Sterlington 50, Wossman 14
MONROE — Austin Dupree rushed for two touchdown in his first game back and Dawson Snell had one of the best games of his remarkable career as Sterlington took a 50-14 decision over Wossman on Friday night.
Capitalizing on a muffed punt, Wossman jumped out to an early 6-0 lead when Antrell Green sneaked in from a yard out. Snell blocked the extra point.
Sterlington would leave the Wildcats with little else to celebrate in their homecoming game.
Davis Johnson's 65-yard pass on a throwback to quarterback Carson Clowers on the Panthers' first play from scrimmage tied the game at 6-6 and started a string of 43 unanswered points.
Snell's second blocked kick — a partial deflection on a punt — gave the Panthers a short field at the 27 late in the first quarter. Dupree's 1-yard run and Landon Green's extra point brought the score to 13-7 with 11:35 remaining in the half.
Wossman advanced to the Sterlington 9-yardline on its next possession behind Jessie Booker's 58-yard burst before turning the ball over on downs.
Sterlington then drove the length of the field before fumbling the ball away at the Wossman 1.
Moments later, Snell smothered Green in the end zone for a safety, extending the Panthers' lead to 15-7.
Upon receiving the free kick, the Panthers covered 35 yards on five plays. Reagor plowed into the end zone from 10 yards out to give the visitors a 22-6 halftime advantage.
Sterlington scored on its first four possessions of the second half to put the game out of reach.
Clowers' 20-yard TD strike to Brooks Rushworth capped an eight-play, 74-yard march to begin the second half scoring.
Starting on the plus side of the field after Wossman fumbled the kickoff, the Panthers marched 30 yards on four plays, with Dupree doing the honors from 19 yards out.
Clowers' 1-yard run on the Panthers' next series pushed the spread to 43-6 midway through the third quarter.
Booker's 2-yard plunge and 2-point conversion run closed the deficit to 43-14.
Sterlington answered just three plays later on Dupree's 34-yard run with 50 seconds left in the third period.
Sterlington rolled up 420 total yards, including 301 on 39 rushing attempts.
Reagor (10 carries, 83 yards, 1 TD) led the ground attack, followed by Clowers (4-76-1). Dupree, who missed the previous two games with a sprained ankle, carried 13 times for 60 yards and a pair of scores, while Denman pitched in seven carries for 60 yards and a touchdown.
Making his first appearance since suffering a fractured ankle in Week 1, tailback Malik Davis gained three yards on his only carry.
Booker accounted for the majority of the Wildcats' offensive production with 112 yards and a TD on just nine attempts. Wossman finished with 224 yards of total offense, including 214 rushing.
Snell was everywhere defensively for the Panthers. Besides tallying 15 tackles, the senior linebacker was credited with three stops in the backfield, a safety, a forced fumble, a blocked PAT and a blocked punt. Interior linemen Chandler Moncrief and Colby Rivera logged seven tackles apiece, followed by Peyton Matthews and Bailyn McKoin with five each.
Sterlington (7-0, 2-0 District 2-3A) faces Madison Parish for homecoming Friday at 7 p.m., before hosting Union Parish for Senior Night on Friday, Oct. 27.
Wossman (1-6, 1-1) visits Richwood Friday night.