LAFAYETTE — Quarterback Cole Kelley’s three touchdowns and 138 yards passing highlighted Teurlings Catholic’s 28-0 win over South Lafourche in a Lafayette Kiwanis Jamboree game Thursday night at Cajun Field.
Kelley, an Arkansas commitment, led the Rebels to touchdowns on their first three drives, before Noah Harris capped off the scoring with a late touchdown run.
The Teurlings offense started fast, scoring on their opening drive thanks to a 17-yard touchdown pass after Hayden Cantrelle returned the opening kickoff 50 yards to the South Lafourche 40-yard line.
Kelley connected on 5-of-6 passes and averaged 27.6 yards per completion.
On its second drive, Teurlings was backed up by penalties to their 25 after starting at midfleid.
On first down and 35, Kelley rolled out to the left, finding space and pointing downfield for his receiver, he cocked back and launched a pass 55 yards in the air that hit receiver Jacob Richard’s outstretched arms to set a first-and goal on the 9.
Kelley followed with a quick 5-yard run. Rolling out of the pocket to his right on second down, he hit wide-open receiver Chaney Dodge to put his team up 14-0.
Kelley’s final touchdown pass came on his team’s third possession, which started at South Lafourche’s 44. Kelley dropped back and unleashed a 44-yard touchdown pass to Richard.
Teurlings coach Sonny Charpentier was satisfied with his team’s play but didn’t want to get too happy about what was only essentially a scrimmage game.
“It’s good to win and feel good about yourself when you’re walking off the field, but I don’t know how much we learned about ourselves tonight,” Charpentier said.
South Lafourche struggled mightily to get anything going on offense.
The Tarpons quarterback and center seemed off key all night, fumbling many exchanges, both under center and in shotgun formation.
OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC 21, LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN 10: After being down 10-7 at halftime, Opelousas Catholic scored 14 unanswered points against Lafayette Christian Academy with a dominant ground game.
Opelousas Catholic racked up 207 yards rushing out of its 239 yards total offense. The Vikings rushed 21 times and averaged 9.9 yards a carry.
After LCA held possession for most of the first half, OC held them to 115 yards.
NOTRE DAME 13, ST. THOMAS MORE 7: After being held scoreless for the first 21:26, Notre Dame roared to life, scoring two touchdowns in a span of 16 seconds to beat St. Thomas More.
A Collin Krisch 15-yard touchdown run put the Pios on the board with 2:34 remaining, tying the game at 7.
Two plays later, Michael Bourgeois intercepted a Will Bellamy pass and took it 40 yards for a score.
Neither offense could find their footing early, but the Cougars took advantage of a short field with a connection that will probably be heard a lot this year.
Two plays after Notre Dame muffed a punt at its 26-yard line, Bellamy hit wide receiver Trevor Begue for a 27-yard touchdown strike. UCLA commitment Bailey Raborn added the extra point to give STM a 7-0 lead.
Notre Dame responded with a 15-play drive and looked like it had a game-tying touchdown pass from Joe Faulk, but the play was wiped away by a holding penalty.