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|Block falls to South Plaquemines|
Block High's season came to an end Friday as the Bears fell to top-rated South Plaquemines 66-7 in a Class A quarterfinal contest.
"They are indescribable," said Block High coach Benny Vault. "They are fast, experienced and they play good football."
South Plaquemines (11-1), the No. 1 seed, plays No. 4 Haynesville, a 16-10 winner over Oak Grove, in the semifinals. South Plaquemines outscored Block 42-7 in the first half.
South Plaquemines scored on its first offensive play of the game when wingback Mike Barthelemy threw a reverse pass to quarterback Ridge Turner for a 27-yard touchdown. Lyle Fitte ran for the two-point conversion to make the score 8-0.
Block answered with a touchdown on its first possession as John Bloodsaw scored on a 29-yard touchdown run.
But South Plaquemines wasted little time getting back on the board as Bradley Sylve returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.
Sylve is the son of former Vidalia High standout Eddie Ray Jackson.
"He came by me and gave me a cold he was running so fast," Vault said. "It seemed like his feet hit the ground every five yards. He gallops when he runs."
Turner ran for the two-point conversion to make the score 16-7.
Fitte scored the last points of the first quarter when he ran around left end for a 15-yard touchdown.
Turner accounted for the first points of the second quarter when he threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Sylve to make the score 28-7 with 11:07 left in the first half.
Sylve, who finished with 193 yards in total offense, would add another TD in the third quarter, catching a pass from Turner which covered 82 yards.
Block quarterback Curdarious Johnson left the game during the Bears' second series with an injury.
"It's tough when you lose your leader," Vault said.
Block finishes the year at 8-4.
"I'm proud of our kids," Vault said. "We had a number of first-year players, so we've got high expectations for next year."
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