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Lions fall to East Iberville in regular season finale

Ascension Christian’s Zachary Diez
SPORTS SCENE PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

By Peter Pasqua

ST. GABRIEL – Ascension Christian fell to East Iberville 43-6 in a District 7-1A Friday night in the regular season finale.

Despite the loss, the Lions (3-7, 1-3) earned a playoff berth under coach Josh Puryear for the first time since 2013 when they fell to Southern Lab 52-0 in the first round.

Ascension Christian is led by quarterback Zachary Diez and receivers Derrick Varnado and Nathan Bledsoe. Running backs are Brady Gueho and Byron Hansley and Nick Davis leads the defense.

The Lions are the 16th seed and will travel to No. 1 seed Vermilion Catholic (9-1, 5-0) of 8-1A for the bi-district round.