In Coy Brotherton’s first three years as head coach at Plain Dealing, the Lions lost to Cedar Creek three times by a combined total of 148-64.
Only one of those games was competitive, a 33-20 loss in 2012.
The Lions got a measure of revenge Friday night in Ruston. Senior quarterback Logan Allen threw four touchdown passes, including three to Isaac Jacobs, and ran for one TD in a 40-14 victory over the Cougars.
Plain Dealing improved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in district play. If the Lions defeat Arcadia (2-6, 2-1) next Friday at home, it will likely set up a showdown against Defending state champion Haynesville for the district title a week from Friday in Haynesville.
Cedar Creek dropped to 1-7 and 0-3.
Brotherton said the fact that Cedar Creek is having a down year didn’t lessen the excitement of beating the Cougars for the first time.
“These seniors had never beaten Cedar Creek,” he said. “I feel good for them beating them at their place and as bad as they did.”
Plain Dealing got off to a great start. Allen threw touchdown passes of 19 yards to Jacobs and 23 to Keldrick Carper in the first quarter. Jarvis Washington’s two PATs made it 14-0.
Cedar Creek scored the only touchdown of the second quarter, though, and it was just 14-7 at the half.
The Lions took control in the third quarter. Allen scored on a 2-yard run and passed 11 yards to Jacobs for a TD.
Carper came up with a big play early in the fourth, returning an interception 95 yards for a TD. Allen and Jacobs hooked up on a 52-yard TD pass to close out the Lions’ scoring.
Jacobs, who had eight catches for 125 yards, has caught a touchdown pass in 15 straight games.
Aleen completed 19 of 30 passes for 307 yards. Carper had four catches for 118 yards. Desean Morris had 58 yards on nine carries.
Bijan Mitchell led the defense with 13.5 tackles. Jacobs had 7.5, Jaylyn Woods 6.5 and Herbert McCauley six.
McCauley forced a fumble and Carper and Mitchell each recovered one.