Sept. 14, 1961.
That was the first time the Bearcats and Blue Jays faced each other in 11-man football as Basile won 28-12.
That is last year’s final score as St. Edmund won over Basile in double overtime.
The two rivals open District 4-1A play Friday night at Blue Jay Field.
“To open district against a long-time rival just adds to the intensity of the game.” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said. “They don’t want to lose to us and we don’t want to lose to them.”
Sept. 14, 1961.
The Eunice Bobcats open District 5-3A competition Friday at home against Crowley.
After back-to-back losses to Jennings and Rayne, Eunice (1-2) is looking to bounce back against the Gents (2-1).
But injuries and illness have forced the Bobcats to change their line-up this week.
“We are having so many injury problems,” the coach said. “We are trying to field a team to get out there.
“It is next man-up,” Trosclair said. “We will see several younger players out there.
The Blue Jays improved to 2-1 on the season as St. Edmund cruised to a 55-18 win over Mamou.
“This a good win for us,” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said. “We corrected a lot of mistakes and eliminated alot of pentalties from before.
“Hopefully this helps build some confidence heading into district,” Hargroder said. “We just need to do what we do better.”
The Blue Jays took the opening kickoff and went 65 yards in 10 plays for the game’s first points.
RAYNE – The Eunice High Bobcats got off to a good start here Friday against the Rayne High Wolves when Avery Lee returned the opening kickoff of the Wolves 60 yards to the Rayne 30-yard line.
But the Bobcat offense were limited to seven yards on three rushing plays and the Wolves gained the momentum when Eunice quarterback Jaden Brasseaux’s pass into the end zone on fourth down was intercepted by Trent Winbush.
Sometimes it just doesn’t go your way.
St. Edmund opened the season with a 35-6 win over Hanson Memorial and the Blue Jays had chances to win in the 29-21 loss to Sacred Heart of Ville Platte.
“It came down to they made plays and we didn’t.” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said of the loss to the Trojans. “At the times we had to make plays, we stumbled and they didn’t.”
Mamou has suffered back-to-back winless seasons after a 1-9 finish in 2014.
The Green Demons battled in the first two games of this season, falling to Oberlin (28-12) and Basile (16-14).