BOURG -- With the offense accounting for four scores, the special teams accounting for two and the defense doing its part, the E.D. White Catholic Cardinals utilized all three phases of the game in a 42-20 District 7-4A victory over the South Terrebonne Gators on Friday night at South Terrebonne Memorial Stadium.

The Cardinals rode the heels of quarterback Brandon Legendre, whose 159 yards rushing and two touchdowns helped paved the way.

Legendre also added an 88-yard kick return touchdown.

"This is a good road win against a quality opponent," E.D. White coach Chris Bergeron said. "We knew they were going to be a physical, tough group and they were. I am proud of our guys for matching them up front. We have a few things to clean up but overall I am pleased with how we played on offense, defense and special teams."

After punting on their first possession, and forcing South Terrebonne to punt on their first two possessions, the Cardinals (4-3 overall, 2-1 in district) put the first points on the board midway through the first quarter.

Legendre weaved his way through the Gators defense from 39 yards out to give E.D. White the 7-0 lead following the Miles Loker extra point.

A second-quarter interception of South Terrebonne quarterback Michael Gauthreaux by Peyton Amedee set up the Cardinals next score.

Three plays after the turnover, Brandon Boudreaux (two carries, 13 yards, TD) found the end zone from 12 yards out, to push E.D. White’s lead to 14-7 before three straight special teams touchdowns gave the Cardinals a 21-point lead midway through the second quarter.

After forcing the Gators to punt on their ensuing possession, Cardinals returner Branton Vicknair took the return 65 yards for the score. Loker’s extra point pushed the lead to 21-0.

The Gators quickly answered when Terrance Sims broke the school record with a 95 yard kick return for a score on the kickoff.

Shea Pitre’s extra point pulled the Gators (3-4 overall, 1-3 in district) within 21-7 before yet another return, this time an 88-yard kick return for a score by Legendre, pushed the Cardinals lead to 28-7.

A 69-yard scoring run by Legendre before halftime put E.D. White in full control 35-7 at the break.

South Terrebonne coach Richard Curlin said the sequence of special teams touchdowns really took the life out of his team.

"We gave ourselves a little life after our return, but it didn’t last long," Curlin said. "When you kick a perfect kick, and (Legendre) is able to come all the way across the field and score, what are you going to do? The kid is a great athlete. We have to give (the Cardinals) credit, they played well. We have a bad habit of not getting started in the first half, and we dug ourselves a hole."

The Cardinals opened the second half just as they left the first. Hunter Becnel (11 carries, 55 yards, TD) broke through the Gators defense and raced 40 yards for the score to make it 42-7.

The Gators found a spark however with two more Sims touchdowns, a 36-yard run in the third quarter and a 17-yard run in the second quarter, cutting the Cardinals lead to 42-20.

Sims led all Gators with 14 carries for 112 yards and two touchdowns and had the kick-return touchdown. Vicknair added 50 yards on the ground for the Cardinals, who out-gained the Gators 303-159.