Sullivan, Carper shine in Plain Dealing victory over Lakeside

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Sophomore quarterback Matt Sullivan and junior receiver Keldrick Carper proved to be too much for the Lakeside Warriors to handle Friday night in Sibley.

Sullivan passed to Carper for five touchdowns in the 32-6 victory. It was the first win for new Plain Dealing coach James Thurman.

“It felt good,” said Thurman, who added that the general sloppiness of the game, including several Plain Dealing turnovers and penalties, took some of the fun out of it.

Keldrick Carper
Keldrick Carper
Sullivan completed 23 of 34 passes for 371 yards with two interceptions. Carper caught nine passes for 256 yards, including a 76-yarder for a touchdown.

“Keldrick made several big plays,” Thurman said. “He had a great night. Matt played well. He made a few sophomore mistakes, turned the ball over, but that’s just learning.”

Carper also had an interception and scored a two-point conversion.

Sophomore Shavolyea McKinney grabbed five passes for 61 yards. He also rushed three times for 35 yards. Herb McCauley caught two passes for 29 yards.

Thomas Gay rushed four times for 40 yards.

The Plain Dealing defense had a shutout until about a minute left in the game.

“The defense did real well,” Thurman said. “They caused a few turnovers.”

The Lions started slow but built a 20-0 lead at the half.

Plain Dealing (1-1) hosts St. Mary’s Friday. The Tigers (2-0) defeated North Caddo 42-12. Lakeside dropped to 0-2.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com