Bulldog on the loose

Last Friday's Breaux Bridge vs. Cecilia game was huge for multiple reasons. First, it was the all-important initial district game for each team. Second, the two schools are bitter rivals from opposite sides of Interstate 10 in St. Martin Parish. Third, Cecilia was in dire need of a win after dropping two in a row and the Bulldogs came out on top, as RB Montrel Carter ran for 265 yards.

"Breaux Bridge went up, 14-0," said senior RB Montrel Carter of Cecilia High School in regard to last Friday night's game. "They scored first and then we fumbled on the kickoff. They recovered and scored again.

"We went three-and-out and they were driving once more, but they fumbled and I scored two plays later on a 56-yard isolation. They drove to our 7-yard line late in the second quarter, but our cornerback picked them off and it was 14-6 at the half."

From there, Carter -- the No. 102-ranked RB in the nation -- took over, scoring three times after intermission.

"We went three-and-out on our first drive of the second half, but after they fumbled, we scored again to make it 14-12. I ran it in from nine yards on an option pitch.

"After we took the lead on an interception return for a touchdown, they went on an 18-play drive and scored to go up, 21-18. Their kickoff went out of bounds and I scored on the next play, a hand sweep from 70 yards."

Carter finished off the Tigers with an 85-yard run (on another iso) as Cecilia evened its record at 2-2, 1-0 in District 6-4A.

For the season, Carter has almost 600 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns (seven on the ground, three on returns).

He has offers from Tulsa, Memphis, and the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns, among other schools. Memphis head coach Larry Porter was among the spectators at Carter's game Friday. Eight days ago, Carter watched UL in action.

"They have a good defense," he said of the Cajuns. "They also have a really good tight end/H-back, Ladarius Green. They do a good job of spreading the ball around."

Carter attributed much of his success vs. Breaux Bridge to his cousin, Bryant Cormier.

"He played fullback and led the way for some of my touchdowns," said Carter. "On two of those plays, he flipped the defensive end - pancaked him."


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