Northside finished regular season play with an 8-2 overall record and a perfect 6-0 in league play. St. Martinville ends its season at 2-8, 1-5.
Northside scored on its first four possessions to take control of the game, with its second TD set up by an interception at the SM 13. Viking coaches pulled their starters in the second half and St. Martinville was able to notch one touchdown against Northside reserves.
After St. Martinville went 3-and-out on its initial possession, the Vikings got the ball at their 28 and used seven plays to get on the board. Two back-to-pack offsides penalties gave Northside an easy first down at the SM 19 and two plays later Ulysse Mouton scored on a 10-yard run. A bad snap on the PAT forced the holder to try a pass that fell incomplete.
The Tigers answered with one of their better drives of the night, sparked by a 30-yard run by senior Taylor Charles. But after moving to the Viking 26, a 4th down pass fell incomplete to end the threat.
Northside then drove 74 yards in six plays, scoring on a 17-yard strike from Jasper Turner to Dwayne Benjamin early in the second quarter. The two-point conversion put Northside up by 14.
Just two minutes later the Vikings struck again after picking off a Clifton Chaisson pass at the SM 13. Turner got the TD on a four-yard keeper.
The visitors got their final touchdown three minutes before intermission when Terrell Alfred, who led the Vikings with 101 yards on 17 carries, capped a 58-yard drive from five yards out.
The Vikings were driving for yet another score when time expired as they picked up a first down at the SM eight.
St. Martinville threatened late in the third period behind the hard running of junior Asa Marshall, who helped the Tigers to a first down at the Viking 10. But after a couple of running plays netted five yards, Chaisson’s two pass attempts fell incomplete.
The ’Ville finally got on the board midway through the final stanza after Chaisson hit sophomore Kendall Wiltz for a 30-yard pickup. The officials added 15 yards to the play for a personal foul against the Vikings, moving the pigskin to the NHS 25. Then, facing a 4th-and-10 situation at the 25, Chaisson lofted a high, arcing bomb to Wiltz, who had gotten open in the end zone. Josh Delahoussaye added the PAT to wrap up scoring for the night.
Marshall finished with 46 yards on 16 carries while Charles had 37 on seven totes. Eddie Nelson carried seven times for 23 yards in his final game.