Injuries and a tough schedule kept South Beauregard from a high win total this season, but it put up a good fight against Lake Charles College Prep in its season finale.

The Knights kept it close early, but the Trailblazers pulled away in the second half for the 38-28 win Thursday night.

"The seniors had a good last game," South Beauregard head coach Dwight Hudler said. "The win total isn't what we wanted, but they should a lot of character and played hard until the end.

"I joked with them a little bit that we are the best 2-8 team in the state. Tioga went 9-1, and we played DeRidder who went 7-3. You play teams like that to test you for the district. Unfortunately, we were out six starters. We knew coming in that we had to avoid injuries, and we weren't able to. That's just the nature of the beast."

LCCP led 6-0 after the first quarter, but the Knights and Trailblazers went blow for blow in the second quarter. 

The two teams traded scores throughout the quarter, both scoring three touchdowns, but LCCP took a 27-21 lead into halftime.

"We knew going in that we could take advantage of a few things that we did well," Hudler said. "We looked to capitalize on that. We moved the ball well and had a few big plays in the run game. Jacob Darbonne had an amazing catch on a corner route for his first catch of the year, actually. We just had a couple of things go our way. The kids hung in there and competed."

The Trailblazers scored two touchdowns in the third quarter, while South Beauregard (2-8, 0-5) could not find the endzone. 

Colby Hollier broke off a 62-yard touchdown in the fourth for the final score of the game, as the Knights could not pull back within a single score.

As a team, LCCP ran for 357 yards and four touchdowns.

Hollier, who missed time this season with an injury, ended led South Beauregard with 141 yards on 19 carries, and Jaydon Derouen ran 19 times for 65 yards.

The Knights will be without 12 seniors next year, but Hudler says their impact will be felt away from the football the field, as well as on it.

"I had them all stand up at the end of the game in the huddle, and I wanted them to be remembered for the character that they had, not the wins and losses," he said. "Wins are great, but at the end of the day, it's high school football. The wins aren't what defines a team and who they are going forward. Those 12 young men have good character and will be good students, workers, husbands and fathers. That's what at the end of the day it's all about."