The Sam Houston Broncos came in with an undefeated record as they faced off against the Acadiana Wreckin’ Rams at the start of district play. Unfortunately, for the Broncos, they ran into a buzzsaw when making the trip to Bill Dotson Stadium.
It was the most impressive performance of the season for the Rams led by head coach Matt McCullough as the Rams jumped all over the Broncos from the very start. In the first quarter, the Wreckin’ Rams jumped out to a 28-0 lead and cruised from there to run away from the Broncos the rest of the way.
“We knew all year that we had a chance to be pretty good on both sides of the ball. I thought that this is the best we played in the last two years. The defense played well. The offense played well. We played good on special teams. We blocked a couple of field goals. Our guys are preparing well. Sam Houston is still a good football team, but we played well tonight and showed that we can play with anybody.”Acadiana Head Coach Matt McCullough
The Wreckin’ Rams offense had an efficient, but balanced performance from their usually run heavy veer. Senior running back Ezekiel Hypolite was a touchdown scoring machine with four touchdowns (three rushing, 1 receiving) and led a deep running back rotation as Tayden Collins and Jonah Gauthier also scored touchdowns throughout the game as well.
The physical offense still accounted for a lot on the ground, but the biggest takeaway was what the offense did through the air. Quarterback Caden DiBetta threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns through the air including a deep shot attack right before halftime to Russell Babineaux.
“This is probably my best game. People don’t know from the stands, but we made a lot of checks from the line that are my checks. The passing touchdown was one of them. I understand the defense. I understand the offense. I understand what our goal is so it is really fun.”Acadiana 2025 QB Caden DiBetta
While the offense scored 42 of their points in the first half and will get most of the headlines from this game, it was also the defense led by Texas A&M commit Dominick McKinley that made this a total team effort. The Sam Houston Broncos entered the contest averaging over 44 points per game, but were held to only 13 points last night. Even, the defense added in a touchdown with a scoop and score.
After a disappointing season opening loss to LCA, the Wreckin’ Rams are peaking at the right time by winning five straight games by a combined score of 244-20.
Next week, the 5-1 Wreckin’ Rams will face off against another Louisiana powerhouse that runs the veer in John Curtis in what should be a big time matchup.
Meanwhile, Chad Davis and the Sam Houston Broncos will look to bounce back and will take their 5-1 record to Lafayette next week.
Week 1: U-High vs. Woodlawn
Week 2: Madison Prep vs. Southern Lab