Kentwood is in danger of falling out of the LHSAA 2A Top 10 after the No. 10 Kangaroos fell victim to Dunham 21-7, a team that was on the edge of becoming ranked after receiving votes before going into Thursday night’s game.
The Roos dominated the game in total offensive yards, but they failed too often to punch it in over the goal line. The Roos stalled out on three different drives off three fumbles that were recovered by Dunham’s defense.
Their lone score came late in the fourth quarter on a 6-yard touchdown run by quarterback Otis Elzy.
Kentwood’s 153 yards rushing was better than Dunham’s yards on the ground, totaled at 98. Elzy was 9-for-22 for completions and passed for 116 yards in the air. Dunham’s total yards in passing did not surpass 100 yards.
Penalties also plagued the Roos, who committed nine penalties for 70 yards.
Both teams were scoreless after the first quarter of play, but Dunham was able to score a touchdown each in the following three quarters.
Next week, the 1-2 Roos will try to get back to .500 as they host 0-2 Pine.
The LHSAA has confirmed with The Daily Star that the Amite football team reported one or more of its players was discovered to have tested positive for COVID-19 and they will not participate in activities for two weeks from Thursday.
The Warriors did not travel to South Plaquemines Friday for their Week 3 matchup. Instead, South Plaqumines scheduled a game with Bonnabel to replace the Warriors. At the moment, it appears likely that Amite will not face St. Helena the following week.
According to LHSAA rules, quarantine weeks will not count against schools and will serve as bye weeks.