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Sunday, September 16, 2018



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Tarpons fall at De La Salle

Tarpons fall at De La Salle

South Lafourche didn’t enjoy the same fate as the Trojans. The Tarpons took to the road on Thursday night, making a road trip to see state power De La Salle.

The Tarpons had moments throughout the game, but every chance for momentum was thwarted by the Cavaliers, who proved again to be a state powerhouse in a 33-0 win.

South Lafourche Coach Blake Forsythe said he was disappointed by the outcome and score, of course, but was most disappointed by the mentality of his players.

“I thought we played scared,” Forsythe said. “I thought we were intimidated by our opponent and I think it showed early in the game. I think it showed in us fumbling and putting the ball on the ground on plays and situations that we work on all week in practice. We have to get better and we know that we will see another tough test at Thibodaux.

Thursday night’s game was a classic case of taking two steps forward, then four steps back.

The Tarpons allowed a long kickoff return on the opening drive, then got a stop, forcing a long field goal miss from the Cavaliers.

Two steps forward, right?

Well, on the first play from scrimmage offensively, the Tarpons fumbled a triple option exchange, giving the ball back to the Cavaliers, who quickly struck for a touchdown run to take a 7-0 lead.

Four steps backward.

The Tarpons also had a chance in the first half for a score, trailing just 13-0.

Two steps forward.

But after a failed third-down run, the Tarpons put the ball in the air on fourth down and quarterback Brock Bailleaux was intercepted.

Four steps backward.

The Cavaliers didn’t have the same problem as South Lafourche. Using the powerful legs of Kendall Collins and the wizardry of quarterback Fisher Rojas, the state power led 26-0 at halftime, then added another score in the third quarter to send the game to its final margin.

The good news for South Lafourche is that they broke camp with a couple key injuries, but the team is getting healthier just in time for next week’s date at Thibodaux.