Haughton ran out to a 41-7 first quarter lead, led 57-21 at the half and held on for a 64-54 win. That is a score usually seen in basketball not football. Even though they had given up 30 or more points three times during the season, Loyola entered its first round playoff game with three consecutive shutouts. The Flyers season ended however after they gave up 61 points in a 61-30 loss to Crowley.
38 teams scored 40 or more points in winning first round games. Jennings scored 43 but it wasn't enough to beat Neville in a 49-43 loss. Eleven teams scored 27 or more points in losing causes.
As the playoffs progress it will be interesting to see if it takes a multitude of points to keep teams alive and advancing to the Dome.