The Zachary Broncos will be ready for prime time and a national television audience when they travel to meet two-time defending Division III select state champion Calvary Baptist in Shreveport on Friday. The game will be televised on ESPNU beginning at 7 p.m.

The fourth-ranked Broncos rolled to 3-0 for the season with another impressive offensive showing in a 38-25 win over East Ascension on Sept. 18. Running back Terry Sullivan rushed for 152 yards and scored touchdowns of 1, 7 and 20 yards as Zachary High burst out to a 28-19 halftime advantage, then held off the Spartans in the second half.

Quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. continues to have an outstanding senior season. He completed 9-of-16 passes for 155 yards and a 23-yard scoring pass to Braylon Jones against the Spartans. He also ran for 106 yards on 14 carries and a 2-yard touchdown.

For the year, Scott — the reigning Class 5A Offensive Most Valuable Player — has passed for 623 yards, completing 34-of-48 attempts with eight touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 368 yards on 38 attempts and five touchdowns.

Calvary Baptist is ranked in the top 10 of the Class 2A poll despite its 1-2 record this season. The Cavaliers’ losses have been 45-28 to Class 4A Teurlings Catholic and 49-21 to Class 5A Byrd last week, and sandwiched around a 52-20 win over Peabody.

The Cavs are coached by 34-year veteran John Bachman and led by senior quarterback Jake Bartley and receivers Kyle Jones and Caleb Ryan.

After Friday’s game, the Broncos will be on the road Oct. 2, when they travel to face Dutchtown.

Northeast opens district play

The Vikings picked up another impressive win last week, defeating Class 3A Glen Oaks 26-18 after shutting out Baker 26-0 the week before. Their only loss has been against Class 5A Walker in the season opener.

Coach David Masterson’s squad carries the momentum into District 6-2A action when it hosts Dunham on Friday. Coach Neil Weiner’s Tigers are 3-0, coming off a 41-20 victory over Westminster.

Battlefield cross country meet

The third annual Battlefield Cross County Festival is scheduled for Sept. 26 at Port Hudson State Historic Site, 236 U.S. 61, near Zachary. Runners from around the area will compete in junior varsity and varsity boys and girls races.

Last year, 39 schools and nearly 1,000 athletes competed in the event, which is hosted by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in conjunction with Zachary High School.

The day begins with a 7:45 a.m. 2-mile open race fun run, followed by a 2-mile JV/middle school girls race at 8:20 a.m., a 2-mile JV/middle school boys race at 8:45 a.m., a 3-mile varsity girls race at 9:10 a.m., a 3-mile varsity boys race at 9:45 a.m. and a 2-mile JV/middle school open race at 10:15 a.m.

The top three finishers in each race will receive awards, and the top 20 runners in each division will be awarded T-shirts.

Plaques will be awarded to the top three teams in all divisions.

Lady Broncos, Lady Vikings volleyball update

Zachary was 1-1 last week in volleyball action, losing to Parkview 3-1 before notching a 3-0 triumph over Broadmoor. The Lady Broncos are 9-4 for the season.

Meanwhile, the Lady Vikings fell to 4-3 with a 3-1 loss to Woodlawn.

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