Belaire at Lutcher

Published 3:52 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013

L’ Observateur

LAPLACE – After an extremely tough loss to Plaquemine in a matchup expected to decide the District 6-4A championship, Lutcher must regroup as it prepares to host another district foe in Belaire.

The Bulldogs lost four second half fumbles on Friday night as the Green Devils rallied from a 32-15 deficit to score 21 straight points and earn the victory – and likely an outright District 6-4A championship to go with it.

“It was a tough one,” said Lutcher coach Tim Detillier. “We lost a game that we really felt like we gave away. All you can do is try to learn from it. This week the focus is on ball security, first and foremost.”

The one positive Lutcher (3-5, 2-1) can take from the loss is that it was a regular season game and not a postseason affair.

“Just like I told our kids, it doesn’t end our season,” said Detillier.

Belaire (2-6, 0-2) is coming off of a 32-30 victory over Redemptorist and is 2-2 in its last four games after starting the season 0-4.

Lutcher saw its two-game win streak snapped last week, after outscoring its previous two foes 103-6.

Lutcher’s Dondre Semien rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s game. He stands third in the River Parishes in rushing with 800 yards and has scored six touchdowns on the ground.