RUSTON — Facing a fourth-and-goal from the Ruston 5-yard line, Scotlandville quarterback Levi Lewis found receiver Justin Russell with three seconds remaining as No. 22 Scotlandville pulled off a 18-14 comeback win over the No. 11 Bearcats in Class 5A bidistrict game.
Ruston opened scoring with 14:23 remaining in the second quarter as Cade Gibson connected with Aulontay Rachal on a 20-yard scoring strike to put Ruston up 7-0.
Scotlandville took a 12-7 lead at the half following a 1-yard TD run by Lewis in the second quarter and a 1-yard plunge by Cleveland with 1:37 remaining before intermission.
The Bearcats regained the lead at the 4:57 mark of the third stanza as Gibson and Rachal connected for a 44-yard TD.
Scottlandville’s Delmas Holmes rushed for 137 yards on 14 carries in the first half.
Lewis completed 6-of-14 passes for 58 yards, with the winning touchdown and an interception. Russell led SHS receivers with five catches for 43 yards.
Scotlandville, 8-3, goes on to face Thibodaux next week while Ruston’s season ended at 7-4.
BREAUX BRIDGE 41, WEST OUACHITA 14: In Breaux Bridge, the No. 15 Tigers compiled 304 yards of offense as they advance to the Class 4A quarterfinals.
QB Drake Guidry and WR Javin Derouselle connected on TD passes of 54, 36 and 33 yards for Breaux Bridge (7-4). Guidry completed 5-of-6 passes for 159 yards and rushed in a 2-yard TD.
Xavrian Antoine and Ruben Hypolite added 2-yard runs to round out the scoring for Breaux Bridge.
For West Ouachita (7-4), Joseph Tassin rushed two yards and Andrew Lockhart scored a 25-yard TD for the Chiefs’ two scores.
RAYNE 36, LEESVILLE 32: Justin Reed’s three second-quarter TD passes lifted Class 4A No. 14 Rayne over No. 19 Leesville.
A 13-yard rushing TD by Moses Tolbert gave Leesville (6-5) a 14-7 lead before Reed connected with Trevon Fontenot for 62-yards to the tie the game. Then, Reed connected with both Fontenot and Devonte Robinson for 10-yard TDs and the Wolves led 27-14 into halftime.
Leesville’s Caden Wheeler completed a 32-yard pass to Cory McCoy and added a two-point conversion with 2:27 left in the game to cut Rayne’s lead to eight. But Donavan Cormier returned the kickoff 43 yards to the endzone only seconds late to secure the win for Rayne (9-2).
CHURCH POINT 42, BRUSLY 7: Church Point, Class 2A’s No. 2 seed, used its running game to cruise past Brusly in the bidistrict round.
Church Point (10-1) 415 yards of offense were all rushed, and Christain Veronie led the way with 180 yards for two TDs of four and two yards. Deion Monroe added 163 yards and a 3-yard TD while Frederick Williams pitched in two TDs, one for 23 yards and the other for two. Grant Sonnier added a fumble recovery in the third quarter for the Bears.
Zavian Bell caught a 45-yard pass from Connor Manola midway through the fourth quarter for Brusly’s only TD. Manola completed 11 of 20 passes for 176 yards, and Bell caught seven passes for 103 yards and rushed for 97 yards for the No. 31 Panthers (3-8)
DONALDSONVILLE 24, IOWA 13: In Iowa, Tyler Brown’s three TD’s led Donaldsonville, No. 21 in Class 3A, to a bidistrict road win over No. 12 Iowa.
Brown rushed in all three scores from the 1-yard line and finished with 82 rushing yards and 105 yards in the air on 10-of-20 passing.
Donaldsonville compiled 405 yards of offense against the Yellow Jackets.
Iowa (7-4) took the lead on a 3-yard run from Chaz Key, but two rushing TDs from Brown and an 8-yard pass from Brown to Jaquel Gant gave the Tigers (6-5) an 18-7 lead.
Key returned a kick 81 yards in the fourth quarter for Iowa.
WEST FELICIANA 35, WESTLAKE 6: Class 3A No. 5 West Feliciana piled on 35 points in three quarters to move past No. 28 Westlake.
Ryan Reed finished with 153 all-purpose yards and rushed 36 yards for TD. Reed also connected 38 yards with Jazz Ferguson to open scoring for the Saints (9-2).
R.C. Carmenia and Desmond Wilson finished with 80 and 60 yards, respectively, and one TD each. Carmenia rushed 42 yards for his while Desmond Wilson rushed seven yards.
Steven Franks pitched in a 14-yard score to round out the scoring.
Jaden Morgan rushed in a 9-yard TD for Westlake (2-9) in the fourth quarter.