Jennings High School running back Travis Etienne provided an early preview of what eventually ensued as the Bulldogs continued an offensive dominance that lasted nearly the entire game.
Etienne bolted for a 67-yard touchdown on the game’s second play at Bobcat Stadium and finished with 171 yards as No. 7 Jennings defeated Eunice 31-14 in the 61st renewal of the series that began during the 1930s.
Jennings’ Veer option attack finished with 273 rushing yards, but the Bulldogs also used an effective passing game to score two touchdowns.
RUMMEL 37, HAHNVILLE 31, 3 OT: In Boutte, the Tigers did their best to beat up the in Boutte, playing a physical, inspired game.
In the end, however, Rummel delivered the knockout punch, escaping with a victory in triple overtime on Brandon Phillips’ 1-yard run over the right side.
Hahnville had a chance to take the lead at the start of the overtime. But running back Bradley Aucoin dropped a pass from Mike Neal in the end zone, setting up Rummel’s winning drive.
HOLY CROSS 34, SULPHUR 27: The smallest guy on the field did his best to keep Holy Cross coach Eric Rebaudo from getting his first career win Friday night in an offensive shootout.
But in the end, it was the Holy Cross defense that came up big to seal the Tigers’ victory over Sulphur at Pan American Stadium.
Junior defensive back Kyle Meyers broke up a fourth-down pass in the final seconds to seal the win.
It was the first career coaching victory for Rebaudo, who took over the Tigers after Barry Wilson retired.
RAYNE 26, NORTH VERMILION 10: In Rayne, Jaylon Reed threw a pair of touchdown passes and Deontrey Wilridge scored twice as Rayne, the tenth-ranked team in the latest Class 4A poll, took the nondistrict win
Rayne (2-0) opened the scoring with a 65-yard scoring pass from Read to Byron Mouton. The lead grew to 13-0 when Wilridge scored on a 26-yard run. John Michael Besse, who led all rushers with 146 yards on 12 carries, added a 1-yard scoring run to push the lead to 20-0. Reed’s 6-yard scoring pass to Wilridge wrapped up the scoring.
North Vermilion scored on a 40-yard pass from Ty Desormeaux to Taylor Abshire and a 28-yard field goal by Seth Patin.
PORT BARRE 36, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0: In Port Barre, Deangelo Von Allen scored on two 11-yard runs and Austin Lanclos ran for one score and passed for another as the Red Devils notched the nondistrict victory. Lanclos ran for an 18-yard score and threw a 70-yard scoring pass to Tyler Ledoux.
Port Barre finished with 364 yards of offense while holding WCA to 102 yards and forcing three fumbles.
OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC 39, SACRED HEART-VILLE PLATTE 0: Aaron Miller scored three touchdowns and David Labbe passed for one scored and ran 45 yards for another as Opelousas Catholic scored all 39 of its points in the first three quarters. Miller had scoring runs of 9, 4 and 3 yards while Labbe ran for a 45-yard scored and threw a 12-yard pass to Caleb Vidrine.
Vidrine, who led all rushers with 100 yards, also scored on a 14-yard run.
Sacred Heart finished with only 110 yards.