SCOTT - Jeff Brown scored on a 50-yard run, added more points on 1-yard run and Stryker Trahan passed 34-yards to Austin Waguespack for another score to push No. 2-ranked Acadiana of Class 5A to a 21-0 first-quarter lead enroute to a 36-13 victory over Northside.
The win could propel Acadiana to the top of the polls after top-ranked West Monroe lost 30-23 decision to Byrd-Shreveport on Thursday night.
Taven Lemalle got the Vikings, on the board with a 1-yard run in the second quarter, but Sahne Francis’ 3-yard scoring run gave the Rams a 28-7 halftime lead.
Acadiana’s second-half scores came on a safety and Keith Sonnier’s 2-yard run. Lemalle scored Northside’s final points on a 1-yard run on the game’s final play.
Brown led the game with 149 yards on 17 carries. Fancis added 84 yards on 14 carries.
Lemalle was good on 14 of 26 passes for 134 yards and added 44 yards on 10 carried for Northside, ranked seventh in Class 4A.
KENTWOOD 36, BOGALUSA 6: In Kentwood, the seventh-ranked Kangaroos, of Class 1A, rolled to a 30-0 halftime lead and finished with 315 total yards, including 221 rushing yards.
Jaquavis Roberts scored Kentwood’s first two touchdowns, the first on a 26-yard run and the second on a 3-yard pass from Harlan Miller.
Miller hooked up with Tavarious Batiste for a 39-yard pass and scored the Roos last TD on a 6-yard run. Batiste passed 39 yards to Tracey Davis for KHS’ other TD.
WESTMINSTER 28, VILLE PLATTE 13: In Opelousas, fifth-ranked Westminster of Class 1A rolled up 379 yards rushing and added 54 passing to offset a 383-yard offensive effort by 2A Ville Platte.
JeMarcus Jones 10-yard run gave Ville Platte the early lead, but scoring runs of 3 yards by Wesley Bellard and 2 yards by Tyler Louviere gave Westminster a 14-7 halftime lead.
Louviere extended the lead with a 26-yard TD run in the third quarter, but Ville Platte kept it close on a 29-yard scoring pass from Cody Jones to Trey Jackson.
Thomas Kemp’s 29-yard TD pass to Hoyt Brignac sealed the win for the Crusaders in the final period.
Kemp ran 27 times for 156 yards, while Bellard finished with 11 carries and 148 yards.
JeMarcus Jones totaled 125 yards on 15 carries, and Cody Jones 101 yards on 20 carries for Ville Platte.
RAYNE 34, ST. EDMUND 7: In Eunice, Jalen Williams carried 20 times for 185 yards and scored on runs of 62 and 23 yards to lead Rayne over the Blue Jays.
Rayne also got 91 yards on 11 carries and two TDs from Brody Bourque and 85 yards on 8 carries and a TD from R.J. Buchanan in a 372-yard rushing night.
St. Edmund got its lone score on quarterback David Lafleur’s 9-yard run in the second quarter.
LORANGER 7, RIVERSIDE 2: In Loranger, Johnathon King hauled in a 76-yard TD pass from B.J. Rainey in the fourth quarter.
Riverside’s long point came on a safety in the closing seconds.
The Wolves totaled 206 yards and held Riverside to 126 total yards. Both teams turned the ball over twice and Loranger intercepted two Riverside passes.
EUNICE 35, OPELOUSAS 21: In Eunice, the Class 3A Bobcats broke it open with 14 third-quarter points to stun Class 4A Opelousas at home.
Opelousas scored first on Joshua Fontenot’s 1-yard run, but a 65-yard Trenon Trosclair-to-Travus Wood TD pass and Hayden Pitre’s 53-yard interception return for a score got Eunice a 14-7 halftime lead.
John Johnson scored the third-period TDs for the winners. The first came on a 2-yard run, the second on a 30-yard run.
A pair of 2-yard touchdown runs by Ronald Brown got Opelousas within seven points, but Trosclair’s 9-yard run in the final minutes sealed the win.
OAK FOREST ACADEMY 22, COVENANT CHRISTIAN 8: In Amite, Josh Byers followed a 12-yard touchdown run with a 20-yard scoring pass to Cameron Carter to lead OFA’s come-from-behind win in non-league game.
Covenant was up 8-6 after Breninon Stevenson’s 85-yard interception return had negated OFA’s 6-yard TD run by Ryan Riggins.
Byers added a two-point PAT after his 12-yard, third-period score and Carter Capdeboscq passed to Carter for the two-point conversion for the game’s final points.
HIGGINS 34, THIBODAUX 28 (OT): In Thibodaux, quarterback Cedric Jackson’s third touchdown, a 4-yard run, gave the visitors the overtime win. Jackson ran 17 times for 29 net yards and scored on 3- and 1-yard runs. He passed 34 yards to Rhyide Wilson for another TD and added two more points on a successful PAT.
Thibodaux tied the score at 28 with 2:30 remaining in the fourth quarter on quarterback Aaron Thomas’ 12-yard run and Thomas’ PAT pass to Jason Richard.
Jackson accounted for 104 yards rushing and passing, while Thomas ran 18 times for 84 yards, was 7-of-13 passing for 128 yards, scored three rushing TDs and threw a 35-yard TD pass to Dequan Pharagood in the opener for both teams.