Basile – St. Edmund.
That’s all that needs to be said as the Blue Jays visit rival Basile Friday night.
There will be chants of “Bearcat boudin” and “Blue Jay gumbo” all game as two teams for the upper hand in the District 4-1A opener.
The series started in 1961 and was played every year until 2009.
After a four-year break, the two teams renewed the rivslry in 2013.
St. Edmund leads the series (37-16-1) and holds a 17-8-1 advantage at Basile.
But since 2013, the Bearcats are 3-2 over the Jays.
Basile – St. Edmund.
Eunice is undefeated after three weeks as the Bobcat nation celebrated wins over Opelousas, Jennings and Rayne.
“It is a pleasant surprise to see us at 3-0,” Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair said after the Bobcats opened the 2017 season 1-4. “We thought with the youth we had, that was going to be a tall task.
“The seniors have really stepped up and kept the team focused on what we need to be focused on.
“We have a good mixture of veterans and young guys and it has paid off for us.
“Our guys step out there and believe they can win.”
MAMOU – With only a 7-0 lead at the break, St. Edmund broke the game open in the second half as the Blue Jays shut out Mamou, 27-0.
After both teams punted on its first drives, the Jays appeared to score when Brad Miller connected with Carter Lejeune for a 21-yard play but a holding penalty erased the points.
After both teams exchanged punts again, the Jays fumbled the ball back to the Green Demons at midfield,
St. Edmund forced a three-and-out as the game was scoreless at the end of the first period.
The Bobcats remained undefeated on the season as Eunice High celebrared homecoming with a 36-14 victory over the Rayne Wolves.
The Wolves an early 7-0 lead as they received the opening kickoff and drove down the field behind running of John Daigle and Darion Senegal.
Senegal crossed the Bobcat goal line with a 23-yard run for a touchdown.
Eunice High head coach Paul Trosclair was worried a bit about the early score, especially since the Bobcats were able to pracitice outside only one day during the week.
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.