EDGARD — The West St. John Rams overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to advance to the Class 1A semifinals with a 35-20 victory over Plain Dealing on Friday night.
Jemoine Green connected with Lamore Boudoin for a 7-yard touchdown to give the Rams a 7-0 lead to open the game.
Plain Dealing’s Logan Allen then led two scoring drives and Keldrick Caper scored on a 4-yard run to give the Lions the advantage at halftime.
To open up the second half, Green connected with Morell Bartholomew to cut Plain Dealing’s lead to six before taking a one-point lead after another Green-Boudoin connection, this time for 32-yards.
Green completed 13 of 17 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns and Bartholomew pitched in 40 yards on six catches.
ACADIANA 28, MANDEVILLE 14: After knocking off second-seeded Ponchatoula last Friday, Acadiana returned to the north shore with another dominant showing against a District 6-5A opponent. The result this week was a victory over 10th-seeded Mandeville.
Acadiana (9-4), which has reached the finals five times in the previous nine seasons, next will face Zachary in the semifinals. Mandeville finished 9-4.
The Rams rushed for 245 yards and scored each of their four touchdowns on the ground — two by Malik Eugene, and one each by Kevin Moore and Donavin Soloman. The Acadiana defense, meanwhile, limited Mandeville to 39 yards on the ground and forced them to throw the ball, which they have not done often this season.
DESTREHAN 24, HAHNVILLE 12: On the day after Thanksgiving, St. Charles Parish football fans got their second helping of their intra-parish rivalry as Hahnville and Destrehan squared off for the second time this season in the Class 5A quarterfinals. But just like last time, Hahnville left feeling empty.
Destrehan, the No. 4 seed, let No. 12 seed Hahnville hang around for a while before heaping it on the Tigers in the second half on the way to a 24-12 win.
The Wildcats (12-0) advance to the semifinals for the second year in a row. They will host No. 9 West Monroe, which defeated No. 1 seed Byrd, 19-7.
JOHN CURTIS 40, BROTHER MARTIN 20: Curtis scored two touchdowns within 70 seconds of each other in the final moments of the first half to turn a 12-point deficit into a 12-point halftime lead. Then the Patriots took the third-quarter kickoff and marched 57 yards and scored on Dontae Jones’ 9-yard run in the first 2:30 of the second half to make it 33-14.
Curtis (10-1) moves on to the final in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Dec. 5 against the winner of Saturday night’s Jesuit-Rummel semifinal. The Patriots will be seeking their fourth consecutive and 27th overall state football title.