By John Burson
CHURCH POINT – The Eunice High Bobcats and the Chruch Point High Bears fought to the finish here in District 5-3A action with the Bears claiming a 28-17 victory over the Bobcats.
The Bears received the opening kickoff and drove into Bobcat territory before giving up the ball on a fumble.
But the Cats fumbled it back to the Bears on the very next play, setting up a Bears’ touchdown on a 12-yard touchdown run by Rodney Dupuis.
The Bears missed the PAT try but took a 6-0 lead at the 9:07 mark of the first quarter.
By John Burson
Even after a three-game losing streak, it is not time to panic for the Eunice High Bobcats, according to head coach Paul Trosclair.
Eunice (1-3, 0-1 in District 5-3A) opened the season with a 24-0 win over Opelousas High, but the Bobcats then lost to Jenning (26-10), Rayne (42-10 and Crowley (39-0).
“When you lose, you have to be careful about building a losing mentality,” Trosclair said. “But we feel like we can put a winning streak together – it is time to get it started.”
The Bobcats travel to rival Church Point (2-1, 1-0) in a key district game.
With every win, the Blue Jays move closer to their goal of winning the District 4-1A championship.
St. Edmund (3-1, 1-0) earned a 28-7 win over rival Basile last week and visit winless South Cameron in another district battle Friday night.
“Even with three wins, the next win is the most important,” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said. “We need to keep winning.”
The key to the Blue Jay offense so far this season has been the ground attack as St. Edmund has rushed for over 1,200 yards in the first four games.
The Crowley High Gents used an explosive offense and a stifling defense on their way to a 39-0 victory over the Eunice High Bobcats in 5-3A district action at Bobcat Field.
The Gents, who moved down this season from 4A to 3A, dominated the action from the early stages of the game with a running attack that finished with 234 yards and a total offense of 300 yards.
There were chants of “Bearcat boudin” and “Blue Jay gumbo” early in the game.
When it was over, St. Edmund grabbed a 28-7 win over district rival Basile at Blue Jay Field.
“It was good to open district with a win,” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said. “It was important to get a lead and make plays of defense.”
St. Edmund’s defense took control of the game in Basile’s openimg possession as Blue Jay defensive back Peyton Marcantel picked off Dawson Ashford’s pass and raced 52 yards before he was stopped at the Bearcat 10.