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Tigers playoff bound

By Mike Streams

DQsportswriter@yahoo.com

Sunday, Nov. 4, the official LHSAA football playoff brackets were released and the DeQuincy Tigers came in ranked number 20 in class 2A.

They will travel to a familiar foe for the first round up the road a small distance to district team East Beauregard, who is ranked 13 in the playoffs.

They defeated the Tigers earlier in the year 30-8. DeQuincy has improved tremendously since then and are looking for a victory Friday night.

Come out and fill this place up and support your Tigers as they begin their 2018 class 2A playoff run.

Friday night, the DeQuincy Tigers hosted the Oakdale Warriors in the final regular season game of the year.

The Tigers had a great first half leading at half time by a 18-10 score. Coming back in the second half Oakdale made a close game out of it but the Tigers were determined to improve there playoff ranking with the win. The Tigers finished the game with 35 points and the Warriors finished with 33.

DeQuincy’s offense on the night saw quarterback Gunnar Gearen complete 14 passes in 20 attempts for 271 yards and three touchdown passes. Cooper Hext had four receptions for 73 yards and as well ran in a touchdown from four yards out.

Braylon Snell caught five passes from Gearen for 116 yards and two touchdowns, Tajae Ceasar caught seven passes for 55 yards. On the ground top rusher was James Austin with 9 carries for 34 yards.

The Tigers finished the regular season at 5-5.

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