Acadiana lost to Catholic-Baton Rouge 20-0 on a sluggish night for both offenses. The Rams totaled 93 yards in the contest while the Bears had just 162.
The key for Acadiana going into this game was simply to not turn the ball over. Unfortunately, the Rams lost the turnover margin five to one.
After Catholic took the ball on the opening drive for a 16-yard touchdown run by Corey Singleton, the game turned into a dominate defensive battle. Both schools had a total of five punts and three turnovers in the first half.
Acadiana had as many first downs as they did turnovers: two.
The Rams fumbled on their second drive which was recovered by Catholic’s Jack Massey inside the Acadiana 25-yard line, but the Bears had to settle for a field goal.
On their third straight 3-and-out, Acadiana recovered the Bear’s fumble on the punt return, but threw an interception to Catholic DB Josh Robertson on the ensuing drive.
Acadiana went down at halftime 10-0. The turning point of the game was to come on the opening drive of the second half
The Rams got the ball went on a 17 play, 72-yard drive that took 8 minutes and 52 second off the clock only to be stopped on fourth down on the Catholic High 11.
“Team defense … it’s hard to say anybody stood out because everybody played their butts off,” Catholic High head coach David Simoneaux Jr. said, per The Advocate. “I am proud of whole defensive effort. We had a big stop on both ends of the field.”
Acadiana’s defense made a stop, but in a game of field position, Catholic High’s Kylan Dupree made a 73-yard punt that backed the Rams offense into their own end zone.
AHS gave up a sack and a fumble to start the 4th quarter that lead to Singleton’s second TD run of the game.
“We got a sophomore quarterback who is going to get better every week,” Acadiana High coach Matt McCullough said. “Later in the year, hopefully we make those plays.”