NEW ORLEANS — Two first-quarter touchdowns proved to be the difference as Haynesville defeated Mangham, 16-0 in the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Class 1A State Championship game Friday night in New Orleans.
Senior James Jackson returned a blocked field goal 73 yards for a touchdown. Later Keandre Harris returned a Mangham punt 86 yards for the second score.
The Haynesville defense shut out a Mangham team that was averaging nearly 45 points a game.
In a rematch of the Class 1A title game from a year ago, Haynesville (13-1) captured the school's 17th state championship, second only to John Curtis in state championships.
The top-seeded team in the Class 1A bracket, Mangham also finished the season with a 13-1 record. They were seeking their first state championship since 1956.
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