Week 10 Prep Roundup

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Week 10 Scores

Thibodaux – 54

C. Lafourche – 14

The Tigers rush for more than 400 yards against the Trojans, who finish their season with a 4-6 record. Thibodaux will host a home playoff game against Captain Shreve. The Tigers will be a very difficult out in the Class 5A State Playoffs.

H.L. Bourgeois – 26

Terrebonne – 21

Major kudos to the Braves, who snapped a long district losing streak against heated rival Terrebonne. Congratulations to coach Daron Franklin, who has the Braves headed on the right path.

Hahnville – 42

S. Lafourche – 13

The Tarpons fought hard early, but that just didn’t have enough without quarterback Harvey Allen and halfback Jacob Jackson. All isn’t lost for South Lafourche, who still advanced to the Class 5A playoffs for the third-straight season.

Vandebilt – 49

Ellender – 30

Ellender fought Vandebilt tooth and nail for the better part of Friday night’s game, but the Terriers just had too much offense, ending the Patriots’ season with a 3-7 record. For the Terriers, the next stop is the Division II State Playoffs. After winning four-straight games to close out the season, there’s no telling how hot Vandebilt might get in their quest to make some noise in the Division II bracket.

S. Terrebonne – 49

Cecilia – 20

After losing to Cecilia last year, the Gators got revenge, scoring 40-plus points in their fifth-straight game to secure a win. At 9-1, South Terrebonne is one of the most under-appreciated teams in all of Class 4A. But a really tough draw as the No. 9 seed will not be easy for our friends from Bourg to overcome. The No. 8-seed in Class 4A has three losses, but the Gators have just one? This system is a mess.

E.D. White – 50

Berwick – 14

Chris Bergeron’s first season as E.D. White’s head coach has to be considered an unquestioned success. With seven wins and a runner-up finish in the District 9-3A race, the Cardinals have had a very, very nice year. Can they carry that into the Division II bracket that is absolutely loaded with talent? Time will tell. We’ll see.

H. Christian – 32

Country Day – 29

The Warriors pick up arguably their biggest-ever win on Friday night, scoring a last-second field goal to soar past powerful Country Day. The win allowed the Warriors to squeak into the Division IV playoffs as the No. 16 (and final) seed.

CCA – 49

St. Martin’s – 19

CCA pushes itself into a three-way disrict tie with Country Day and Houma Christian after a blowout win after St. Martin’s. The Lions will enter the postseason, having won five of six games.

By The Numbers for Week 10 of the Prep Football Season

431: The Thibodaux High School football team rushed for 431 yards against Central Lafourche, routinely pushing forward the chains to gash the Trojans on the ground. Up next for the Tigers are the playoffs – a win or go home scenario.

4: After losing six-straight games to open 2014, the Vandebilt Catholic football team has won four-straight games to close the season. The latest triumph was a shootout win against cross-parish rival Ellender.

3: The South Lafourche football team was without three standout players on Friday night – starting quarterback Harvey Allen, starting halfback Jacob Jackson and starting defensive back Dominick Fillinich. Without the trio, the Tarpons aren’t the same team, falling to Hahnville.

2008: Before Friday night, the last time H.L. Bourgeois won a district game, the calendar read 2008. But the monkey is off the Braves’ back, as HLB rode past rival Terrebonne in a close, hard-fought game.

5:10: According to the National Weather Service, sunset for Friday in Louisiana was 5:10 p.m. But because of a tough, close game, Houma Christian’s game with Country Day ended later than that. It didn’t stop the Warriors from kicking a field goal in the night sky to seal a huge win.

The High-Five:

1. THIBODAUX: The Tigers roared to their ninth win of the season, pounding Central Lafourche on the ground to secure an easy win. Thibodaux is an interesting playoff story. They enter the bracket with just one loss – a tough, close setback against a great team. I think the Tigers are a legitimate threat to take it all.

2. SOUTH TERREBONNE: Like Thibodaux, the Gators are a team that opponents are seemingly sleeping on in the Class 4A playoff bracket. The Gators’ offense is potent as heck – those guys score 40-plus points pretty much every week.

3. E.D. WHITE:  The Cardinals roared past Berwick to enter postseason play with a bang. E.D. White’s running offense is very good. The problem is that pretty much everyone in Division II is loaded – a brutal path awaits.

4. CCA:  CCA chugs into the postseason with a dominant win, which clinched the team a share of the district title, thanks to some heroics from Houma Christian. After winning its first-ever playoff game last year, CCA is now hungry for more in 2014.

5. HOUMA CHRISTIAN: The Warriors get in the High Five for the first time ever, thanks to a huge win against Country Day. We’re going to miss watching Drake Battaglia play. He’s something else. The rest of the Warriors’ lineup isn’t too shabby, either – a well-rounded squad.

Week 10 Players of the Week

Honorable Mention: South Terrebonne’s offensive line – South Terrebonne halfback Cristian Wallis is a stud. Weekly, he rushes for hundreds of yards with two, three and sometimes four or more touchdowns. But this week, we’re going to salute the Gators’ offensive line for a job well done. Those hog-Mollies will not get too much credit for the Gators’ successes, but they’ve done a nice job being consistent throughout the year. As South Terrebonne pushes toward the playoffs, those guys will need to play well for this team to have a chance to advance and play big-time high-stakes games in Class 4A.

Bronze: Thibodaux halfback Jayquan Chenier – The Tigers’ powerful, bruising halfback gashed Central Lafourche’s defense, rushing for 206 yards on 16 carries with three touchdowns to score a big-time season-ending victory against cross-parish rival Central Lafourche. Keep an eye on Thibodaux in the playoffs, folks. It’s going to take a Herculean effort to bounce those guys from the field.

Silver: Houma Christian kicker Sam Trosclair – For the first time in the history of our prep recap, a kicker gets on the list. Trosclair’s spot is well deserved after he drilled a 39-yard field goal in the dark and as time expired to push Houma Christian past Country Day – arguably the biggest win in the history of the Warriors’ program.

Gold: The H.L. Bourgeois football team – There were a ton of great individual performances in Week 10, but nothing matches up to what the Braves did on the field. With a win over their rivals, the Braves snapped a 36-game district losing streak – a streak of ineptitude that has lasted more than a half-decade. With the win, the Braves take some much-needed momentum into next season.

Peyton Bonvillain