SCOTT — If you’re Acadiana High School, there’s nothing more secure than playing a football playoff game in Bill Dotson Stadium.
Acadiana kept its home postseason winning streak alive Friday night as the Rams won their 21st straight at Bill Dotson, paving the way to their sixth Class 5A championship appearance since 2005.
This time it was the Rams defense, which intercepted three passes — all in the fourth quarter — helping Acadiana to a 9-3 Class 5A semifinal playoff victory over Zachary.
Acadiana’s Kevin Moore, Ronald Broussard and Da’narius Williams all had interceptions for the Rams, who limited Zachary to 73 yards passing and 13 completions.
The Rams (10-4), seeded 15th, will meet Destrehan, a 27-22 winner over West Monroe.
The win also marked the fourth time since 2010 that Acadiana eliminated a Zachary team in the state playoffs.
Zachary (12-2) was seeded No. 3.
Neither team scored in the second half, but Zachary and Acadiana each had its chances to score.
Zachary moved inside the Acadiana 40-yard line, but on the first play of the final period, Moore intercepted a Lindsey Scott pass at the Acadiana 48.
The second Rams’ interception came on the following Broncos’ series when Zachary moved down to the Rams 20.
On a second-down halfback pass that was tossed into the end zone, Acadiana’s Ronald Broussard pulled down a pass in the end zone with 5:01 remaining.
The final Acadiana interception came with 1:10 left as Williams intercepted a first down throw at the Rams 12.
Broussard’s interception was the 23rd of his high school career.
Acadiana’s main scoring opportunity was nullified with 8:31 left in the game when the Broncos blocked a 23-yard field goal attempt by Brody Fontenot.
AHS finished with 267 rushing yards.
Running back Donovan Soloman rushed 13 times for 197 yards, while Moore ran 12 times for 79.
Scott rushed 15 times for 70 yards.
The Rams struck quickly on their first possession of the game.
Acadiana used four plays on a 68-yard drive that ended with a 39-yard run by Moore.
The Broncos had Moore trapped briefly behind the line of scrimmage, but the AHS quarterback broke loose and then headed for the left sideline and scored by tight roping just outside the pylon.
Zachary scored its only points of the first half on the game’s following offensive series after Ashton Bastedo kicked a 32-yard field goal with 7:25 left.
The Broncos’ 12-play drive covered 35 yards and was highlighted on runs by Scott in addition to three pass completions by th Zachary quarterback.
Acadiana grabbed a 9-3 lead in the second quarter.
The Rams moved from their own seven-yard line in eight plays before Brody Fontenot kicked a 30-yard field goal with 7:25 before the intermission.
Acadiana’s major plays during the drive came when Moore completed a 38-yard pass to tight end Bry’Keithon Mouton, an LSU commitment and 32 combined yards on runs by Solomon and Duhon.