It took 103 minutes, but St. Amant was finally able to exorcise their second-round demons and punch their ticket to the state quarterfinals with a thrilling 3-2 double-overtime victory over Denham Springs last night.

It took 103 minutes, but St. Amant was finally able to exorcise their second-round demons and punch their ticket to the state quarterfinals with a thrilling 3-2 double-overtime victory over Denham Springs last night.

A Briggs Bourgeois throw-in was converted into a Caleb Cretini goal off of a header to give St. Amant a 1-0 lead seven minutes into the game.

They held that lead for 62 minutes.

However, with just 11 minutes left in regulation, the Yellow Jackets tied the contest and forced overtime.

After a scoreless 10-minute half, the Gators regained the lead at the 95th minute when Dayton Guedry made a beautiful assist to Matthew Parker--who finished at the goal.

Though, Denham Springs answered with a goal of their own just two minutes later to send the contest into double-overtime.

Three minutes into the first five-minute half, a throw-in by Landon Boudreaux was sent in by Parker on a header to give St. Amant the exciting marathon victory.

"Both teams couldn't have played any harder," Gator head coach Adrian Garcia said. "Denham Springs came out and took it to us. We were on our heels a lot. Big ups to them and big ups to our guys to not be shell-shocked after they gave up the goal. They kept coming."

The St. Amant defense was pressed from start to finish as Denham Springs got off 28 shots. Brenden David made 13 saves.

"We were done. We were completely exhausted," Garcia said. "Denham Springs outworked us tonight. There had to be a winner, and we were fortunate it was us. I'm glad we're going to the next round."

The eighth-seeded Gators will now face the winner of top seed and defending state champion St. Paul's and Byrd in the quarterfinals.