It’s unquestionable about the path to Jerry World for the 2A Division I state title this season. It goes right through Bremond — again.
And though coach Jeff Kasowski has laid the tracks to get there, it’s senior quarterback Roshauud Paul who’s engineering the Big Red Train. Paul has guided the Tigers to 42 consecutive wins (the state’s current longest streak) and two state titles. Bremond is 11-0 steaming into its Area Round matchup against Overton (8-2) this Friday at Troup’s Tiger Stadium.
Overton has shut out its last two opponents with identical 30-0 scores. The Mustangs have allowed lots of points in other games this season (38 to Tenaha and 49 to Price Carlisle), which tilts the pendulum Bremond’s way this week.
No. 1 Bremond will be picked to beat Overton this week, but is there a team out there who can stop the Tigers?
Whoever plans on stopping Bremond must start with trying to stop Paul, who has averaged 287.2 yards per game this season. Paul has rushed for 1,358 yards and 26 touchdowns and passed for 1,514 yards and 19 more touchdowns with just two interceptions.
Paul, the MVP of the 2015 state championship and Texas A&M commit, has thrown for 5,307 yards and 65 touchdowns in his career while rushing for 5,038 yards and 85 touchdowns. He’s had 27 games when he rushed for more than 100 yards.
Either Maud or Evadale will await in the third round before a looming clash with No. 3 Tenaha (10-0) in the state semifinals.
Tenaha and Bremond have a history, and the Tenaha Tigers could prove to be the biggest threat to dethrone Bremond before the winner would possibly see No. 2 Iraan.
Bremond’s last loss was in the 2014 semifinals to Tenaha, who also beat Bremond in the 2013 state quarterfinals. Tenaha also beat Bremond from the playoffs in 2011 and 2012 after falling to Bremond in 2010.
Tenaha has scored 557 points while allowing just 56 this season. They beat Sabine Pass, 82-0, last week in Bi-District and should have no problem this week with Meridian and next week against either Iola or Cumby.
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