Kaplan, Gueydan have playoff games Thursday night
Sterlington likes to run
Due to predicted heavy rain on Friday in north Louisiana, the Kaplan Pirates (7-4) will be playing their second-round playoff game tonight against Sterlington on the road.
Game time is at 6:30 p.m
No. 2 Sterlington (10-0) is coming off a 37-36 overtime win over Crowley in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.
Sterlington, like Kaplan, runs the football.
Dallas Reagor leads Sterlington in rushing with 1,033 yards. His first two games, he rushed for 400 yards. Against Crowley, he had 70 yards rushing.
Jordan Townsend is second on the team with 701 yards rushing. He only rushed for 52 yards against Crowley.
Sterlington quarterback Hayes Crocket has thrown for 568 yards. Against Crowley, he threw for 55 yards.
GHS meets district opponent Oberlin
The Gueydan Bears will be playing a familiar team in the second round of the Class A playoffs.
The Bears travel west to play Oberlin (10-0), who is the No. 2 seed and also district champions in the district that the Gueydan Bears play in.
In other words, this will be the second time the Bears and Oberlin play one another.
The game moved to tonight because of possible rain on Friday. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. in Oberlin.
Oberlin beat Gueydan 51-13 in a district game earlier this season. It was a game that Gueydan head coach Roderick Moy described as Gueydan’s worst game of the year.
Oberlin took advantage of three turnovers, and they scored three times thanks to the turnovers. Two of those turnovers were on the kick-offs, and another one was a fumble.
Moy’s game plan for tonight’s game will be different than the first time they played.
“We can not have turnovers,” said Moy. “It was our worst game all year. We know what to expect from Oberlin, who is a good team. For us to win, we have to keep our offense on the field.”
The reason Moy does not want Oberlin’s offense to stay on the field is because they have a potent offense.
They have a 1,000-yard passer and two 1,000 yard rushers. The squad, who has 16 seniors, is averaging 40 points a game.
Oberlin quarterback Levi Peloquin has completed 42 out of 62 passes for 1,229 yards.
Against Gueydan, he threw for 135 yards.
Oberlin’s rushers are Trevor Rider (100 carries, 1,274 yards, 15 TDs), and Colin Chatman (111 carries, 1,006 yards). Rider had six carries for 168 yards against Gueydan. Chatman had 10 carries for 125 yards against Gueydan.
The Bears have a balanced offense with a running and passing game.
Fullback Lane Breaux (162-1,117 yards, 10 TDs) and tailback Cameron Istre (164-867 yards, 2 TDs) are Gueydan’s top rushers.
Freshman quarterback Zach Guidry could be the difference in the game, said Moy. Guidry has completed 50 out of 100 passes for 689 yards. Moy wants to throw more.
Gueydan’s top receivers are Dominic Touchet. Touchet has 17 catches for 224 yards.
Tight end Ryan LeMaire (8 catches for 145 yards) leads the team in TD receptions with three. Tonight, LeMaire may have to move to offensive guard or tackle due to illness of other linemen.