SCOTT — When the playoffs roll around, the Acadiana Wreckin’ Rams turn to a mantra that has proven to be very successful: “Playoff time. Our time.”
Central Lafourche found out just what that meant in a 55-7 trouncing where the Rams racked up 303 yards on the ground and scored 48 unanswered points to close the game.
“It’s the playoffs,” Acadiana coach Ted Davidson said. “They got a good drive on us early, and once we got that under control and played playoff-style football, we were able to shut them down. We just do what we do: run the ball, control the clock and stop them on defense.”
Central Lafourche scored with 4:33 to play in the first quarter to tie the game 7-7. From there, the Rams controlled the game with touchdown runs by Jayrin Wilson, Ziggy Francis, Kevin Moore, Javonte Edmond and Kablen Shelvin.
Moore — the Rams’ leader on defense and a Texas Tech commitment — saw some action at quarterback and running back. Moore was installed at quarterback last year for the playoff run that saw Acadiana win its second consecutive state championship. Moore did lose a fumble — one of two red zone turnovers by the Rams — but Davidson said he knows he can count on Moore to compete.
“He’s a competitor and a leader out there,” Davidson said. “He was upset about the fumble, but he is good to go when we need him. We had two turnovers in the red zone, which I guess is the biggest negative of the game.
“We were pretty good in the kicking game, and we didn’t punt, so you can’t screw that up if you don’t do it. We’ll look at film, and I assume there’s some corrections to make.”
Davidson said later in the game he didn’t necessarily install plays he planned to use next week, but said he starts doing things the team can learn from in film session.
“You start showing some things on film that you want them to see and do that type of stuff,” Davidson said, “but we weren’t really doing a whole lot of things that will not necessarily be in the game plan for next week.”
There is something to be said for Acadiana’s success in the playoffs. The Rams’ win Friday is their 22nd consecutive home win in the postseason. Davidson said he can’t quite put his finger on why the “playoff time, our time” mantra resonates so much with his team.
“It’s just something that we have always built up to,” Davidson said. “It’s gone hand in hand with our success. The way we play and the way we practice builds up to us playing our best football of the year at this time.”