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Church Point Scoring, Yardage Remains Impressive


Editor/Consulting Writer

It takes a calculator and a quick set of eyes to track the progress of the Church Point High offense.

The Bears contributed to that trend again Thursday night as Church Point continued posting excessive yardage and points while traveling through District 4-3A with relative ease.

Undefeated Church Point recorded a sixth straight victory where the Bears scored at least 50 points, disposing of Ville Platte High 58-20 in a district game.

The victory was the fifth straight in district contests for Church Point, which steps out of league play next week when the Bears host Kaplan.

Church Point travels to Iota during Week 10 in a game that will ultimately decide the district title.

Against Ville Platte (2-5, 2-2) the Bears compiled 338 rushing yards, averaging 12.6 yards per carry.

Running back Tylon Citizen gained 222 yards on 10 attempts. Citizen also scored explosively three times from scrimmage on runs of 54, 70 and 43 yards.

Then in the third quarter Citizen returned a kickoff following a Ville Platte touchdown, 73 yards for the last score of the game.

Church Point scored three times in the first quarter on the 54-yard Citizen run, another touchdown by Jalon Reese (8 carries, 82 yards), while Bryce LeJeune returned the first of three Ville Platte interceptions for a TD as the Bears grabbed a 22-7 lead.

LeJeune, who also had six solo tackles, returned another Ville Platte interception for a touchdown which gave the Bears a four-score advantage.

Ville Platte, which has won two of the last four games, scored on a six-yard Omarion Frank run that gave the Bulldogs a brief 7-6 lead with 6:40 gone in the first period.

Frank also scored defensively for Church Point on an interception return with 12 seconds left in the third.

Ville Platte rushed for 124 yards.