Catholic-Pointe Coupee football coach Rob Funderburk hopes his team’s offense is getting into a rhythm just in time for an away matchup with Delcambre.
Kickoff between the Class 1A Hornets and 2A Panthers is 7 p.m. Thursday at Iberia Parish-based DHS. It is one of two notable road games for Baton Rouge area teams. Louisiana School for the Deaf (3-0) travels to Jackson, Miss., to take on Mississippi School for the Deaf (2-1) in eight-man football action at 4 p.m.
CHSPC (2-1) shut out East Iberville 59-0 to get its first win of the season. Delcambre (1-2), a longtime 1A team, fell 26-20 to Elton.
The Hornets’ Landon LeMay rushed for 196 yards for two touchdowns, while Jonas Guichet connected on 8-of-11 passes for 188 yards and Gabe Vandegrift added 77 yards and five catches. Funderburk said success in Week 3 won’t necessarily benefit his team in Week 4.
“It’s always better to go into a week after winning a football game, but you can’t use points from last week this week,” he said. “They’re a solid, well-coached football team.”
Funderburk said the game will be a “fourth-quarter football game,” and it’s going to come down to who can last and execute better in the final minutes of the game.
“We’ve been working very hard to do those things this week, and our style of offense will hopefully wear them down defensively,” Funderburk said. “Defensively, we need to start playing a little faster and not thinking so much.
“We’re similar in the makeup of our teams. Both our teams have good quality football players that play the right way and play hard, and we’re both under 30 players. Those things create unique challenges for coaches.”
Meanwhile, coach Darren Gremillion’s LSD seeks a second win over MSD this season. The War Eagles are led by running back Michael James, who has 474 rushing yards and five TDs. James also had two interceptions in the red zone to help clinch a 20-6 win over Oklahoma School for th Deaf last weekend.
Justin Flannery has passed for 385 yards and passed for 176 for an LSD squad that beat MSD 20-16 earlier this season.
DHS-Lab pushed back
Friday’s nondistrict game between Class 3A Donaldsonville (2-1) and 1A Southern Lab (0-3) has been pushed back to 8:45 p.m. at Southern University’s Mumford Stadium.
The games will be played after the completion of a Southern University women’s soccer contest with Grambling set for 6 p.m. Friday.