NEW ORLEANS – It is the stuff of which legends are made.
DESTREHAN – Zachary will seek its third Class 5A state football championship in four seasons in next week’s Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Prep Classic, but not until the Broncos catch their breath.
SCOTT -- David Brewerton and the Zachary Broncos left Bill Dotson Stadium Friday night feeling a lot happier than they did four years ago and they can thank quarterback Keilon Brown for helping make that happen.
Zachary has needed to rely on its defense at times this season and the Broncos stop unit has been up to the task.
DENHAM SPRINGS – For 37 minutes, Denham Springs nearly found itself headed somewhere it hadn’t been in more than three decades.
DENHAM SPRINGS – It’s been a decade since Denham Springs coach Bill Conides last got an up-close look at Acadiana.
ZACHARY - The Zachary High offense has been a work in progress this season, but a veteran offensive line has been a stabilizing force.
ZACHARY -- Leading by just four points at halftime, Zachary coach David Brewerton challenged his team to shake off a recent string of sluggish second-half starts.
SCOTT - If Acadiana's 'Wrecking Rams' thought they were going to have a cakewalk in their first-round matchup with No. 30 Live Oak, they were gravely mistaken.
MOSS BLUFF – With Denham Springs facing the prospect of going to overtime in Friday’s Class 5A state playoff game, second-year coach Bill Conides opted to utilize his final timeout.
WALKER – Walker safety Calvin Watson recalled walking out for the team’s pregame warm-ups where he first experienced an atmosphere unlike any other.
WATSON - Live Oak heads into postseason play in a familiar position, only the circumstances are slightly different this time around.
There wasn’t a need for Cecil Thomas to put on a coat and tie, update his resume’ and conduct an interview to become Walker High’s permanent head football coach.
There were few surprises for Zachary High when it learned of its fate in the Class 5A playoffs Sunday morning.
CENTRAL – The sudden shifts in momentum, where the Wildcats' previous games had changed on a dime, didn’t quite materialize the same they had for the majority of Walker's season.
DENHAM SPRINGS - For the second week in a row, Denham Springs found themselves down at halftime. For the second week in a row, the Yellow Jackets demonstrated tremendous poise and confidence to come back in the second half.
WALKER – Long before he returned punts for touchdowns in each of his last two games, Walker High’s Jalen Cook pictured the exact scenario playing out before he ever stepped foot onto the field at Wildcat Stadium.
NEW ORLEANS – Riding a two-game losing streak is not the way Live Oak would like to be entering the Class 5A state playoffs.
WATSON - Given the long-standing tradition of some of New Orleans’ finest athletes ever to play there, Live Oak cornerback Taylor Martin’s certainly intrigued at the prospect of playing at Tad Gormley Stadium.
DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs took the series lead against its bitter rival with a wild 38-28 victory Friday over Central.
DENHAM SPRINGS – After two straight defeats in District 4-5A play, Denham Springs coach Bill Conides had a very succinct message at the start of the week for his team.
Senior defensive lineman Jerome Wilson said Walker High has a 24-hour rule, savoring the wins and dealing with the setbacks within that time frame, not allowing either to linger thereafter.
WALKER – Walker wide receiver/return specialist Jalen Cook could only smile at the thought of what his game could have looked like in Friday’s 39-13 District 4-5A victory over Denham Springs.
ZACHARY – Zachary High School athlete Sean Burrell has been turning heads on the track since he was a freshman, but the junior sprinter is also beginning to make a name for himself on the football field.
WATSON – There was an obvious gleam in the eyes of Live Oak’s players, a distinct bounce in their step following Thursday’s 30-0 District 4-5A victory over Belaire.
WATSON – Buried beneath the low point in Live Oak’s season, a 37-7 setback last Friday at Scotlandville, was the type of individual effort and production that caught the weary eye of coach Brett Beard.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The belief Denham Springs had in the first three-plus minutes of Friday’s encounter with reigning Class 5A state champion Zachary quickly turned to disbelief.
BATON ROUGE - Going into halftime, Scotlandville was clinging to a narrow one-touchdown lead over Live Oak.