Wolves claim win over Iota in 2013 Jamboree
By Lisa Soileaux
In the second game of the 2013 Acadia Parish Jamboree Thursday evening, the Rayne High Wolves claimed a 28-13 win over Iota.
“Overall, we looked good,” stated Rayne High Head Coach Curt Ware on the Jamboree win. “Our offense is starting to come around and looked good tonight. When you have 22 plays and 28 points, you can’t ask for much more than that.”
Wolf quarterback Tyler LeJeune was 3-for-4 on the night with 47 passing yards, but the difference came on the ground.
Rayne tallied 234 rushing yards on the night, producing three of the Wolves’ touchdowns.
The Bulldogs turned in a total of 240 offensive yards, 50 of those in the air.
On Iota’s first drive of the ballgame, Johnathan Dugas nabbed a mid-field interception, setting up Rayne’s first scoring drive of the night.
Byron Mouton, who averaged 10 yards per carry, was the first Wolf to light up the scoreboard, punching in a five-yard TD run. The long drive was set up with a pass reception from LeJeune to Troy Breaux and a long break-through run by Javon Cormier. Ty Delahoussaye added the extra point for a 7-0 Rayne lead early on.
The Bulldogs took to the air once again in their second drive with Timothy Lunson finding Jacob Pousson for a 27-yard touchdown pass. The extra point by Tristan Fontenot tied up the score 7-all with just under three minutes remaining in the first half of play.
A stalled Wolf drive saw Iota attempt another first half scoring drive. As the Bulldogs hovered near midfield, Rayne’s Dugas claimed his second interception, which lead to a LeJeune touchdown pass to Byron Mouton from 30 yards out for the Wolves’ second score of the night. Deahoussaye’s extra point placed Rayne up 14-7 as the clock ended the first half of play.
“It looks like our defense got tired in the second half,” noted Coach Ware when speaking of second half action. “With the combination of the hot and humid weather conditions some quick scoring by our offense, they were out on the field for a long time and I think it caught up with them.”
The two scoring drives for the Wolves were separated by almost 10 minutes, seeing both squads on the field for an extended period of time.
Javon Cormier ended a 62-yard Rayne High drive early on with a 37-yard touchdown run. Delahoussaye added another extra point for a 21-7 Rayne lead with 12 minutes remaining in the ballgame.
Over nine minutes of back and forth action by both teams saw another Rayne High interception, this one by Byron Mouton, which halted a Bulldog drive.
Mouton’s interception set-up Rayne’s last score of the evening, ending on a long 54-yard TD run by Trent Duhon. Delahoussaye booted his fourth extra point for a 28-7 Rayne lead with four minutes remaining.
In Iota’s last drive Nick Sloane hit a seam for an 8-yard TD run for a Bulldog score. The extra point was wide right for a final 28-13 Rayne win.
Leading the Rayne High rushing brigade was Javon Cormier (113 yards, 1 TD), Trent Duhon (98 yards, 1 TD), Byron Mouton (19 yards, 1 TD) and Jaylen Reed (1 four-yard run).
On the receiving end of Tyler LeJeune’s passes were Byron Mouton (1-30 yards, TD), Troy Breaux (1-16) and Jaylen Reed (1-3).
On defense, Rayne’s Travon Fontenot recovered one fumble while teammates Jonathan Dugas (2) and Byron Mouton (1) claimed interceptions.
Leading tackle stats for the Wolves were Andrew Broussard (6), Grant Menard (5), Brice Meche (3.5), and Byron Mouton, Christian Hodges, Nicky Faucheux and Jaquan Cormier each with three.
Ware concluded, “I’m really impressed with a couple of players who stepped it up tonight. Byron (Mouton ) and Jaylen (Reed) had a surprisingly good opening night considering how young they are.”
Ware concluded, “As expected, Javon (Cormier), Trent (Duhon) and Tyler (LeJeune) all had a good night, as well. But, we’ll see what our first full game will take us nextw eek.”
The Wolves will host Et. Edmund of Eunice on Friday, Sept. 6th. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m. at Wolf Stadium.