No. 1 seed Many Tigers too much for Ville Platte
MANY -- For the second year in a row, the Many Tigers take care of business and hand Ville Platte High a huge loss in the first round of the LHSAA Class 2A playoffs.
Ville Platte finishes the season with an overall record of 3-8. The Bulldogs will move to Class 3A next year.
Last year, the No. 4 seed Many took down Ville Platte 62-0. This past Friday night, it was much of the same, as the Tigers sprinted by the Bulldogs 76-0.
It did not take Many long to get on the board. On the opening kickoff, the Tigers came up with the ball at the Ville Platte 37-yard line, when no one from the Bulldogs could come up with it.
On the very first play from scrimmage, running back Jaylon Carhee raced down the field for the score. The two-point conversion was no good, but Many had a 6-0 lead just 20 seconds into the game.
The Tiger’s next score came on their next possession, as they recovered a fumble by Ville Platte on the ensuing kickoff. This time is was a Terrance Williams run that did the trick for the touchdown. The kick was good, giving Many a 13-0 lead with 9:56 to go in the first quarter.
Following a three and out for Ville Platte, the Tigers hauled in the punt and ran it back to the Bulldog 12-yard line. On first down, quarterback Zequarrius Rhone found wide receiver Josh Carroll for the 12 yard touchdown pass. With the extra point, Many took a 20-0 lead with 7:55 to go in the first quarter.
Ville Platte was forced to punt the ball away again on their next drive and the Tigers took the kick to their 47-yard line. The very first play from scrimmage following the return, Carroll got the reverse hand off and sprinted his way to the end zone for a 53 yard run. The kick was good and the Tigers extended their lead to 27-0.
Many would go on to score two once more in the first quarter when Williams found pay dirt once more, this time from three yards out. With the extra point, the Tigers now owned a 34-0 lead as the first quarter came to a close.
Four more touchdowns by Many in the second quarter left the score 62-0 as the two teams headed into the locker room. The Tigers would add two more scores in the second half.