BAINS -- Livonia head coach Josh Laborde saw one glimmer of hope after his team's jamboree loss to West Feliciana.
It won't count in the record books.
Senior reunning back Pedro Johnson scored two touchdowns to propel West Feliciana to a 28-0 win over the Widlcates on Friday, Aug. 27.
"We scrimmaged a very good, well-coached team when we faced Evangel, and we played in a jamboree against a team that was very well coached," Laborde said. "One of them showed we could be pretty good and another one showed we had a lot to work on."
Johnson scored his first touchdown on a 19-yard run during the first playe of the first Saints possession in the first half. He also scored from inside the 10-yard-line in the first half.
The inability to gain yardage against the WFHS defense cost Livonia when Nino Lemay scored on a 37-yard punt return just before the end of the first half.
After a 21-0 halftime deficit, the Wildcats mounted a drive that got them to the Saints 33-yard line.
But Titus Washington intercepted the Wildcat pass and paved the way for a Leon Sullivan 67-yard TD scamper with five minutes left in the game.
"We're still a very young team with only six seniors, and two were out tonight," Laborde said. "We hada lot of miscues and tons of miscommunication, and a lot of growing that needs to happen.
"I'd rather see us play like this now than to see the same isses at the end of the season," he said.
Laborde hopes the outcome of the jamboree gives the Wildcats extra motivation as they prepare for visiting Catholic-Pointe Coupee in the regular season opeern Friday, Sept. 3.
"Once they get on the bus after tonight's jamboree, the jamboree week is behind us and we look toward next week,"he said. "This jamboree is nowhere in the records books, so now we just have to get better and execue -- it's as simple as that.