Seniors Lead Lafayette High To Upset Win In Finale Against Comeaux
The Lafayette High Mighty Lion Senior class may have saved their best game for last as they went into Spartan Stadium and led their team on a thrilling comeback victory against Comeaux High in the regular season finale for both schools.
One of those Seniors, RB Trey Davis, began the night with a bang for LHS, going 68 yards in 2 plays to put the Mighty Lions on the scoreboard first against the heavily favored Spartans, 6-0, with 9:10 to go in the 1st Quarter.
But, for the next two quarters, CHS put up 24 unanswered points to take a commanding 24-6 lead with 10:23 to play in the 3rd Quarter. Senior athlete Tanarious Achan scored two of those touchdowns for the Spartans - one on a punt return and the other on a pass reception. The other touchdown was scored as a failed punt fake turned into a pick-6 for Comeaux.
Then, all of a sudden, the passing game came alive for the Mighty Lions. Sophomore QB Brennon Broussard launched a 53-yard touchdown pass to Senior WR Jalen Singleton to cut the deficit in half and, 32 seconds later, threw a short touchdown pass to Davis after a Spartan player dropped the ensuing kickoff. That brought the deficit down to 24-19 with 9:18 left in the 3rd Quarter.
Next, the LHS defense decided to contribute to the scoreboard. Seniors Chance Anderson and Luther Brooks, who had been making plays all night long on defense, stepped up to combine for a pick-6 for the Mighty Lions, pushing them ahead 27-24 after Broussard's pass to Senior Hunter Merry was successful. On the pick-6, Anderson bobbled the would-be interception before Brooks was able to haul it in and race down the sideline and into the end zone.
Achan then struck again for Comeaux High as he raced 25 yards on a sweep to put the Spartans back on top, 31-27, with 1:18 left in the 3rd Quarter.
After going back-and-forth on non-scoring offensive drives, Davis helped put them back on top with a 27-yard touchdown run with 6:45 left in the 4th Quarter.
Up 34-31, the Mighty Lions were not able to run out the clock, giving the Spartans a chance to either tie the game or steal it at the end. But a fumble recovery by Merry as the Spartans were driving inside the 10-yard line sealed the deal for the Mighty Lions and set off a well-deserved celebration.
Lafayette ends the season on a 2-game winning streak, finishing the season 3-7 overall and 2-4 in district play. Comeaux (5-5 overall, 1-5 district) ends the regular season on a 3-game losing streak, but looks ahead to a probable playoff bid.