RAYNE — In Rayne, Kylance Castille scored on a 6-yard touchdown in overtime, and Alex Higginbotham knocked through the game-winning extra point as the Bears toppled their nearby rival 27-26 in a season-opening thriller.
Church Point clinched it after Rayne’s Deontray Wildridge opened overtime with a 2-yard touchdown run, giving the Wolves a 26-10 lead. But Donald Doucet’s extra-point attempt was no good, giving the Bears a chance to win on their next possession.
Troy Matte completed 7 of 13 passes for 147 yards with an interception for Church Point. Frederick Williams had a team-high 45 rushing yards on 10 carries. Trey Babineaux had 24 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the Bears, who visit Iowa next week.
The teams combined for 539 yards from scrimmage (266 for Church Point, 273 for Rayne).
Wildridge had a game-high 106 yards and two scores on 25 attempts for the Wolves, who visit St. Louis in Week 2.
Rayne took a 20-6 lead into halftime, but the Bears slowly worked their way back. They pulled to within six points, 20-14, when Babineaux scored with 2 yards away with 4:44 left in the third quarter (Williams added a 2-point conversion).
Church Point tied the score at 20 with 1:38 remaining in regulation on a Castille 4-yard touchdown run (the 2-point attempt failed).
BREAUX BRIDGE 7, NEW IBERIA 6: In New Iberia, Breaux Bridge pulled ahead in the second quarter on a Daniel Lee 27-yard touchdown run and Bailey Thibodeaux’s extra point, and the Tigers’ defense made the one-point lead hold up, shutting out New Iberia the rest of the way.
NISH took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter when Aaron Bean scored from 4 yards away. But the extra-point attempt was blocked.
Lee led all rushers with 49 yards on six carries. Logan Bossier added 47 yards on 18 attempts for the Tigers, who host Notre Dame next week.
Lebronze Allen had 56 receiving yards for NISH. Tyler Khammany added 51 receiving yards for the Yellow Jackets, who host Carencro next week.
NORTHWEST 68, ST. EDMUND 32: In Eunice, Chris Lee ran for 260 yards and four touchdowns and the Raiders blew open a close game with 32 points in the third quarter of a high-scoring season opener.
Friday’s game included 812 yards from scrimmage (437 for Northwest, 375 for St. Edmund) and six combined turnovers.
Drake Brunet completed 12 of 31 passes for 234 yards and four touchdowns for the Blue Jays in a losing effort. Gibson LaFleur had 57 rushing yards, 95 receiving yards and three touchdowns. William Chachere had 119 receiving yards for St. Edmund, which visits Iota next week.
Gaige Willis had a 49-yard interception return and a 5-yard fumble return for Northwest scores. The Raiders travel to West St. Mary next week.
BROTHER MARTIN 58, PLAQUEMINE 34: Brother Martin quarterback Jake Broggi threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns on 15-for-24 passing in a road win — almost all of which came in the first half.
The Green Devils were tied with Brother Martin at 14 in the first quarter. Plaquemine’s Austin Mitchell ran for 151 yards and threw for 87