The Warriors scored four touchdowns and dominated the Hawks Offense limiting St. Helena to less than twenty to total yards in their first action this season. Amite’s fall scrimmage against Class 4A Edna Karr did not take place last week due to bad weather.
All of the Warriors four scores were by running the football and by four different players. Damien Bazley, Jarvis Saulsberry, James Oden Jr. and Albert Gardner would score touchdown runs for Amite.
Damien Bazley was the high point man for the Warriors ground attack as he averaged a whoping 10.6-yards per carry with 53-yards on five attempts and a TD. Amite did not turn the ball over, something that Coach Alden Foster was excited about.
“We have to hang on to the ball. We have talked about that a lot during practice and we did a good job against St. Helena,” said Foster. Amite had big turnovers in key games in 2009 and the Warriors turned the ball over nine times against McComb in their Spring Games.
The Warriors led 21-0 at halftime over the Hawks and then added one more score early in the second half of the game to lead 28-0, which was also the final score of the jamboree last week at the 2010 Tangelina Jamboree at SLU in Hammond.
Amite will not hit the road for their longest road trip in school history. The Warriors will travel to Pensacola, Florida this week for a tilt with Pace High School. Pace has a very good program and Amite will be tested in all phases of the game.
“It’s an exciting challenge for all of us. This is a long trip to face a good team but one we are looking forward to. Playing tough teams can only help you better prepare for the rest of the schedule,” said Coach Foster.
Amite would have had a tremendous debut regardless as they were originally scheduled to play 4A favorite Franklinton but both teams are playing out of state foes in week one as the Demons will travel to Texas for their season opener.