"The big difference between this team and other Breaux Bridge teams in the past is that we don't give up 200 yards in penalties. We play assignment football and we're disciplined."
Louis set the tone early last night vs. Salmen with a crushing blow on Spartans QB Ray Crochet.
"I had what I call the 'Play of the Game,'" said Louis. "I took the starting quarterback out of the game (in the first quarter). He rolled out and my key specifically called for me to go after him. I read it perfectly and dislocated his shoulder when I hit him."
Louis had plenty of praise for Salmen sophomore RB Christopher Thomas, who ran for 145 yards, including a 67-yard scoring jaunt.
"He going to be great," acknowledged Louis, who has seen plenty of elite backs across the country, having participated in The Opening and Gridiron Kings over the summer. "He's the best pure running back I've seen this year. As he keeps growing, he's going to be an animal."
In the quarterfinals, Breaux Bridge travels to No. 21 Alexandria Senior High (8-4), which has upset No. 12 East Jefferson and No. 5 Assumption.
"I know that No. 6 (ASH junior Shaan Washington) is deadly," said Louis. "He plays wide receiver and free safety. He's a specimen. He has 56 or 57 tackles with nine interceptions.
"We need to keep our heads in the game. The road to the dome (state finals) is looking good for us, if we can handle up next week. If we win (against ASH), we'll get either Neville or McDonogh #35 at home. That would be big for us. Our defense and offense has to keep clicking."
"Nobody said the road would be easy," said Louis. "It looks like there will have to be a rematch, because I don't see either team losing again."