Zachary races to big lead, rips Walker

  • In a key District 4-5A matchup, Zachary's offense operated like a fine-tuned machine and helped the visiting Broncos beat Walker 45-21.
Quarterback Keilon Brown led Zachary (4-2, 2-0 district) with five touchdowns and more than 200 yards of offense. On Zachary’s first drive, Brown tossed up a pass to the corner of the end zone. Receiver David Shropshire made the catch, dragging both feet inbounds and capturing a 7-0 lead. FOR THE REST OF THE STORY
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U-High defeats Zachary 26-7 behind big night from running back Mike Hollins

Last week against West Feliciana, the University Lab running back broke free for four touchdowns, a personal best for the junior. This week, Hollins tied the feat with another four scores in a 26-7 win against Class 5A Zachary to close out non-district play for the Cubs.

 Hollins drove the U-High (5-0) offense all night with 158 yards on 27 carries.

“The past couple weeks we got in a groove and we’re starting to hit big run plays now,” Hollins said. “It took us a while because we had a young O-line, less experienced than last year because we lost some people at the beginning, but we’re starting to build and get better.” But it wasn’t Hollins’ big night that made the win so special for the Cubs. Hollins, like so many of his teammates, wore a purple arm band Friday night in honor of Brionna Ross, a sophomore at U-High who died earlier this week.
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Linebacker Wes Brady continues family tradition, set to lead Zachary against University

Most children try multiple sports before picking a favorite. Wes Brady’s choice was so obvious he knew at age 8.

“The first year I knew,” Brady said. “I remember that I loved hitting people and scoring touchdowns.” Fast-forward nearly a decade, and the 6-foot, 220-pound Brady is at the heart of the Zachary High School defense. The junior linebacker calls the plays for the eighth-ranked Broncos (3-1) of Class 5A. Brady’s quick decision on a sport prompts an intriguing question. Was it nature or nurture? It's a fair considering, his family’s football pedigree and the fact that Zachary travels to play unbeaten University High (4-0), ranked second in Class 3A. Brady’s father, Warren, was a Zachary star in the 1980s, went on to play at Louisiana Tech and is in the Bronco Athletic Hall of Fame. All of his uncles played college ball. Twins Mike and Pat played Thibodaux High and at Cal in the 1980s. Another uncle, Scott, played at Thibodaux and then at SMU. Brady’s grandfather, Glen Brady, was inducted into the U-High Athletic Hall of Fame last month. He coached at UHS in the 1950s and 1960s before other stops, including serving as offensive coordinator at Nicholls State. Glen Brady later was superintendent in Zachary and East Feliciana Parish.
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Zachary dominates Live Oak in fourth quarter to earn district win

FOR FULL ARTICLE IN THE ADVOCATE If the fourth quarter is the place where district titles are won, then Zachary High School coach David Brewerton had to like what he saw in Friday night's 27-7 victory at Live Oak. Zachary was back on its heels early in the fourth after Live Oak grabbed some late momentum. The Eagles only trailed by six and had the ball on the Broncos' side of the field. Showing the grit of a proven power, Zachary went on a late 14-0 run to secure victory in the District 4-5A opener for both teams.
"You can tell when our kids are in tight games. They feel like they are going to win those games," Brewerton said of his eighth-ranked Broncos. "That comes from all the close wins we've had over the years. We dominated the fourth quarter. That's all I can ask for."
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Zachary puts offense, defense in gear in rolling over Madison Prep

Zachary puts offense, defense in gear in rolling

over Madison Prep

ZACHARY — A week after Zachary High suffered its first loss of the season, the Broncos turned in a near flawless performance in every phase Friday night against Madison Prep.

It all added up to a 51-0 win for Zachary in a game where the coaches agreed to a running clock in the second half.

Offensively, the Broncos (2-1) scored on six of eight possessions that weren’t stopped by the end of a half, and they never punted. On defense, Zachary forced three turnovers, and held MPA (0-3) to 31 yards of offense.

Special teams did their part blocking a punt by Keyonne Hawkins, and tackling him for a loss on another punt attempt.

“I’m really proud with the angles our defense played with,” Zachary coach David Brewerton said. “They were running downhill with those angles, and in a bad mood when they got there. That’s what we challenged them to do all week.”

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Catholic powers its way past sixth-ranked Zachary 24-14

  • There were big plays and big hits, along with miscues and turnovers.
  • Ultimately, Catholic High beat sixth-ranked Zachary High 24-14 with a kind of running commentary only a team determined to play power football can make.
  • The Bears (2-0) rushed for 255 yards on 48 attempts in the nondistrict Class 5A game played Friday night at ZHS’ Bronco Stadium.
  • “That was a huge statement we just made,” Catholic defensive back Jonathan Mestayer said. “They (Zachary) are a really good team and to beat them means a lot. I think we surprised some people, definitely.”
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Improvement, not revenge or rivalry, is the key for Zachary and Catholic

David Brewerton has been asked whether this is a revenge game. The Zachary High football coach brushes off those questions about playing his alma mater. He says the Broncos simply seek leverage toward a successful season. “This is a new season, and you’ve got two different football teams,” he said. “This isn't about revenge. What I look forward to about playing Catholic High is this — the chance to play another program. I think any time you get to play freshman, JV and varsity games in one week, it’s special. The atmosphere will be electric, and that’s a great thing.”  
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Zachary and West Feliciana lead the way in The Advocate’s Baton Rouge football Top 10s

Classes 5A/4A

1. Zachary (1-0): The Broncos pulled away in the second half, and they’ll face Catholic this week, one of several intriguing matchups on their schedule.   For full article from the Advocate
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Zachary pulls away from Northshore with big second half

Zachary pulls away from Northshore with big second half

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Signing Day 2017

Donovan Perkins signs with UTSA and Shyron White signs with Southeastern
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