After missing two first quarter scoring opportunities, the Tigers finally got untracked when Lamar Louis picked off one of East Jefferson’s few pass attempts at the Warrior 27. Seven plays later Latrelyn Pete bulled over for the game’s first score and the rout was on.
With the victory Breaux Bridge improved to 7-4 for the year while East Jefferson saw its season end at 7-4. The Tigers advance to the regional round at home this week against No. 5-ranked Salmen.
Breaux Bridge threatened on its first possession, driving to the EJ 22 before failing to convert on a 4th-and-9 situation.
The Tigers marched all the way to the Warrior 16 when they next got the ball, but Pete fumbled to end the drive.
Breaux Bridge finally got on the board early in the second stanza following the Louis interception.
Another Warrior turnover led to BB’s second score minutes later. Leland Phillips came up with a recovery on a bad snap by the Warriors at the BB 40. East Jefferson helped keep the drive alive when the Warriors jumped offside as the Tigers were setting up to punt on 4th-and-2 near midfield. On the very next play QB Hunter Landry found Layne Theriot open for a 32-yard TD strike, and Austin Perez’s PAT kick made it 14-0 at intermission.
Any hopes that East Jefferson had of a quick second half rally ended when Trevence Patt returned the kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and the Tigers quickly had a 21-point lead.
Breaux Bridge struck again on its next possession, with Landry hitting Travin Dural for 25 yards and Pete running for 18 more. Landry took it in from that point to cap the 4-play drive.
BB’s fourth TD came at the end of a 46-yrd drive when Pete found the end zone from 13 yards out.
The coup de grâce came just before the end of the period when Louis bused loose for a 51-yard touchdown and Perez added his fifth PAT to give The Bridge a commanding 42-0 lead.
The Warriors got their only touchdown on the ensuing kickoff, with Sargent Huntley racing 93 yards for the score.
Coach Mike Mowad went to his bench as the final stanza got underway and the game settled into a stalemate.
Dugas, Pete and Louis shared the rushing load as the Tigers rolled up 253 yards on the ground. Landry finished 7-for-13 through the air for 122 yards and a TD. Dural was his favorite receiver with three catches for 67 yards while Theriot had the one TD reception. Pete and Dugas also had catches.