Parkview Baptist holds off St. Charles rally to advance to Dome

Published 4:13 am Saturday, November 29, 2014


BATON ROUGE — Parkview Baptist was on the other end of one of the most memorable and critical victories in St. Charles Catholic history in 2011, a semifinal Comet win in LaPlace.

Three years later, the Eagles had the opportunity to even the score, and cashed in on it.

Parkview Baptist scored three first quarter touchdowns and held off a Comets rally to advance to the Division II championship game via a 29-20 semifinal victory over SCC.

Eagles running back Houston Robert rushed for a game-high 114 yards on 16 carries. Quarterback Reggie Hayes ran for two scores.

For St. Charles (9-3), quarterback Austin Weber returned from a concussion that sidelined him for most of last week’s win over De La Salle. Weber, a senior, rushed for 100 yards and passed for 103 in his final game as Comets quarterback. Fellow senior Erron Lewis scored twice for SCC.

St. Charles rallied to pull within two in the fourth quarter. SCC had the ball and was driving with five minutes left to play, but Parkview’s Trent Kavanaugh recovered a Comets fumble, setting up an eventual halfback pass for a clinching score: Robert found Jaylon Carlin for the 32-yard touchdown on third-and-12 to put the Eagles ahead 29-20.

Josh Stansell’s interception with two minutes left no doubt as to the eventual result.

It is Parkview’s second trip to the state championship game within the past three years. The Cavaliers won the 2012 Class 3A state championship.

Kayin White rushed for 100 yards on nine carries for Parkview (9-3).