Many runs over Menard

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The Many High School football team manhandled the Menard Eagles easily Friday night in Alexandria, running over the Eagles 50-13.

The Tigers’ running back tandem of London and Trent Williams combined for an amazing 452 rushing yards and five touchdowns. London Williams ran for 241 yards on just 14 carries, scoring on four. Trent Williams had 211 yards on 22 totes, including Many’s first TD.

Many struck frequently, and from far away. The Tigers had touchdowns of 76, 60, 62, 88 and 94 yards in their seventh straight win.

With the victory the Tigers are now 7-1 and 4-0 in district while the Eagles fell to 1-7 and 1-3 in district. Due to Menard’s lower power rating, although Many won, the Tigers slipped out of the No. 1 LHSAA power points position, with Amite moving on top statewide. MHS will no doubt retain the No. 1 spot in the Louisiana Sportswriters Association top 10 poll, however.

The Tigers set the tone on their very first possession, moving 52 yards in eight plays, capped by a Trent Williams 4-yard touchdown run to go on top to stay, 6-0.

Many got its first long score defensively. Jamarlyn Garner returned an interception 76 yards for a TD to push the Tigers up 12-0 with 2:48 remaining in the first quarter.

Midway through the second quarter, London Williams scored from 60 yards out, running through multiple Eagle defenders. He also accounted for the two-point conversion to bring the score to 20-0 with 7:30 left in the half. The Tigers defense didn’t allow the Eagles to score on their next three possessions and headed into halftime up 20-0.

The Tiger defense dominated the first half, putting multiple bruising hits on the Menard running backs and quarterback. The defense came to play, led by Tackett Curtis, Keaton Montgomery, Marquis Maxie, and Garet Culverson, and Tylen Singleton.

Singleton snagged an interception returned 16 yards down to the 10 yard line to jumpstart the Tigers midway through the third period. Trent Williams went 6 yards for the touchdown. London Williams converted the two-point conversion to move Many ahead 28-0 with 3:17 left in the third.

Singleton struck again on Menard’s next possession, returning his second interception 62 yards for a touchdown. Trent Williams added the conversion, making the score 36-0.

The Tigers started the fourth quarter with a Trent Williams 88-yard touchdown run up the middle, and after Deacon Lafollette added the extra point kick Many had a commanding 43-0 lead with 11:05 to go.

Menard finally struck with a 59-yard touchdown run on the first play after the kickoff. With 3:41 remaining, Trent Williams went almost the entire length of the field this time on a 94-yard sprint, and Lafollette again added the kick to bring the score to 50-7.  The Eagles got a last-minute TD for consolation.

The entire offensive line opened some huge holes for the Williams boys to both have monstrous nights. The Tigers totaled 501 yards of offense, 487 of that on the ground. Meanwhile, Menard went for 182 yards, including 135 rushing.

Scoring Summary:

1st quarter:

8:12 M – Trent Williams 4 run, kick no good, Many 6-0

2:48 M – Jamarlyn Garner 76 interception return, conversion no good, 12-0

2nd quarter:

7:30 M – London Williams 60 run, L. Williams conversion run, 20-0

3rd quarter:

4:04 M – T. Williams 6 run, L. Williams conversion  run, 28-0

2:06 M – Tylen Singleton 62 interception return, T. Williams conversion run, 36-0

4th quarter:

11:05 M – T. Williams 88 run, Lafollette kick 43-0

10:46 Menard – 59 run, kick good 43-7

3:41 M – T. Williams run, Deacon Lafollette kick, 50-7

0:53 Menard – 13 pass, kick blocked, 50-13

Player Stats:

Passing – M – Curtis 2-7-14, 1 INT

       Menard – 5-23-47, 3 INT

Rushing – M – T. Williams 14-241, 4 TD

  1. Williams 22-211, 1 TD

              Curtis 5-29

  1. Maxie 1-4
  2. Aldredge 1-2

       Menard – 22-135, 1 TD

Receiving – L. Williams 1-7

     McLendon 1-7


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