Even Zachary head coach David Brewerton was admittedly surprised by the performance of Keilon Brown in last week’s 49-7 victory over Denham Springs.

The sophomore quarterback had a hand in all seven Bronco touchdowns to help his team improve to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in District 4-5A. He had five rushing touchdowns and added two through the air.

“He’s fun to watch, man,” Brewerton said. “And yet there’s times where he’s still a rookie, too. He’s still a sophomore, but he’s a playmaker. When he’s playing really good ball, our guys kind of gravitate to him and believe in him and, you know, we’re able to put some points up like that.”

Brown finished with 147 yards passing and 99 yards rushing. He had touchdown runs of 53, 7, 24, 39 and 13 yards and threw scoring passes of 66 yards to Chandler Whitfield and 13 yards to Jamarion Davis. Bronco senior running back Darweshi Sanders added 179 total yards on 19 carries.

The triumph allowed the Broncos to keep pace with Scotlandville at the top of 4-5A with three regular-season games remaining, all at home. This week, Zachary will host Central (4-3 overall, 2-1 in 4-5A). The Wildcats are coming off a 34-7 nonconference win over Brusly. The Broncos will host Scotlandville on Oct. 27 in what will likely be a battle for the district championship before the season finale against Belaire on Nov. 3.

Northeast back in action

After a week off with an open date, the Vikings will entertain Dunham on Friday with an eye on the Class 2A playoffs. Dunham is tied atop District 7-2A with Episcopal with a 4-0 league record and 6-1 overall after last week’s 42-0 win over Friendship Capitol.

Northeast enters the game 1-2 in 7-2A and 4-2 overall. The Vikings will close out the regular season on the road against Church Academy (Oct. 27) and at home against East Feliciana (Nov. 3).

ZHS swimmers second, fourth

The Zachary girls finished second and the boys were fourth in the Capitol City Swim League’s cluster meet at Crawfish Aquatics last Saturday.

The Zachary girls collected 341 points to finish behind Lutcher’s 478. Lutcher also finished first among the boys teams with 476.5 points. Dutchtown was second with 288 points, followed by East Ascension (274) and Zachary (253.5).

Highlights for the Lady Broncos included wins by Karlie Porter in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. Other top finishes included Abby Yoes, fourth, 100 freestyle and fourth, 50 freestyle; Maddie Beasley, third, 500 freestyle and fourth, 200 freestyle; Mallory Mankins, second, 100 breaststroke; Hudson Trotti, fourth, 500 freestyle; second in 200 freestyle relay; second in 200 medley relay and fourth in 400 freestyle relay.

First-place finishes among the boys were Aiden Peterkin in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly, and Eric King in the 200-yard individual medley. Other top finishes included Eric King, third, 100 freestyle; Logan Ladnier, fifth, 500 freestyle; third, 200 medley relay; fifth, 200 freestyle relay and fifth, 400 freestyle relay.

The CCSL Championship is scheduled Oct. 28-29 at Crawfish Aquatics, followed by the LHSAA state swim meet Nov. 15-18 at the SPAR Aquatic Center in Sulphur.

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