Quarterfinal matchup has Farmers at home

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Second-round win sets up home field advantage

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  • The scoreboard at BTW Friday sends a message to all teams remaining in the LHSAA 3A playoffs that the Farmers mean business. Courtesy photo from Misti Loya
    The scoreboard at BTW Friday sends a message to all teams remaining in the LHSAA 3A playoffs that the Farmers mean business. Courtesy photo from Misti Loya
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Another dominating performance by the UPHS ground game gave the Farmers another win and a quarterfinal game at home in a 53-21 second round game against BTW in New Orleans Friday.

The 9-0, No. 2 seeded Farmers face 9-2, No. 10 St. Mart inville Friday at Doc Elliot Stadium. St. Martinville advanced by beating Shreveport’s Green Oaks 35-20. UP defeated Green Oaks 48-42 earlier in the season.

Friday’s game against BTW was a back-and-forth affair through the first 3 quarters, with a 29-21 UP advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

The final frame saw the Farmers dominate in a flurry of activity with an interception and TDs. UP outscored Booker T. Washington 28-0 in that quarter.

The Farmers’ offensive line, which has flexed it’s muscle all season, opened holes for the UP backs for 487 yards rushing in the game. Trey Holly tallied 5 scores on the night, giving him 40 TDs on the season.

Holly carried the ball 32 times for 320 yards and the 5 scores. JaQuarius Donald added 93 yards and a score on 13 carries. Spencer Sensley also made his way into the end zone, adding 57 yards on 6 carries.

Holly has now rushed for 2,202 yards in the Farmers’ 9 games, adding 172 yards receiving and 178 yards on kick/ punt returns. As a team, UP has rushed for 3,195 yards.

Senior Chris Moore led the defense with 10 total tackles. Sensley, Kam Crow and Trent Meeking each added a sack.

Being the No. 2 seed, UP will stay home with each win over the next 2 games. The LHSAA state championship games, normally played in the New Orleans Superdome, will take place at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, it was announced today.