North Desoto Handles Breaux Bridge for First Trip to Semis

On Friday Night in Breaux Bridge, the North Desoto Football Griffins (11-1) continued rewriting the history books with a 42-13 win over the 28th seeded Tigers (6-7).

John Lewis, Brian Banks and the Griffins’ Offensive Line took matters into their own hands as Freshman Sensation Luke Delafield had an off night passing. The Rushing attack for the Griffins combined for 442 yards rushing with Lewis being the front runner with 222 of his own.

Although he didn’t reach the end zone his big runs set the stage for the supporting cast to all make plays of their own, Marques Hampton scored his first touchdown of the year on the ground, while Banks and Delafield added rushing scores of their own.

Landon Falls was the recipient of the only Delafield touchdown pass of the night.

Defense and Special Teams opened the contest up for good in the third quarter as they worked to contain the explosiveness of the Breaux Bridge offense. Daniel Olivier returned a Tiger Fumble 80 yards for a touchdown and Cole Cory returned their next punt back for a 55 yard touchdown, that put the game out of reach and the Stonewall faithful that made the trip south celebrated with delight as the North Desoto Griffins reached the Semifinals for the First Time in School History.

The Griffins return to the same Cajun Country on this Friday as they face the #1 Seed Iowa Yellowjackets (11-1) for an opportunity to reach the State Championships. There will be a Community Pep Rally for the Football team at 6:00 pm Thursday in Griffin Stadium.

Earlier this week North DeSoto posted ticket information for the game vs. Iowa Friday night.  Admission is $15.00 and tickets must be purchased online or at the gate with credit card – no cash sales.  The online link is on the school social media posts.

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