The Acadiana-area football scene is buzzing over Teurlings Catholic’s trip to St. Thomas More on Friday, but there will be plenty other big games in case you can’t get a seat at the big one.
When Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville square off, it’s usually one of those throw-the-records-out type games.
The Breaux Bridge defense is coming off a 40-0 shutout peragainst Northside last week. Breaux Bridge held the Vikings to just 114 yards and forced five turnovers, including two interceptions from Quinton Thibodeaux.
Breaux Bridge coach Paul Broussard said the offense is coming off its most complete game, racking up more than 400 yards. Quarterback Drake Guidry played mistake free and running back Rueben Hypolite rushed for more than 100 yards.
St. Martinville (1-7) has come up just short several times, losing its seven games by a combined 28 points. If this is truly to be a throw-the-records-out contest, the St. Martinville defense will have to find way to contain Breaux Bridge’s high- powered offense and create some turnovers.
Ascension Episcopal is riding a three-game winning streak into by far its toughest matchup so far against Central Catholic Morgan City.
The Blue Gators have running back Ja’Ciery Linzer, who eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark last week against Lafayette Christian. AES coach Mike Desormeaux said he has been trying to save Linzer for these tough games at the end of the schedule.
The Blue Gators begin a tough stretch Friday that includes Central Catholic, Highland Baptist and Vermilion Catholic over the next four weeks. Central Catholic stumbled against Vermilion Catholic earlier this season but the Panthers are coming off a 51-6 domination performance over Hanson Memorial.
The Blue Gators will lean heavy on Linzer and try to stop Central Catholic quarterback Blake Byrne from opening up the passing game. AES quarterback Jake Arceneaux can air it out if needed and he’s got weapons in Tyler Ducote and Zach Ronquillo who can make plays in the passing game.