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Eagles Defeat Patriots 34-0 in Red Stick Bowl

The Eagles defeat the Patriots 34-0 in the Red Stick Bowl. (Photo taken by Jace LeJeune)

The Eagles, led by our very own Marcus Randall, shut out the Patriots led by their head coach Peter Villia 34-0 in the annual Red Stick Bowl, which is the Baton Rouge All-Star Game. This is the first time that this game has been played since 2019 and it was good to see this game featuring some of Baton Rouge’s best back at it after a two-year absence.

The Eagles offense was led by the game’s MVP in Woodlawn High School wide receiver Clayton Adams, who had five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown plus 2 carries for 17 yards on the ground. He even completed a pass in the football game as well doing a little bit of everything for his head coach. At quarterback, Mills Dawson, who is one of the quarterbacks for the Gridiron Football All-American Bowl Game, looked good completing 13 passes for 149 yards and the touchdown to Adams, but it was the running game that was the story in this game.

Livonia’s CJ Johnson, Scotlandville’s Covanta Milligan, Central’s Glen Cage, and McKinley’s Jeremiah Allen all scored touchdowns for the Eagles with Cage being the only running back to rush for over 100 yards. Even, four-star Scotlandville offensive lineman Jamall Franklin Jr. scored a touchdown after receiving a touchdown pass from Liberty High School quarterback Khylan Gross, but unfortunately, the touchdown would be wiped off the board because of penalty.

The Eagles’ defense was just as impressive forcing two interceptions and shutting down the Patriots’ running game.

Still, the story of this game was more than just what happened in the game, but it was about a lot of these players enjoying their time together playing on the field either for the last time or one of the last times in their high school career.

All the coaches and players got to enjoy the experience and will have memories that will last a long time.

Red Stick Bowl Roster

1st Quarter:

East Ascension defensive lineman Chantz Banks has a tackle for loss for the Patriots.
Dunham defensive lineman Jake Rizzo brings Denham Springs running back Ray McKneely down for a big loss.
Dunham defensive lineman Jake Rizzo does it again putting an exclamation point on a dominant first series with a sack.
Ascension Catholic punter Landon Szubinski has a perfect punt pinning the Patriots inside its own five-yard line.
Denham Springs and Liberty commit QB Reese Mooney hits East Ascension’s Antwone Foster down the sidelines for 47 yards.
East Feliciana QB Mills Dawson hits Woodlawn WR Clayton Adams for a 24 yard gain.
Mills Dawson hits Plaquemine’s Mike Mitchell for a 19 yard pickup.
Mills Dawson finds Catholic High School TE Nathan Schlegel for a 11 yard gain to set the Eagles up inside the one yard line.

2nd Quarter:

Liberty Magnet’s Richard McKneely sets the Eagles up in great field position.
Woodlawn WR Clayton Adams goes up and reels this one in for the impressive grab.
Liberty QB Khylan Gross is sacked by Slaughter Charter defensive lineman Kaleb Brooks.
Dunham kicker Hayden Harman’s kick is no good. Eagles still lead the Patriots 7-0.
The Eagles add two more points to their lead at 9-0 after Donaldsonville punter Markale Fisher could not handle the snap.
Clayton Adams shows nice patience on this kickoff return after the safety.
Mills Dawson finds Mike Mitchell in the slot for a nine-yard gain.
The Eagles fail to put more points on the board as Harman misses the second field goal. Eagles still lead the Patriots 9-0.
Central High School defensive lineman Donte Cryer meets Antwone Foster in the backfield.
East Feliciana DB Landon Wilson intercepts Reese Mooney.
Ascension Catholic punter Landon Szubinski has another perfect punt pinning the Patriots inside their own one-yard line.
East Feliciana LB Chandler Wilson makes a big hit on Southern Lab WR Antonio Donahue forcing the incompletion.
Mills Dawson finds Clayton Adams for the reception.
Madison Prep’s Treylan James almost makes a spectacular interception in the end zone.
After discussion, it was ruled that the pass was incomplete.

3rd Quarter:

Donaldsonville’s Robert Kent has a big return at the start of the second half.
Clayton Adams continues his great game with a 22 yard run for the Eagles.
Central High School RB Glen Cage carries the Patriots defense on his back for a first down.
Robert Kent picks off Liberty QB Khylan Gross and gets an interception for the Patriots.
The Eagles return the favor as East Feliciana LB Chandler Wilson intercepts Slaughter Charter QB Gauge Spinks.
Scotlandville High School OL Jamall Franklin Jr. gets pumped after a physical run by Central running back Glen Cage.
Central High School running back Glen Cage gets the Eagles inside the five-yard line.
Liberty Magnet’s Richard McKneely makes some moves on the kickoff return.
Two Woodlawn teammates connect as Clayton Adams completes a 27-yard pass to Tramon Douglas II on the trick play.

4th Quarter:

The Eagles’ extra point attempt was blocked but the Eagles are still up big on the Patriots.
East Feliciana QB Mills Dawson hits Plaquemine’s Mike Mitchell on the slant and picks up 29 yards on the catch and run.
Liberty Magnet LB Jordan Okoye leads the charge and stuffs the Patriots running back.
The Patriots fake the punt on fourth down as Reese Mooney finds Walker’s Kaden Peterson, who makes the contested catch to move the chains.
Liberty Magnet QB Khylan Gross finds his longtime teammate Richard McKneely and McKneely weaves his way for a 48-yard gain.
McKinley High School RB Jeremiah Allen leaves no doubt scoring the touchdown to put the Eagles up 34-0 in the Red Stick Bowl.
The game ends on a crazy scramble for the loose ball.




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