2017 Record: 13-1
How it Happened: Riding an explosive passing attack, Zach Hayes and Da’Ren Zeno became the faces of a dominant Welsh team who won the school’s first state football title.
In 2018 Hayes is out, but Welsh returns much of it’s core. Back are six first-team all district selections, which includes Zeno who tallied nearly 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns a season ago. The Greyhounds also return all five starting linemen, who have nearly 100 combined starts under their belts. Welsh appears to have dogs to make another run, but before they can book their hotel in New Orleans, Welsh needs to get through their regular season schedule first. Welsh faces Rayne, Kaplan and Jennings, three teams who played in state semifinals, along with Notre Dame, a Pios team who lost the state championship. Add in power Kinder, and Welsh arguably faces Acadiana’s toughest 2A schedule.