Led by quarterback Lindsey Scott, Zachary generated nearly 600 yards of offense to defeat visiting Hahnville Friday night, 55-27, in a Class 5A quarterfinal game.
Second-seeded Zachary (12-1) advances to face Parkway, which defeated Destrehan 49-34 to advance to the semifinal round.
Scott accounted for seven touchdowns against Hahnville, the No. 7 seed in 5A. He passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 153 yards and three more scores to add to his impressive postseason totals.
Anthony Williams scored two touchdowns to lead Hahnville. Norquell Flowers and Mike Neal each had rushing scores for the Tigers as well.
Zachary’s 55 points are the most scored against Hahnville in any game this season.
The Broncos took a quick 14-0 lead, but Hahnville responded to three times cut the lead to a single score, first on a Flowers run that made it 14-7, then on a Neal touchdown pass to Williams that made it 20-14, and then on a second Neal to Williams touchdown pass that made it 26-20.
Hahnville couldn’t get over the hump, however, as Zachary never allowed the Tigers to tie the score. Hahnville had a chance to do that — or take the lead — when it drove inside the Zachary 30 in the third quarter, down by six. But Zachary recorded a fourth down sack of Neal.
Scott’s touchdown pass to Trae Shropshire on the ensuing Bronco drive pushed the lead to 34-20 late in the third quarter. Scott exploded in the fourth, rushing for a 6-yard score and finding Douglas Coleman for scoring passes of 20 and 36 yards.
The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for Hahnville, which ends its season with a record of 9-4 and a second consecutive quarterfinalist finish.