Written by Jonrell Jones
E.D White Cardinals were hitting on all cylinders Friday night. They had some big plays come from
offense, defense, and special teams. The game started as a defensive slugfest, both teams’ offense came alive in the second half. The first half consisted of long, time-consuming drives that usually ended with no points. The Cardinals scored the only points of the first half when Cardinal quarterback, Cailun Griggs, found receiver Christian Hildenbrand with a 13-yard pass with 1:20 left in the half to lead 7-0.
Lutcher was attempting to tie the game up before half, only to be intercepted in the RedZone by the cardinal defensive back Ethan Lee. The second half consisted of big plays from both offenses. Lutcher and E.D. White both scored on every possession in the second half. Lutcher opened up the second half with a 40-yard QB keeper touchdown run by D’Wayne Winfield to make the score 7-7. “Our offense started sluggishly in the first half. I know in the second half I have to elevate my play and put the team on my back,” said Winfield”.
E.D. White then traded scores with Lutcher the next drive with a 2-yard run by Hunter
Becnel to make the score 14-7. Becnel run was set up by a 58-yard run on an option keeper by Griggs.
Lutcher answered with another touchdown drive of their own. Winfield dropped the snap. He picked the ball up and found a wide-open Sam Scott downfield. Scott raced down Lutcher sideline for a 78-
touchdown reception to make the score 14-14. “Big-time players make big-time plays. We needed
someone to step up and make plays, so I answered the challenges,” said Scott. E.D. White on the
ensuing drive, answered with a big play of their own when Griggs found Hildenbrand for a 62-yard catch and run to go up 21-14 with 9:49 left in the game.
Lutcher made quick work of the Cardinals defense on the next drive. Winfield had his second touchdown run of the night from 20 yards to tie the game up 21-21 with 8:29. E.D. White managed to hold the ball for the rest of the game. The Cardinals went on a 17-play drive that took more than 8 minutes off the clock. Cardinals kicker, Landon Brignac, kicked the game-winning kick that left Lutcher with 26 seconds left. The Cardinals would hold on & win 24-21.
“It was my dream moment. I told myself I had to do this for my team,” said Brignac. Lutcher's attempt to win or tie the game ended with another interception from Ethan Lee. E.D. White looks to build on this big district win when they take on the Panthers of Berwick. Lutcher will have a bye week after Donaldsonville canceled due to Covid-19.
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