SULPHUR — No. 20 Sam Houston got a big road win in the first round of the Division I playoffs Wednesday evening with a four-set win over rival No. 13 Sulphur.
WESTLAKE — The St. Louis Saints relied on a powerful offensive run game to beat the Westlake Rams 47-32 Friday night in a District 4-3A shootout.
DEQUINCY — DeQuincy senior Cooper Hext scored three first-quarter touchdowns and the defense made two red-zone stops as the Tigers held on to beat Vinton 41-38 Friday night.
Sulphur will hit the road this week to try to break its five-game losing streak and get its first road win of the season.
The annual rivalry game between DeQuincy and Vinton isn’t just for bragging rights this year. The game could have a big impact on each team’s power ranking and playoff position when the postseason starts in two weeks.
Westlake is in sole possession of first place in District 4-3A, but the Rams’ final two regular-season games will not be easy with games against St. Louis and Jennings.
MOSS BLUFF — With Sulphur threatening to take the match to a deciding fifth set, Sam Houston came back from a five-point deficit in the fourth set to beat Sulphur 25-17, 25-22, 19-25, 25-20 and win the District 2-I championship on Tuesday.
With Sulphur threatening to take the match to a deciding fifth set, Sam Houston came back from a five-point deficit in the fourth set to beat Sulphur 25-17, 25-22, 19-25, 25-20 and win the District 2-I championship on Tuesday.
MOSS BLUFF — No. 5 Acadiana and Sam Houston combined for 122 points and 1,144 yards in a battle for the top spot in District 3-5A Thursday night at Wayne Hooper Memorial Stadium.
WESTLAKE — Westlake running backs Jasia Simien and Jayden Ross combined to rush for more than 200 yards and the Rams beat Iowa 42-27 on Thursday night at Max Caldarera Stadium.
Barbe’s offense had some slip-ups with three turnovers, but the defense picked up the slack to beat Sulphur 24-21 on Friday at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium.
After getting over the nerves of playing in front of a large crowd and against rival Barbe, Sulphur settled down to win the final two sets Tuesday to win the District 2-I match 26-24, 24-26, 25-20, 25-18.
DEQUINCY — DeQuincy turned the ball over on its first play of the game, but rebounded to beat Pickering 42-14 on Friday at G. Dalton Faircloth Stadium.
LAFAYETTE — For three consecutive weeks, Sulphur Tors have held the lead in the fourth quarter, but for the third consecutive week, a win eluded them. Sulphur lost to Comeaux 33-30 Friday.
ROSEPINE — It was offensive slugfest on Thursday at McKee-McCain Stadium in Rosepine. Rosepine and Vinton combined for 644 yards and 72 points in the first half.
MOSS BLUFF — Seniors Kyle Bartley and Tavyen Grice had career nights Friday to lead Sam Houston to a 66-43 homecoming win over Southside.
MOSS BLUFF — Sam Houston kicker Davis Dow drilled a 34-yard field goal as time expired Friday night to give the Broncos a 31-28 win over Barbe.
Wayne Hooper Memorial Stadium will be packed tonight when Sam Houston hosts Barbe in a battle for control of District 3-5A.
WESTLAKE — The Westlake Rams got all dressed up and ready to go last week only to see its Week 5 home game against Oakdale canceled by severe weather.
The first two sets were close, but junior Dalhi Dennis made sure the third wasn’t as the Sulphur Tor volleyball team beat Lafayette 25-20, 25-21, 25-12 to open the district season.
NATCHITOCHES — The Sulphur Lady Tor volleyball ended a two-match losing streak by going 4-0 at the Natchitoches Central over the weekend.
The Vinton Lions will play their final nondistrict game today, looking to head into the district portion of their schedule with some momentum.
Sam Houston lost its first game of the season last week, but head coach Chad Paulk sees it as a plus as the team got to see what they need to work on.