LAFAYETTE — Breaux Bridge, second-ranked in Class 4A, came back from an early 14-7 deficit Friday night to close out the regular season with a 9-1 record and a 4-1 mark in District 5-4A after a 49-14 victory over Northside.
Randall Menard hit Josh Faulk with a 35-yard TD strike in the first quarter but fell behind early in the second quarter when Kevin Johnson scored on runs of 27 and 6 yards.
Adrian Menard shut the door on the Vikings with scoring runs covering 18 and 1 yards before Travin Dural’s 60-yard punt return gave the Tigers a 28-14 halftime lead.
A 43-yard Lane Landry-to-Kavahra Holmes pass, a 37-yard pass from Landry to Dural and Faulk’s 1-yard run completed the TD scoring for Breaux Bridge. Kagan Breaux kicked six PATs for the winners and Scott Gaudin added the PAT after the final TD.
WESTMINSTER 61, OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC 0: In Opelousas, powered by a strong running game, ninth-ranked Westminster of earned the District 6-1A title with a win over rival OCHS.
The Crusaders piled up 361 rushing yards and held OCHS to a minus-6 yards on the ground to end the regular season 8-2. OCHS went 2-8 and 1-6 in the league this season.
Thomas Kemp led the winners with six carries for 116 yards and scored three of the game’s first four TDs on runs covering 6, 15 and 34 yards.
Andrew Smith ran six times for110 yards for the winners and scored on a 42-yard run.
Luke Judice (1-yard run), Cole Bentley (43-yard run) and Joseph Schamp (1-yard run) added TDs for the Crusaders’ offense, while Nick Waguespack and Kaleb Pope scored for the defense on respective 24-yard and 4-yard fumble returns.
NOTRE DAME 34, SOUTH BEAUREGARD 0: In Crowley, Notre Dame capitalized on five interceptions to claim the District 4-3A title.
Waylon Young hit Jackson Landry with a 15-yard TD pass to open the scoring, before Matt Venable intercepted SBHS’ quarterback Zack Brady and ran 51-yard for a score. Luke Broussard’s 1-yard run got the Pioneers a 20-0 halftime lead.
Nick Gossen’s 22-yard run and Paul LaCroix’s 42-yard interception return for scores came in the third quarter and ran Notre Dame’s record to 5-0 in district and 7-3 for the season. South Beauregard finished with a 1-4 district record and 4-6 for the year.
ST. EDMUND 41, SACRED HEART 18: In Ville Platte, St. Edmund ended the regular season at 8-2 with a 6-1 District 6-1A.
David Lafleur added another solid performance to his season by carrying 22 times for 242 yards and scored on runs covering 50, 58, 1, 5 and 2 yards. The first two TDs gave the Blue Jays a 14-6 halftime lead.
Adam Clause’s 88-yard interception return for a score in the middle of the third quarter extended St. Edmund’s lead before Sacred Heart’s Drew David’s 1-yard TD run opened the fourth.
Lafleur’s last two scores shot the Blue Jays to a comfortable lead before Michael Fruge’s 24-yard TD pass from Nick Firmin ended the scoring for Sacred Heart.
Lafleur also completed 8 of 15 passes for 93 yards, while Firmin was good on 15 of 27 passes for 200 yards. Sacred Heart finished 6-4 and 4-3.
NEW IBERIA 36, SOUTH LAFOURCHE 12: In Galliano, the New Iberia locked up the runner-up spot in District 7-5A.
The Yellow Jackets finished the regular season with an 8-2 record — 5-1 in the league — while the homestanding Tarpons finish 4-6 overall and 3-3 in district.
Westgate (6-4, 6-0) earned the 7-5A title with a 30-0 Friday night win over H.L. Bourgeois.
Javonte Johnson opened the scoring for NISH with a 77-yard pass to Lamarchus Allen. Colby Delahoussaye’s PAT kick was the first-quarter edge for the Yellow Jackets after Seth Griffin scored for the Tarpons on a 2-yard run. The PAT failed.
New Iberia ran to a 29-6 halftime lead on Johnson’s legs and arm. Johnson ran for TDs covering 1 and 3 yards and passed 20 yards to Jason Jones for NISH’s three second-quarter scores before scoring on a 3-yard run to complete the scoring in the fourth quarter.
Colby Callais’ 3-yard run was the only second-half score South Lafourche could muster.
Johnson’s efforts added up to 10 carries for 39 yards and three TDs and he his 13 of 18 passes for 215 yards and two more scores.
ASSUMPTION 42, MORGAN CITY 13: In Napoleonville, fifth-ranked Assumption ran off 35 points in the first half on their way to a 42-13 Friday night win over Morgan City to close out the regular season.
Assumption (9-1, 4-0) clinched the District 8-4A title on the arm of Hunter Gauthreaux, a strong running game and Matt Theriot added a 60-yard interception return for a score in the lopsided victory over the Tigers (5-5, 1-3).
Chris Skidmore got the Mustangs on the board on a 1-yard run with 8:09 remaining in the first quarter.
Theriot added the second score on the interception return less that two minutes later and Chris Johnson’s 1-yard TD run plus Gauthreaux’s two-point PAT pass to Jeremiah Jarvis and Gauthreaux’s PAT kick gave the winners a 21-0 lead just a little over 10 minutes into the game.
Gauthreaux connected on a 5-yard scoring pass to Dejuawn Oliver and a hit Charles Jefferson with a 4-yard TD pass to push the lead to 35-0 at half.
Oliver scored on a 22-yard pass from Gauthreaux early in the fourth quarter before Austin Stroud and Adeyemi Wheeler scored for Morgan City. Stroud carried five times for 113 yards.
Gauthreaux completed 15 of 22 passes for 248 yards and 3 scores. Oliver caught five or those passes for 113 yards. Jefferson led Assumption with 10 carries for 62 yards.
HANSON MEMORIAL 46, GUEYDAN 14: In Franklin, Haden Judice and Kole Fluke scored two touchdowns each to lead Hanson to the District 9-1A victory to close out the season 7-3 overall and 2-2 in the league. Gueydan finished the year 1-7 and winless in four district games.
Judice opened the scoring with a 26-yard run with barely three minutes gone after the opening kickoff. He scored on a 35-yard run just before halftime for Hanson’s final points. In between, Drake Rodriguez scored on a 14-yard run, Fluke sandwiched TD runs covering 28 and 13 yards around Beau Ancona’s speed 84-yard TD run and Hanson added 10 points on five two-point PATs.
Hanson piled up 338 yards rushing and led by Ancona’s three carries totaling 94 yards. Fluke and Judice contributed 68 yards each.
NORTHWEST 27, RAYNE 12: In Rayne, Northwest had to come from behind to earn its first District 5-3A win in the season.
Northwest finished the season 3-7, 1-4 in the league, while Rayne went 0-5 in District to end its season 5-5.
After Nick Thierry ran 1 yard for a TD and David Beverly added the PAT for Northwest, Jalen Williams’ 45-yard run and Clerance Leger’s 1-yard run got Rayne a 12-7 lead.
The Raiders closed to 12-10 at half on Beverly’s 22-yard field goal with three second left in the first half.
Northwest dominated the second half: Sadrian Jakson got the lead back for the Raiders on an 82-yard scoring run with 10:55 left in the third period.
Beverly added a 27-yard field goal and the Raiders capped the scoring with an 8-yard fumble return to hold off Rayne, which totaled 243 rushing yards and 48 yard passing but turned the ball over four times.
Jakson led Northwest with 21 carries for 185 yards. Jalen Williams ran 18 times for 121 yards for Rayne.
Geremy Ledey completed 6 of 14 passes for the Raiders. Four of them went to Henry Synegal for 101 yards.