Breaux Bridge defense snuffs out Comeaux

Advocate staff photos by BRYAN TUCKBreaux Bridge cornerback Joseph Williams picks up a fumble by Comeaux’s Aikeem Jones and returns it 74 yards for a touchdown on Thursday in Lafayette. Williams later returned an interception 16 yards for a score in Breaux Bridge’s 20-7 win.
Advocate staff photos by BRYAN TUCKBreaux Bridge cornerback Joseph Williams picks up a fumble by Comeaux’s Aikeem Jones and returns it 74 yards for a touchdown on Thursday in Lafayette. Williams later returned an interception 16 yards for a score in Breaux Bridge’s 20-7 win.

Breaux Bridge returns interception, fumble for touchdowns to beat Comeaux

LAFAYETTE — Breaux Bridge High School went on the road and up in class to earn its first victory of the season, a 20-7 win against previously undefeated Comeaux.

Despite still showing symptoms of the offensive miscues and kicking game woes that plagued the Tigers in two close losses, coach Paul Broussard’s defense was in perfect health. Breaux Bridge capitalized on four turnovers, two of which turned into touchdowns by junior cornerback Joseph Williams.

“If we are going to be successful, we have to play good defense,” Broussard said. “Right now we aren’t a team that can play catch up. Once we can eliminate the mistakes on offense, we will be OK.”

Both teams struggled mightily in the first half, combining for six punts, seven penalties and only eight first downs.

The Spartans’ best drive turned into the half’s only scoring play, a Breaux Bridge touchdown.

After pushing the ball 41 yards to the Tigers 23, Comeaux’s Aikeem Jones dropped a pass behind the scrimmage line.

While the Spartans waited on the whistle, Williams scooped up the live ball and scampered 73 yards to the end zone.

Breaux Bridge extended its lead on a highlight-reel catch and run from tight end prospect Demontreal Babineaux, who redeemed himself after dropping a sure touchdown in the second quarter.

The 6-foot-3 senior took a short Lane Landry pass and broke five tackles en route to a 54-yard score, carrying a Spartans defender on his back the final 10 yards.

Lane connected with Dante Williams for the two-point conversion.

“Demontreal makes things happen for us,” Broussard said. “We need to get him the ball as often as possible.”

Comeaux’s second trip into Tigers territory also resulted in a turnover, an interception by junior linebacker Orel Ledet.

Williams’ second score came late in the fourth quarter on a 15-yard pick six of a Jacob Pecoraro pass.

“We never controlled the line of scrimmage,” Comeaux coach Kevin Magee said. “That and the turnovers were the difference in this game.”

Pecoraro found Donovan Martin in the end zone for the Spartans’ lone touchdown, which came with less than a minute to play and the contest out of reach.

CHEF 61, BATON ROUGE HOME SCHOOL 0: Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Baton Rouge rolled up 300 yards total offense, and Arek Moslander threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as CHEF blanked Baton Rouge Home School.

Tyler Dixon also had a big night for CHEF. He returned an interception 60 yards for a TD, a punt 38 yards for a touchdown and also had a 34-yard scoring run.

Moslander TD run went for 3 yards. Spencer Costa caught the first two scores (61 and 32 yards) and Davis Pourcaui caught the other, a 32-yarder.

Ethan Costa added CHEF’s other touchdowns on an interception return of 34 yards and a 4-yard TD run.

CHEF rushed for 152 yards and passes for 148. BR Home School had 77 yards rushing and 13 passing.