PASS CHRISTIAN -- The St. Stanislaus College Rockachaws walked into the Division 4A playoffs with 5-0 recorded in Division 8-4A play after routing the Pass Christian Pirates 42-20 Friday in Pass Christian.
SSC leads the series with Pass High 22-15-3.
The Rockachaws (7-3) will start round one playoff action Friday night at home in Bay St. Louis.
"My guys wanted to beat Pass High as much as they wanted to beat Bay High," SSC coach Bill Conides said. "We've heard so much about Pass High's defense, and we responded. Ultimately, it was a faceless opponent and we beat them. We will either face Mendenhall or Quitman next. Our goal is to have one more guaranteed week of football."
Junior quarterback Myles Brennan once again led the Rockachaws to victory. Brennan had two rushing touchdowns and three passing TDs. Brennan was 15-for-22 with 252 yards.
"He played extremely well," Conides said. "We just have to keep doing what we do."
Mason Favre also contributed to the Rockachaws win with a 20-yard pick six fumble return late in the fourth quarter.
SSC's victory and Vancleave's win over East Central eliminated the Pirates from the playoffs.
Pass High finishes the season 5-5 and 2-3 in division play. Although the Pirates aren't going to the first round of the playoffs, coach Casey Wittmann said he is proud of his team, who had the best season Pass High has seen in several years.
"I'm very proud of my men," Wittmann said. "They fought hard all year and they won some games. They were down tonight and they didn't give up. They never gave up all season. That's the kind of players that they are."
Wittmann used V.J. Swanier, the Pirates' leading rusher in some plays as quarterback Friday night. Swanier had two rushing touchdowns as quarterback, including an 80-yard keeper on the opening drive of the third quarter. Swanier entered the game averaging 7.2 yards per carry.
Damonta Toles also put up six points for the Pirates.