It didn’t take long for District 6-4A to produce a key football game. The question is, how well can Broadmoor produce in a showdown with fourth-ranked Lutcher?
The Bucs (3-1), off to their best start in recent years, travel to Lutcher (3-1) for a pivotal District 6-4A game set for Friday.
“I’ve been on the other end of it, so being 3-1 is nice,” Broadmoor High coach Rusty Price said. “This may be the week reality sets in for us.
“Lutcher is one of those programs that has talent and depth. They’ll probably dress out 100 and we’ll have 30-something. The depth is the key, especially on the defensive and offensive lines. They’ll have the big advantage.”
The Week 5 schedule includes a plethora of nondistrict match-ups that place teams against an opponent from another classification or teams from different leagues in the same classification.
Three games are set for Thursday. Class 1A Southern Lab (3-1) meets 3A Glen Oaks (1-3) at Memorial Stadium. West Feliciana (3-1), of Class 3A and fresh off a win over 3A No. 10 Marksville, hosts 5A Zachary (3-1). Catholic-Pointe Coupee (1-3, 1-0) hosts Sacred Heart-Ville Platte (3-1, 1-0) at Community Park in New Roads in District 6-1A.
The other 6-4A games are Belaire (0-4, 0-1) at Istrouma (0-4, 0-1) and Plaquemine (1-3, 0-0) vs. Tara (1-3, 0-1) at Olympia Stadium. St. Michael (4-0), off to the best start in school history, travels to 3A Jewel Sumner for a nondistrict game.
Price notes his team has only a handful of linemen, which should give Lutcher a bigger advantage. Lutcher coach Tim Detillier calls Price’s statement a “valid point,” but also made some points of his own.
“I understand what Rusty says, but the last time I checked you can only play 11 guys at a time,” Detillier said. “From our perspective you have to see it this way, Broadmoor is 3-1 for the first time in a while and they’re going to be excited about this game.
“I never underestimate a team coached by Rusty Price. I know it goes back a ways (to the 1990s), but Broadmoor beat John Curtis twice. That shocked a lot of people around the state. It didn’t shock me.
“Teams take on the personality of their coach. There’s no coach out there who is a tougher guy than Rusty. His players show that toughness.”
The schedule for Class 5A includes several games that match foes from different districts. Second-ranked Dutchtown (4-0) travels to former district rival Destrehan (2-2).
District 5-5A St. Amant (3-1), winner of three straight, travels to 4-5A Central (2-2), while Scotlandville (4-0), of 4-5A, meets McKinley (2-2), of 5-5A, at Memorial Stadium. Also, 5-5A East Ascension (3-1) travels to 4-5A Denham Springs (3-1).
Some 5A teams meet foes from other classifications. Two traditional powers who find themselves on the opposite end of the spectrum to date, 5A Catholic High (0-4) and sixth-ranked Parkview Baptist (1-3), of 3A, play at PBS. Class 5A Live Oak (2-2) travels to University (4-0), the third-ranked team in 2A.
Woodlawn (2-2), of 5-5A, hosts Class 4A No. 2 Breaux Bridge (4-0), its second District 5-4A opponent is as many weeks.
Another ranked team, No. 8 Episcopal (4-0), Class of 2A, hosts another 2A unbeaten, Many (4-0).
A notable 3A matchup sends Livonia (4-0), of District 5-3A, to Brusly (3-1).