Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing’s Logan Allen, Tray Harris and Isaac Jacobs have come through time and again for the Lions this season.
Friday night was no exception.
The Lions’ Big Three shined in a 50-14 victory over District 1-1A rival Ringgold in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs.
New Tech (6-5), the No. 13 seed, will travel to No. 4 Basile (10-0) in Friday’s second round. Basile defeated the Lions 25-14 in the second round last season.
Harris, a Grambling commitment, accounted fo three TDs — running, passing and receiving. He connected with Jacobs for a 51-yard touchdown on the Lions’ first play of the game. He also caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from Allen and scored on a 10-yard run in the second.
Harris finished with four catches for 141 yards.
Jacobs had four catches for 104 yards, including a 34-yard TD catch in the second half.
“Tray and Isaac both played well,” Brotherton said. “We got them the ball early.”
Allen completed 15 of 22 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 15-yard run.
New Tech freshman Keldrick Carper made it a Big Four by returning a kickoff 67 yards for a touchdown after Ringgold (2-9) had cut the Lions’ lead to 14-8. He also caught three passes for 63 yards.
The Lions defense also played well, holding the Redskins to just 89 yards total offense.
“We got a lot of stops,” Brotherton said. “They hit a couple of plays on us on third and fourth downs. We’ve got to get off the field a little better.”
About the only negative was that the Lions were flagged 17 times.
“That forced us into a lot of second-and-longs and third-and-longs,” Brotherton said. “We were able to hit some big plays. If you keep having second- and third-and-longs, you’re going to be trying to hit big plays.”