Menard enjoyed his best games last year in district competition.
"Against St. Martinville (20-12 win), I rushed for 185 yards on 15 carries and scored the game-winning touchdown. Against Teurlings Catholic (31-23 win), I carried the team late in the game. I had 140 yards rushing on 10 carries with a TD."
Breaux Bridge, which toils in one of the state's toughest 4A districts, reached the first round of the playoffs last year - where the Tigers encountered district champ Northside (the Vikings defeated BBHS, 42-14). This fall, the Tigers will field an experienced and battle-tested squad, led by Menard and three-star WR Travin Dural (Alabama offer).
"Our entire offense is coming back except for three players," said Menard. "We'll have 16 returning starters; three of us were all-district -- Travin and I were both all-district.
"It's fun watching Travin make big plays. We've been playing together since midget football and he's always been a special player."