On Friday, Breaux Bridge bounced back from its only loss of the season to unseat St. Thomas More, which was undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Class 4A by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association. Go inside to see what Breaux Bridge's Lamar Louis (LSU commit) had to say about his team's huge win.
We played with a sense of urgency," said Lamar Louis. "Our leaders stepped up. I was 85% to 90% healthy (Louis turned an ankle vs. Woodlawn-BR a few weeks ago). I took a role with leadership. Coach Paul (Broussard) had a talk with us about getting back on top. We have a chance to be No. 1 (in playoff seeding) if we win our next two games. Travin Dural (WR and LSU commit) and Adrian Menard (RB) were real big for us, especially with me being back on defense. When Travin gets one-on-one coverage, nine times out of ten he's going to make the play. He's a playmaker."
Breaux Bridge and St. Thomas More are both 7-1. Neville (8-0) took over the top spot in our Class 4A rankings after Breaux Bridge lost to Teurlings Catholic in week seven.
In Class 5A, bitter rivals Archbishop Rummel (7-0) and Jesuit (8-0) settle things on the field this week. Jesuit is ranked No. 4 in Class 5A by Scout.com, while Rummel is right behind at No. 5. A key matchup to watch will pit Rummel junior QB Damian Williams vs. three-star Jesuit LB Deion Jones (Nebraska commit).
Carencro, which had been No. 1 in 5A since the preseason, was upset by Acadiana, 32-14. In 2010, Acadiana (6-2) beat West Monroe for the state championship. Carencro has another stiff test on the road Thursday at Westgate. Last year, Westgate reached the 5A semis.
East St. John continued its winning streak by blanking Destrehan, 20-0. The Wildcats have won five in a row after early losses to Carencro and John Curtis Christian. As reported by Scout's Shea Dixon, four-star East St. John prospect Darion Monroe was in Baton Rouge yesterday for LSU's game vs. Auburn. Monroe is committed to Texas A&M.
Barbe, despite the loss of TE Desean Smith and QB Kennon Fontenot to injury, easily handled Sam Houston, 48-7. Smith, a rangy junior, has three BCS offers. Barbe sophomore WR Trey Quinn has been fantastic all year.
Scotlandville '13 WR Larry Clark caught 10 passes for 196 yards and a TD in his squad's 47-15 romp over Live Oak. Clark has a younger brother (La'Allen Clark) who is expected to be a big-time offensive line prospect.
Walker junior Carlton Perkins, the state's leading rusher through seven weeks, padded his totals with 164 yards vs. Zachary. He scored twice and added 42 yards receiving. Perkins (pictured below) took in the LSU vs. Auburn game yesterday.
Patterson pummeled Jeanerette, 61-0. Three-star Trevon Stewart ran for 73 yards and two TDs on only three carries. The Lumberjacks are a perfect 6-0 on the year. SMU wide receivers coach Jeff Reinebold made an appearance at both the Patterson/Jeanerette and the Delcambre/West St. Mary games. SMU, which has offered Trevon Stewart, has a commitment from Stewart's cousin (West St. Mary WR Daijuan Stewart).
In a clash of ranked Class 2A teams, Catholic-New Iberia held off Loreauville, 28-26. Catholic QB Joe Lissard threw for 237 yards, while Loreauville QB Raymond Bonnette was 20-of-25 for 241 yards. Coaches from top-ranked John Curtis Christian - which had an open date -- were spotted at the game. Curtis Head coach J.T. Curtis goes for his 500th career victory this week. The Patriots will have to proceed without the services of starting QB Patrick Morton, who is likely sidelined for the remainder of the season due to injury. Abby Touzet has taken over the reins of the Curtis veer offense in Morton's absence.