Sitting at No. 35 in the Power Rankings coming into the contest, East Beauregard needed a win to make the playoffs, and Rosepine was playing to secure possibly two home playoff games.

The Eagles defense made adjustments throughout the game to deal with the physical run attack of the Trojans to win their ninth game of the year, 26-8.

"East Beau is a tough offense to stop," Rosepine coach Johnny Cryer said. "We didn't tackle well in the first quarter. We came out after halftime and made adjustments. Our offense did their thing with the ground-and-pound behind our big line. I think the key, early on, was that we were able to throw the ball. It was just a tremendous job by all these kids.

"I never would have thought we would have swept this district my first year here. The coaches did a great job and the kids responded. It's great for this program because of what they went through."

East Beauregard (3-6, 3-3) will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2012 after coming up short against a tough Class 2A schedule.

"Our kids played hard," East Beauregard head coach Gordy Glaser said. "There's no question that they played hard. (Rosepine) ran through some of our tackles, and tonight, they were the better team. Our kids were given just as much effort. We didn't leave anything at home. I'm proud of what they've accomplished this year.

"All 10 of the seniors contributed and are major contributors to our success and what we've been able to accomplish."

Rosepine (9-1, 6-0) came out of the gate quickly, going uptempo down the field to score in five plays to open the game.

After the two-point conversion came up short, East Beauregard was able to take the lead on a 14-yard run and a two-point conversion by Devin Perkins. Perkins ran for 55 yards on 13 carries for the Trojans.

East Beauregard ran for 166 yards as a team out, aided by 66 rushing yards from running back Zach Doucet.

On the ensuing possession, Rosepine quarterback Seth Ducote ran it in from 14 yards out to retake the lead with two minutes remaining in the first quarter. Ducote ran for 62 yards and passed for 41 yards to wrap up his first regular season as starting quarterback.

"I can't say enough about my quarterback," Cryer said. "He had some big carries and some big throws. He's the cog in our offense that makes us go."

With two minutes, 53 seconds remaining in the first half, running back Seth Shirley scored his second touchdown of the day to cap off a 11-play, 57-yard drive and to extend Rosepine's lead to 18-8 headed into the break.

"I told them (at halftime) not to panic," Cryer said. "We weren't playing really well. We just had to make (East Beauregard) work for everything that they get, and they did. The thing about the offense is that the more their offense works, the more the clock runs."

At the 1:56 mark of the third quarter, Shirley ran in his third touchdown of the day for the game's final score to put Rosepine up 26-8.

Shirley ran 26 times for 112 yards, and the Eagles ran for 196 yards as a team.

"He's a tough kid," Glaser said. "Johnny (Cryer) has bragged a lot about him. That kid runs the ball hard and plants his foot well. He's strong ,and they did a good job.

"It was hard-fought game, and it was physical. Our kids are going to be sore, and I hope we put a couple of bumps and bruises on them, as well."