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Breaux Bridge ousts Lutcher in OT

Lutcher’s Kolby Bourgeis
SPORTS SCENE PHOTO/Kenneth Coco

By Lyall Boudreaux

BREAUX BRIDGE – On a cold and windy night, Breaux Bridge out-lasted Lutcher 29-28 in overtime in a Class 4A bidistrict round playoff game last Friday night in Breaux Bridge.

With the weather conditions factoring in, the No. 18-seed Bulldogs scored with 1:40 remaining in regulation when Cam Amato caught a pass that bounced off the facemask of a teammate for a 47-yard touchdown from quarterback Kolby Bourgeois. Noah Detillier’s point-after kick tied the game at 21-21.

No. 15 Breaux Bridge reached the Lutcher red zone but missed a 34-yard field goal as time expired. The potential game-winning kick, into a stiff breeze, came up short sending the first-round playoff game into overtime.

Lutcher (6-5) had the ball to start overtime and struck on the first play when Bourgeois connected with Amato on a 10-yard TD pass. Detillier’s PAT put the visiting Bulldogs up 28-21.

Breaux Bridge (8-3) had a second chance in their overtime possession when a fourth down pass attempt failed but Lutcher was called for defensive holding.

Given another chance, quarterback Cole Mouton found a wide open Kyser Patt with a 3-yard touchdown pass pulling the Tigers to within one at 28-27.

With the season hanging in the balance for both teams, BBHS coach Chad Pourciau decided to gamble and go for the win with a two-point conversation try.

Jacob Landry ran in the two-point try sending the Tigers into the second round of the playoffs and ending the season for a stunned Bulldogs team.

Both teams battled the elements in a scoreless first quarter before Breaux Bridge scored on a Kavion Martin 1-yard run to cap an 8-play, 65-yard drive with 9:16 left in the first half.

With the wind affecting both the kicking game and passing game, the point-after was missed leaving the home team up 6-0.

Lutcher responded with a short drive and scored on Rondell Mealey’s 4-yard run and the PAT gave the Bulldogs a 7-6 halftime lead.

With 2:29 left in the third quarter, Breaux Bridge retook the lead on Martin’s 10-yard run and a successful two-point.

Lutcher tied the game at 14-14 on a 70-yard drive with 9:32 remaining in the fourth quarter on Mealey’s 33-yard touchdown, his second of the game.

The Tigers put together a time-consuming 81-yard drive and retook the lead on Martin’s third score of the game, a 29-yard run with 3:44 remaining in the game.

The Bulldogs answered with the Bourgeois-to-Amato touchdown to force overtime.

Lutcher out-gained the Tigers 302-297 with Mealey leading the way with 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Breaux Bridge was led by Martin who rushed for 162 yards and all three touchdowns for the home team.

With the loss, the Bulldogs have been eliminated in back-to-back seasons in the bidistrict round after falling to Salmen 34-30 last year in the first round.

Breaux Bridge 29, Lutcher 28 (OT)

Team

LHS

BBHS

First Downs

15

18

Yards Rushing

117

252

Yards Passing

194

39

Passes (C-A-HI)

19-28-2

4-9-0

Punts-avg.

4-32

4-35

Fumbles-lost

n/a

n/a

Penalties-yards

8-83

13-85

SCORING SUMMARY

Lutcher 0 7 0 14 7-28

Breaux Bridge 0 6 8 7 8- 29

BBHS: Kavion Martin 1 run (kick failed)

LHS: Rondell Mealey 4 run (Noah Detillier kick)

BBHS: Martin 10 run (Jacob Landry run)

LHS: Mealey 33 run (Detillier kick)

BBHS: Martin 29 run (Mouton kick)

LHS: Cam Amato 48 pass from Kolby Bourgeois (Detillier kick)

LHS: Amato10 pass from Bourgeois (Detillier kick)

DHS Kyser Patt 3 pass from Mouton (Landry run)

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