District 4-4A is almost in the hands of Teurlings Catholic, but the Carencro Bears are a dangerous hurdle left to clear.

Riding high off their rivalry win over STM last week, the Rebels need to ward off an emotional letdown against a Carencro squad with talent to the teeth. The Bears' issue has been consistency. When they play sloppy, they're their own worst enemy. On the opposite side, when they're up, they can take out any titan on the schedule.

Sonny Charpentier has the Rebels geared up for the playoffs, and senior QB Cole Kelley proved against STM that he's capable of putting the team on his massive shoulders in clutch time. The key will be on the defensive side of the ball.

If the Rebs can't contain Tyreik Campbell and Gabe Duffy, the Bears could keep up at the track meet. Likewise, if Carencro can't manage to create a turnover, Kelley and the Rebs will pick them apart from the opening whistle. Herein lies the main problem for Carencro, Teurlings is battled tested in crunch time, and they know how to scratch and claw for the win.

Against Breaux Bridge, the running game pulled out a win for the Rebels. The defense did it in the second half against STM. Cole Kelley's won several games with his arm, and the offensive line creates a push to work with every week.

Charpentier's in-game adjustments are the final step, and what could ultimately do Carencro in.

This game goes farther than District 4-4A for Teurlings. Every win counts, in terms of seeding in the playoffs. The Rebels can't afford to give up any headway if they want to protect their spot toward the top. Beating STM helped them lock down some security, but a win over Carencro could seal it.

Teurlings finishes up their schedule against an Opelousas squad that has struggled mightily this season, which is an understatement. This is the last tripping block for the Rebels.

Carencro would love to watch them fall.