Hurricane Isaac forced the cancellation of the season opener against Catholic, but the 5-A Broncos picked up a game against the 1-A Kittens.
Zachary jumped out to a 30-6 first quarter lead begun when Donald Gage scored on a 28-yard pass from Trey Hills and Boston Scott added the two-point conversion.
Larry Cage scored on 46-yard fumble recovery and Jacob Garrett’s PAT gave the Broncos a 15-0 advantage.
After Southern Lab scored on a 61-yard pass play, Zachary’s Forrest Town scored on a 1-yd run and Trey Hills added the two-point conversion for a 23-6 margin.
The Broncos pushed ahead 30-6 when Evan Pace scored on a 56-yard interception return and Garrett added the PAT.
Zachary pushed ahead 37-6 in the second period, aided by a 15-yard scoring pass from Hills to Trey Leiva and Garrett added the extra point.
After Southern Lab scored on a 46-yard pass play, the Broncos responded with a 26-yard scoring pass from Hills to Kentrell Fisher and Garrett added the PAT for a 44-12 lead.
The Kittens scored on a 7-yard pass play, but the Broncos answered with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Hills to Donald Gage as Zachary forged ahead, 51-18 at the break.
Southern Lab outscored the Broncos 22-14 in the second half as the Kittens finished with 410 yards of total offense.
The Kittens scored on a 44-yard pass play, but the Broncos answered again this time with a 22-yard strike from Hills to Forrest Town as Zachary moved ahead 58-24.
Southern Lab added scoring runs of 3-and 52-yards in the fourth quarter, while Zachary closed its offensive barrage with a 40-yard scoring pass from Gabe Hannum to Fisher.
Bronco quarterback Hills completed 13-of-18 passes for 251 yards and threw five touchdowns in the win. Mills also gained 27 yards on four carries.
Hannum went 1-for-1 including a 40-yard touchdown pass for the Broncos.
Scott led the Zachary ground game with 66 yards on six carries, while Town had 49 yards on five carries with a touchdown.
Roderick Johnson finished with four carries for 7 yards.
Fisher had three catches for 109 yards and two scores, while Donald Gage had 65 yards on three receptions with two touchdowns.
Chris Carrier had two catches for 27 yards and Leiva had one catch for a 15 yard touchdown.
Lab quarterback Deonte Shorts completed 16-of-35 passes for 278 yards with four touchdowns and an interception to lead the Kitten offense.
Zachary (1-0) is scheduled to travel to Thibodaux (0-0) this week, while Southern Lab (0-1) will entertain Cohen (0-0).