There was little doubt as to the outcome of the game as the Hornets took control of the field early on.
The Hornets jumped onto the boards when quarterback Phaquinton Lawson hit Winzell Robinson with an 18-year pass for a quick six points. Lawson then kicked in the point after to give Rayville a 7-0 lead.
Dantre Davis managed to widen that lead with a 44-yard touchdown run and again Lawson booted in the point after kick for a 14-0 lead.
BTW got on the score board after that with a 12-yard pass from Wesly Troops to Cassius Washington, but the two-point pass attempt failed, leaving the Lions trailing 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Lawson scored again in the second quarter with a 41-yard run. The Hornets tried to run in the extra points and failed, but their lead still grew to 20-6
BTW managed to score two points on a safety to inch up to 20-8.
Ellis Hamp then ran in a 42-yard run. The extra point pass was missed but the Hornets were now ahead 26-8.
BTW’s Lemarvis Musco was able to narrow that lead a bit with a 70-yard fumble return, but the Hornets still ended the half with a 26-14 lead.
BTW didn’t score again for the rest of the game.
Rayville broadened their lead with a 23-yard touchdown run by Ham followed by a Lawson kick to bring them to 33-14. Lawson then hit Kenny Bell with a 23-yard pass and Hamp ran in the two point conversion to bring the Hornet lead to 41-14 at the end of the third quarter.
In the final quarter, Lawson hit Devario Thornton with a 16-yard pass and then kicked in the PAT to bring the Hornet lead to 48-14.
Quinton Griffin finished the scoring for Rayville by returning a Lion fumble 44 yards for a touchdown.
Lawson’s extra point kick made the final score Rayville 55, BTW 14.
Rayville had dominated the night with a total of 473 yards offense to BTW’s 140. The Hornets had 255 yards rushing to the Lions’ 51. Meanwhile Lawson hit 17 of 24 passes for 218 yards for the Hornets with only one interception. The Lions hit seven of eight passes with two interceptions.
Rayville’s top receivers were Bell with five catches for 65 yards, Thornton with four for 58 yards and Robinson with three for 40 yards.
Rayville’s rushing leaders were Davis with 4 four carries for 61 yards, Dorsey with four carries for 37 yards and Hamp with 15 carries for 13 yards.
The Hornets will now face Winnfieild High School in the first round of the playoffs at 7 p.m. Friday at Hornet Stadium in Rayville.