GALLIANO – Central Lafourche dominated from beginning to end, taking a 38-6 win over South Lafourche Friday at Ralph Pere Field at Tarpon Memorial Stadium.

Central Lafourche (3-0 overall) started with a short field after Ryan Weaver intercepted Tarpon quarterback Brock Bailleaux on South Lafourche’s third play from scrimmage.

The drive stalled on the 6-yard line, but Gavin Lasseigne knocked through a 24-yard field goal, giving the Trojans a 3-0 lead with 7:37 left in the first.

After an exchange of punts, Deon Jenkins (18 carries, 102 yards, two TDs) took a first-down handoff and rambled for a 51-yard score. Lasseigne hit the PAT, putting the Trojans up 10-0 with 1:48 left in the opening quarter.

South Lafourche (0-3) scored its first offensive touchdown of the season on its best drive of the season, going 80 yards in 12 plays. The key plays were a 27-yard run from Terry Wheaton and a 33-yard gallop from Aaron Vestal.

Wheaton (six carries, 44 yards, TD) took it in on a 2-yard touchdown run. The Tarpons lined up to kick the PAT, but attempted a fake for a two-point conversion that failed, making it 10-6 with 7:52 left in the first half.

Central Lafourche came right back, going 70 yards in nine plays, largely on the running of Jenkins, who carried seven times for 58 yards, the last carry a 5-yard touchdown run.

The Trojans tried the same trick the Tarpons did, but converted, with quarterback Jacob Barker, the holder, hitting Peyton Loredo (two catches, 95 yards, TD, two-point PAT) on a short pass, making it 18-10 with 3:02 left in the half.

After a Tarpon punt, it was Barker to Loredo for a 77-yard touchdown strike for a 25-6 lead with 1:24 left.

That was enough time for the Trojans to force a punt and drive down to the 1-yard line where Lasseigne hit a 16-yard field goal, sending the teams into the locker room at 28-6.

“We played great defense (Friday),” Central Lafourche coach Keith Menard said. “We had two fourth-down stops in the second half. They got us every once in a while, they got a touchdown, but for the most part we played great defense. Offensively, we kind of got out of rhythm in the second half. We had the kickoff return, but we were just out of rhythm.”

South Lafourche appeared to have recovered an onsides kick to open the third, but a flag nullified the play.

Loredo would make the Tarpons pay, taking the kickoff at his own 13 and sprinting right through a host of Tarpons virtually untouched for an 87-yard touchdown, making it 35-6 with 13 seconds gone by in the third.

The Trojans got their final score on a 37-yard Lasseigne field goal following a 12-play drive that ate up 7:48 of the fourth quarter.

“We’ve got a bunch of young guys on the offensive side of the ball,” South Lafourche coach Blake Forsythe said. “You know, playing all these big 5-A schools, we’re having some trouble growing up. We’re going through a lot of growing pains on offense.”