Scotlandville falls short against New Iberia; Livonia gets past Marksville

Advocate photo by JOHN OUBRECubs cruiseUniversity High's Jarrod Franklin turns the corner for a long gain during Friday's playoff game against Jonesboro-Hodge. The Cubs took a big first-half lead en route to a 55-15 win.
Advocate photo by JOHN OUBRECubs cruiseUniversity High's Jarrod Franklin turns the corner for a long gain during Friday's playoff game against Jonesboro-Hodge. The Cubs took a big first-half lead en route to a 55-15 win.

NEW IBERIA — Jason Jones fired a 6-yard pass to Andrew Ricks with 4:29 remaining as No. 12-seeded New Iberia rallied to defeat 21st-seeded Scotlandville 13-8 in the first round of the Class 5A football playoffs Friday night.

The comeback spoiled a fine effort from the Hornets, who got 157 rushing yards from Dontrell Hilliard and 175 passing yards from Darion Williams.

Scotlandville lost despite outgaining New Iberia 372-235 in total yards.

Class 3A

LIVONIA 32, MARKSVILLE 13: In Livonia, Russell Farris ran for 125 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries to help sixth-ranked and fifth-seeded Livonia (9-2) to a bidistrict win over 28th-seeded Marksville (5-6).

With the game tied at 7-7 at halftime, Livonia pulled away in the second half, starting with Farris scoring on a 4-yard touchdown run and adding a two-point conversion run for a 15-7 lead.

In the fourth quarter, Malcolm Dedrick broke off a 23-yard TD run for a 25-7 lead, and Trey Nelson capped the scoring with a 41-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

RAYNE 42, CHURCH POINT 8: In Rayne, Jalen Williams ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Clarence Leger ran for another two TDs and eighth-ranked and sixth-seeded Rayne, behind 347 yards on the ground and none through the air, barreled past 27th-seeded Church Point (6-5).

Trent Duhon added 94 yards on 18 carries for Rayne, which held the ball for 30:12.

EUNICE 49, LUSHER 16: In Eunice, second-ranked and third-seeded Eunice (11-0) piled up 325 yards on 47 carries, with Hayden Pitre scoring on a 5-yard run and a 30-yard catch from Trenon Trosclair.

Eunice rolled up all 49 of its points in the first three quarters before 30th-seeded Lusher (5-5) scored the game’s final points.

Kurt Viges had a 32-yard fumble return for a touchdown, and four others — Darious Richard (26 yards), John Johnson (1 yard), Warren Guidry (2) and Ty Cesar (7) — also ran for scores for Eunice, which didn’t have a turnover but recovered three Lusher fumbles.

LORANGER 47, KAPLAN 14: In Loranger, Jeryl Brazil ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 124 yards as the fourth-seeded Wolves pulled away from 29th-seeded Kaplan in the second half.

The Pirates trailed Loranger by four points, 12-8, at halftime. The Wolves scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to take a commanding lead.

Kaylan Rudd led Kaplan with 114 rushing yards.

Class 2A

WINNFIELD 31, DUNHAM 0: Fifth-seeded Winnfield gained 220 rushing yards and took a 21-point lead into the fourth quarter to eliminate 28th-seeded Dunham from the Class 2A playoffs.

Harrison Domingue led Dunham with 33 rushing yards on 20 carries. Dunham managed only five first downs in the road loss.

Class 1A

KENTWOOD 54, HOUMA CHRISTIAN 0: In Kentwood, Leslie Collins accounted for three touchdowns, Tavarious Batiste accounted for two others and second-ranked and fifth-seeded Kentwood put up back-to-back 27-point quarters to steamroll 28th-seeded Houma Christian (5-4).

Kentwood outgained Houma Christian 376-48, with 309 of those yards on the ground. Collins accounted for 85 of those rushing yards, and scored from 30 and 37 yards out, on five carries. Batiste ran six times for 54 yards, scoring from 33 yards out and connecting with Robert Trout for a 44-yard touchdown pass.

Collins ran for both of his touchdowns, while Roberts scored on a 16-yard run and Batiste had his scoring run in a 27-point second quarter. And in a 27-point third quarter, Batiste and Trout hooked up, Collins scored on a 38-yard interception return, Shyheim Carter had a 1-yard TD run and Jerroy Williams added a 2-yard TD run.