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Southern Lab wins Division IV state championship

6 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Friday, December 04 2015 Dec 4, 2015 December 04, 2015 2:25 PM December 04, 2015 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow
Image: Southern University Facebook

NEW ORLEANS — Breaking out to an early 28-0 first-half lead, the Southern Lab Kittens captured the Division IV high school state championship Friday with a 36-2 win over St. Mary's.

A rematch between two teams that played for the Class 1A state championship back in 1980, Southern Lab took an early 6-0 lead on Curtlan Williams' 45-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Darbbeon Profit would score later in the first quarter from nine yards out to extend the lead to 12-0.

Senior quarterback Bladrick Veal added two long touchdown passes to put the game out of reach at 28-0; connecting with Williams for a 45-yard touchdown and Xavier Bell for 70 yards.

Scoring two touchdowns in the game, Williams was named the Most Outstanding Player for Southern Lab.

The title for the Kittens (10-3) is their first state championship since 1996 while St. Mary's (13-1) suffered their first loss of the season.

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