Last year, the Wrecking Rams won 75-21 in the opening round. In 2010, Acadiana High cruised to a 49-7 regional round win over the Broncos.
On Friday, Nov. 9, the No. 19 seeded Broncos exploded for more points than the other two games combined, but the No. 14 Rams rolled to a 63-42 bi-district win.
Acadiana High (8-2) rushed for nearly 500 yards led by Cardaye Spencer, who finished with 147 yards and four touchdowns. Shane Francis had 112 yards on 16 carries, while Edward Cormier added 109 yards on 11 carries and two scores.
DeEdward Cormier finished with 106 yards and a touchdown. He also completed 5-of-5 passes for 166 yards and two more scores as the Rams scored nine touchdowns on 12 possessions. The Rams finished with over 675 yards of total offense.
The Broncos recovered three fumbles on the other three drives.
Acadiana High jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead on a touchdown run of 22 yards by Spencer and a 35 yard pass from Cormier to Michael Hollier.
Zachary (6-5) quickly responded with a 5-yard run by Boston Scott and a Forrest Town 4-yard score, as Jacob Garrett’s PATs tied the game at 14-14.
Cormier scored on a 3-yard run as the Rams took a 21-14 lead into the second period.
The Broncos tied the game again when Trey Hills found Donald Gage open for a 4-yard touchdown.
The Rams rebounded with a 19-yard touchdown run by Cormier to push Acadiana High ahead 28-21 at the break.
Cormier connected with Blayson Abshire for a 65-yard touchdown strike in the third period as the Rams moved ahead, 35-21.
Zachary battled back to close the gap to 35-28 when Scott returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards.
The Rams began to pull away as Cormier scored on a 22 yard run, and Spencer added a 1-yard touchdown. Bry’Keithan Mouton caught the two-point conversion, and Acadiana High forged ahead, 49-28.
Scott scored his second TD of the night on a 7 yard run, and Garrett’s PAT closed the gap to 49-35.
Acadiana High’s Spencer closed the game with touchdown runs of 1 and 41 yards sandwiched between a second touchdown pass from Hills to Gage.
Hills threw for 510 yards in the losing effort, hitting 25-of-39 passes in leading Zachary to a 632-yard offensive night.
Zachary featured several receivers including Justin Kinchen (6 receptions, 182 yards), Gage (10-148), Kentrell Fisher (4-65) and Scott (5-62). Scott also had 42 rushing yards.