburgh at 7:54 of the second. Langford scored on his future two performs later.

Participant of the sport

Amare’ Cooper, St. Augustine: Cooper was 8 of 10 passing for 213 yards and the three touchdowns, together with 6 of 8 for 180 within the first half.

Nevertheless, Cornell Harris, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound junior lineman, led St. Augustine’s smothering protection, which was the important thing to the victory. The Knights received 4 sacks together with the 4 turnovers.

They mentioned it

Nick Foster, St. Augustine coach: “We tried to return out and simply play quick. If you happen to give a crew like Landry any hope, they’ll truly (compete) with you.” 

Noel Ellis, Landry coach: “The kids are fighting. We are trying to lay the foundation for this program, which is discipline, accountability and culture. We’ll get to where we can compete with teams like St. Aug.”

Notables

Landry senior defensive finish Devin Hymes Jr. sprained an ankle on the primary play from scrimmage and sat out the remainder of the sport.

Apart from its 4 turnovers within the first half, Landry additionally punted 4 instances (33.0 common).

Regardless of main 35-0 at halftime, St. Augustine had 85 yards in penalties.

Landry, which misplaced 40-6 to Karr in its opener, will host Class 5A East St. John on Friday. St. Augustine, which beat McDonogh 35 by 30-7 final week in its opener, will play at reigning 5A champion Zachary on Friday.

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