Bobcats celebrate homecoming
After seven turnovers in a 28-15 loss to Breaux Bridge, Eunice High head coach Paul Trosclair said there wasn’t much need to watch the film.
“I’m not sure that a whole lot of learning should take place,” he said. “It’s pretty common knowledge to everybody that if you turn it over that many times you can’t win.
“I don’t think it will happen again as we didn’t have any turnovers on the season before that,” the coach said.
Facing Abbeville this week for homecoming, Trosclair said his plan is to get back to the basics and play mistake free.
Abbeville opened the season with losses to North Vermilion (30-7), Rayne (19-8) and Vermilion Catholic (49-14) before last week’s 35-25 win over Beau Chene.
The Wildcats produced 511 yards of offense on 68 plays against Beau Chene, including 458 yards rushing.
“They have a great running back and a dual threat quarterback,” Trosclair said. “We will definitely have our defensive responsibilities down pat by Friday.”
Darrian Harrison had a season-high 183 yards rushing on 23 carries, including a 54-yard touchdown an 11-yard scoring run.
Quarterback Brendan Shelvin had 10 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown.
“Our defense has been excellent this year,” the Bobcat coach said. “We had some break downs in the passing defense (295 yards allowed) last week, but you have to give credit to Breaux Bridge.
“With their highly skilled receivers and quarterback, they took advantage of a few things.”
Trosclair said with district beginning next week (at Rayne), it’s important to earn a win against the Wildcats.
“We need to get back on track and play like we are capable of playing,” he said. “We know what kind of game we can play, we just need to get back to that.”
Eunice quarterback Simeon Ardoin completed 12-of-21 passes for 120 yards in the Bobcats’ to Breaux Bridge.
So far this season, Ardoin has completed 25-of-47 passes for 345 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Traelyn Cooper had nine catches for 94 yards against the Tigers as the Bobcat junior has 210 yards on the season with 16 receptions and a touchdown.
The Bobcat rushing attack has been impressive early in the season led by Deon Ardoin (48-330, 5 TDs), Jeoul Hill (34-286, TD) and Devin Richardson (35-281, 3 TDs).