West Ouachita JV 20, Bastrop 6
In control from the outset, West Ouachita scored on its first two possessions en route to a 20-6 junior varsity triumph over Bastrop on a steamy Monday afternoon at Ram Stadium.
Starting deep in their own territory upon receiving the opening kickoff, the Chiefs promptly drove 90 yards on five plays.
Back-to-back carries by Alfred Cole went for 13 and 15 yards on the first two plays from scrimmage. Jordan Carter's 39-yard burst on a sweep to the right side set up first-and-goal from the 8, with Cole eventually punching it in from a yard out. Luke Stagg's PAT gave the visitors a 7-0 lead with 4:23 to play.
Tim Anderjack's third down sack disrupted the Rams' first series and brought on the punting unit.
Taking over at their own 28, the Chiefs needed just four plays to get back into the endzone. Cole's 22-yard run, Cole Moore's 15-yard reception and Jordan Carter's 16-yard run advanced the Chiefs to the 19. From there, Brennan Crawford found Moore in the right side of the endzone, widening the spread to 13-0 with 19 seconds to play in the first period.
Bastrop crossed into West Ouachita territory on its next series behind a 26-yard pass from Keithon Covington to Darrion Nichols. The drive soon stalled at the 38 when Matthew McAlister and Wes Carter combined to shut down a fourth-and-two pass play.
West Ouachita's next two possessions ended with interceptions by Melvin Brantley.
Brantley's second pick enabled the Rams to start from the plus-30 with 56 seconds on the clock.
An incomplete pass and a holding penalty later, Jacoby Holland's interception preserved the Chiefs' 13-0 lead going into the pause.
After a scoreless third quarter, Chavez Elmore plowed into the endzone from 10 yards out on the first snap of the final frame to put West Ouachita in command 20-0.
Both teams went three and out on their next series.
Bastrop then covered 60 yards on six plays to break the shutout. Saron Fielder connected with Eric Kelly on passes of 15 and 18 yards to close out the drive as Bastrop drew within 20-6 with 1:23 on the clock.