HAUGHTON — Many did what Haughton could not Friday.
The Bucs had three shots at a game-winning field goal, but a 53-yarder was blocked at the end of regulation and a pair of 22-yard attempts sailed wide in each overtime.
But when Many kicker Deacon Lafollette lined up his 33-yard field goal at the end of double overtime, Lafollette made sure that the Tigers (2-1, ranked seventh in Class 2A) would snatch their second straight victory against Haughton.
Lafollette’s field goal lifted Many to a 45-42 win on the road. Last year in Many, the eventual unbeaten state champions pounded the Bucs 35-3.
It was a physical battle Friday night between the pines.
Haughton quarterback Christian Turner left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury, relegating the Bucs (2-1) to a ground attack in their final few drives.
Haughton’s defense dug in its heels in the first overtime, stuffing Jeremiah James on fourth-and-inches on the goal line.
But the Bucs’ 22-yard attempt that could have ended the game pushed wide, sending the contest to double overtime.
Haughton had another crack at a 22-yard field goal in double overtime after Many halted Haughton’s drive, but again, the attempt missed wide.
The Bucs defense stood tall again on Many’s double overtime possession, and a holding penalty backed up Lafollette’s field goal.
Haughton built an early 21-7 lead with two consecutive scores, including one Turner touchdown pass.
But the Tigers came roaring back with three straight touchdowns to snatch a 28-21 edge.
Haughton tied the score late in the second quarter at 28-28.
Many struck first in the second half on a James touchdown scamper, but Haughton had an answer to knot the score at 35-35.
The Bucs lost their third fumble of the night in the fourth quarter, but the defense held tight on fourth-down stop near the 10-yard line.
Haughton took its final lead of the night to go up 42-35 with 10 minutes remaining before another James touchdown run, covering 18 yards, tied the score once again with 4:11 left and eventually forced overtime.
Parkway 51, Bossier 0: The Panthers’ shutout streak extends to two games as Parkway dominated Bossier to move to 3-0 on the season.
One week after blanking Red River 33-0, Parkway hung another zero on the scoreboard with a suffocating defensive performance against the Bearkats (1-2).
The only difference Friday was the offense got off to a quick start, leading 23-0 in the second quarter and never looking back.
“We swarmed to the ball – it was a team effort tonight,” said Parkway coach Coy Brotherton, whose Panthers are off to a 3-0 start for the second straight season. “We finally played well to start the game.
“We threw the ball well tonight but also scored 16 points on defense.”
Quarterback Kaleb Williams started the scoring with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Lewis.
Antonio Gladney scored the next two offensive touchdowns with a 30-yard run and a 36-yard touchdown catch from Williams.
But Parkway’s defense and special teams got in on the scoring action, recording a safety and a Carmaro Mayo 64-yard kick return touchdown.
The defense scored again on a Khalid Inniss 46-yard fumble return.
Parkway’s young guns saw action as Phat Mayweather and Chase Crowder each rushed for late scores.
Lakeside 51, Plain Dealing 20: The Lions scored their first points of the season Friday, but it wasn’t enough to knock off Lakeside.
The Warriors (2-1) built a 43-6 lead in the first half before the Lions scored two of the final three touchdowns.
Tyrese Kimble scored two of Plain Dealing’s three touchdowns, running back a kick return before scoring a rushing touchdown in the third quarter.
Aaron Reddix reached the end zone in the second half as well.
“It’s important that we scored tonight, and our younger kids are fighting hard and haven’t given up,” said Plain Dealing coach Clint Walker.
Plain Dealing will attempt to snap its 17-game losing streak when the Lions head to Ringgold to kick off district play next Friday.