The loss kept Cecilia (5-5, 4-2) from claiming runner-up honors in the district race and they must share the spot with Teurlings (7-3, 4-2) and Breaux Bridge (6-4, 4-2).
The Rebels used their air attack to open a 14-0 second quarter lead, but the Bulldogs got on the board with just six seconds on the clock on a short Tyler Robin-to-Will LeBlanc TD pass to make it 14-7 at intermission.
The TD capped a five-play, 52-yard drive that saw Robin complete passes that accounted for 35 yards.
Teurlings opened the scoring midway through the first period when Rebel QB D’Shaie Landor connected with Dylan Bossier for a 48-yard TD. Landor, who would finish with 121 yards on six-of-14 passes, lit up the board again at the 4:32 mark of the second stanza with a 25-yard strike to Adam Angelle.
The Rebels got a break when Cecilia picked off a Landor pass only to have the play erased by a roughing-the-passer penalty against the Bulldogs.
Angelle got his second TD of the night on a nice 35-yard run with 5:51 left in the third period to help stretch the Rebel lead to 21-7.
But Cecilia speedster Montrel Carter burned the Rebel defense less than a minute later when he took a pitch out from Robin and outraced pursuers for a 56-yard touchdown to make it 21-14.
Bulldog fans came alive midway through the final stanza when Cecilia linebacker/tailback Bryant Cormier made a great play, tipping a Landor pass at the line of scrimmage and then catching it and racing 31 yards for a stunning touchdown. But the PAT kick missed and the Rebels clung to a 21-20 lead.
But the Bulldog defense just couldn’t stop the Rebels, who took the ensuing kickoff and ground down the field to score on a three-yard run by Paul Begnaud with 2:18 remaining.
Cecilia gave up two turnovers over the next 1½ minutes and Teurlings sealed the victory with Angelle’s third touchdown with 1:32 on the clock.
Carter finished with 186 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries to account for the bulk of Cecilia’s offense.