Ouachita Christian wins Class 1A state titleĀ 

Associated Press photo by GERALD HERBERT -- The Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Associated Press photo by GERALD HERBERT -- The Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

By Pierce W. Huff

Advocate Online Sports Editor

6:35 p.m. Final stats of note: Ouachita Christian outgained Haynesville 338-217. Ouachita Christian lost four fumbles. Eagles RB Colby Webb rushed for 99 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries and QB Braden Bristo rushed for 98 yards on 14 carries and completed 5 of 10 passes for 62 yards. Haynesville was led by RB Tyus Early, who rushed for 66 yards on 10 carries. Golden Tornadoes QB Jerrell Jackson completed 4 of 13 passes for 56 yards and threw two interceptions.

6:20 p.m. The game is over. Ouachita Christian (15-0) defeated Haynesville (11-3) 20-8 to win the Class 1A state championship.

6:15 p.m. (Ouachita Christian 20, Haynesville 8) Ouachita Christian RB Colby Webb scored on an 18-yard touchdown run with 1:11 remaining in the game. The Eagles drove 97 yards on 14 plays for the score.

6 p.m. (Ouachita Christian 14, Haynesville 8 fourth quarter) Haynesville QB Jerrell Jackson threw an incompletion on fourth and goal at the Ouachita Christian 3. This could be the Golden Tornadoes last and best scoring threat the rest of the game.

Another developing story: Haynesville has four fumble recoveries.

5:45 p.m. (Ouachita Christian 14, Haynesville 8 third quarter). Haynesville took its first possession of the third quarter and drove 28 yards to the Ouachita Christian 17-yard line, but the drive ended when Golden Tornadoes quarterback Kendrick Jackson threw an incompletion on a fourth-and-six play.

5:35 p.m. (Ouachita Christian 14, Haynesville 8 third quarter) Ouachita Christian RB Colby Webb scored on his second 1-yard touchdown run of the game. The score finished a 10-play, 69-yard scoring drive on the first possession of the third quarter.

5:30 p.m. (Haynesville 8, Ouachita Christian 7 third quarter) Ouachita Christian has received the opening kickoff of the second half and is driving inside Haynesville territory. The Eagles offense has been effective all-game long.

Halftime

5:03 p.m. - (Haynesville 8, Ouachita Christian 7 halftime) Haynesville FB/LB Keandre Harris could be the early best bet for MVP. Harris, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound freshman, has three fumble recoveries in the first half.

4:57 p.m. - (Haynesville 8, Ouachita Christian 7 2nd quarter) Haynesville QB Kendrick Jackson scrambled for a 5-yard touchdown with 37 seconds left in the first half. Cavontae Critton ran off left guard for the two-point conversion. The Golden Tornadoes drove 39-yard on seven plays for the touchdown.

4:45 p.m. - (Ouachita Christian 7, Haynesville 0 2nd quarter) Haynesville is in the middle of its second drive inside the Ouachita Christian 30-yard line. The first ended in an interception, which led Ouachita Christian to a score.

4:37 p.m. - (Ouachita Christian 7, Haynesville 0 7:01 remaining in the 2nd quarter) Ouachita Christian finally scores on its third drive inside the Haynesville 30-yard line. Ouachita Christian running back Colby Webb powered his way up the middle for a 1-yard touchdown run. The score capped a two-play, 17-yard drive that lasted 24 seconds. The drive was set up by an 80-yard interception return by Tanner Pennebaker.

4:30 p.m. - (Haynesville 0, Ouachita Christian 0 start of 2nd quarter) Key first quarter stat: Ouachita Christian has outgained Haynesville 99-18.

4:23 p.m. - (Haynesville 0, Ouachita Christian 0 first quarter) End of the first quarter. Ouachita Christian opened the second quarter with a fumble at the Haynesville 28-yard line. The Eagles have been held scoreless on their last two drives, which have been inside the Haynesville 30-yard line.

4:15 p.m. - (Haynesville 0, Ouachita Christian 0 first quarter) Ouachita Christian has a fourth and 8 at the Haynesville 17. The Eagles were held to 5 yards on a screen pass and turned the ball over on downs to keep the game scoreless. Both teams have had success moving the ball, but have been stymied by penalties. The prevailing thought was that these were two evenly matched teams, and that's the way things have played out so far.

4:00 p.m. - Haynesville got the opening kickoff and returned it about 15 yards to their 38-yard line for the first possession of the game.

3:45 p.m. - It is less than 15 minutes away from kickoff. The cheerleaders from both teams are on the field. Ouachita Christian's football team, dressed in green and gold, just ran through a huge green and gold banner. Haynesville's football team has yet to take the field. Fans are slowly trickling into their seats.

3:30 p.m. - It is 30 minutes before kickoff at the LHSAA/State Farm Prep Classic. Haynesville (11-2) is the only team on the field and they are going over some last minute offensive and defensive drills. Ouachita Christian (14-0) is in the locker room. It looks like less than 1,000 fans are in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome so far.