The 11-0 Griffins moved on to the second-round, where they'll face No. 17 Brother Martin, but they'll need to pick up the pace in order to advance again.
Effrem Reed continued his spectacular senior campaign in the playoff-opener, a 35-27 win over Covington, amassing 231 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He'll go head-to-head with another of Louisiana's best backs - Brother Martin's Dante' Butler - this Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans (the game was originally slated for Yenni Stadium in Metairie).
"We have a lot more focus (after Friday night), but we didn't overlook or underestimate Covington," said Reed. "They're not a bad team at all and they came out to play. They had a lot of athletes.
"Brother Martin has a heckuva running back in Dante' Butler, and their offensive line is 6-foot-3 to 6-foot-4 across the board. We just have to go play good football.
"Our offense needs to score on every possession possible, and our defense will need to make stops on them."
For the season, Reed has gained more than 1,700 yards rushing with 32 touchdowns combined rushing and receiving, and college recruiters are taking notice.
"I've had a couple of offers come in and I expect another this week," he said.
In typical Reed fashion, he declined to mention on the record which programs have offered. The low-key senior prefers to talk about his teammates and their goal of a state championship, which would be the first in the relatively new school's history.