WOLVES - Rayne High’s Daren Harmon (5) makes a run during Rayne High football action. During Rayne’s 85-34 win over Northside High, Harmon recorded 10 carries for 210 rushing yards and four touchdowns. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)
Wolves roll over Northside for district win
LAFAYETTE - The Rayne High Wolves grabbed their first district win of the 2017 football season in a big way Friday night as they out-played the Northside Vikings.
Of the Wolves’ 633 total offense yards, Trent Winbush led Rayne rushing with 310 yards on 13 carries scoring six touchdowns.
Teammate Darien Harmon recorded 10 carries for 210 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while Jamarcus Monroe had two carries for 16 yards and two touchdowns. Darion Senegal tallied 44 yads on seven carries.
Winbush began the evening on his first run of the night, a 72-yard touchdown run. Morgan Manuel recorded his first extra point of the evening for a quick 7-0 Rayne lead with more to come.
Northside’s Tyrese Bellard connected with Morris Dugas for a 75-yard touchdown pass. The two-point conversion fell short and Rayne held a 7-6 lead, a lead they held all night long.
Compliments of two defensive penalties by the Vikings, Rayne’s offense was able to set up a 15-yard touchdown run by Darien Harmon. The extra point advanced the Wolves with a 14-6 lead midway through the first quarter.
Harmon touched the endzone once more during the first quarter one from 14 yards out. Manuel split the uprights once again for a 21-6 Rayne lead.
Completing a 28-6 first quarter was Winbush with a 36-yard touchdown run and Manuel’s extra point.
Winbush continued his rushing assault in the second quarter with a 36-yard touchdown run behind a key block off Rayne’s left line. Manuel struck again for a 35-6 lead.
Harmon took it down the sideline for a 64-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter for another score. Manuel’s boot was good for an extended 42-6 lead.
With time running out in the first half of play, a Northside pass attempt near midfield was intercepted by Rayne’s Marlon Foreman, setting up a Wolf drive at the 46-yard line. A couple pass completions and runs by Darien Wilridge and Darien Senegal set up a 30-yard fieldgoal by Morgan Manuel for a 45-6 Rayne lead for the halftime break.
The Vikings opened the second half with an opening scoring drive capped with a 70-yard touchdown run by Mason Arceneaux. A two-point conversion brought the score to 45-14, but not for long.
Rayne answered with a Jamarcus Monroe touchdown run for another Wolf score and a 51-14 lead with a Manuel extra point.
Northside’s Jacory Charles took the reins for the Vikings and scored on a 63-yard run down the sideline. Another two-point conversion put the score at 51-22 midway through yje third quarter.
Rayne completed the third quarter with two more touchdowns, a 14-yard run up the middle by Winbush and a 34-yard run around the right tackle. Manuel hit one of two extra points to extend Rayne’s lead to 64-22.
A Northside fumble caused by Tavares Poullard and recovered by Canaan Olivier set up a Jamarcus Monroe touchdown run and Manuel extra point for a 71-22 Rayne lead.
Northside opened the fourth quarter with a touchdown run by Jacory Charles and a failed conversion pass for a 71-28 score.
The back and fourth ballgame saw the Wolves score once again on a Winbush 22-yard touchdown run and a Manuel extra point, brnging the score to 78-28.
The Vikings were not calling it quits as Jacory Charles completed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Morris Dugas for a Northside score.
But, Rayne ended the night just as they began with a Winbush touchdown run and a Manuel extra point for the 85-34 finale.
Rayne’s defense who limited Northside to only 198 rushing yards were Tyreece Beverly and Ron Roberts with 4.5 tackles, John Daigle and Carlos Figaro (3.5 tackles), Tony Roberts, Canaan Olivier and Zach Fontenot (2 each); Jamarcus Monroe, Marlon Foreman, Tyler Fontenot and Beverly Guidry (1.5 each); and Tavares Poullard, Antonio Gabriel, Isaiah Paul, Reid Dupont and Grant Trahan.
Roberts recorded a quarterback sack, while teammates Tyreece Beverly, Roberts, Daigle and Guidry tallied tackles for loss of yardage.
At quarterback were Jamarcus Monroe (2-of-2 for 35 yards) and Darien Richard (1-of-4 for 12 yards).
Rayne receivers were Tyler Fontenot (2-35 yards) and Darien Harmon (1-12).
Manuel was busy at kicking duties recording 10 extra points and a fieldgoal.
Speaking of special teams, Northside kickoffs were returned by Winbush (2-62 yards), Harmon (1-25), Zach Fontenot (1-16) and Grant Trahan (1-2).
The Wolves will return home on Friday for a district contest against Carencro High School. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Wolf Stadium.