Teurlings Catholic’s season hit a bump in the road last week.
The Rebels were cruising with impressive wins over Calvary Baptist and Shaw. Behind quarterback Cole Kelley, Teurlings looked to continue its hot start against a Notre Dame team with question marks at quarterback.
Notre Dame came to play, however, and the Pioneers upended the favored Rebels 28-23. The Pios rushed for 325 yards — 108 of those from quarterback Joe Faulk. The Pios stout defense held Kelley to 13-of-37 passing and 153 yards.
Teurlings will look to get on track Thursday as it faces former district rival Breaux Bridge. The Tigers also come into Thursday’s game 2-1 with its only loss to Notre Dame. Breaux Bridge enters Thursday in the exact opposite frame of mind as the Rebels.
Breaux Bridge is coming off a last-minute victory over Rayne last week after at one point being down 13 points. Sabarian Alexander’s 97-yard kickoff return with 1:55 to go and his 26-yard TD catch with 38 seconds ago could be a spark that Breaux Bridge coach Paul Broussard has been looking for to get the Tigers season on the right track.
Kelley has weapons at his disposal in Jansen Lormand, Jacob Richard and Holland Griffin. All three caught touchdowns last week. The Rebels need to get a balanced attack that also featured running back Noah Harris.
Breaux Bridge may have finally settled on Drake Guidry as its quarterback. Guidry led the game-winning drive last week and may create some consistency in an offense that struggled to move the ball one week prior against Notre Dame.
Vermilion Catholic has had an up-and-down beginning to its season.
After the Eagles dominated Catholic-New Iberia in the opening game of the season, Kaplan upset Vermilion Catholic in Week 2.
The Eagles are coming off a 62-49 win, where they racked up 611 yards of total offense. Quarterback Hunter Frith passed for five touchdowns and rushed for another one. He completed 24 of 38 passes for 382 yards.
Three of Frith’s touchdowns went to Devren Constantine. Constantine finished with six catches for 126 yards. Frith’s receiving corps of Constantine, Tyler Derouen and Emile Trahan is one of the top receiving group’s in 1A.
The Eagles look to keep moving in the right direction against Highland Baptist. The Bears come into the VC game 3-0, outscoring opponents 153-13 in its first three games.
Highland Baptist is led by running Brontre Griffin, who has run for more than 200 yards in each of the first three games. He also has 15 touchdowns, something the VC defense will have to contain if it wants to win.