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Lakeshore High School senior TE Spencer Jordan and the Titans get a 50-0 victory over Istrouma in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs (Photo provided by Spencer Jordan)

Road To The Dome: LHSAA Class 4A First Round Playoff Score Recap

Road To The Dome: LHSAA Class 4A First Round Playoff Score Recap

by Jace LeJeune and Lee Brecheen

It is the most wonderful time of the year, and I am not talking about the holidays. I am talking about the LHSAA Playoffs, which start this week. The playoffs are always unique in the sense that is unlike the regular season as you lose, there is another week to play. In the playoffs, there is no tomorrow because if you lose, you go home. Through all the classifications and all of the teams in the playoffs, there is one goal in mind and that is to be one of nine teams in the end holding a state championship trophy in the end. For the third year in a row, we got you covered as for the next couple of weeks, we will go through all of the private and public matchups from 1A all the way to 5A each and every week leading up to the All-State Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic from December 13th-14th. Louisiana Football Magazine’s recruiting expert Lee Brecheen and editor Jace LeJeune give their insight on which teams will survive and continue their march to the Super Dome. Today, we recap our Class 4A public division playoff bracket picks.

 

#1 Lakeshore Titans (10-0) vs. #32 Istrouma Indians (4-6)

Jace’s Pick: Lakeshore

Lee’s Pick: Lakeshore

Final Score: Lakeshore 50 Istrouma 0

 

#16 Pearl River Rebels (6-3) vs. #17 Leesville Wampus Cats (6-4)

Jace’s Pick: Leesville

Lee’s Pick: Leesville

Final Score: Leesville 47 Pearl River 21

 

#9 Eunice Bobcats (8-2) vs. #24 Plaquemine Green Devils (5-5)

Jace’s Pick: Eunice

Lee’s Pick: Eunice

Final Score: Eunice 35 Plaquemine 27

 

#8 Bastrop Rams (7-2) vs. #25 North Vermilion Patriots (5-5)

Jace’s Pick: Bastrop

Lee’s Pick: Bastrop

Final Score: Bastrop 56 North Vermilion 14

 

#5 Carencro Bears (8-2) vs. #28 Salmen Spartans (4-6)

Jace’s Pick: Carencro

Lee’s Pick: Carencro

Final Score: Carencro 41 Salmen 7

 

#12 Northwood Shreveport Falcons (8-2) vs. #21 Rayne Wolves (5-5)

Jace’s Pick: Northwood

Lee’s Pick: Northwood

Final Score: Northwood 7 Rayne 6

 

#13 Peabody Warhorses (7-3) vs. #20 Warren Easton Fighting Eagles (7-3)

Jace’s Pick: Warren Easton

Lee’s Pick: Warren Easton

Final Score: Warren Easton 44 Peabody 6

 

#4 Tioga Indians (8-2) vs. #29 North DeSoto Griffins (4-5)

Jace’s Pick: Tioga

Lee’s Pick: North DeSoto

Final Score: Tioga 24 North DeSoto 10

 

#3 Edna Karr Cougars (8-2) vs. #30 Cecilia Bulldogs (4-6)

Jace’s Pick: Edna Karr

Lee’s Pick: Edna Karr

Final Score: Edna Karr 45 Cecilia 21

 

#14 Franklinton Demons (6-4) vs. #19 George Washington Carver (6-4)

Jace’s Pick: Franklinton

Lee’s Pick: George Washington Carver

Final Score: George Washington Carver 34 Franklinton 23

 

#11 Belle Chasse Cardinals (2-7) vs. #22 Huntington Raiders (5-5)

Jace’s Pick: Belle Chasse

Lee’s Pick: Belle Chasse

Final Score: Belle Chasse 28 Huntington 14

 

#6 Breaux Bridge Tigers (8-2) vs. #27 South Terrebonne Gators (6-4)

Jace’s Pick: Breaux Bridge

Lee’s Pick: Breaux Bridge

Final Score: Breaux Bridge 35 South Terrebonne 12

 

#7 Assumption Mustangs (9-1) vs. #26 LaGrange Gators (4-5)

Jace’s Pick: Assumption

Lee’s Pick: Assumption

Final Score: Assumption 24 LaGrange 13

 

#10 Westgate Tigers (8-2) vs. #23 Livonia Wildcats (6-3)

Jace’s Pick: Westgate

Lee’s Pick: Westgate

Final Score: Westgate 39 Livonia 7

 

#15 Minden Crimson Tide (7-3) vs. #18 DeRidder Dragons (8-2)

Jace’s Pick: DeRidder

Lee’s Pick: DeRidder

Final Score: DeRidder 14 Minden 13

 

#2 Neville Tigers (7-2) vs. #31 South Lafourche Tarpons (3-7)

Jace’s Pick: Neville

Lee’s Pick: Neville

Final Score: Neville 41 South Lafourche 14

 

Jace’s Bracket Breakdown: “I am going to go off the wall here with the most talented team in the bracket making the Super Dome, and that is Westgate. The Tigers have plenty of DI talent and have proved this year that they can beat some of the best teams in the state in St. Thomas More. If they can put everything together, I think they can win the Class 4A state championship. On the other side of the bracket, I have Lakeshore getting to the Dome for the second time in three years.”

 

Lee’s Bracket Breakdown: Lakeshore has one of the best coaches in the state in Craig Jones. For them to lose guys like Jacob Bernard and still be ranked as the number one team in Class 4A shows how well coached they are. They are not going to be my champion, but they are definitely deserving of that number one seed ranking. I got to go with Edna Karr going to the state championship. They have the best two losses you can have losing to John Curtis and Catholic High. On the other side of the bracket, I am going to go with Northwood. I think their quarterback Luke Bogan and the Falcons can pass their way there to the Dome.”

 

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About Jace LeJeune

Jace is from Addis, LA but resides in Port Allen, LA. Jace attends Southeastern Louisiana University and is majoring in Journalism. This is Jace's third year as Associate Editor at Louisiana Football Magazine. He is also a graduate from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he was the editor of the school newspaper the “Bearly Published.” While at CHS, Jace also announced their football, basketball, and baseball games for the Bruin Broadcast Network which is the Catholic High’s streaming website for their events. On weekends, Jace is the PA announcer for his middle school football games. At home, Jace enjoys time with his family and friends. Besides being a huge football fan, Jace is also an avid NHRA drag racing fan.