Dutchtown eliminated in opening round against Ponchatoula

Staff reports
Dutchtown's Landon Collins stretches for a touchdown against Ponchatoula.

GEISMAR – Dutchtown concluded an impressive 10-0 season and appeared poised for a run to the state title, but stumbled early in the playoff race.

No. 29 seed Ponchatoula upset the Griffins 28-12 in the first-round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night.

Dutchtown defensive lineman David Elias and his teammates shake hands with Ponchatoula players Friday night at Griffin Field. The visiting team surprised fourth-seeded Dutchtown in the opening round of the playoffs by a 28-14 score.