It’s not often a team can total 225 yards of offense and go an entire game without a completion and come away with a road victory. But the 2019 West Monroe football team is anything but ordinary.

The Rebels limited previously undefeated and No. 1 ranked team in Class 5A, Alexandria Senior High, to just 228 yards of offense in a 19-7 road victory last Friday to kick off district play.

The Rebels relied on what’s become a dynamic duo in the backfield. H-back Cayden Pierce scored West Monroe’s first two touchdowns of the game, while halfback Derome Williams broke loose on a 52-yard touchdown to ice the game.

Pierce made his mark midway through the first quarter. Pierce found pay dirt on a one-yard rush to give the Rebels a 7-0 advantage. He found the end zone with a little more flash one quarter later when he shrugged off ASH defenders on a 10-yard run, as the Rebels took a 13-0 lead on the road. Pierce rushed for 75 yards on 21 carries.

Two minutes later Williams broke free on his long touchdown run, leading to a 19-0 halftime advantage. Williams led the Rebels with 99 yards on 12 carries.

ASH avoided a shutout with a third quarter touchdown pass from Judd Barton to 4-star prospect Bud Clark for a 33-yard score. The Rebels kept ASH out of the end zone the rest of the contest.

Barton was limited to 11-of-25 passing for 130 yards and just that lone score.

Malcolm Moore and Peyton Todd registered sacks for the Rebels defense. ASH’s 4-star defensive tackle, and LSU commit, Jacobian Guillory was limited to two tackles against the Rebels.

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When WM gets their QB back. Look out

Tina Chisholm

The defense was outstanding and held them scoreless with the exception of the one pass td. Twice they were 1st and goal and came up scoreless. That was worth mentioning :)

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