Can Carencro Do The Impossible Against Neville?
Neville High School hasn't lost a football game since September of 2014, but does Carencro have what it takes to do the unthinkable?
I get it. Neville is untouchable. They're undefeated and I certainly won't deny their excellence. Countless colleges salivate over Neville's players from year to year, and the folks in the Monroe area might love their high school teams more than the college squad. That doesn't mean Carencro should be laughed out of the conversation.
Actually, on second thought, go ahead and doubt them. They thrive off it.
Last season, they snatched District 3-5A from Acadiana, who went on to win the 5A State Championship. Their early playoff departure burns in the heart of the Cro, and the Bears are quietly stalking the streets of underrated units with pleasure. To be real, their losses to Sam Houston and Breaux Bridge would typically be cause for concern...but they beat Teurlings to claim a share of District 4-4A to finish the regular season.
Think about it this way: St. Thomas More earned a #2 seed and a bye. Teurlings got a #6 seed, and it raised eyebrows. Why shouldn't the other part of the District 4-4A Champsionship trio be taken more seriously?
Power points aren't human, and seeding becomes pretty irrelevant every year. It's talent that counts, and they have that to spare in Carencro.
Tyreik Campbell, under Kevin Faulk's tutelage, will make it to the collegiate level. Gabe Duffy is the prototypical high school "athlete." Combined, they can wreak havoc. If the inspired bunch of Bears shows up, nobody is safe.
To bring things back to Earth a bit, Neville's scoreline over the last five games is 250-8. Yep, that's not a typo. For Carencro to win, it might take a miracle...do you believe?