LAKE ARTHUR — Quarterback Gunner Gearen threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns, but DeQuincy had to avoided a late rally by Lake Arthur Friday night and held on to win 26-25.
Gearen completed 16 of 21 passes for 271 yards, including a 42-yard pass to Rayden Rosalis that put the Tigers up 20-19 with 5:09 left in the third quarter.
Gearen also threw a 17-yarder to Braylon Snell with 8:33 in the game to give DeQuincy a 26-19 lead.
Rosalis caught eight passes for 81 yards and Snell had three for 36. Cooper Hext was the Tigers’ top receiver with six catches for 108 yards, including a 62 yard score in the first quarter that put DeQuincy up 12-7.
DeQuincy tried to run out the clock but fumbled the ball with 1:43 left in the game. Lake Arthur got to the Tigers’ 21-yard line but missed a field goal with 15 seconds left.
Lake Arthur also missed a crucial point after kick that would have tied the game at 26-26 with 2:39 left after Hunter Breaux scored on a 12-yard run. Breaux ran for 149 yards on 24 carries.
DeQuincy (1-1) will host rival South Beauregard (1-1) on Friday.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
DeQuincy12806 — 26
Lake Arthur71206 — 25
LA: Daylon Charles 8 run (Gavin Hanks kick)
D: Taije Ceasar 2 run (run failed)
D: Copper Hext 62 pass from Gunnar Gearen (run failed)
LA: Daylon Charles 3 run (run failed)
LA: Charles 18 run (run failed)
D: Rayden Rosalis 42 pass from Gearen (Caesar kick)
D: Braylon Snell 17 pass from Gearen (run failed)
LA: Hunter Breaux 12 run (kick failed)
RUSHING — DeQuincy: Taije Ceasar 15-103, Cooper Hext 3-67. Lake Arthur: Hunter Breaux 24-149, Daylon Charles 18-97, Tyler Breaux 8-33.
PASSING — DeQuincy: Gunner Gearen 16-21-1—271. Lake Arthur: Tyler Breaux 8-19-0—54.
RECEIVING — DeQuincy: Rayden Rosalis 8-81, Cooper Hext 6-108, Braylon Snell 3-36, Ceasar 2-38. Lake Arthur: Daylon Charles 4-17.