Photograph: Church Point running back Tylon Citizen cuts up the field for yardage. (Photograph used with permission of Church Point head football coach JC Arceneaux)
It’s hard to stop the Church Point offense when there are three running backs to contain.
The Bears continued to run through their early season opponents Friday night, as Church Point compiled 280 rushing yards while opening District 5-3A with a 38-13 win over Pine Prairie.
Church Point, undefeated after four games, is averaging 35 points and a running game that has been difficult to contain.
That was the case again at Pine Prairie, as running backs Tylon Citizen (116 yards), quarterback Jaden Reese (60) and running back Jalon Reese (60) contributed to the points and the Bears’ six unanswered touchdowns.
Jaden Reese ran for a 54-yard touchdown and another for a yard during the first quarter. Then Reese passed twice to wide receiver Ryley Daigle, to widen the Bears’ lead to 20-6.
For the season Citizen has run for 615 yards, while Jade Reese has gained 295. Jalon Reese has rushed for 283.
Against Pine Prairie Church Point grabbed a 38-6 first quarter lead after Pine Prairie opened the game with a 57-yard scoring pass from quarterback Branson Fontenot to Brandon McDaniel.
Reese had a hand in leading the Bears to three straight TD’s as Church Point took a 52-6 halftime lead.
What’s next? Church Point continues 5-3A with a home game against Mamou.