Last season, Leesville tied for the district crown with Rayne and LaGrange, but this season, the Wampus Cats are alone on top of the district standings with a 42-7 win over Tioga.

The Wampus Cats held Tioga to 180 total yards and outscored the Indians 28-0 in the second and third quarter.

"It feels good," Leesville head coach Robert Causey said. "I'm a little apprehensive because there's a lot of football left to played. We have some injuries and things, but it's nice to know that one of the things we wanted to accomplish, we did. To do it in the front of our home crowd was great.

"I will probably enjoy this one until we get in there and clean out the field house and I put in the film for St. Louis."

Leesville (8-1, 4-0) racked up 400 yards of offense, with 157 coming from senior running back Andrew Croker, who scored two touchdowns his final regular season game at Wampus Cat Stadium.

"(Croker) just wants to help the team," Causey said. "We have a lot of kids that way. He's the epitome of a team player and he's a servant leader."

The Wampus Cats scored 46 seconds into the game with a 28-yard touchdown reception to Duwon Tolbert from quarterback Chris Vargas.

Vargas was 6-for-9 for 115 yards in the game with the touchdown and no interceptions.

A Leesville fumble set up Tioga deep into Wampus Cat territory late in the first quarter, and Indians quarterback Blake McGehee hit Kenneth Ravare with a 21-yard pass for the touchdown.

Midway through the second quarter, the Wampus Cats turned to Croker to regain the lead, and the senior delivered, racking up 80 yards on five carries, including a 13-yard touchdown run to take a 14-7 advantage.

With 3 minutes, 2 seconds left in the second quarter, Vargas plunged forward for a 1-yard touchdown to extend the lead.

"I wasn't upset with our effort," Causey said about his halftime message. "We were just missing something on alignments. Don't press, just play your game. I told them we were going to make some line adjustments on defense and in the secondary, we were going to be fine. On offense, I told them I need them to keep dominating the line."

Tioga (5-4, 1-2) opened up the second half with a fumble on its first touch, and Leesville took advantage with a 57-yard sweep by receiver McKenzie Jackson for the score.

Jackson is primarily a defensive back and kick returner but late in the season, his role on offense has increased.

"I want to help my teammates out as much as I can," Jackson said. "I want to help us get a 'W' out of it.

"I thought the corner was going to get me on that run, but once I saw the he missed me, I just took it home."

Croker added a 3-yard touchdown late in the third to give Leesville a commanding 35-7 lead and the victory.

McGehee passed for 102 yards, which is well under his 186 yards per game average coming into the game.

"We never underestimate any team," Jackson said. "We came out with a good game plan and break them down to come out with a 'W'.

"They like to run different schemes and different routes. We played simple coverage but it worked out well."