Posted On: 01/4/21 7:43 PM

Alexandria appeared, for a moment, to have suddenly ridden a furious comeback to an improbable lead with one minute remaining in the Class 5A state championship.

Judd BartonJuddBarton6'1" | QBAlexandria Senior High | 2021StateLA had connected with receivers Graham Vaughn and T.J. Johnson for a pair of touchdowns within a 45-second span, then tight end Shield TaylorShieldTaylor6'4" | TEAlexandria | 2021StateLA on an apparent go-ahead two-point conversion.

But an illegal motion penalty forced a retry from the 7-yard line.

And when the senior quarterback looked once again to the end zone, Acadiana junior cornerback Laterrance Welch jumped the route for a leaping interception to finally secure the 35-34 victory and his Wreckin’ Rams’ second straight title.

2021 Recruiting Class

Caleb ArceneauxCalebArceneaux5'11" | LBAcadiana | 2021StateLA — 5-11, 206 LB — Acadiana

Arceneaux was once again one of the Wreckin’ Rams’ defensive leaders with seven tackles and one quarterback hurry.

Derreck BercierDerreckBercier5'10" | LBAcadiana | 2021StateLA Jr. — 5-9, 210 LB — Acadiana

Coach Matt McCullough admitted that his standout linebacker had thought he could’ve earned Most Outstanding Player honors for the 2019 title game. And, if not for his teammate’s big day rushing the ball, Bercier had a strong case once again. The senior

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