Acadiana and Jennings high schools took two very different paths to the Superdome. But this week both will play for state titles.
Acadiana faces 7th seeded Destrahan. The 14-0 Rams have been a juggernaut in 5A, outscoring opponents by nearly 33 points. Acadiana has eclipsed the 60-point mark and astounding five times.
It hasn't been the same path for Jennings. A Bullgdogs team that finished 5-5 in the regular season. Jennings, an underdog in playoff game, would be four top-10 teams, the last three, by one point each.
"We love the doubt. We love proving people wrong. Knowing we can do it every week is a great feeling," said Jennings linebacker Jacob Cooper.
JHS plays top seeded St. James. The Bulldgos are the lowest seeded team to play in the LHSAA championship since 2010 when Acadiana won class 5A as a 27th seed.