Amite knocks off defending champion Welsh in 2A title game

Amite knocks off defending champion Welsh in 2A title game
Amite rolled to a 47-20 victory in the Class 2A title game behind a five-touchdown pass performance from quarterback Amani Gilbore.
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Amite Warriors roughed up the Welsh Greyhounds to win their first state title since 2004.

Amite rolled to a 47-20 victory in the Class 2A title game behind a five-touchdown pass performance from quarterback Amani Gilbore.

Gilbore, who threw for 286 yards and ran for 80 yards and a touchdown, was named a game MVP.

Welsh RB Alec Iguess was also named a game MVP.

Iguess' 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter cut Amite’s lead to 13-7, but the Warriors then scored four unanswered touchdowns to run away from the Greyhounds.

Da’Ren Zeno scored on a 62-yard run and Austyn Benoit scored on a 12-yard run for two late touchdowns for Welsh.

Amite’s Devonta Lee had 118 yards and one touchdown receiving and also had an interception on defense.

Welsh was the defending state champion.

Amite, which won its fifth title in school history, broke a string of coming up short in the title game - the Warriors had finished runner-up three times in recent year.

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