NEW ORLEANS — Jesuit High School left little in doubt during its 42-14 win over St. Augustine in the first round of the Division I playoffs at Tad Gormley Stadium.
Sixth-seeded Jesuit (9-2) and advances to play St. Thomas More next week.
Grinding out yardage behind its offensive line anchored with four seniors, the Blue Jays jumped to a 21-0 lead by halftime and coasted from there.
Jesuit gained 287 yards rushing on 47 carries against the Knights (4-6).
BROTHER MARTIN 63, SHAW 21: Three weeks after Brother Martin beat Shaw in a game that went down to the end, the Crusaders delivered an early knockout in the rematch.
Brother Martin, led by Jake Broggi’s arm and Jared West’s legs, put together a near flawless performance to rout its Catholic League rival in the opening round of the Division I playoffs.
It was the most points Brother Martin had scored since a 59-point outing against Ruston way back in 1989. That game took three overtimes.
TEURLINGS CATHOLIC 45, HOLY CROSS 21: The Rebels racked up 246 yards rushing Friday against Holy Cross, led by Noah Harris’ 112 yards on 17 carries.
Harris also rushed for three touchdowns as Teurlings pulled away. The Rebels defense slowed down the Holy Cross rushing attack, holding the Tigers to 111 yards on 33 attempts. Running back Tre Turner had 21 yards on 14 carries.
Teurlings will face No. 2-seeded Rummel next week.
DE LA SALLE 34, VANDEBILT CATHOLIC 21: Tough running from senior Cole Lewis helped the Cavaliers secure the 13 point victory. Lewis finished with 159 yards on 25 carries. The senior tailback scored on touchdown runs of 13, 2 and 4 yards.
Vandebilt Catholic was riding a four-game winning streak, after losing its first six. The Terriers from Houma faced a 20-point deficit to start the second half and scored on the opening drive. Quarterback David Yancey connected with Kane Degruise for a 28-yard touchdown to make the score 27-14. Yancey threw for 127 yards on 8-of-19 passing. Running back O’Shawn Henderson scored the Terriers’ final points on a 2-yard run with 5:48 left in the game.
NEWMAN 56, REDEMPTORIST 30: Newman’s drought in the bidistrict round of the state football playoffs is over.
After being eliminated in the first round the past three seasons, the fifth-seeded Greenies scored 35 third-quarter points to beat No. 12 Redemptorist at Lupin Field.
Kendall Bussey led Newman with 91 rushing yards on 10 carries before leaving in the third quarter with an injury.
Redemptorist was led by Kaleb Battle, who finished with 96 rushing yards and one touchdown on 13 carries.
The Greenies (10-1) will face Opelousas Catholic, which shut out Westminster Christian 49-0.
SOUTHERN LAB 53, ST. FREDERICK 0: Darbbeon Profit ran for 219 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns 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 with Trey 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.
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.