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- Ryne Bertholet | 4-5ALockerRoom.com
- ZACHARY — It would be hard not to give Friday’s game ball to Zachary’s Martell Fontenot.
Sure, there were other players who could justifiably deserve it – quarterback Keilon Brown ran for 101 yards on 13 carries, while Jon Burrell forced a fumble and intercepted a pass – but it was Fontenot alone who managed to keep the ball out of the hands of Scotlandville’s most talented playmaker, Kelvin Joseph.
The senior kicker knocked in three field goals and four extra points in a 39-6 rout over the Hornets. But some of his biggest contribution came on kickoffs, where he kicked all but two balls into the end zone, limiting the Joseph’s chances with the ball in his hands.+4
Fontenot’s career game in the Broncos’ victory, which clinched the District 4-5A championship, was years in the making.
“You’re always preparing for a game like this,” Fontenot said. “Throughout my career, I’ve been prepared for this moment. We focused on kickoffs and field goals in practice this week and it paid off.”
- BY ROBIN FAMBROUGH | RFAMBROUGH@THEADVOCATE.COM
- It came down to the last play of the game the past two times fourth-ranked Scotlandville High and No. 8 Zachary High played each other.
This time it was not close, thanks to seven Scotlandville turnovers. Zachary raced out to a 22-0 halftime lead on its way to a 39-6 victory over the Hornets in a District 4-5A showdown Friday night at ZHS.
The Broncos (7-2, 5-0) clinched at least a share of the 4-5A title, winning their three title in four years. A decisive first half played in the rain was pivotal.
“When you have a rain game like this, special teams and defense were huge,” Zachary coach David Brewerton said. “And then when we got a chance to hit some big plays, we did. My deal is this with our defense — they play fast and run great angles. If we get off the field on third down, we feel comfortable when our offense gets in the groove. That’s what happened tonight.”