Bears Get Big Win On The Road!
The Bears journeyed west on Friday night for a match-up against Class 4A power and 2015 state finalist St. Thomas More. The Bears relied on all phases of the game to defeat the Cougars on the road, 23-12, in a huge non-district game. The storied Lafayette program has enjoyed one of the best home stadium records in the state over the last fifteen years. The Bears were not intimidated and left their mark in the physical contest. The 4-0 Bears have overcome a list of injured players and coach Dale Weiner and staff have done a fantastic job of getting the “next guy” ready for game time.
Despite giving up an early touchdown and two long plays that totaled over one-hundred and fifty yards, the Bear defense surrendered just twelve points. The defense held the STM rushing offense to negative yardage, thanks to five sacks Ñ three courtesy of Aaron Moffitt.
Zack Crawford found fellow senior receivers Patrick Dunn and Andrew Bienvenu on scoring strikes, and Parker Fontenot kicked three field goals to cap the scoring. Patrick Mensah blocked an extra point and a punt to lead the special teams. Punter Blake Davis had two efforts downed inside the fifteen yard line.
Next up for CHS will be the Teurlings Catholic Rebels of Lafayette. Teurlings is 3-1 on the season, and plays in District 4-4A along with St. Thomas More. The Rebels lost in the Division II semifinals last season to St. Thomas More. Last season, the Bears defeated Teurlings on the road as coach Dale Weiner picked up career win number 300.
Teurlings has defeated Calvary, Archbishop Shaw and Breaux Bridge, while dropping only one game to state power Notre Dame of Crowley. The Rebels are led by head coach Sonny Charpentier, who has led the Rebels to a 190-70 record in his twenty-two plus seasons at the Lafayette school.
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