LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - It didn't take long to see that the Peabody Warhorses were no match for the Lafayette Christian Academy Knights as LCA lit up the scoreboard once again in a 54-20 Regional Round victory in the Division II Select bracket of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.

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Only 45 seconds in, Knights Quarterback Ju'Juan Johnson connected with Wide Receiver TJ Marzell for a 29-yard touchdown on a well-executed screen play. Then, after Peabody pinned LCA on its own 1-yard line, Johnson hit Brennan Walker with a 99-yard touchdown as Walker beat one-on-one coverage down the middle of the field. Nearly four minutes later, Running Back Jalen Noel scored  from seven yards out as LCA increased its lead to 22-0.

Ju'Juan Johnson, twitter via @LCAKnights
Ju'Juan Johnson, twitter via @LCAKnights

After Johnson threw his first interception of the night, a miscue during a Warhorse attempted punt increased LCA's lead to 24-0 as the Knights ended the 1st Quarter. That would be the first of three straight drives ending with Johnson interceptions before Walker scored on a 24-yard punt return with 8:28 to go in the 2nd Quarter. Then, following a Peabody touchdown and 2-point conversion, Walker completed the trifecta and scored a rushing touchdown as LCA increased its lead to 38-8.

A 30-yard field goal by Lincoln Aragona just before Halftime sent LCA into the locker rooms with a 41-8 lead.


Unofficially, Johnson finished with 319 total yards (320 passing, -1 rushing) as he had moments of struggle throughout the game. However, Johnson now sits only 349 yards from breaking Evangel's Quarterback Brock Berlin record.



History could be made as LCA takes on McDonough #35 in the Quarterfinal Round.

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