Bobcats brace for Breaux Bridge
The undefeated Bobcats face their biggest test so far this season when the Breaux Bridge Tigers come to town Friday night.
No. 6 Eunice (3-0) has earned wins over Northwest (73-34), Jennings (19-7) and Ville Platte (47-6).
“We were very efficient on offense,” Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair said of the win over the Bulldogs. “Every time we had it we scored with the varsity guys.”
Eunice High’s Deon Ardoin gained 133 yards on 17 carries with two scores and also had two catches for 48 yards and another touchdown in the Bobcats’ win over Ville Platte.
Jeoul Hill added 71 yards on seven carries.
Devin Richardson finished with 50 yards on six carries including a 16-yard touchdown run.
Traelyn Cooper scored on a 22-yard run and he also had two catches for 40 yards.
Simeon Ardoin completed 4-of-5 passes for 80 yards for the Bobcats.
The undefeated Tigers opened the season with wins over New Iberia (27-6), Catholic High of New Iberia (20-9) and St. Martinville (39-19).
“This is one of the better overall teams we have played in a number of years,” the coach said of Breaux Bridge (3-0). “Offense and defense – their overall package is pretty good.
“We will be challenged no doubt,” Trosclair said. “It will tell us where we stand against a good 4-A team.”
In last week’s win over St. Martinville, Breaux Bridge running back Kavion Martin finished with 111 yards on the ground along with three touchdowns.
Jacob Landry had 10 carries for 117 yards and a score.
Quarterback Gavan Courville completed 14-of-23 passes for 206 yards and two scores.
Wide receiver Dartravien Girod had four catches for 106 yards and a touchdown.
“They are balanced on offense,” Trosclair said. “They have a quarterback who can run and throw, talented running backs as well as good receivers.”
In three games, Breaux Bridge has allowed 11.3 points per game, while Eunice is averaging 46.3 points per contest.
“They have a very stout defense,” the coach said. “They are a very disciplined defense for sure.”
Trosclair said is has been since the 1980s that the two teams have met.
“It will interesting to see how our kids respond to a team that talented,” the coach said. “We don’t have to pump it up – the kids know what is coming.”