The two unbeaten teams in District 4-5A will put their 2-0 league records on the line when the Zachary Broncos travel to face Live Oak Friday in Watson in Livingston Parish.
After losing two of their first three nonconference games, the Eagles, under first-year head coach Brett Beard, have won four straight games, including last week’s 23-0 triumph over Walker.
The Broncos are on a similar roll, with three straight wins including last week’s 32-30 district victory over Denham Springs. Live Oak beat the Yellow Jackets 16-14 two weeks ago.
Quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr., who completed 6 of 14 passes for 128 yards and rushed for 51 yards on 9 carries, paced the Broncos against Denham Springs, passing for one touchdown and running for two more. Running back Terry Sullivan had a game-high 165 yards on 18 carries and added a 39-yard TD run.
Northeast to meet Capitol
The Vikings are looking to get back on the winning track after suffering two straight Thursday losses, including last week’s 30-12 defeat at Episcopal. Northeast dropped to 4-3 for the season and 2-2 in District 6-2A and will face Capitol (0-7, 0-4) this week at Memorial Stadium.
Marqueon Minor completed 12 of 24 passes for 173 yards and one touchdown against Episcopal. He scored the other TD for the Vikings on a 5-yard run. Meanwhile, the Knights got 218 rushing yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns from T.J. Wisham.
ZHS swimmers second, fifth
The Zachary boys finished second and the girls fifth at the Capital City Swim League meet last Saturday at the Crawfish Aquatics pool in Baton Rouge.
The Broncos tallied 313 points to finish behind Baton Rouge Magnet with 347. Leading the way for Zachary were Collin Dupuy, first, 200 individual medley; Dupuy, second, 100 freestyle; Austin Wittig, second, 100 breaststroke; Schyler Mire, fourth, 100 breaststroke; Michael Sanford, fourth, 50 freestyle; Wittig, fifth, 500 freestyle; Garrett Rushing, fifth, 100 freestyle; and Mire, fifth, 100 butterfly. ZHS also took first place in the 200 freestyle relay, first in the 200 medley relay and fourth in the 400 freestyle relay.
The ZHS girls scored 200 points as University High finished first with 378 followed by Baton Rouge Magnet (329), Dutchtown (240.5) and East Ascension (226). Leading the way were Aly Clement, fourth, 100 breaststroke and Hannah Partin, fifth, 100 freestyle; plus team finishes of a fifth in the 200 freestyle relay, fifth in the 400 freestyle relay and fifth in 200 medley relay.
Broncos compete in Walker meet
The Zachary boys cross-country team placed 10th of 31 teams and the girls were 15th of 28 teams at the Walker High Shootout in Walker last weekend.
Individually, John Paul Hardin (15:45.07) finished 14th to pace the Broncos and the Lady Broncos were led by Rhagan Rider (20:07.94) in 52nd place.
St. Paul’s won the boys and girls team titles.
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