LAFAYETTE — The outside noise around Acadiana High football was hard to not hear last fall.
Matt McCullough took over the program for the legendary Ted Davidson who retired. The Wreckin' Rams were young and inexperienced, just as their head coach.
That noise fanned the flames and drove AHS to an 11-2 record. The lone regular season loss came in upset form to Comeaux. Acadiana would eventually lose to Zachary in the 5A playoffs.
In 2019 it's hard to call the team young, or inexperienced, just good. The Rams return 15 starters, a lot of a 5A school. Two of those starters, Dillan Monette and Lucky Brooks, are both committed to play at Army next year.
"The standard at Acadiana is we come together as a team, a brotherhood," said Monette. "We want to win a state championship every year. We embrace it because of all the hard work we do through all the year. Coaches are constantly reminding us what we do it for."
"People will say what they want to say about us," added junior defensive end Thaos Figaro. "We're just focusing on becoming better ourselves."
2018 Record: 11-2
Head Coach Matt McCullough
Other Notes: Running back Dillan Monette is 700 yards shy of school record