Other parish teams didn’t fare quite as well, however, with St. Martinville falling to Lafayette, 7-0, and Cecilia losing a 27-15 shoot out with Notre Dame of Crowley.
The jamboree games consisted of two 12-minute halves, quite a big shorter than regulation contests that provide for 48 minutes of clock time.
BB 14, Comeaux 6
Breaux Bridge struck for two first half touchdowns and held off Comeaux in the second half on their way to a 14-6 win over the Spartans in the nightcap of last Thursday’s triple-header.
Coach Mike Mowad’s Tigers overcame a rash of penalties in prevailing over the Class 5A Spartans while relying heavily on the passing arm of senior quarterback Hunter Landry, who completed 5-of-8 tosses for 62 yards and both BB scores.
The Bridge’s two TDs came in the final 1½ minutes of the first half. After a short Comeaux punt and good return put the Tigers in business at the Spartan 32, Landry hit Travin Dural for a 26-yard pickup to the six. On 4th-and-goal from the 4, Landry found Joston Dugas open in the end zone for the TD. The PAT kick was blocked but BB had a 6-0 lead.
The Tigers got the ball back two plays later when Lamar Louis jumped on a Spartan fumble at the Comeaux 33. This time Landry connected with Dillon Dupont for a 27-yard TD strike with just 25 seconds on the clock. The Tigers went for two and Dugas ran it in to put BB into a 14-0 halftime lead.
The two teams exchanged fumbles early in the second half before Comeaux came up with a big play on a 69-yard Mike Strentz-to-Shawn Hebert pass that carried to the BB one. The Tiger defense held for two plays, but on third down Strentz sneaked in for Comeaux’s only score. The PAT was blocked.
Comeaux threatened again minutes later when Latrelyn Pete lost the ball at the BB 38. A pass interference flag against the Tigers helped Comeaux to a first down at the 31, but the Spartans turned the ball over when Strentz was sacked for a 7-yard loss on fourth down and Breaux Bridge was able to run out the clock.
Lafayette 7, SMSH 0
Lafayette drove 76 yards on its first possession for the game’s only touchdown as the Lions posted a 7-0 win over St. Martinville in the first game of the Kiwanis Jamboree last Thursday.
St. Martinville got the ball first but stalled after picking up a first down via a facemask penalty against Lafayette.
The Lions put the ball into play at their 24 and used 11 downs to strike for their lone score. Running back Ethan Russell, who would finish with 54 yards on 10 carries, banged into the end zone from one yard out some seven minutes into the 12-minute half.
Although SM senior tailback Lance Charles got off a couple of nice gains and finished with 72 yards on 10 totes, the Tigers were never able to put together a consistent drive, crossing midfield only once early in the second half.
St. Martinville had little luck through the air, as QB Alex Oubre completed 2-of-5 attempts for minus two yards while giving up one interception.
Lafayette struggled offensively in the second half, notching only one first down.
ND 27, Cecilia 15
The Notre Dame Pioneers outgunned Cecilia in a jamboree shoot out last Friday that saw the Crowley team post a 27-15 win over the Bulldogs.
The Pioneers scored on three of their four first half possessions to forge a 20-7 lead then stretched the margin to 27-7 before Cecilia struck for a late TD to close the gap.
Junior running back Stu Cook opened the scoring with a 35-yard TD to cap a 73-yard Notre Dame drive. He added his second TD late in the half on a 13-yard pass from Ryan Leonards, who finished the night with four completions on eight tosses for 53 yards.
Cecilia enjoyed a brief lead when Montrel Carter broke loose for a 19-yard end-around TD run. Carter had set the score up by returning a Pioneer punt 30 yards to the ND 20. Dustin Guilbeau’s PAT kick put Cecilia up 7-6 midway through the first half.
But Notre Dame regained the lead for good when Logan Venable capped a 75-yard, 9-play drive with a 5-yard TD run late in the half.
The Pioneers struck again less than a minute later after picking off an Adrien Noel pass at the Cecilia 13, setting up Cook’s TD reception that helped give Notre Dame a 20-7 halftime lead.
The Pioneers just about put the game out of reach early in the second half after a personal foul penalty against the Bulldogs put Notre Dame in business at the CHS 24. Marshall Watson carried three plays straight, with the final tote resulting in a one-yard TD.
Trailing 27-7, the gritty Bulldogs drove to the ND 19 before Noel was sacked for a big loss to end the threat.
But Cecilia would not be denied on its next possession, with Noel hitting a streaking Spencer Charles for a 51-yard TD bomb. Grant Degetaire ran for two on a fake kick to make the final score 27-15.