Turnovers, penalties plague Chiefs

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Albert Gillie pancakes a defender. Photos by Marco Clark

By Marco Clark, exclusive to the Times

Friday night was the last dress rehearsal for NCHS before the start of district play and the Breaux Bridge Tigers were no easy test. Picking up action in the first half the Tigers won the coin toss and elected to kick off to the Chiefs giving NCHS the first possession of the game. The Chiefs gained two first downs but the drive stalled on the next set of plays forcing the Chiefs to punt the ball away.

After the Tigers received the ball they moved efficiently but after the sixth play NCHS defense settled in and forced the Tigers to punt the ball away. After receiving the ball the Chiefs offense was unable to gain a first down forcing the second consecutive punt for NCHS.

The Tigers took over at their own 35-yard line, and once again the NCHS defense stepped up in preventing Breaux Bridge from gaining a first down and forcing a punt. With 4:34 left on the clock the Chiefs were forced to punt the ball away to Breaux Bridge for the third time. This possession would be different for the Tigers as they scored the first touchdown of the game with a 51-yard pass from Cole Mouton to Dartravien Girod. PAT good, 7-0 Tigers.

That score motivated the Chiefs to answer by scoring a touchdown on the fourth possession of the game with a 71-yard pass from Jaylin White to Jeremiah Aaron. PAT good to tie it up. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, this would be the first and last time they would make it into the end zone while Breaux Bridge went on to score three more touchdowns. Final score, 28-7 Tigers.

Trey Solitaire takes the handoff from Jaylin White

This loss puts NCHS record at 2-4 on the season. Next, the Chiefs open district play on the road against the ASH Trojans. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.