ALEXANDRIA — Jyron Walker and Joshua Matthews connected on a 46-yard Hail Mary pass on the game’s final play to help Dunham earn a 27-24 win over Menard in the Division III select playoffs Friday night.
“I saw the ball go up. They tipped it up in the air and I took it off of one of the defensive player’s hands,” Matthews said.
Dunham (7-4) rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to earn the win. Walker completed 16 of 31 passes for 174 yard and rushed for 56 yards. Chase Day ran for 100 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers.
Austin Vaughan ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns for Menard (6-5).
SOUTHERN LAB 53, ST. FREDERICK 0: Darbbeon Profit ran for 219 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdown and 2-point conversion as Southern Lab (6-5) advanced to the second round. Javahn Ferguson had a 41-yard touchdown run and Bladrick Veal hit Derrick Pate with a scoring pass as the Kittens put the game away early.
The Lab defense was dominant throughout the game holding St. Frederick (7-4) to 136 yards and picked off three passes withTrey Epps making two of the interceptions. Eighteen of the Lab tackles went for minus yards
VERMILION CATHOLIC 54, HOUMA CHRISTIAN 21: Hunter Frith threw for 310 yards and six touchdowns as top-seeded Vermilion Catholic cruised to a first round win in Division IV.
Tyler Derouen and Emile Trahan each caught a pair of scoring passes as Vermilion Catholic (10-1) scored all 54 points in the first three quarters.
Derouen also ran for a 20-yard TD and Chris Campbell scored on a 2-yard run as Vermilion Catholic amassed 461 yards in offense.
Drake Battaglia ran for a 12-yard score, threw a 7-yard scoring pass to John Broussard and a 6-yard TD pass to Devin Battaglia for Houma Christian, which ended the season with a 6-5 record.
MADISON PREP 38, ASCENSION CATHOLIC 16: Quincy Banks ran for 162 yards and two scores as ninth-seeded Madison Prep scored the first postseason victory in the school’s brief history with the win over eighth-seeded Ascension Catholic (8-3). Banks ran for a 70-yard score on the first play from scrimmage to put the Chargers ahead for good.
Edwin Kleinpeter tossed a 34-yard scoring pass to Jaylen Brown and scored on a short run for Madison (7-4) which takes on top-seeded Vermilion Catholic next week.
Malcolm Roach led the defensive effort with 18 tackles.
James Martin ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns for Ascension Catholic.