Welsh too much for Abbeville
Abbeville's Tavion Menard (left) runs away from a Welsh defender.
The Abbeville Wildcats (0-3) showed promise in the first half but for the third game in a row, had trouble in the second half.
The Welsh Greyhounds (3-0) outscored Abbeville 21-8 in the second half en route to a 41-15 non district win.
Abbeville tied the game in the first period 7-7 and was still in the game at half time, 20-7.
But then on the first play to open up the second half, Welsh’s running back darted 66 yards for a touchdown. After the extra point, Abbeville suddenly found itself down 20 points and tried to play catch up.
“They gave up too many big plays,” said AHS interim head coach Kevin Kern. “We played well at times, but then Welsh would get a big play and put us back in a hole.”
The Wildcats had 227 yards of offense, and Welsh had just under 400 yards.
The Greyhounds rushed for 280 on the ground.
Welsh scored on its first drive to make it 7-0.
Abbeville put together a 67-yard scoring drive. Two big plays on the drive was quarterback Demarcus Collins connecting with tight end Allen Arclies on two pass plays for an average of 12 yards a catch.
On first and goal from the 4, Collins plunged up the middle for a touchdown.
Welsh answered with a score of its own on its next possession.
Collins finished the night 5-of-17 passing for 53 yards. He also rushed for 78 yards on 17 carries.
Tavion Menard had 8 runs for 49 yards.
Late in the game, Abbeville’s Channing Spears caught his first varsity touchdown with a 21-yard pass from Collins.
Abbeville is at home Friday against South Plaquemine.