Ville Platte downs Oakdale; Merryville blanks South Cameron

By From staff reports

OAKDALE — Ville Platte took advantage of three turnovers and raced to a big lead to claim the District 5-2A championship with a 48-0 victory over Oakdale Thursday night.

Bulldog quarterback Isaiah Thomas threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Ville Platte (7-3, 5-0) attack. He finished 8-22 with all three of his TD throws coming in the first half when the Bulldogs led 41-0.

Justin Charles caught two of the Thomas scoring tosses and finished with four catches for 102 yards.

Oakdale finished the regular season 4-6, 4-1.

Thomas hit Charles on scoring passes of 35 and 14 yards. Charles scored a third TD on a 23-yard interception return.

Thomas’ third TD pass went for 37 yards to Darrion Anderson.

Jemarcus Jones led the Ville Platte running game with 74 yards on 12 carries, including a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth


Oakdale was held to just 99 yards of total offense by the Bulldog defense.

Playoff pairings will be announced on Sunday with the bi-district round beginning next week.

Merryville 24, South Cameron 0

MERRYVILLE — Coy Harrington, Larry Irvin and Kade Jackson each ran for a touchdown as Merryville ended its season on a high note with a shutout in a District 5-1A game.

The Panthers (3-7, 1-4) ran for 214 yards and forced four turnovers. South Cameron fell to 1-9, 0-5.

Nick Ardoin led the balanced Merryville attack with 62 yards on six carries. Harrington added another 57 on 10 runs.