Zachary can wrap up its second straight outright District 4-5A title with a victory at Walker on Friday.
The Broncos are 8-1 overall and 4-0 in 4-5A, and a win likely would secure a top-five seeding when the playoff pairings are announced Sunday. Walker enters with a 5-4 overall record, but has lost all four league games, including last week’s 19-7 loss to Live Oak.
On the other hand, Zachary had perhaps its most complete game of the season in a 49-27 victory over Central. The Broncos raced out to a 35-0 halftime lead as quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. passed for 176 yards and two touchdowns — 50 yards to Shyron White and 68 yards to Douglas Coleman — while Terry Sullivan ran for two touchdowns and Braylon Jones added a 48-yard interception return.
White had another 32-yard touchdown catch from Scott in the second half and the Zachary quarterback ran for a 27-yard score before the Wildcats scored their four touchdowns, against mostly backup defenders.
“It’s the best game we’ve played by far this season,” coach David Brewerton said. “Hopefully, that means at this time of year we’re starting to put everything together. We had everybody healthy and ready to go, and it made a huge difference.”
Northeast hosts East Feliciana
The Northeast Vikings close out the regular season when they host District 6-2A rival East Feliciana on Friday.
Northeast improved to 6-3 for the year and 4-2 in 6-2A, and a win over East Feliciana would wrap up third place in the district.
In the Vikings’ 40-8 victory over Mentorship Academy on Oct. 30, Tyriq Kelly and Quinshaw Kelly combined for 184 rushing yards and scored a touchdown apiece. Quarterback Marqueon Minor threw two touchdown passes and scored on a 5-yard run.
The Vikings’ defense limited Mentorship to just 74 yards of total offense.
The East Feliciana Tigers enter the game 5-4 overall and 3-3 in District 6-2A, thanks to last week’s 34-0 win over Friendship Capitol. Beating the Vikings certainly would assure the Tigers a Class 2A playoff berth and at least a tie for third place in the league.
Bronco swimmers finish 6th, 12th
The Zachary boys finished in sixth place and the girls were 12th at the Capitol City Swim League’s City Championships on Sunday at the Crawfish Aquatics pool. Next up will be the state championships Nov. 18-21 in Sulphur.
The Bronco boys finished with 132 points for sixth position as Catholic High dominated the meet with 631 points.
Scoring for the Zachary boys were Garrett Rushing, 11th, 50 freestyle, 6 points; Michael Sanford, 14th, 50 freestyle, 3 points; Collin Dupuy, 8th, 100 freestyle, 11 points; Rushing, 13th, 100 freestyle, 4 points; Austin Wittig, 9th, 200 freestyle, 9 points; Schyler Mire, 10th, 100 backstroke, 7 points; Wittig, 8th, 100 breaststroke, 11 points; Mire, 12th, 100 butterfly, 5 points; Dupuy, 7th, 200 individual medley, 12 points; the 200 freestyle relay team, 4th, 30 points; and the boys 200 medley relay team, second, 34 points.
The Bronco girls finished with 44 points as St. Joseph’s Academy easily won with 550.50 points.
Scoring points for the Zachary girls were Hannah Partin, 15th, 100 freestyle, 2 points; the 200 freestyle relay team, 8th, 22 points; the 400 freestyle relay team, 13th, 8 points; and the 200 medley relay team, 11th, 12 points.
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