Bobcats celebrate homecoming
The Eunice Bobcats are undefeated heading into Friday’s homecoming date with the Rayne Wolves.
The Bobcats (2-0) rolled to a 33-23 win over No. 10 Jennings last week after a 53-24 victory over Opelousas High.
“It was big to get that win,” Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair said. “There are no breaks in the first five games on our schedule.”
Trosclair said the defense and the offense both contributed in the win.
“We had a goal line stand after they got the ball on our side of the field after a safety,” the coach said. “They got to the one-yard line and we stopped them - that was big.
“Then we had a 99-yard drive – that was the difference in the game.”
Eunice finished with 292 yards rushing against Jennings, but Trosclair was pleased to see Bobcats also move the ball through the air.
“It good that we ran the ball well but we also threw for over 150 yards,” the coach said.
“The balanced offense helps a lot because we have some very talented receivers to go with our running game.”
Rayne opened the season with losses to Welsh (41-16) and Lake Charles College Prep (17-14).
The Wolves scored first against LC Prep with runs by Collin LaCombe and Darion Senegal, but then allowed 17 second-half points in the loss.
“They have a lot of talent.”Troscair said of the Wolves. “They have a lot of speed at the running back position so they will be a challenge.”
Rayne finished with 224 yards on the ground, led by Senegal (12-134) and John Daigle (19-60).
LaCombe completed 6-of-17 passes for 53 yards with two interceptions.
LC Prep finished with 104 yard rushing and 113 yards passing against the Wolves.
“There is no question they are going to move the ball, we are going to have to answer like we did last week,” Trosclair said. “They are going to do some good things, hopefully we can too.”