Scotlandville makes enough second half plays to escape Central with 16-8 win
Central, La. – In a game plagued by penalties, key second half plays by special teams and defense saved the day for ninth-ranked Scotlandville in a 16-8 District 4-5A victory Friday night over Central.
The visiting Hornets used a blocked punt in the third quarter to set up a 12-yard touchdown pass from C’Zavian Teasette to Reggie King for the final score of the game to spoil Homecoming for the Wildcats.
Teasette completed 7-of-16 for 97 yards and two touchdowns for Scotlandville (5-0, 2-0), who trailed 8-3 at the break. His first touchdown came on fourth down while rolling all the way across the field before finding John Hubbard for a 41-yard score gto give the Hornets a 10-8 advantage.
“We talked all week about doing what it took to get the win. We set ourselves up to have a good ending to the season,” Scotlandville head coach Lester Ricard. “And we knew who they were. Those guys are very tough and are going to cause some problems in the playoffs.”
Marlon Gunn Jr. led Scotlandville with 95 yards on 14 carries, including a 72-yard run that set up a 19-yard first half field goal by Nick Montgomery.
Central (4-1, 1-1) took a lead into the break on a one-yard quarterback keeper from Jonathan Swift. The Wildcats had trailed 3-2 half way through the second quarter after Gabe Evans blocked a Hornets punt through the end zone.
Both teams committed penalty after penalty to the sum of 42 for almost 200 yards in total.
“It was very frustrating to get any flow going with that many penalties,” said Central Coach Sid Edwards. “Other than that, you had two great teams battling it out. It was a very good battle. It was an unusual game.”
Scotlandville next visit unbeaten Zachary “Our defense brought their A game really,I think both team did Ricard said .Central will visit Walker
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