“We are now past the hardest part of our season,” Northeast head coach Dave Masterson said. “We played a 3-A, two 4-A and a 5-A school to start the year. They helped us build power points for the playoffs.
“I told the kids there will be a difference when we get down to teams our own level,” the coach said. “Hopefully we can play better against teams our own size.
‘We won’t play any body faster than West Feliciana, quicker than Tara or bigger than Scotlandville,” Masterson said. “Hopefully we can benefit from such a tough schedule when we play in district.”
Scotlandville jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead when Dontrail Hilliard returned the opening kickoff 82 yards and the Hornets later pushed ahead 14-0 when Keith Dawson scored on a 5-yard run.
The ball was snapped out of the end zone on a Northeast punt attempt and the Hornets forged ahead 22-0 when Larry Clark caught a 29-yard scoring strike from Kimani Smith.
Scotlandville added 19 points in the second period, begun when Smith connected with Kajandre Domino for a 12-yard touchdown.
Hilliard scored on a two-yard run and Domino and Smith added a 31-yard pass and catch as the Hornets led 41-0 at the break.
Scotlandville closed out their scoring when Kevin Green caught a 36-yard pass from Damien Williams in the third period.
Northeast scored in the fourth quarter on a 2-yard run by Ronnie Davis, who also caught the two-point conversion from Aaron Magee.
Scotlandville outgained Northeast 322 to 148 yards of total offense, while the Vikings held the visitors from Baton Rouge to just seven points in the second half.
Northeast (1-3) entertains Varnado (2-2) Friday in the final non-district contest of the season.
Varnado opened the season with wins over Northlake Christian (46-39) and Pine (35-29) before falling to Franklinton (28-14) and Independence (46-6).