McDonogh 35 battles Lake Charles College Prep as playoffs resume
The second round of the state playoffs begin this evening with several games around Louisiana.
Locally, red hot McDonogh 35 hosts No. 11 Lake Charles College Prep in Class 3A at Pan American Stadium at 7 p.m.
The sixth-seeded Roneagles (8-3) have ripped off eight straight wins after opening the season 0-3. McDonogh 35 opened the playoffs with a 29-6 victory over No. 27 Mentorship Academy a week ago.
Running back Steveland Williams has been superb for McDonogh 35, putting together seven games of 100 yards rushing of more.
“I like the way we have played of late but we need to play a complete game,” McDonogh 35 head coach Wayne Reese said. “We play well for a half but then we don’t continue it. You have to play better as you advance in the playoffs against better teams. We have run the ball well and played good defense and that is a good combination in the playoffs.”
Lake Charles College Prep (8-3) has won five straight games. The Trailblazers outscored No. 22 Northwest 39-32 in the opening round of the playoffs.
In north Louisiana, there are two games this evening.
In Class 5A, No. 15 Captain Shreve (9-2) plays at No. 2 West Monroe (9-1) at 7 p.m.
The Gators advanced with a solid 34-7 victory over No. 18 John Ehret a week ago while the Rebels easily handled No. 31 Central Lafourche 47-7. West Monroe has been state runner-up in 5A in two of the last three years and last won a state championship in 2011.
In 3A, No. 12 Union Parish (7-4) plays at No. 5 Caldwell Parish (10-1) at 7 p.m..
The Farmers handled No. 21 St. Martinville 37-6 while the Spartans defeated No. 28 Albany 23-6.
Also in 3A, No. 2 Sterlington (10-0) entertains No. 15 Kaplan (7-4) at 6:30 p.m.
The Panthers escaped a huge upset with a 37-36 overtime win over No. 31 Crowley last week while the Pirates have won five straight games, including a 46-14 win over No. 18 Bossier in the opening round of the playoffs.
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