Acadiana runs through Parkway 77-41
In arguably the most impressive state championship game performance in Louisiana High School history, the Acadiana Wreckin' Rams defeated the Parkway Panthers 77-41 to capture the 2013 LHSAA Class 5A State Championship Saturday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Acadiana (14-1) broke the state championship record for points and rushing yards, rolling up 670 yards. Four different Acadiana players had more than 100 yards rushing, led by Edward Cormier's 175 yards on 30 carries and four touchdowns. Elijah Leday had 163 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries, Donovan Soloman had 156 yards on 13 carries and De'Edward Cormier added 142 yards on 13 carries.
Falling behind 42-13 at halftime, Parkway (13-1) would cut the lead to 49-35 late in the third quarter on a William McKnight 8-yard touchdown run. Panthers quarterback Brandon threw for a Class 5A record 355 yards on 13-of-27 passes for three touchdowns but was also sacked five times and threw three interceptions.