ST. MARTINVILLE — While many coaches tend to down play the significance of one game over another or merely talk up every game as a big game, both Breaux Bridge head coach Paul Broussard and St. Martinville’s Gary Adkins agree that tonight is more than just another game.
In fact, they consistently referred to it as a huge game.
When Breaux Bridge travels to face St. Martinville at 7 p.m. today in the District 5-4A season opener, it will be a contest that features parish rivals, two teams that are 4-1.
“This is certainly a big game for many reasons,” Adkins said. “We’re playing against a good football team, at home and it’s Breaux Bridge. We’re as excited as we can be for this game, because we believe that we are narrowing the gap between us and Breaux Bridge.”
“This game is huge,” Broussard said. “First of all we’re starting district, playing a parish rival in St. Martinville who is a very good football team. We know that St. Martinville is going to have a lot of say so in how this district shakes out.”
“St. Martinville is the team that has won four games in a row,” Broussard said. “They have gotten it together since Week 1 and I believe what we’re seeing now is more of a true indication of who St. Martinville really is.”
Last year, St. Martinville was 4-1, but got thumped 42-7 at BBHS.
“We’re not concerned about last year,” Adkins said. “We’re not worried about last year, because what happened last year doesn’t matter. I told our kids to stay off of Facebook and don’t worry about text messaging and all of that stuff. I told them to just focus on taking care of each other Friday night.”
and take advantage of the chance to play really well in front of our community.”
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