Parkview dominates second half to bounce Teurlings from Division II playoffs
BATON ROUGE – Seventh-seeded Parkview Baptist scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to come from behind to defeat No. 10 Teurlings Catholic, 35-16, in the opening round of the Division II playoffs.
The Eagles (5-6) held the visiting Rebels scoreless in the second half and scored on four consecutive possessions to seize control of the game.
Teurlings Catholic (4-7) took an early 2-0 lead with a safety on a bad snap. Those would be the only points of the first quarter.
Parkview got on the board in the second with a bit of trickeration. From their own 30 yard line, the Eagles went with a reverse pitch that ended up in the hands of Kyle Washington. Washington found Darrel Cyprian down the left side wide open for a 70 yard touchdown and a 7-2 lead.
The Rebels were able to capitalize on some Parkview miscues to retake the lead.
A pair of penalties set up TCHS inside the Parkview red zone. The Rebels would cap the drive with a touchdown run by Landon Trosclair from three yards out to go up 9-7.
After a recovered fumble, Teurlings would score again with just seconds remaining in the half. Sammy LeBlanc’s one yard touchdown plunge made it 16-7 at the half.
A different Eagles squad came out in the second half. They eliminated the turnovers and eventually they eliminated the Rebels from the playoffs.
The big play was Parkview Baptist’s weapon of choice over the final three minutes.
After Philippe’s 50 yard score, the Eagles forced a punt by Tuerlings.
That led to a Kyle Washington 44 yard scoring run. Washington took off down the left side before reversing field on a fantastic run. Parkview took the lead at 21-16 with 3:06 to play in the third.
As the Parkview offense was ramping up, their defense was clamping down. Another Tuerlings drive led to another punt.
Philippe picked up his second touchdown of the night on the ensuing drive, this time taking in to the house from 23 yards away and extending the Eagles’ lead to 28-16.
PBHS put the cap on the game on their next possession. Cyprian set up the last score with a 55 yard carry to the Teurlings 28 and finished the drive with a three yard touchdown.
Parkview will take on second seeded St. Charles (7-3) next week. The Comets have won five in a row.
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David Grubb has more than a decade of experience in the sports industry. He began his career with KLAX-TV in Alexandria, La. and followed that up with a stint as an reporter and anchor with WGGB-TV in Springfield, Mass. After spending a few years away from the industry, David worked as sports information director for Southern University at New Orleans…