Mamou loses to league leader Church Point; drops to 1-8
CHURCH POINT – Injuries and youth are not a good combination when a team is trying to beat the district leader late in the season.
Unfortunately, the Mamou Demons had to find that out the hard way, as they fell to the Church Point Bears here Friday night by the final score of 53-8.
Mamou is now 1-8 on the year and 1-5 in district play. The Demons will close out the season hosting the Northwest Raiders on Friday.
With all of the injuries that the Mamou has had over the past two weeks, the Demons are relying on a number of freshmen to fill in. That is not the best situation to find yourself in as you face a team with an overall record of 7-1.
“This past week at practice, I looked at the sidelines and their were just as many players not dressed out do to injury as there was on the field practicing,” stated Mamou head coach Brian Brumfield. “Still our guys have not given in all season long. Even though we are having to play with younger and younger players, they continue to give it everything they have.”
Just as the score indicated, the game was not close from the start. The Bears scored four touchdowns in the first quarter alone to open up a huge lead.
All four of Church Point’s touchdowns in the opening period came via the run game. The first score was from four yards out, the second a 12 yard run, the third was a two yard plunge and the fourth was a six yard effort.
The second quarter was more of the same, as the Bears tacked on two more touchdowns on a 65 and a 29 yard run.
Mamou’s only score happened late in the second period when Thomas Atkins scored on a one yard rushing touchdown.
Church Point added to their lead, putting up two more scores in the second half, once in the third quarter and once in the final period.
The Bears collected 310 yards of offense on the night, all coming on the ground. Mamou totaled 137 yards of offense with 90 of those yards in the passing department.
Landon Deshotels was two for six through the air with 35 yards. Kyrien Jack led all Demon receivers with three catches for 47 yards. Atkins carried the ball 17 times for 34 yards and a touchdown.