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Ticket to Turpin | Church Point riding history into semis

3A Semifinals
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Posted at 10:09 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 23:56:15-05

CHURCH POINT — Church Point continues writing history Friday in the 3A semifinals against Madison Prep.

It's the first time in program history the Bears have a chance to advance to the championship.

"Everyone is excited. We never made it past the second round since I was here, only one team made it to the third round. so everyone is excited," said Church Point quarterback Dylan Stelly.

The Bears were bounced in the second round in each of the last three seasons. Playing St. James in the quarterfinals was big, beating the defending champions was bigger. Church Point leaned heavily on defense, its plan was to eliminate the Wildcats' possessions. It did just that in a 14-7 win. In three playoff games the Bears have allowed just 13 points.

That defense will be needed against a Madison Prep school whose lone loss came to University High. Inspired by history, hungry for a title, the Bears will play this one for their town of 4,400.

"I think if we could strap up and play today, they'd want us to do that," said head coach J.C. Arceneaux. "Everyone is excited, we'll see all the windows painted in town this week, they're super excited for sure. Unfortunately we'll only have 25 percent in the stadium, otherwise it'd be a packed house."

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