CLASS 4A FINAL: BASTROP 41, BREAUX BRIDGE 12
By Roy Lang III
RAMS ARE PERFECT
Bastrop finishes the 2005 season 14-0 and captures its first state championship since 1927.
TIME: 9:57 p.m.
RAMS SCORE AGAIN
Bastrop quarterback Randall Mackey likely wrapped up player of the game honors with a 25-yard touchdown pass -- his second of the game -- to John Hatfield late in the game. The Rams lead 41-12.
TIME: 9:53 p.m.
On fourth down, Ryan Broussard came back in the game to slip a 29-yard touchdown pass to receiver Draper Demouchet among three defenders. The scored pulled the Tigers within 34-12 with 10:43 remaining in the game.
TIME: 9:37 p.m.
WILLIAMS-JOHNSON HOOK UP FOR BIG PLAY
Chad Johnson hauled in a long pass from John Williams just before the end of the third quarter. The Tigers face 2nd-and-15 from Bastrop's 30 to start the fourth quarter.
Bastrop leads 34-6.
TIME: 9:28 p.m.
WILLIAMS BACK IN AT QB FOR BREAUX BRIDGE
TIME: 9:26 p.m.
GETTING UGLY IN THE PORT CITY
Ryan Broussard threw an interception in his own territory and Bastrop will take over from the Tigers' 46.
Bastrop quarterback Randall Mackey went deep on the Rams' first play, but barely missed his receiver for a touchdown.
Still 34-6 Bastrop, as the Rams are looking to finish the 2005 season perfect (14-0).
TIME: 9:16 p.m.
JOSH BRADSHAW EXTENDS BASTROP'S LEAD
The sophomore running back, no relation to coach Brad Bradshaw, scampered 67 yards to give the Rams a 34-6 lead. This game is over.
TIME: 9:11 p.m.
BASTROP RECEIVES SECOND-HALF KICKOFF
The Tigers will have the ball first in their second half as they attempt to make a memorable comeback. They begin at their own 44.
TIME: 9:04 p.m.
STAT-US AT THE HALF
Total yards: Bastrop 251, B.B. 79.
Rushing: Bastrop 40, B.B. 34.
Passing: Bastrop 211, B.B. 45.
TIME: 8:59 p.m.
HALFTIME: BASTROP 27, BREAUX BRIDGE 6
John Carter kicked a 25-yard field goal to give the Rams a three-touchdown lead heading into the half. Carter only had a chance because of a personal foul on Breaux Bridge as time expired in the second quarter.
TIME: 8:41 p.m.
BREAUX BRIDGE CHANGES QBs
Trailing 24-6 late in the first half, Junior Ryan Broussard has taken the reins at quarterback for the Tigers in lieu of John Williams.
TIME: 8:25 p.m.
BASTROP'S DEFENSE SCORES
Aaron Randle, a sophomore linebacker for Bastrop recovered a fumble on the 2 of Breaux Bridge and took it into the end zone for a touchdown to help the Rams take a 24-6 lead midway through the second quarter.
TIME: 8:20 p.m.
Things have calmed down a bit here, meaning there hasn't been a score in all of six minutes. Bastrop has just recovered its own fumble at its own 3-yard line. They face 2nd-and-11 with 5:53 to go in the half.
TIME: 8:18 p.m.
ANOTHER BIG PLAY PAYS OFF FOR BASTROP
On the final play of the first quarter, quarterback Randall Mackey hooked up with DeAngelo Benton for a 71-yard touchdown strike to help the Rams take a 17-6 lead.
TIME: 8:06 p.m.
BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME
The Bastrop Rams have not won a state championship in football since 1927.
END OF 1ST QUARTER: Bastrop 17, Breaux Bridge 6.
TIME: 8:02 p.m.
BASTROP GOES UP 10-6
A 26-yard field goal by John Carter put the Rams up 10-6 with 1:42 remaining in the first quarter.
TIME: 7:57 p.m.
BREAUX BRIDGE RESPONDS QUICKLY
Tigers quarterback John Williams hooked up with Chad Johnson for a 14-yard touchdown with 7:06 remaining in the first quarter. Tiger Duvall blocked the extra point attempt to help the Rams maintain the lead 7-6.
TIME: 7:46 p.m.
TURN OF EVENTS
James Brown, who returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, was injured during Breaux Bridge's first offensive possession. The Tigers are driving and have the ball at Bastrop's 15 trying to answer the opening fireworks. Brown did return to action.
TIME: 7:42 p.m.
YYOOOOOWWW. I FEEL GOOD! TOUCHDOWN BASTROP!
James Brown returned the opening kick 89 yards for a touchdown and the Bastrop Rams took an early lead against Breaux Bridge. The record for a kickoff return is 100 yards by Robert Wesby for Kentwood in 1983.
Brown did break the Class 4A mark, formerly held by Roymon Malcolm, who had a 70-yarder for Ruston in 1990.
TIME: 7:33 p.m.
BASTROP WINS TOSS, WILL RECEIVE
The Tigers will kick in approximately five minutes -- assuming the National Anthem goes as planned.
TIME: 7:24 p.m.
TRANSPLANTS HELP BASTROP
The Rams have four starters -- five players overall -- who originated from Port Sulphur High School, including quarterback Randall Mackey.
TIME: 7:22 p.m.
IT'S OFFICIALLY FREEZING AT KICKOFF
Game-time temperature is 32 degrees moments before Bastrop and Breaux Bridge are scheduled to begin the Class 4A final.
TIME: 7:20 p.m.
WHEN YOU SAY BREAUX BRIDGE, JAKE COMES TO MIND
Jake Delhomme, the current quarterback for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, is widely known as being from Breaux Bridge. However, the former New Orleans Saints and USL star did not play for Breaux Bridge High School.
Delhomme attended Teurlings Catholic High School and never played for a state championship. He lost in the semifinals his senior season.
TIME: 6:57 p.m.
GAME TIME APPROACHES
It's a chilly 34 degrees 45 minutes before kickoff of the Class 4A state final between the Bastrop Rams (13-0) and Breaux Bridge Tigers (12-1).
TIME: 6:43 p.m.