Bulldogs make playoffs: Lutcher’s season ends in overtime, via 2-point conversion
Third-year head coach Dwaine Jenkins and the Lutcher Bulldogs bounced back from 2017’s 4-7 record with a strong 2018.
The LHS season was one of rolls, as the Bulldogs lost their first two games, won three in a row, lost 37-26 at Parkview Baptist, won three in a row and then lost two in a row, including a heart-breaking 29-28 road playoff game at 15th-seeded Breaux Bridge.
The Bulldogs tied the game with under two minutes remaining via a long pass deflection reception by Cam Amato.
Breaux Bridge missed a field goal at the end of regulation, sending the game into overtime.
Lutcher scored first to go up seven, but Breaux Bridge responded with a touchdown pass by Cole Mouton.
Breaux Bridge coach Chad Pourciau went for the win at that point, dialing up a successful two-point conversion run that ended Lutcher’s season.
Rondell Mealey was solid in the loss, rushing for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
Lutcher’s season ended at 6-5.
With 17 returning starters, the Lutcher Bulldogs were confident they had the experience to contend in 2018. That certainly proved the case.
Quarterback Kolby Bourgeois followed up 2017’s 1,800 yards passing and 22 touchdowns with 2,283 yards through the air and 30 touchdowns.
Mealey was the team’s leading rusher with 150 carries and 1,060 rushing yards (7.07 yards per carry).
Jacoby Williams was the Bulldogs’ leading receiver with 61 receptions, 814 yards and six touchdowns.
Rasohn Williams chipped in 28 receptions, 438 yards and five touchdowns. Amato finished with 365 yards and seven receiving scores.
On the defensive end, junior Ivan Clark collected 88 tackles, while fellow junior Chris Burkhalter chipped in 72 tackles.
Their junior teammate, Zane McCrary, was third on the team with 55 tackles.
Seniors Seth LeBlanc led the team in sacks.
Tre Stewart led the team in interceptions.