Tigers fall to Knights in season opener
By Chris & Laurie Mueller
New season, same story, as the South Beauregard Golden Knights handed the DeQuincy Tigers a 38-12 loss Friday night in Longville. It was the 7th consecutive win for the Knights over DeQuincy in a series that was once dominated by the Tigers.
The Tigers hung tough for the first half and part of the third quarter, but beyond that it was all South Beauregard. The Golden Knights jumped out to a 14-0 lead on Jansen Fontenot's 15 yard pick six, and later Shea Holland ripped off a 76 yard run. Holland had a huge night rushing the ball as he ended up with 239 yards and three touchdowns.
The Tigers drew close just before the half on a Chase Dyer to Jake Goodman 7-yard pass play. The point after failed making the score 14-6 at the half.
DeQuincy scored first in the second half when Dyer tossed the ball to Jacob Cupstid, who made a leaping catch for the touchdown. The point after failed leaving DeQuincy two points down midway through the 3rd period. Dyer had a nice night as a double threat, completing eight for 23 passes for 83 yards and rushing 13 times for 43 yards.
Unfortunately, after that score it was a heavy dose of the Golden Knight ground attack as Holland added touchdown runs of two and 15 yards and his back field mate Kelly Courville plowed in from two yards out to up the lead to 32-12. Courville added 105 yards as South Beauregard rushed for 357 yards in the contest. The final score of the night came on Jansen Fontenot's second interception of the night for a score.
Javion Leday had 11 carries for 54 yards. Sam Whatley had two catches for 32 yards and Leday had two grabs for 20. Cupstid had one catch for 19 yards and Goodman had one for seven yards.