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 — 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.