The Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing Lions won their second straight game Friday, 26-16, over the North Caddo Rebels at Vivian.
“We played a real good football game,” said New Tech coach Coy Brotherton, whose Lions improved to 2-3. “Defensively, it’s probably the best game we’ve played all year.
“Defensive line-wise, we were able to get a lot of big plays with penetration. We were pretty much able to contain them on the run, something we’ve struggled at.”
Brotherton said he has recently made some personnel changes on defense and it looks like it’s starting to pay off.
“Hopefully, with the defensive changes that we have made we have the right lineup of kids in the right spots,” he said “We have a lot to build on.”
Offensively, New Tech quarterback Logan Allen had another big game.
He completed 20 of 35 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
He hooked up with freshman Keldrick Carper twice for touchdowns, including a 96-yarder for the Lions’ first score.
Carper also caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. He finished with eight catches for 157 yards and caught a pass for a two-point conversion after his first TD.
Derreon Washington had two catches for 77 yards, and Tray Harris had six for 58.
Brotherton said the Rebels did a good job against Harris and Isaac Jacobs, but that gave Carper and Owens the chance to make big plays.
Allen scored touchdowns on runs of 8 and 2 yards, with the latter coming in the fourth quarter. He gained 69 yards on 21 carries.
Desean Morris was the Lions’ leading rusher with 145 yards on 15 carries.
New Tech rolled up 521 total yards.