EUNICE — No. 2 Eunice’s postseason run came to an early end.
No. 15-seeded St. James knocked off the Bobcats in an upset in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs.
The Bobcats (10-2) struggled to move the ball all night against the Wildcats (9-3) — especially on the ground, where they finished with 98 rushing yards.
St. James took control in the second quarter beginning with a interception return by cornerback Glen Brown, followed shortly by a 33-yard pass from Lowell Narcisse Jr. to McKenney, giving the Wildcats an 18-7 lead.
Narcisse — one of the top junior quarterbacks in the state, who returned last week after missing the regular season with a torn ACL — wasn’t finished.
The Wildcats scored again with no time remaining in the first half when Narcisse found receiver Demarcus Williams, giving St. James a 24-7 lead.
After a scoreless third quarter, St. James essentially sealed the win with a 13-play, 71-yard drive, capped by a 2-yard run from Narcisse, giving the Wildcats a 30-7 lead with a little more than eight minutes remaining.
He completed 13 of his 20 pass attempts for 114 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 137 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
WEST FELICIANA 44, PATTERSON 19: Sophomore Derrick Turner powered No. 13 West Feliciana to a Class 3A playoff upset in Patterson.
Turner led the Saints’ rushing attack with 27 carries for 206 yards and four touchdowns. Junior Ronald Sims provided 104 yards and two scores. West Feliciana (8-4) outgained Patterson on the ground, 373-141.
Turner scored twice on first-quarter runs 2 and 23 yards.
Fourth-ranked Patterson responded with a score of its own on a 20-yard run from Sirbatian Charles.
Sims answered in the second quarter with a 3-yard touchdown for the Saints, followed by 29-yard run from the Lumberjacks’ Nehemiah August in the third quarter.
Turner’s final two scores came on runs of from 5 and 1 yards. D.J Jones punched in the final touchdown for Patterson (9-3) in the fourth quarter.
BASTROP 28, ASSUMPTION 13: Jerry Powell accounted for four scores as No. 11 Bastrop got past No. 6 Assumption in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs in Napoleonville.
Powell completed 18 of 33 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another 124 yards for one score. Isaiah Graham led all receivers with 10 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Alfroncius Dowles had 61 yards and one score.
The Rams (10-2) opened scoring in the first quarter on 31-yard connection from Powell to Graham.
Beau Samanie returned an interception 8 yards for a score in the second quarter Assumption (10-2). Bastrop responded with a 5-yard touchdown catch from by Graham.
The third quarter was all Rams, as Powell scored on a 29-yard run and completed a 25 yard touchdown pass to Dowles.
Zyshawn Richard provided Assumption’s final score on a 5-yard pass from Daron Williams in the final period.
Bastrop will face No. 14 Karr in the quarterfinals.
TEURLINGS CATHOLIC 36, DE LA SALLE 14: In New Orleans, De La Salle’s historic season came to a screeching halt thanks to the arm of Cole Kelley.
No. 6 Teurlings Catholic relied on its prolific offense and stingy second-half defense to upend No. 3 De La Salle in the Division II state quarterfinals at Pan American Stadium.
Kelley rolled his ankle in the second quarter, but that didn’t impact his arm at all. The hobbled Arkansas commitment threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Rebels (9-3) to four unanswered scoring drives from the second quarter on.
Teurlings Catholic will return to state semifinals for the first time since 2010. The Rebels face their crosstown rival, No. 2 St. Thomas More.