Bourque continues to shine for Class A’s fifth-ranked Gueydan

By Chris Quebedeaux

SPORTS EDITOR

GUEYDAN – Sophomore running back Davante Bourque has made a habit of stepping up in big games for the Gueydan Bears this season.

And in the Bear’s biggest game of the season thus far, Bourque again was at his best.

The former Crowley Middle School standout rushed for a career-high 377 yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries to help lead No. 5-ranked Gueydan to a 56-46 victory over district rival Central Catholic last week. He also scored on four two-point conversions.

Bourque racked up 233 yards and four touchdowns in the first half before being sidelined the final three minutes of the second quarter due to sickness.

His first four scores in the first half covered 64, 35, 30 and 25 yards.

After being evaluated by medics from Acadian Ambulance during the intermission, Bourque made his way back into the game early in the third quarter.

“I had to come back and do something for my team,” said Bourque. “I ended up having the best game of my life. I had to give it all and go for it.”

Bourque broke off a 20-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter and finished the second half with 144 yards.

On the year, Bourque is averaging just under 11 yards per carry. He has logged 1,316 yards and 25 touchdowns on 124 carries while also scoring on 17 two-point conversions.

Bourque also has four receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown and has returned a punt over 90 yards for another score to bring his overall points scored total to 184.

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