Lafayette wins I-10 Bowl: Scores 28 in first quarter

Published 7:37 am Sunday, December 18, 2016

<p style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">SULPHUR — Led by Acadiana defensive back Bralen Trahan, the Lafayette All-Stars exploded for 28 firstquarter points and held off a late rally by the Lake Charles All-Stars to win the inaugural Louisiana High School Coaches Association I-10 Bowl 35-27 Saturday at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Trahan, a Louisiana-Lafayette commitment, was chosen as the game MVP after picking off two passes that led to a pair of touchdowns plus a 39-yard fumble return touchdown.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Lake Charles trailed 7-0 early and things got worse when Trahan picked off Gavin Nettles (Barbe) with 7:29 left in the first quarter. After a 41-yard pass from Nate Cox (St. Thomas More) to Tanarious Achan (Comeaux), Elijah Mitchell (Erath) scored on a 1-yard run for a 14-0 lead.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">It didn’t take long for Trahan to make his presence known again. On secondand-7, he scooped up a fumble by Jennings’ Travis Etienne and returned it 39 yards to put Lafayette up 21-0</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Lafayette added one more score before the end of the first quarter after a Achan caught a 10-yard slant pass from Bryant Thevis (Notre Dame).</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Lake Charles was hampered by four defensive penalties during Lafayette’s first drive of the game, which was capped by a three-yard touchdowns by Mitchell.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">After giving up nine first downs and 28 points in the first quarter, the Lake Charles All-Stars contained Lafayette the rest of the game.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Quarterback Kendrick Lejeune (Jennings) rallied the Lake Charles All-Stars in the fourth quarter with an 11-play, 80-yard drive that ended with Lejeune finding District 4-3A rival Andre Sam (Iowa) for a 24-yard touchdown.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">After forcing a punt on Lafayette’s next drive, Lake Charles once again mounted a long drive (81 yards). A 15-yard personal foul penalty against Lafayette on fourth-and-4 proved beneficial and Lejeune hit Nate Briscoe (Barbe) for a 7-yard pass to convert on third down. With a minute left in the game, Laqaaron Mingo (Marksville) made a diving catch in the end zone on a 33-yard pass from Lejeune.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Lake Charles went for the onside kick, but it was recovered for Lafayette by Mondarious Poullard (Carencro).</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Mingo picked off Cox to set up Lake Charles’ first touchdown, a 20-yard pass from Lejeune to Kirkland Banks (Barbe) with a minute left before halftime.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Lejeune was the game’s top quarterback, completing 13 of 25 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns. He also kicked three extra points and averaged 36 yards on five punts.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Etienne led all ballcarriers with 125 yards on 15 carries and had a 33-yard touchdown run called back on an illegal shift penalty in the second quarter.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Seven receivers caught at least one pass for Lake Charles, led by Sam, who had four catches for 65 yards.</p><p class="indent" style="color: rgb(74, 73, 73); font-family: ‘Segoe UI’, Frutiger, ‘Frutiger Linotype’, ‘Dejavu Sans’, ‘Helvetica Neue’, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.08px; line-height: 14.112px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Kendarious Poullard (Carencro) had 12 carries for 72 yards, Cox completed 12 of 15 passes for 151 yards and Achan finished with six catches for 106 yards for Lafayette.</p>””<p style="color: #4a4949; font-family: ‘Segoe UI’"></p>