Pine Raiders fall in district contest to St. Thomas Aquinas last Friday

Published 1:43 pm Friday, November 3, 2017

Pine suffered a 27-6 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas in a District 9-2A game that took place on the road last Friday.
“I’m a little disappointed in the way we played,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said. “All week we talked about not giving up the big play, and then we gave up big plays on the first two touchdowns.”
Damarea Odom led Pine in rushing with nine carries for 156 yards and a touchdown. Odom’s touchdown came on a 12-yard run.
“Offensively, he has really been big in the passing and running game,” Seal said. “He’s much improved since last year and he’s been playing well at the end of the year.”
Pine trailed 20-0 at halftime.
Jakyran Handy was sidelined in the second series of the game with an injury. Seal said Monday that Handy is day-to-day.
Pine is 5-4 overall this season and fell to 3-3 in district play. The Raiders are 13th in the LHSAA unofficial Class 2A power rankings. Pine will close out the regular season tonight with a home game against Pope John Paul II.
The Jaguars are 2-7 overall and 1-5 in league play. Pope John Paul II lost to Northlake Christian School, 14-8, last week.
Pope John Paul II is 13th in the Division III LHSAA unofficial power rankings.
St. Thomas Aquinas 5-4 and has won three in a row. St. Thomas Aquinas is 11th in the unofficial LHSAA Division III power rankings. St. Thomas Aquinas will face Amite on the road Friday.