Zachary High is ranked No. 1 in the preseason for the first time ever under Head Coach David Brewerton, after coming off another state championship run. The Broncos finished 15-0 in 2021 bringing home their 4th state title in 7 years.

Zachary won’t have to rebuild, they’ll just reload with 27 seniors. Now, it all starts in week 1 when East Ascension travels to the Bronco Corral Friday night. Spartans and Broncos are our Game of the Week.

Last year’s matchup was a battle in the second round of the playoffs, where the Spartans jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Then Zachary shut them out in the 2nd and 3rd quarter and held on to win 24-21.

“I think Coach Darnell does a great job over there,” said Coach Brewerton. “He and I have been coaching against each other for a long, long time. They are a team that always seems to be prepared to play us and really, really your high energy level, high intensity level when we play each other. So, you know, they’re going to have a great chance to win that district this year. And Darnell has been quoted that this is going to be his best team since he’s been there. So when the games count, like they do now, they’re going to play at a higher level. We’re certainly expecting that and it should be a great matchup.”

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