Defense powers Breaux Bridge win over Northside
A fired up Tiger defense delivered five turnovers and limited Northside to less than 100 yards in a rousing 33-0 homecoming victory here last Friday.
And the Breaux Bridge attack delivered more than enough firepower, racing to a 21-0 halftime lead before coasting to the shutout win.
In addition to the turnovers, defensive back Collin Frederick also blocked a Viking punt that set the Tigers up at the Northside 11 and led directly to a 3-yard touchdown run by Marquis Domonter just before halftime.
With the win Breaux Bridge improved to 3-3 for the season and 2-1 in District 5-4A play while Northside dropped to 1-5 and 1-2.
Frederick also accounted for the game’s first turnover when he picked off an Ethan Rose pass at the BB 23 to end Northside’s opening drive.
Fifteen plays later Lane Landry got The Bridge’s first touchdown on a 1-yard sneak.
Northside’s next possession ended when defensive lineman Keithan Cormier recovered a Viking fumble at the BB 34.
Defensive back Izrael Ledet blunted Northside’s next drive with an interception inside Viking territory to set up Breaux Bridge’s second TD. Edward Batiste capped the 9-play drive with a 2-yard plunge at the 3:47 mark of the second period.
Frederick’s punt block with less than 2 minutes remaining helped his Tiger go up by 21-0 at halftime.
The Breaux Bridge defense kept up the pressure in the third period, ending Northside’s initial possession with a fumble recovery by Orel Ledet at the Viking 40. Five plays later Breaux Bridge pretty much put the game out of reach when Domonter went 2 yards for his second TD of the game.
Breaux Bridge’s final score came midway through the fourth period after Brandon Alexander recovered a Viking fumble at the Northside 32. With reserves filling in for BB veterans, junior running back Thailand Armstead got his first varsity touchdown on a 1-yard run at the 4:01 mark to seal the victory.
Domonter led all rushers with 106 yards on 24 carries. QB Landry rushed for one TD and was 8-for-13 through the air for 92 yards. Javeyan Williams was his favorite receiver with 4 catches for 43 stripes.
The Tigers travel to St. Martinville Friday to renew an old parish rivalry and seek another key district victory.