NAPOLEONVILLE — Tyler Brown’s 1-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion with 26 seconds lifted Donaldsonville to a 27-26 over Assumption in a regular-season opener played on Friday night.
rown, the Tigers’ junior quarterback, completed 19 of 26 passes for 263 yards, scored two touchdowns and also threw one interception.
Class 3A Donaldsonville (1-0) overcame three lost fumbles, 103 yards of penalties and a fourth-quarter deficit by tallying 351 yards of offense on 49 plays.
Daron Williams rushed for 93 yards and three of Assumption’s four touchdowns. The Mustangs (0-1) failed to convert three two-point conversions along the way.
BELAIRE 27, GLEN OAKS 24: Belaire raced out to a 27-12 fourth-quarter lead and held on to notch a victory in the first game played at its new school-based stadium.
Bengals’ receiver Taurus Wilson caught two touchdown passes from Tyler Woods. Wilson’s second TD reception staked Belaire to its 15-point advantage.
Running backs Trequan Profit and Fred Ramsey each ran for a 1-yard TD run to also help power Belaire (1-0).
INDEPENDENCE 32, CAPITOL CHARTER 6: In Independence, Jabari Coston caught three TD passes from Marquel Jackson to help the host Tigers avenge a 2013 loss to Class 2A Capitol.
Coston had touchdown receptions of 25, 20 and 18 yards for Class 3A Independence (1-0).
Capitol (0-1) actually opened the scoring. Randell Bessard connected with Raequan Powell for a 55-yard TD pass play for the Lions. The complexion of the game changed when Indy’s Brandon Cole returned an interception 65 yards, giving the home team the lead in the second quarter.
The Tangipahoa-basedTigers shut out the Lions over the final three quarters of the game.
Independence rushed for 253 yards and completed 6 of 10 passes for 123 yards.
ASCENSION CATHOLIC 41, CATHOLIC-POINTE COUPEE 21: Host ACHS broke open a close game matching two Class 1A schools by scoring 20 third-quarter points at Boutte Stadium.
Ascension Catholic (1-0) used its veer offense to roll up 400 yards on 49 rushing attempts. The Bulldogs limited Catholic-PC to 96 rushing yards.
ACHS wide receiver Kaleb Winchester scored twice in the third quarter. Winchester ran 77 yards for his first touchdown and then caught a 37-yard pass from Jacoby Stewart to help the Bulldogs build their cushion.
CHSPC (0-1) claimed a 6-0 lead in the first quarter when Jonas Guichet tossed a 36-yarrd TD pass to Jacob Juge.
BAKER 6, TARA 0: Preston Bell made big plays on defense and offense to help Class 3A Baker High edge 4A Tara (0-1) in a game played at Glen Oaks.
Bell scored the game’s only touchdown on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. He also hauled in two interceptions for BHS. Deontrey Hunt also contributed an interception for the Buffaloes (1-0).
Baker hosts Northeast High next week while Tara travels to Mississippi to take on Amite County High.
MADISON PREP 36, ELLENDER 0: In Houma, running back Quincy Banks rushed for 240 yards to help the 1A Chargers (1-0) oust the 4A Patriots, also avenging a loss from 2013.
MPA defensive lineman Malcolm Roach recovered a fumble and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. Otis Dunmars contributed a touchdown and a two-point PAT for the Chargers.
Both teams are on the road next week. Madison Prep is at Woodlawn, while Ellender plays at Terrebonne Parish rival H.L. Bourgeois.