The Haughton Buccaneers, Parkway Panthers and Plain Dealing Lions all saw their seasons come to an end in the first round of the playoffs Friday night.
In Class 5A, No. 20 seed Haughton fell to No. 13 John Ehret 46-13 in Harvey and No. 24 Parkway dropped a 52-6 decision to No. 9 Barbe in Lake Charles.
In Class 1A, No. 25 Plain Dealing lost to No. 8 Jonesboro-Hodge 44-0 on the road.
Haughton: The Bucs finished the season 7-4, winning two more games than last season.
Haughton defeated Byrd for the first time since 1988 and Parkway for the first time since 2011. The Bucs finished tied for second in District 1-5A with Airline.
Senior Lavonta Gipson finished an outstanding season with 181 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns against John Ehret, according to The Times-Picayune/nola.com
The Bucs played without starting quarterback Cameron Townsend, who was injured in the regular-season finale against Airline.
Sophomore CJ McWilliams completed 13 of 24 passes for 120 yards. Sophomore Tristan Sweeney caught six passes for 63 yards.
The Bucs couldn’t slow down Ehret quarterback Travis Mumphrey, running back Terrell Brown and receiver Lorinzo Penn.
Mumphrey completed 17 of 20 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns. Brown rushed for 198 yards on 21 carries and scored three TDs. Penn caught 10 passes for 123 yards.
Jamaal Houston also had four catches for 69 yards and two TDs.
John Ehret (8-3), which defeated Haughton 48-27 in the first round last year, visits No. 4 Zachary in the second round.
Parkway: The Panthers finished Neil May’s first season as head coach 5-6.
The season started with high expectations, but quarterback Justin Rogers and receiver Terrace Marshall Jr., two of the top college prospects in the nation, suffered season-ending leg injuries in the first two games.
The Panthers also played a rough early-season schedule that included three of the top teams in the region.
The play of senior running back Eric “EJ” Williams was a bright spot. He rushed for 1,372 yards.
Junior Amani Larry, who moved from receiver to quarterback after Rogers’ injury, also had a solid season.
He rushed for 102 yards on 11 carries against Barbe. He also completed nine of 21 passes for 119 yards, including a 63-yard TD pass to Kobe Gill.
Larry finished the season with 541 yards rushing and 1,290 passing.
Parkway fell behind Barbe 21-0 in the first quarter and trailed 38-6 at the half.
Barbe (10-1) hosts No. 8 Destrehan in the second round.
Plain Dealing: The Lions found the going tough in the second half of the season, losing their final six games and finishing 3-8.
Friday’s loss to District 1-1A foe Jonesboro-Hodge was the second to the Tigers this season. Plain Dealing also lost 32-13 in Week 6.
Senior running back Shavolyea McKinney had an outstanding season, rushing for more than 1,000 yards.
Jonesboro-Hodge (8-3), which has won seven straight, host No. 9 Elton in the second round.
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