LAFAYETTE — Down 17 points in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame coach Lewis Cook said his Pioneers couldn’t have looked any worse against Teurlings Catholic.
“Nothing went our way, and every penalty went against us,” Cook said. “(Teurlings) made plays and there was nothing we could really hang our hat on.”
Teurlings was dominant, but the Pios had two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter to get within three points, and they had the ball with 2:51 to play and a chance to win the game.
Brad Stoma’s fourth-and-13 pass fell short, however, and the Rebels escaped a thriller with a 17-14 win.
“They don’t know how to quit on that (Notre Dame) sideline,” Teurlings coach Sonny Charpentier said.
“Their program is not about quitting. We let our foot off the gas and let it slip away, but our defense played great all night. When you shut Notre Dame out going into the fourth quarter, you are doing some things right.”
Rebels quarterback Cole Kelley threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Cook said playing against the 6-foot-7 junior and his big receivers presented matchup problems for the undersized Pios.
JOHN CURTIS 45, EAST ST. JOHN 13: Top-ranked John Curtis utilized the run to dominate East St. John, its stable of running backs leading an easy nondistrict victory at Muss Bertolino Stadium.
Led by senior Myles Washington, the Patriots proved to be too much for East St. John, also a run-first offense. After countering Curtis’ opening scoring drive, the Wildcats allowed 35 points before responding during the final minutes.
That was enough to allow Curtis, last season’s Division II state champions, to improve to 3-0.
Washington rushed six times for 53 yards, including a 1-yard score in the second quarter.
HAHNVILLE 45, LANDRY-WALKER 39: For the second straight week, Hahnville went into triple overtime.
They didn’t let this one slip away.
Hahnville stopped Landry-Walker on fourth down from the 4-yard line to escape Behrman Stadium with a thrilling and controversial victory.
Class 5A Hahnville bounced back after last week’s triple-overtime loss to Rummel.
Landry-Walker, the No. 4-ranked team in Class 4A, fell short in its bid to beat the Tigers in overtime for a second straight season after winning 13-7 in 2013.
The controversy came in the third overtime, when Hahnville’s backup quarterback was headed into the end zone and fumbled.
A Landry-Walker defender came out of the pile with the ball in his hand, but the referees ruled it a Tigers’ touchdown.
“The good Lord takes care of fools, and I’m a fool,” first-year Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “He was shining on me there.”
ST. THOMAS MORE 56, CARENCRO 21: There’s only one possible explanation for the connection that St. Thomas More quarterback William Bellamy and wide receiver Tiger Bech displayed in the Cougars’ win against visiting Carencro.
Sure, the two spent a ton of time with each other this summer working on their timing at various camps across Louisiana, but there’s something deeper there.
“We’re cousins,” said Bellamy, who completed 14 of 16 passes for 254 yards and three scores. “We share blood, baby.”
The pair connected seven times in the contest for 193 yards and a pair of scores, and most of that damage was done in the first half when things were close.
RAYNE 32, ABBEVILLE 9: Jaylon Reed threw three touchdowns passes as Rayne, the ninth-ranked team in Class 4A, remained undefeated with a comfortable victory over Abbeville.
Reed threw 53-yard and 14 yard scoring passes to Trevon Fontentot and a 9-yard TD pass to Troy Breaux. Deontry Wilridge also scored on a pair of short TD runs as the Wolves jumped to a 19-3 lead in the first half.
Malik Small scored on an 88-yard run for Abbeville. He finished with 99 yards on four carries.