Breaux Bridge reached into its bag of tricks for an early TD in last night's 42-7 win over St. Martinville. Two LSU commits -- WRs Kavahra Holmes and Travin Dural -- combined on the play to give the 6-0 Tigers a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Read further to get more details.
With RB/LB Lamar Louis nursing a sprained ankle, it was imperative that Breaux Bridge get off to a fast start last night vs. St. Martinville and the homestanding Tigers accomplished that feat, scoring a bit of razzle dazzle on their initial play from scrimmage. Kavahra Holmes took a handoff from QB Lane Landry and found Travin Dural downfield for a 44-yard TD pass. Breaux Bridge senior RB Adrian Menard also helped pick up the slack on offense, rambling for 164 yards and two touchdowns. In two weeks, Breaux Bridge (6-0) and St. Thomas More (6-0) meet at Breaux Bridge. Each squad has to first get past a formidable opponent next week, however. Breaux Bridge is up against a determined Teurlings Catholic team in week seven, while St. Thomas More tries to cool off Northside and end the Vikings' four-game win streak.
The race for the state's leading rusher continues to heat up. Junior Carlton Perkins (Walker) still holds a slim advantage over Carencro senior Alex Johnson. Perkins went for 174 yards and five TDs Thursday night, bringing his total to 1,379 yards. Johnson (192 yards, four TDs vs. Comeaux) is literally a few steps behind with 1,374 yards. Loreauville senior Nick Julien stepped up the pace, exploding for 276 yards Friday night in the Tigers' surprisingly one-sided (61-12) defeat of West St. Mary. Julien has 1,218 yards on the year. On a related note, Walker and Perkins captured their third consecutive win. Carencro, ranked No. 48 in the nation by Scout, blitzed Comeaux to the tune of 55-8. Carencro QB Jalen Nixon ignited for 123 yards rushing on only three carries.
Barbe easily whipped defending 5A state champ Acadiana on the road, 44-21. QB Kennon Fontenot lit up the Rams' secondary for 391 yards and four TD passes. Sophomore WR Trey Quinn and junior TE Desean Smith each had big nights. UL Ragin' Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth was in attendance. More to come on this game in a follow-up article later this weekend.
Catholic (Baton Rouge) defeated Woodlawn-BR, 43-34. "I had my best game of the year: 12 tackles, forced a fumble and recovered it, two key pass break-ups, and I saved a touchdown by running down their RB (who has 4.4 speed)," said DB Chris Morgan via text. His aforementioned open-field stop halted a Woodlawn drive and clinched victory for the Bears.
Patterson marched to 5-0 behind the efforts of two Houston commits: Trevon Stewart and Jaydrick Declouet. Stewart, a three-star prospect, finished with four carries for 45 yards, two receptions for 80 yards, an interception and two touchdowns. Declouet (also a three-star) snatched two early scoring strikes for Patterson, which mauled Kaplan, 61-6.
Class 5A ranked Byrd is 6-0 after handling 5-1 Haughton, 48-7. The word around Shreveport is that Byrd may have its best team ever. The would be a big accomplishment, because the Yellow Jackets have been around for many, many decades. Byrd was particularly stout in the era from 1930 to 1960.
Texas A&M commit Darion Monroe (pictured below) accounted for six touchdowns in East St. John's win over John Ehret Thursday night. The Wildcats are 4-2 with their only two losses coming to arguably the top two teams in the state: Carencro and John Curtis Christian.
Four-star LB/DE Torshiro Davis terrorized Northwood for 5.5 sacks as Woodlawn (Shreveport) won its first game of the game. Davis had vowed to not get a haircut until the Knights knocked off an opponent. There are reports that Davis - an LSU commit - will be at the Red River Shootout today to watch Texas and Oklahoma.
West Jefferson was bounced from the unbeaten ranks by Brother Martin. The Crusaders (5-1) toppled the Buccaneers, 34-22.
McDonogh #35 (3-3) downed favored O.P. Walker (2-2), 32-14. Junior Carlos Henderson ran for three touchdowns.
Jesuit (5-0) and Chalmette (5-0) settle things tonight at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Jesuit LB Deion Jones is committed to Nebraska.